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Thank you to everyone for creating a wonderful space for all! 

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I had an amazing time at queer spirit. Would definitely return! 

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There is not a moment I would not relive..it was such a wonderful time... thank you all

Village hall

Village hall/Info point

This year we have a new and exciting Village Hall for you. The Village hall is the hearth and heart of Queer Spirit community.

Here you can:

  • Get up to date on all the latest goings on around the site at the Community Noticeboard or pose questions to our welcoming team at the Info Point.

  • Change up your style on a whim at our Drag Station.

  • Get snug for some downtime or socialising with the kindred spirits you’ve met at workshops in our cosy corner.

  • Catch some stellar performances at night or express yourself during our daytime Open Mic sessions.

  • Honour ancestors at the Remembrance Shrine.

Village hall - Performance

Al Head

Al HeadAl Head (they/them) is a queer, nonbinary musician, writer, performer and workshop leader. They are one of the original creators of Queer Spirit Festival.

They sing their own songs and recite the occasional original poem. They are the author of 'Queer Deity, Sacred Slut'.

Online: alhead.co.uk

Location: Village hall

Bart

Bart

Short or longer statements on topics that I find important.

Mostly a critical or sarcastic comment on how people in general in society deal with items such as racism, sexual preference, gender diversity, poverty, etc.

Sometimes also the hurt of dealing with insanity of society in everyday life.

Location: Village hall

Ethereal Material

Ethereal Material

Think The Fool from Tarot channels Barbie and Tom Waits in the weekend's most concerning séance.

5 octaves of delight sing songs with names like “50 shades of Graham”, “Baby Bitch”, and “Steve Redgrave’s Ouroboros Disco”. 

The greatest shamanic journey since S Club 7 went to Miami on CBBC.

Online: soundcloud.com/etherealmaterial

Location: Village hall Adults only

J Fergus Evans

J Fergus Evans

J Fergus Evans is a multi award-winning writer and performance artist.

They deftly weave poetry, theatre and installation into tapestries saturated with lived experience and half-imagined fantastical landscapes. 

Their work has been presented at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including The Southbank Centre, TATE Modern, and The Lowry.

Online: youtu.be/uUhEo2ygXfQ

Location: Village hallAdults only

Lou C

Lou C

Lou C is a genderqueering poetitian.

Strap on and tuck in for Packed House, a show that queers every which way and then some, a captivating voyage of witty, profound, life-altering experiences.

Deeply thought-provoking, Lou bears their soul in a way that is raw, sexy, honest, and yet still manages to be humorous.

Online: youtu.be/gyedZmh1SXk

Location: Village hall

Nicola Beck/Great Aunt Tranni

Great Aunt Tranni (is very disappointed)

Nicola Beck (aka Great Aunt Tranni) is a word-wrangling neurodiverse ecoqueer, a performance poet who beguiles audiences into hearing her messages about inclusivity, humanity, and the fundamental importance of life, with a combination of humour, vulnerability, anger and sassiness.

Online: facebook.com/PoemsNPics

Location: Village hallAdults only

Open Mic

Open Mic

Unleash your inner performer at the Queer Spirit Open Mic! Whether you're a seasoned singer, a budding poet, or have a story to share, this is your chance to take the stage and celebrate yourself and our community.

Don't be shy – come raise your voice and be a part of the magic!

Location: Village hall

Penelope Vivero

Penelope Vivero

Following in the footsteps of her trans ancestors as spiritual practitioners, Penelope channels folk medicine music from the Goddess, bringing forth the teachings the earth and the divine needs us to hear to heal our connection to nature, each other, our spirits and the world soul.

Online: youtu.be/CHYcVtXRZqQ

Location: Village hall

Qweaver Soul-Poet

Qweaver Soul-Poet

Qweaver, based in the UK, has been publishing and performing for over 10 years.

Where day seeks night, joy greets sorrow, soul meets soul, here they live and create.

Radical faerie, queer activist, magic guide, they relish poetry’s subversion, its dance between meanings and mystery, power to inspire, to open minds, grow community.  

Online: facebook.com/kevinjacksonpoetry

Location: Village hall

Roary Skaista

Roary Skaista

Roary Skaista is a non-binary autistic singer-songwriter.  Their music blends a folky sound with up-to-date lyrics that challenge audiences on current issues.

From emotive yet well-researched environmental songs to raucous audience participation numbers about lesbian pirates, their music is sure to have you thinking and singing along in equal measures!

Online: roaryskaista.bandcamp.com

Location: Village hall

Shaun Hill

Shaun Hill

Sutra (Shaun Hill) is a poet and movement artist exploring what improvised movement with living systems can teach us about the ongoing climate crisis.

Expect an embodied space to root, rest, and hold both the beauty and the grief, with post-capitalist dreaming, and soul-finding imagery.

Easter-egg:
throughout the festival Sutra will be sharing his improvisational poetry and dance practice “loop & line” in deep intimacy with the site's magnificent trees. An eco-somatic prayer of gratitude for this living earth that heals him; a reciprocal spell to release shame and be seen breathing into our many limbs. Come, seek Sutra amongst the trees. 

Online: instagram.com/warmbloodedthing

Location: Village hall

Sutra

Sutra

Sutra (Shaun Hill) is a poet and movement artist exploring what improvised movement with living systems can teach us about the ongoing climate crisis.

Expect an embodied space to root, rest, and hold both the beauty and the grief, with post-capitalist dreaming, and soul-finding imagery.

Easter-egg:
throughout the festival Sutra will be sharing his improvisational poetry and dance practice “loop & line” in deep intimacy with the site's magnificent trees. An eco-somatic prayer of gratitude for this living earth that heals him; a reciprocal spell to release shame and be seen breathing into our many limbs. Come, seek Sutra amongst the trees. 

Online: instagram.com/warmbloodedthing

Location: Village hall

Tales of Infinite, Mad Surrender - Spoken word by Sab O'Tage

Sab O'Tage

Sab is a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersections of animism, ritual, mythology, gender-fluid and species-fluid experience, and trauma.

Their practice explores communing with the natural world in the here-&-now, as well as with timeless mythos, through their neuroqueer/ mad experience, as a way to defy linearity, scarcity and individualism. 

Location: Village hall

The Great Big Women's Song Sanctuary

Joanie Bones

Part ritual, part gig, part theatre, The Great Big Women's Song Sanctuary brings connection, redemption and celebration to stories of women’s historic grief and shame, transforming them communally into healing and power.

Come ready to laugh, cry and, most importantly, sing.

Online: youtube.com/channel/UCfKQHjHcKgz7xtQoJva-KNQ

Location: Village hall

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