PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFE: CREATIVE WRITING WITH DEAN ATTA
As part of Metal’s Pop up LGBTQIA+ Youth Café award-winning poet Dean Atta will be holding a FREE creative writing workshop around the theme of identity and inclusion. No experience necessary – just bring a notebook and pen!
Poet Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally and was previously
a judge of the 2018 BBC Young Writers’ Award. Following the youth café Dean will be reading an extract from his latest young adult novel in verse The Black Flamingo; a book he would have liked
to have read as a teenager coming to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen.
TUESDAY 2ND JULY
PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFE: FILM
Join your host Jack Wilkin from The Kite Trust for a screening and discussion of the film ‘Love Simon’.
From the producers of The Fault in Our Stars comes the relatable and heartfelt coming-of-age film Love, Simon. Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon, it’s a bit complicated. The teenager hasn’t come out yet, and doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues will be a hilarious, scary, life-changing adventure.
The Kite Trust
The Kite Trust is Cambridgeshire’s leading organisation working with LGBT+ young people. They promote health, well-being, and inclusion; running support groups and providing training
on LGBT+ issues in schools and the workplace. Run by staff and skilled volunteers, they provide strong role models, peer support and a healthy community environment. Jack Wilkin is a project worker who joined The Kite Trust back in November. He has a background and interest in Queer Theory and performance.
WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY
PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFE: THEATRE & CONFIDENCE BUILDING WORKSHOP WITH KELLY GREEN
As part of Metal’s Pop up LGBTQIA+ Youth Café, performance artist Kelly Green will be hosting a FREE performance and confidence building workshop playfully exploring how to generate ideas, ways of turning them into performance, whilst having a cuppa and safe chats about what holds us back. No experience necessary – just bring yourself!
Kelly Green is a working class, queer, single mum, dyslexic, academic and performance artist. She is a noisy, feisty, hot mess. Her performance work is fun, interactive and always about
class and gender.
LGBTQIA+ Youth Café is a FREE pop up social group programmed by young people for teenagers. The café is open from 1st – 5th July, 4 – 7pm and will be safe and friendly space to get involved in some fun activities across the week, make friends and discuss things that matter in a space you can be yourself!
THURSDAY 4TH JULY
PETERBOROUGH PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFE: DRESSING UP WITH THE FABULOUS JOSH
Artist Josh Daniel will host a playful afternoon exploring make up and non-binary fashion. There will be a range of vintage clothes to try on and a professional make up artist on hand to give top tips and advice. Try your hand at becoming a Drag King or Queen? Create your own persona or your fantasy self? This is a space to try things out, ask questions and play with gender identities in a non-judgemental space.
The Fabulous Josh is your very own queer clown. Performer/ Host/DJ/Political activist The Fabulous Josh is camper than a Carry On movie and features entertainment so light
you can spread it on your morning toast.
During the day Josh is an LGBTQ+ Specialist Support Worker, working with young people, families and professionals to educate and create safe spaces working towards total inclusion. Coupled with this is ‘Downtown’
a community engagement project, working with local artists, starting conversations on development
of our cultural diversity.