On Thursday, 9 June a group of us were treated to a programme of Beethoven, Schuman and Brahms with the cello by Zoltan Despond and the piano by Vesselin Stanev.
Ludwig van Beethoven was 26 years old when he composed his second cello sonata. He had moved to Vienna and was self confident and ambitious. On a tour he met the fabulous cellist Jean-Louis Duport and also Frederick William II, whom he tried to impress as a pianist.
Johannes Brahms, on the other hand, was an older gentleman when he wrote his second cello sonata. He was admired and rich and highly experienced as a composer. The concert at Stoller Hall was excellent and we really enjoyed it.
Superbia Cinema returns to Ducie Street Warehouse Mini Cini this June for back-to-back screenings of four fantastic queer short films.
About this event
Superbia Cinema is a celebration of queer filmmaking, and each month they showcase films by talented LGBTQ+ creatives.
Superbia Cinema is a great way for film enthusiasts and those interested in LGBTQ+ arts to come together and immerse themselves in queer culture, and their events offer an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn more about each film’s production process, directors, actors, filmmakers and more.
They want to make sure that LGBTQ+ arts & culture is accessible to all – that’s why all Superbia Cinema events are completely free to attend.
This month’s Ducie Street Mini Cini theme is Otherness. Join us Thursday 23 June as they present; Tease, Diva, Other Half and Anywhere is a Dancefloor.
Stick around after the film screenings for a special filmmaker Q&A! Catch up with Jaii Andrew, choreographer of Anywhere Is A Dancefloor; Divina de Campo, drag icon and performer in surreal queer fantasia Diva; and Lina Kalcheva, the award-winning animation director of Other Half.
Screening 1 – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Screening 2 – 7.30pm – 8.30pm followed by Q&A.
To book see Eventbrite for full details here
Trans Aging: A Legacy of Visibility
Nobody knows better than our transgender elders what it means to refuse to be invisible. They have been, and continue to be strong, compassionate, and vibrant role models for our community. But far too often, they are left out of the narrative of our history, overlooked, or condemned.
In the United States, The Trans Legacy Campaign aims to celebrate the vibrancy and resiliency of older transgender community members and increase the representation of transgender elders amidst the ongoing struggles facing the community.
In collaboration with Trans Equality Consulting, the campaign is thrilled to share this virtual gallery, featuring the photos of six transgender elders, arguably the most vulnerable group within the LGBT+ community. They have lived their lives in a society where being their authentic selves means suffering from harassment, discrimination, and prejudice. This disparate treatment leads to profound disparities that result in poor health, financial insecurity, and lack of community support.
Despite these challenges, transgender elders have persevered through adversity and been an integral part of the movement for equality for LGBT+ people nationwide. This resilience is portrayed in the Trans Legacy Campaign, which gives an inside look at the experiences and challenges they faced in their quest to live as their authentic selves.
The Trans Legacy Gallery
Meet the Crew! This project would not have been possible without the incredible support of Trans Equity Consulting and the talented Art Direction and Makeup crews, who were made up entirely of trans, non binary, and genderfluid folks.