Tuesday 12 November 2019

Opening Film: Wig

20:30 / Rio Cinema

From an impromptu performance for no one in particular in Tompkins Square Park Bandshell in 1984, to the DIY community…

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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Poetry: Embodied Words

19:00 / Hatch

A night of electric queer poetry, performed live. These poets spin webs of perfect description about bodies, origins,…

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Transfinite

19:00 / Castle Cinema

Entrancing, sensual and brimming with witchy vibes, this hybrid-fiction-animation is about infinite ways of being…

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End of the Century

20:45 / Barbican Cinema

Argentinian Ocho is visiting Barcelona when handsome stranger Javi catches his eye, but it takes two more chance…

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Terror Nullius

21:00 / Genesis Cinema

A disruptive and queer revenge fable, decolonising and queering the narratives that have shaped Australian pop…

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Thursday 14 November 2019

Being Impossible

18:15 / Barbican Cinema

A painful first sexual experience leads Ariel to unearth the secrets of her birth, and the lies behind the binary…

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RIO Queercore Archive private view

18:30 / Rio Cinema

The Rio Cinema has always been a home for radical and subversive queer cinema, and to celebrate this they’re hosting…

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Panel: We Can Improve Your Body Wholesale

19:00 / Hatch

A brainy and bodily panel discussion about gender and sexuality in science-fiction and fantasy literature. Our…

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NARCISSISTER Organ Player

19:00 / LADA

Against the backdrop of her colourful performances, acclaimed mixed media and performance, artist Narcissister…

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HAPPY ENDINGS: Fringe!

21:00 / Dalston Superstore

Happy Endings is a multi-sexual musical orgy. We take raving very seriously. Our party oozes pure hedonism; our…

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The Sad Girls of the Mountains

21:00 / Castle Cinema

Hetero-patriarchal- capitalism not sparking joy? The Sad Girls feel the same way. Welcome to their feminist micro-utopia…

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Friday 15 November 2019

EXTRA VIRGIN: THE MADONNA SYMPOSIUM

17:00 / Sutton House and Breakers Yard

Artists, academics and super-fans convene to queer the Queen of Pop. From the height of the AIDS epidemic to today,…

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SHORTS: Hide and Seek

17:30 / Hatch

A programme of experimental shorts that push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling in a game of hide and seek…

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Our bodies, our lives and our health. Queer activism in the 21st century

19:00 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

A weekend of events in The Love Tank-curated Love Hub kicks off with a kick-ass panel about queer activism. Join…

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Shorts: Survive & Thrive

19:00 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

An illustration of the many ways queer people are forced to engage with, and overcome, the narratives, perceptions…

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Funeral Parade of Roses

19:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Set in Tokyo’s dazzling underground queer scene, this kaleidoscopic masterpiece from the late 60s follows self-defined…

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Capital Retour

19:00 / Hatch

Following a nomad, a body of many inhabited identities, Capital Retour harnesses the mutant otherness of the digital…

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TRUTH OR DARE AKA IN BED WITH MADONNA

20:30 / Sutton House and Breakers Yard

A screening of the legendary 1991 documentary of the Blonde Ambition Tour, with Madonna starring in her greatest…

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PrePverts exhibit

20:30 to 23:45 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

PrEPster’s PrEPverts project started as a photo-shoot, and ended-up kickstarting conversations about how sex is…

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A Luv Tale

21:00 / Genesis Cinema

Revisiting the world of her 1999 film of the same name, A Luv Tale is a tantalisingly sexy episodic dramedy from…

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Shorts: Tainted Love

21:30 / Rose Lipman Building

The human heart is a minefield that should be navigated with caution... but where would be the fun in that? Desires,…

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The Blue Flower of Novalis

21:30 / Hatch

Book-loving Marcelo invites us deep inside his life story where non-fiction mingles with fantastical elements,…

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(W/HOLE)

21:30 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

A complete sensory exploration on all levels, powerful, moving and raw. This series of beautifully made, tender,…

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The Little Mermaid: A Drag-a-long

23:30 / Rio Cinema

In the words of Mae West/Divine-inspired sea-witch, Ursula, “Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it?” But at least…

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Saturday 16 November 2019

RIO ZINE FAIR

10:00 / Rio Cinema

The RIO Cinema has always been a home for radical and subversive queer cinema, and to celebrate the week they are…

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Black Yogis

10:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Black Yogis is a safe space for QTIPOC to come together to connect through the practice of yoga. The classes will…

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Drag Queen Story Time

11:00 / Stoke Newington Library

Bring your little one to sit down in the library for some colourful stories read by the even-more-colourful drag…

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IT'S A MATCH! FINDING THE RIGHT TYPE OF THERAPY FOR YOU

13:00 / Venue TBA,Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

4 therapists, 4 different approaches, learn more about different kinds of therapy and find the one that suits you. In…

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SHORTS: A HOLE NEW WORLD WITH YOU

13:30 / Rose Lipman Building

Queer people have always imagined a world different from our own where we can live and love freely. The oft quoted…

