Archive for the ‘festival’ Category

Noc Walpurgii 2008 in Warsaw

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

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From April 30 – May 2 Noc Walpurgii (The Valpurgis Night festival) will be on in Warsaw, Poland. The Noc Walpurgii festival has been running every other year since 1996 fighting against sexism and homophobia in Poland. Parts of the program for the festival this summer is already released, and here are some highlights:

Bands: BEYOND PINK (Malmø, Sweden), AGATHA (Milano, Italy), THE F.A. (Giessen, Germany), C.B.A. (Berlin, Germany), EYE FOR AN EYE (Bielsko Biala, Poland), ZIMBABWE (Vilnius, Lithuania), DEATH BEFORE WORK (Milano, Italy), GEFFEN3/KAKAOKATZE (Berlin, Germany), THE FIGHT (Warszawa, Poland), SUGARCRUSH (Dresden, Germany), STAHLKIND 3000, (Linz, Austria), DELICJE (Warszawa, Poland).

Performance: DRAG KING TONI TRANSIT (Berlin, Germany)

Workshops: Flopi (Argentina) & Laura Synthesis (UK): “Antisexism for men”, Pavel (Czech): “Self-educational activities of anarcho-feminist activists in Czech”, Schwarzer Kanal (Germany): “Autonomous spaces”, A-fe collective (Poland): “Ad-busting”.

The rest of the program and other information is to be found on Noc Walpurgii‘s homepage.

Jafnaðr – Nordic Queer Youth Festival 2008

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008


From July 14 – 20 the Jafnaðr – Nordic Queer Youth Festival will take place at Sund Folkehøgskole in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. The festival offers a week with play and thought, summer and sun, and the chance to escape the heterosexual norm and any prejudices. The festival is full of workshops, debates, lectures, shows and concerts among other activities.

Copenhagen Queer Festival 2008

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008


From July 21 – 27 the third Copenhagen Queer Festival will be held. This fantastic D.I.Y. queer festival will be held the same place as last year, at the AFUK Kigkurren 1-3. At the moment the organizers would love if people who plan to participate have ideas for workshops, performances, art projects, skill sharing, and other things.

The next organizing meeting will be held March 26 at Den økologiske produktionsskole at Ravnsbroggade 18, 2200 Cph N. at 6 pm.

It will be a great festival for sure, and Trikster is really looking forward to participate!

Aalborg Queer Festival 2008

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008


From August 4 – 10 the Aalborg Queer Festival will take place in northern Denmark. This is the second queer festival in Aalborg, and more info will be published on the festival’s Myspace page in the coming months.

Oslo Queer Festival 2008

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008


From August 14 – 16 the first Oslo Queer Festival will be held in the capital of Norway. The organizers have already held quite a few support parties, seminars and other queer activities, and Trikster can’t wait to visit this summer.

More info on the festival can be found on their homepage or Myspace.

Queer Beograd 2008

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008


From 18 – 21 September the fourth Queer Beograd festival will be held.

This year the festival has the theme: “The New Sexual Revolution” and special topics for discussion are trans issues and sex work in a global context. As the organizers write in their invitation to this years festival: “Queer Beograd stand against homophobia, sexism, racism, nationalism and militarism. Time for a new sexual revolution.”

More on the festival on Queer Beograd’s homepage.

Entzaubert queer film festival

Monday, March 17th, 2008


entzaubert is a radical queer D.I.Y. film festival, which will take place from 15 – 18 May 2008 in Berlin on the queer squatted truck site, schwarzer kanal.

The festival aims at creating a space for queer films, their directors and their audience. This is the second time the festival is organized, and it will be 4 days in the open air with films which question heteronormativity and capitalism, promote diversity and deconstruction of socially accepted constructions.

The organizers have published a call for contribution of movies within or beyond these categories:

D.I.Y., queer, non-commercial, documentaries, no-borders, arty, punky, anarchic, porn, trash, feminist, funny, serious, low-budget, no-budget, music, international, homo-socialist, homosexualist, revolutionary, poly-amourous, lazy, tranny-dyky, faggy, old, brand-new, provocative, difficult, hot, …

Deadline for submission is April 15.

Read more at entzaubert’s homepage and myspace.

Queeruption in Rome cancelled

Sunday, March 9th, 2008


Yesterday the queer network in Rome informed that Queeruption 2008 unfortunatly has been cancelled. This is what they wrote:

“Dear Queeruptors,
We regret to inform you that following our meetings, it has been decided that, due to a number of factors, we are not in a position to organize Queeruption in Rome during the first week of July.

This is very sad news for many of you as it is for some of us.

Despite the initial optimism and excitement, it is felt that we are not yet ready to accommodate Queeruption; the time is not right for us.

On a positive note we are happy to report that Rome now has a queer network that is meeting regularly and planning smaller scale activities and events in the coming months.

This Collective will be contactable via a blog – mailing list soon and we welcome any help and suggestions you can offer. We hope everybody will understand our position, we are sorry for any disruption this decision causes.
Thanks for your patience,
Rome’s queer network.”

Queerfest i Bergen

Thursday, February 28th, 2008


I morgen starter Queerfest – Bergen Queer Culture Festival, 29.02 – 03.03, 2008.

Medieverkstedet og Kunsthøyskolen i Bergen vil med Queerfest rette søkelyset mot queer kunst og kultur. Festen går over fire dager med filmer, foredrag og performance av internasjonale kunstnere med hovedsete på Cinemateket, Verftet USF.

