The Beat of Our Hearts – LGBTQIA+ Loneliness and Belonging
About this event
An online, interactive performance exploring LGBTQIA+ loneliness and belonging in the South West.
The pandemic has exacerbated loneliness among LGBTQIA + people in the South West, with queer spaces disrupted and support mechanisms blocked. This online event invites you to a sneak preview of a new play by Exeter-based writer, Natalie McGrath, which dramatizes the experiences and histories of LGBTQIA + loneliness and belonging across the region. Performers will stage extracts from The Beat of Our Hearts, which is inspired by the experiences of local LGBTQIA + people who attended creative workshops throughout the summer and autumn of 2021.
After the performance, discussions will be led by a panel of LGBTQIA + practitioners and researchers. You will get the chance to listen and respond to a conversation about renewing queer communities in the South West after the pandemic, and help envision how a sense of belonging might begin to take root again after months of disruption.
The event will be held on Zoom.
This event is organised by Wellcome Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter, Quay Words as part of the Being Human Festival 2021.
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