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Queer festivals this summer/fall

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Here is an incomplete list of queer festivals and other LGBT related events this summer and fall.

It is nice to know where things happen in case one has the opportunity and desire and money to travel. These are some of the places one might want to visit (or avoid, depending):

25 - 29 May 2011: Kashish - Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (Mumbai, India)

27 - 29 May 2011: OffPride (Zurich, Switzerland)

1 - 5 June 2011: TranScreen - Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

1 - 12 June 2011: Euro Pride (Rome, Italy)

12 June 2011: London’s First Ever Sex Worker Film Festival 2011, (London, UK).

17 - 26 June 2011: Skeive Dager (Oslo Pride Festival) (Oslo, Norway)

25 - 31 July 2011: Queerfestival Copenhagen 2011, (Copenhagen, Denmark).

1 - 7 August 2011: Stockholm Pride (Stockholm, Sweden)

5 - 7 August 2011: quEAR: trans*tonale Ohrenfest (DIY queer audio festival) at Schwarzer Kanal (Berlin, Germany)

17 - 21 August 2011: Copenhagen Pride (Copenhagen, Denmark)

18 - 21 August 2011: Queertopia (Norberg, Sweden)

16 - 24 September 2011: Queer Lisboa Film Festival (Lisboa, Portugal)

22 - 25 September 2011: Oslo Queer Festival (Oslo, Norway)

21 - 30 October 2011: MIX Copenhagen LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark)

25 November - 1 December: Florence Queer Festival (Florence, Italy)

Performing Ideas

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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If you’re into performance art, London is the place to visit over the next years as the research project Performance Matters kicks off a range of events with artists, theorists, and others doing good stuff. Run by Gavin Butt (Goldsmiths), Adrian Heathfield (Rohampton) and Loius Keanan (Live Art Development Agency) together with Owen G. Parry and Augusto Corrieri, Performance Matters is a thing to follow.

While I’m particularly excited about next year’s queer extravaganza under the theme of Trashing Performance (of which I’m taking part as an associative researcher, so I’m involved - no detached commenting here), this year’s symposium on Performing Ideas looks to be great as well.

If you’re in London between 2-9 October, look into the preliminary program on Performance Matter’s homepage. The workshops, lectures, panels, discussions, and performances includes a wide range of amazing participants such as Janine Antoni, Anne Bean, Wafaa Bilal, Maaike Bleeker, Silvia Bottiroli, Jonathan Burrows, Rose English, Tim Etchells, Matthew Goulish, Hannah Hurtzig, Shannon Jackson, Janez Janša, Joe Kelleher, Ong Keng Sen, Bojana Kunst, Boyan Manchev, Fred Moten, Rabih Mroué, Giulia Palladini, Peggy Phelan, Heike Roms, Lara Shalson, Julie Tolentino and many others.

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