Programmet er som følger:

Fredag 29.02. på Cinemateket:

Div. regissører, Tyskland/Vest-Tyskland/USA, 1979-2005

EKSPERIMENTELL QUEER CINEMA – Foredrag av Nanna Heidenreich fra Arsenal Experimental (Berlin), kl 19:30

– BORN IN FLAMES kl 21:00
Lizzie Borden, USA, 1982

Lørdag 01.03 på Cinemateket:

Div. regissører, Tyskland/Vest-Tyskland/USA, 1979-2005

– ONE HAND ON OPEN kl. 19:00
William Wheeler og Stefan Pente, Tyskland, 2008

– ELSEWHERE kl 21:00
Div.regissører, Tyskland/USA, 1961-2007

Søndag 02.03 på Cinemateket:

– ONE HAND ON OPEN kl 17:00
William Wheeler og Stefan Pente, Tyskland, 2008

– ELSEWHERE kl 19:00
Div. regissører, Tyskland/USA, 1961-2007

Sheila Mclaughlin, USA, 1987

(Les mer om filmene på Cinematekets hjemmeside)

Mandag 03.03 Bit Teatergarasjen kl. 20.00:

– Princess Hans fra Berlin fremfører en performance-cabaret, og danseren Brynjar Bandlien holder en performance sammen med den Bergensbaserte kunstneren Pedro Gomez Egana. Etterpå er det fest på BIT Teatergarasjen.

Kafe Knøderen i Lyder Sagensgate er Queerfestens møteplass for diskusjon, mat og festbrus i hele helgen.

Call for participation to Århus Queer Festival 2008

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008


Århus Queer Festival will be held for the first time this summer from June 6-8. Here is their invitation to participate (in Danish):“Vi er en mangfoldig gruppe queers af forskellige køn, aldre, sexualiteter og kvaliteter. Lige nu er vi i fuld gang med at planlægge den spændende nye festival i Århus. Og du skal være med! Måske bliver vores økonomi ikke til betaling og honorar. Men vi kan tilbyde aktivister og kunstnere kost og logi, og selvfølgelig et super queer party og masser af oplevelser!Har du lyst til at være med? Send en mail til”

Queer-and-Rebel Days

Friday, February 22nd, 2008


For the second time, this summer, Schwarzer Kanal in Berlin arranges Queer-and-Rebel Days. From June 25 – 29 the rebel days will be filled with workshops, actions, events, and parties!

Queeruption 2008 in Rome

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008


The dates for the radical D.I.Y. queer gathering Queeruption is now released! This year the festival will be in Rome, and here is the invitation from the organizers:

“We are very pleased to announce the official dates for the next Queeruption. Queeruption 11 will be held in Roma this summer, 1-7 July 2008. 

The collective in Roma is already working hard to ensure seven amazing days of queer radical culture, queer-politics, antiracism, zines, workshops, cinema, sexual health, cooking, sex spaces, art, eco-queer, music, human rights, theatre, queer cabaret, beach time, parties and more. 

Queeruption11 will provide an alternative political, queer-anarchist, non hierarchic and a creative environment; queers of all sexualities are invited to gather together to this free event, plan your trip, get a sleeping bag and join us! You are welcome! 

Italy right now faces some contradictory moments, where even a light version of civil partnership lies “within a fog”, homo-trans-phobia is normalised and the gay associations are covered with cob webs…not to mention the vatican… but there is a transgender MP sitting on the house of parliament… a sign of hope? 

As you can all see there is plenty of room to discuss, promote diversity, encourage solidarity, share opinions and we are sure Queeruption11 will happen at the right time and place to shake some asses too! 

Rome has a rich history of occupied buildings, D.I.Y activism, autonomous social centres, antifascist culture; so this can be a brilliant opportunity to diversify, build up confidence and momentum within Rome’s already growing queer scene. 

The festival is a D.I.Y event and it can self sustain but it needs your participation, support and sharing; to create a radical alternative to the commercial “gay scene”. 

So get involved! There will be a pre-program to help us organize and make the most of every day so please contribute with art-material, performances, & workshops. Email us to book your space! 

Queeruption 11 is a self-funded festival, there will be some incurring costs for it to happen, although some benefits will be scheduled in Europe and Italy, to help alleviate the costs. All your assistance regarding the funding of Queeruption 11 is most welcome. Organize a benefits perhaps in your cities! Any feedback, comments and ideas are much appreciated. 

Here are some of the ways by which to make contact with the Q11 collective in Roma:
Myspace / Queeruption homepage / email:

We are honestly thrilled and we are waiting for many of you.

See you all this summer! 

Queeruption Roma”

Queerlitteraturdagen 2008 i Göteborg

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

31. mai arrangeres Queerlitteraturdagen i Göteborg for annen gang på Pusterviksteatern som frittstående del av festivalen HBT-GBG.

Athena Farrokzhad og Linn Krage Hansén står bak programmet, som inkluderer et dagsprogram med seminarer, workshops og forfattersamtaler og opplesninger og performancer om kvelden.

På Triksters blogg kan man løpende følge med på programmet etter hvert som det blir klart, og forløpig har arrangørene røpet at Dennis Cooper, Staceyann Chin, Tiina Rosenberg, Mara Lee, Lawen Mohtadi, Jonas Brun, Kristofer Folkhammar, Helena Sandström, Eli Levén og Pia Laskar vil dukke opp.

Det er bare å sette kryss i kalenderen allerede nå – Trikster gleder seg!