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The LGBT Fed AGM 2016

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Join us for our AGM and Africa Day Celebration
May 25, 2019
Star & Shadow
Warwick St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BB 

We need you! Would you like to be on our executive board with opportunities to shape the future, and lead exciting programming? Nominations are open to join the board of executive members.

If you have any question contact: 

 or call us at 07950717406

AGM will be followed by the Harambee Pasadia Africa Day celebration and warm up party.

Star & Shadow

Celebration of Africa Day with food and performances by:


Ladies of Midnight Blue are an Afro-Latin percussion & brass duet comprised of Hannabiell Sanders (Bass Trombone, African & Latin Percussion, Mbira) and Yilis del Carmen Suriel (African & Latin Percussion, Mbira). They create a powerful and upbeat fusion of trance drum rhythms that produce a melodic percussive sound by weaving combinations of percussion, brass, vocal chants, and mbira.


Baque de Ogun a Maracatu band celebrating the unique culture, history and heritage of ‘Maracatu Nação’, an Afro-Brazilian performance genre from North East Brazil also known as Baque Virado [turned beat]. The name ‘Nação’ reflects the African and tribal heritage of the tradition.


Rapasa a singer, songwriter, a multi instrumentalist and a contemporary dancer. He plays several indigenous instruments of Kenya such as the nyatiti, adungu, nyangile, poko/peke, obokano, oporo and ongeng’o amongst others. However his principle instrument is the nyatiti, an eight-string lyre from the Lüō community from the western part of Kenya.


Harambee Pasadia Afro Fusion Arts Festival takes place Thursday 30th May until Sunday 2nd June at TCR Hub in Barnard Castle.


For more information and to buy tickets check out the website.

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Poetry workshops @ Gibside

21st & 22nd May 2019

The workshop will be led by a local professional poet, who will help the participants write poetry either as individuals or as a group. The workshop will explore the history of Gibside through looking at the fascinating life of a woman who lived at Gibside called Mary Eleanor Bowes. No previous experience of writing poetry is needed, and all skill levels are welcome. 


The workshop is FREE (including free entry to the site) and is only open to the people invited so places need to be booked in advance. Light refreshments will be provided. We can also arrange transport if required, provided we know in advance.

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Susanne Strassmann - In Situ Globe Gallery

Now Open

Artist, Susanne Strassmann (based in Marseille, France) completed a short residency at Globe during October 2018, meeting and painting those who are part of the local LGBTQ+ community. The result is an exhibition that explores aspects of LGBTQ+ life through painting as performance, personal testimonies and experiences in the city and region. In an era where the presentation of self happens through instantaneous process of exchange, an identity captured at the pace of painting forces sitter, painter and viewer to consider with more care and compassion the acts of vulnerability and affirmation that happen every time we really open ourselves up to being seen.

The resulting paintings are on display until 18th of May.
Gallery Opening Times: Wednesday- Saturday, 12pm- 5pm
(Note, we are closed over Easter 19th- 25th of April, 2019)

This exhibition has been made possible with the generous support of Dr Gareth Longstaff and the Queer Media, Culture, Heritage project in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University.

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The conference is aimed at building and supporting community and networks for all young LGBTQ+ people. The event will be MC’d by Crayola, and feature a range of panel discussions and workshops on a variety of topics including self- care, embracing diversity, and campaigning among others.


More info, including a video from last years event, is here: Please find the flyer attached.



Date: Saturday 1st of June 2019

Time: 10am- 4:30 pm

Venue: Salesforce Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY (near Liverpool St station).


Cost: FREE, travel costs can be covered (although for those travelling with organisation, we do ask that you explore these options first), and limited free accommodation is available for those travelling from more than 2 hours away.


Access: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There will be a Quiet Space and prayer room available. Support workers will be available throughout the day.


Register here:


There will be a social the evening before, on the 31st of May which attendees are also welcome to. More information to be announced soon.


To keep up to date on news on the conference, as well as work being done by the AKT, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@aktcharity_).

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