How wonderful to hear this, Rich. Thank you. I hope to be with you in person sometime. https://t.co/92m4bXWzjG
Queen Jesus Co is very much looking forward to travelling to LiveArt Bistro In Leeds this weekend to take part in the first ever Trans Pride Leeds for a day of queer film screenings.
We'll open the day with a special Easter Sunday screening of Jo Clifford and Susan Worsfold's THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN - created by filmmaker Stuart Platt and filmed at the beautiful St Marks Unitarians in Edinburgh Church.
The special day of films will continue with a selection of shorts curated by Leeds Queer Film Festival and a collection of the brillaint My Genderation films followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Fox Fisher & Owl.
If you're in the area come see us and share some of Jo's home made bread.
Love, Queen Jesus Co x
Absolutely right. I have witnessed so many poor decisions by the Scottish Arts Council and then Creative Scotland. But I think this is the worst. We must rethink how we support the arts in this country. https://t.co/LmUHxQqOu7
Further demonstrations against Jesus Queen of Heaven have failed. This is an item on national TV news about the show's success...
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An interesting perspective on the WPS (World Pronoun Shortage): "Indigenous languages recognize gender states not even named in English" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/…/indigenou…/article29130778/ Jo Clifford Jak Soroka Susan Worsfold
"So what I will take from this event is the knowledge that the digital world gives us a power and a platform that we have never had before. That trans art is activism and that raising our voices in song can be just as powerful as raising our fists in protest. I have had enough of watching things that relish in our struggle to be recognised and respected as human beings. The time to mourn trans identity has gone, the time and the opportunity to celebrate it is only just beginning."
Yesterday our Associate Artist Jak Soroka led a discussion investigating identity and community with some amazing London based artists, activists and academics. Love and thanks to them and everyone who came to our beautiful second night at Draper Hall. We also visited the amazing The Museum of Transology which aims to write trans voices and things back into museums and free public exhibitions. Go and see it if you’re anywhere near London. Today the amazing Jo Clifford is spea...king at the Transgender, Gender and Psychoanalysis SITE conference at the Freud Museum London. Meanwhile our sisters in Brazil Renata Carvalho and Natalia Mallo will launch the Trans Representation in the Arts manifesto at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake, a significant and prominent cultural venue in the heart of Sao Paolo where they’ll be demanding equal representation for trans men and women in the media and arts. Earlier this week they performed at a prison for an audience of 300 imprisoned women. Queen Jesus proves: ART CAN BRING ABOUT CHANGE. “All of us in this together, all of us here to love and to be loved.” xxx
CONGRATULATIONS to our queen Jo Clifford who on #internationalwomensday has become the first trans woman to be inducted into the Saltire Society's "Outstanding Women of Scotland" hall of fame: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39139544 The Saltire Society BBC Scotland Glasgow Women's Library. Jo will be performing her award winning play The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven in London for three nights from tomorrow. https://www.facebook.com/events/148049759032499/. Join us for a revolutionary queer ritual in which bread is shared, wine is drunk and familiar stories are reimagined by a transgender Jesus.
Queen Jesus Discussion
A discussion on trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities.
This discussion, inspired by the themes of Jo Clifford’s play 'The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven', will look at transgender identity, and gender expression in relation to community....
How do communities affect our sense of identity?
When do they strengthen our sense of self or self-expression?
In a landscape of so-called “political correctness”, “censorship” and no-platforming, the mainstream is constantly concerned with protecting the privileged and their ‘freedom of speech’. The need for trans-led communities is ever more urgent. Communities and gatherings of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming folk are more visible than ever – how is that effecting our sense of community and in turn our individual sense of identity?
How are trans communities surviving and thriving?
How does a sense of community effect trans and non-binary experiences?
What is the way that trans and non-binary people experience community? Is this different to other folks?
Associate Artist Jak Soroka, a gender-queer performance artist based in Glasgow, leads the discussion.
This is a public discussion, followed by a performance of 'The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven'.
Everyone is welcome to attend the discussion, but spaces will be prioritised for those who identify as transgender, non-binary or gender non-conforming.
Book your space: http://bit.ly/2mtL8xu
Link to more info about the performance and venue: http://bit.ly/2lyXv7s
The team on a panel discussion by National Theatre Scotland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIn1seopeSQ