Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ community wanted to take part in a 2 year creative project
20 members of Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ community wanted to take part in a 2 year creative project.
• Are you part of Blackpool’s vibrant and historic LGBTQ+ community?
• Would you like the opportunity to celebrate your community through collaboration and creativity?
If you answered yes to the above, we would like to hear from you!
GARY CLARKE COMPANY and Blackpool Grand Theatre are offering a unique opportunity for 20 members of Blackpool’s vibrant and historic LGBTQ+ community to take part in a 2 year multi-layered creative project throughout 2024/25.
PRIDE IN MOTION will be a reflection, a progression and an opportunity to celebrate a once silenced community using art and creativity.
We are looking to engage participants who are 18+.
Participants will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the making of GARY CLARKE COMPANY’S new theatrical production, DETENTION, exploring the impact of Section 28 on working-class LGBTQ+ communities. They will engage in a series of creative writing, movement and photography workshops, plus go-see theatre trips, creating public responses to stimulus around DETENTION. This will include co-creation of a live performance piece with members of GARY CLARKE COMPANY and a photographic exhibition with renowned photographer, David Severn.
GARY CLARKE COMPANY is committed to making marginalised communities visible on professional stages and beyond, exploring their stories and lived experiences to create authentic work.
What’s Involved – Pride In Motion?
This is a 2 year project made up of a series of creative sessions led by members of GARY CLARKE COMPANY and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Sessions will range from 2 hours to full days and will take place across evenings and weekends. Full details
will be confirmed at the PRIDE IN MOTION taster session.
This is a voluntary role with all project activity costs covered by GARY CLARKE COMPANY and Blackpool Grand Theatre, making it free for participants to engage in all sessions.
If you’d like to express an interest or to find out more, sign up to our FREE taster session, details below.
The Studio, Blackpool Grand Theatre
Date / time
Tuesday 6 February 2024, 6pm – 8pm
Deadline for expressing an interest in attending the taster session Tuesday 30 January 2024
The taster session will include a meet and greet with members of the GARY CLARKE COMPANY and Blackpool Grand Theatre team to find out more about GARY CLARKE COMPANY, Blackpool Grand Theatre, DETENTION and the PRIDE IN MOTION project and its phases — an informal gathering with ‘cake and coffee’ and an opportunity to connect and sign up!
GARY CLARKE COMPANY is committed to removing barriers to participation wherever possible and welcomes expressions of interest from all members of Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ community who are 18+. If you require any additional support to attend, please let us know.
GET IN TOUCH TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE TASTER SESSION:
Laura, GCC Engagement Manager
Mob: 07738 669454