Seasons of love - monthly talks & socials
Our monthly socials series is hosted at Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE. The venue is wheelchair accessible via a platform lift, with disabled and gender neutral toilets. Open to all people over 18. Price £5 advance, £3 students/unemployed. £10 on the door. Book tickets.
In the first half of the evening, discover something amazing with a talk from someone with a fascinating perspective on love, relationships, sexuality, kink or intimacy.
In the second, meet and team up with other guests on a practical exercise / mini workshop / quiz. Plus general socialising in the breaks.
For updates specifically on the Seasons of Love talks/socials, join our Meetup group.
Next event: Wed 20th SEPTEMBER 2017
doors 7pm, talks from 7.45pm
SABAH CHOUDREY the best of both worlds
SABAH CHOUDREY - (7.45pm approx - arrive any time)
Sabah is a queer Muslim social justice fighter, currently works with METRO Charity and Gendered Intelligence in London doing Trans Youth Support Work and sits as an advisor with Inclusive Mosque Initiative. Sabah has published ‘Inclusivity: On Supporting Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) Trans People’ and works as a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant in UK.
Sabah gave a TEDx talk in Brixton in 2015 sharing their experiences of being a hairy brown girl, an angry brown man and a queer brown person, and made The Rainbow List celebrating 101 of the most influential LGBT people in Britain, 2015.
One of the co-founders of Trans Pride Brighton, winner of the best trans event in Brighton 2014, 2015, and nominated for ‘Best Trans Event’ at the National Diversity Awards, 2016, Sabah has been published in The Huffington Post, Black Girl Dangerous and writes on sabahchoudrey.com.
'The Best of Both Worlds' - Sabah is your experiment and Sabah is your exemption. Sabah is your hairy brown fetish. Sabah is your FTM transsexual obsession. Interrogate your preferences, deconstruct your desire and feel uncomfortable.
JO HAUGE - (8.45pm approx - arrive any time)
Jo is a queer, nonbinary artist from Oslo, Norway. Their practice is driven by their love for all things hysterical, pretty and seemingly trivial, and anger at the idea that objectivity or neutrality are things to aspire to. Because of this, their work is rigorously and aggressively feminine and mental, and being visibly and loudly vulnerable is at the core of what they do.
They have have performed at Steakhouse Live, Woteverclub and Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Chisenhale Dance Space, the South London Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, Chelsea Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and a nuclear bunker in Essex, among other places.
They are interested in femme identities, Britney Spears' mental breakdown, sex work and also facilitate performance workshops for people of all ages, most recently on using personas and playing with gendered expectations in performance.
Tickets are £5 in advance (£3 concessions) or £10 on the door.
PRICES, TIMES, ADDRESS, FOOD
Doors 7pm, talks from around 7.45pm, end around 10.30pm. Feel free to arrive at any time.
Tickets can be booked on the Hackney Attic website (regular advance and discount student/unemployed tickets)
OR if you want to use PayPal or if you're a Meetup member, order here (advance tickets only)
Address: Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE. Nearest transport: Hackney Central Overground.
All areas of the building are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. The Hackney Attic bar is accessible by an additional wheelchair lift.
In the breaks and afterwards there will be a chance to get drinks and chat to other guests. There is food available downstairs in the lobby of the Hackney Picturehouse, and you're welcome to bring it upstairs.
18 October 2017
15 November 2017
20 december 2017
30 AUGUST 2017
ARIAN B SEX & MONEY
THE SUMMER HOUSE WEEKEND Q+A
26 July 2017
CHRIS CAMpBELL LOVING MORE
IAN STREET PLAY
21 june 2017
rosie wilby is monogamy dead?
bridget minamore writing and talking about love and sex
17 May 2017
ada cable from commune to village
gary winer the negative aspects of love
19 April 2017
julia samuel on how grief works
kim letizia & phillipa G with a mini vagina workshop
15 MARCH 2017
MATHILDA GREGORY ON FAT and FAT BODIES
RUBYYY JONES ON SHAKING OFF THE PATRIARCHY THROUGH BURLESQUE
1st FEBRUARY 2017
ITZI ON FEMALE TO MALE STRAP-ON SEX and FORCED-BI SCENARIOS IN FEMDOM
JET MOON on THE HOWS AND WHYS OF 'TALKING DIRTY'
14th DECEMBER 2016
bisi alimi on his thought provoking experiences of lgbt life in nigeria
raCHEL COOKE ON DEVELOPING TRUST AND COMMUNICATION IN OPEN, POLY AND MONOGAMOUS RELATIONSHIPS
23RD NOVEMBER 2016
KATE MONRO ON 'WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ASK PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR VIRGINITY?'
ALIX FOX 'TIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH!' AN ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE GAME-STYLED TALK
21ST SEPTEMBER 2016
David stuart - from 56 dean street - on chemsex and the gay community
20th july 2016
justin hancock & Meg-john barker - author, rewriting the rules - talk and workshop on 'how to make your own relationship user guide'
15th june 2016