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Club des Femmes: Two Decades of Dyke Shorts from the British Underground: The 80s

13:30 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

Club des Femmes celebrates 40 years of Circles and The Cinema of Women (COW)/Cinenova - feminist film distribution,…

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SIMPLY THE BREAST

14:30 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

Want to know how to get the best from your breasts? This interactive workshop in collaboration with Sh! will explore…

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The Cockettes

15:00 / Rio Cinema

Dive into the LSD- and acid-fuelled exuberant chaos of the gender-exploding revolutionaries who erupted out of…

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FELTING THE FLAPS: A GENITAL CRAFTING SESSION

16:00 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

Here’s the best make-and-do session of the year! Come learn more about the genitals you have, and the ones you…

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SHORTS: For The Culture!

16:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Queer history is deep and rich and full of “impossible” things. It can be so easy for that radical history to be…

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Club des Femmes: Two Decades of Dyke Shorts from the British Underground: The 90s

16:00 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

Club des Femmes celebrates 40 years of Circles and The Cinema of Women (COW)/Cinenova - feminist film distribution,…

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PrEP UP!

17:30 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

Been thinking about starting PrEP? Want to know more or have questions? Come grab a coffee, jump on a table, and…

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Private View: Vaginal Davis: In Search of Gnost Time

17:30 to 19:30 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

An exhibition of a series of new paintings, ‘In Search of Gnost Time’ - based on gnosticism, goddess worship and…

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Green Snake

18:00 / Castle Cinema

Iconic Hong Kong director Tsui Hark’s lush, mesmerising, and vividly revisionist adaptation of Lillian Lee’s eponymous…

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Nothing to Lose

18:30 / Barbican Cinema

An unapologetic and infectiously joyful documentary celebrating fat bodies in motion that dismantles cultural projections…

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SHORTS: (Deep) Into You

19:00 / Rose Lipman Building

We know you have been waiting the whole year for this holy and sen(se)xual celebration of tantalising and erotic…

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ACTIVISM SPEED DATING

19:30 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

Ever wanted to get involved in one of the queer activist groups in London? Come and hear their quick pitch, grab…

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The Archivettes

20:00 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

Heard of the Lesbian Herstory Archives? Here’s your chance to step inside. Housed in a Brooklyn brownstone inhabited…

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Aromaxerapy: a social history of poppers

21:00 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

Twist. Snifffff. Hold. Release. Poppers floated into our world thanks to a handsome daddy doctor who noticed their…

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Technotihuacan

21:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Combining live DJing and video art remixing into a feature length experimental film performed live. It explores…

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Sunday 17 November 2019

SPANKING MASTERCLASS WITH ALLISON ENGLAND

13:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Spanking expert, artist and sexual educator Miss England brings years of experience to this educational session…

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Shorts: Fish Out Of Water

13:00 / Rose Lipman Building

presented with the young programmers of Project Indigo Dive into a programme of shorts chosen by the Indigo…

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The Cancer Journals Revisited

13:00 / Rio Cinema

“I am not only a casualty,” wrote Audre Lorde in her Cancer Journals, “I am also a warrior.” This documentary revisits…

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Fabiana

13:00 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

Ride in Fabiana’s truck and get ready for a trip through Brazil's interior. The road will mark the pace of this…

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DADDY PAMPER SESSION

14:30 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

Ever wanted to know how to pamper the ‘daddy’ in your life? Come find out how to give lavender footbaths; tummy,…

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SPEAKING FROM THE DIAPHRAGM - A VAGTERNOON WITH MS VAGINAL DAVIS

15:30 / Stoke Newington Library Gallery

Drag terrorist and queercore icon Vaginal Davis has been unsettling bourgeois sensibilities for decades, working…

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ANAL FISTING FOR BEGINNERS

16:00 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

Fascinated by fisting? Come and learn the basics in this Handballing 101 workshop. You’ll find out about cleansing,…

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

16:00 / Rose Lipman Building

A powerful portrait following the experiences of four LGBT asylum seekers; Subhi, a gay man from Syria who having…

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Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

16:00 / Rio Cinema

When Freddy Kruger slashed his way into our nightmares in 1984, audiences just couldn’t get enough of the demonic…

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WHY IS OUR SEX AND SEXUAL HEALTH SO SANITISED?

17:30 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

This interactive panel explores how ‘sex’ has been taken out of ‘sexual health’ and how we have moved to a space…

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SILENCE IS A FALLING BODY

18:30 / Rose Lipman Building (downstairs in The Love Hub)

‘When I was born a part of Jaime passed away’. Filmmaker Agustina Comedi embarks on the reconstruction of her father’s…

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Deep Waters

18:30 / Rose Lipman Building

A mesmerising and poetic essay film on the theory, beauty and praxis of the female orgasm, on AFAB ejaculation,…

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Closing Film: Top 3

20:30 / Genesis Cinema

Who said queers can’t have romantic comedies? Our bittersweet and brilliantly funny closing film Top 3 takes us…

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