We are delighted to announce that we scooped two Fringe Awards this year!
Congratulations to Harry Clayton-Wright for winning the Radio Reverb Out In Brighton LGBTQ Award for ‘Sex Education’, developed here and produced by David Sheppeard with funding from Arts Council England. The show was so popular we had to programme an additional date, and audiences left uplifted, moved and horny (thanks feedback forms!) and we can’t wait to see what Harry does next. He is currently on tour with Briefs Factory and we expect to see his solo show go from strength to strength.
Keep up with Harry’s adventures here http://hcw.horse/
Developed with support from The Marlborough Theatre, with funds from our current Arts Council England’s Elevate project, we are very proud to see Rachael Young’s dance and performance art piece ‘OUT’ win the Space to Dance Award from Southeast Dance. Challenging homophobia and transphobia within Caribbean communities and racism on the gay scene, OUT is a conversation between two bodies, reclaiming dancehall and celebrating queerness amongst the bittersweet scent of oranges. We look forward to working with Rachael again on ‘Nightclubbing’ funded by Live Art UK
“In a time when we are redefining gender norms, it feels like we should also be analysing and dismantling the idea of the white, middle class, heterosexual, cisgendered, able bodied, good looking, thin, western woman as the ‘Front Woman’ who we look to for our standards of beauty and in many cases our feminism.” R. Young
You can follow Rachel’s work at http://www.rachaelyoung.net
Thank you to all our audiences for investing in progressive, experimental work about the issues that matter to us the most; freedom, equality, inclusion and challenging conversations around sexuality, race and culture. We aim to build on this in our year-round programming and look forward to bringing you an even more exciting Fringe in 2018.
For a full list of Fringe Award nominees and winners https://www.brightonfringe.org/take-part/participants/a-z/awards
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