An opportunity for Yorkshire’s LGBTQI+ community to contribute to two new arts projects.
An opportunity for Yorkshire’s LGBTQI+ community to contribute to two new arts projects.

As you’ll be aware, in 1988, a new clause was passed as part of the Local Government Act, causing uproar and a call to action in LGBTQIA+  communities nationwide. The effect and repercussions of what was to become known as Section 28 have since become a major and important benchmark in LGBTQIA+  history.

Following on from the award-winning COAL and critically acclaimed Wasteland,  the final part in a trilogy of live touring dance works will be Section 28.

All three by acclaimed choreographer Gary Clarke inspired and influenced by UK working class history and culture. Gary Clarke Company is passionate about and committed to telling real life stories on stage as a way to educate, entertain and inspire diverse audiences and communities.

As part of our extensive research and development for Section 28, we’re offering a unique opportunity for 10 members of Yorkshire’s LGBTQI+ community to make their own contribution, as they join Gary Clarke and members of the Section 28 Advisory Board for a 1.5 day research workshop in Leeds.

The workshop will revolve around discussion, sharing and documentation of personal experiences around Section 28, plus the opportunity to be included in a new professional portrait exhibition called 50 Portraits by acclaimed photographer David Severn. Information gathered from the workshop will help contribute to the content of the company’s new live, dance theatre show SECTION 28.

I am hoping you will help spread the word about this opportunity to your contacts in the area who may be interested to get involved or find out more? I’ve attached a call out sheet containing full details of the opportunity, time commitment and how to express an interest that can be shared.

We’d like to hear from anyone who’s keen to get involved or would like to find out more by Saturday 14 November.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and please do get in touch if you’ve any questions. I really hope you’re able to help.

Kind regards

Laura Barber
Gary Clarke Company
Engagement Manager
Phone: 07391 621966

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