SHOUT Festival, Birmingham’s biggest celebration of queer arts and culture, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and gets under way tonight with a launch party at the city’s gay superclub, the Nightingale.
The launch extravaganza, featuring cabaret acts and a screening of iconic queer film Hedwig And The Angry Inch, is one of several events for which free tickets have been made available to audience members on a low income.
Other free-to-low-income events include a poetry workshop at Birmingham Hippodrome, a dive into the history of the culture at The Loft Lounge and a screening of Deep In Vogue, a documentary detailing the commercialisation of the LBGTQ+ scene, hosted at the Nightingale.
The headline event at this year’s festival is an exclusive one-man show by legendary movie director John Walters. The man behind classic films such as Hairspray and Pink Flamingos will be on stage at Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday 13 November.
Adam Carver, producer and programmer for SHOUT Festival, said: “We want to open our events up to everyone, and we don’t want costs to hold people back. That’s why we’ve installed the low-income policy.
“This year’s line-up is exciting, educational and energetic, and we want as many people as possible to join in the celebrations. We hope to see a lot of new faces this November!”
SHOUT Festival runs from Tuesday 5 to Sunday 17 November. To enquire about the low-income tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To see a full schedule of events, including which shows are free to attend for low-income people, visit shoutfestival.co.uk
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