Victor Esses and VFD present
We’re Here!

To celebrate 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967, We’re Here! will present live art, theatre, poetry and dance on transcendence, intimacy, shame and commemoration

Artists include Kamaal Hussain (Summerhall, They Shall Not Pass), Edalia Day, Sogol Sur, Andrew Sanger (Detroit) and The Naked Brastrap

performances from 8pm (doors 7.15pm)
Tickets: £6.50 online £8 on the door
https://wereherevfd.eventbrite.co.uk

#WeReHereVFD @vhesses

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SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT 1967 Up to 1967 homosexual sex was a crime that was harshly and often punishable. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men, both of whom had to have attained the age of 21.

VFD Formerly known as Vogue Fabrics Dalston, VFD is an originator and incubator of queer arts and entertainment in Dalston. It has hosted, promoted and nurtured emerging and superstar LGBTQI performers, acts and nights. 

THEY SHALL NOT PASS Last year Victor Esses joined forces with the Boxing Club to put together an evening of performances about resistance at the Limehouse Town Hall, including a discussion on the topics of the evening.
https://www.limehousetownhall.co.uk/events/they-shall-not-pass/

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Performances:

Manly by Kamaal Hussein/The Thief of Bagdad
Four men tackle their changing perceptions of themselves, inspired by Panti Bliss’ Noble Call. Devised by the company.

Too Pretty To Punch by Edalia Day
A one person, kickass celebration of trans-visibility; dispelling popular myths about us through a mix of clown, mime, music, spoken word and video projection.

US by Andrew Sanger
Ensconced in tenderness, intimacy, memories both old and new: US is a contemporary duet that explores the subtle softness of male romance and the cyclical relationships of support and lack thereof.

What's your bride price? by Virginia Kennard/Brastrap
Disrupting the traditional feudal monogamous cisheteronormative marriage ceremony to seek a newly queer system of wedded bliss...a choreography and sound work that asks whose body belongs to who, replete with white frills and red shoes.

Queerdom, the Place to Come
Queer poetry by uberqueer Sogol Sur