Homotopia x Trans Creative
Following its British Film Institute debut we bring you Trans Creative at the movies. Taking a look at mainstream cinema from a trans perspective, the panel is –
Tom of Tottenham
and Homotopia Festival artist-in-residence Fox Fisher
Together, they will be transing up cinema history by revisiting films from their past. Reclaiming some space in the cis-led cinematic history, you’ll never see these movie classics the same again.
Trans Creative is a pioneering transgender-led arts company which aims to increase the authentic visibility and positive representation of transgender people and stories through excellent art, advocacy and education.
Kate O’Donnell is a transgender performer, activist and theatre maker. In 2016 she founded Trans Creative arts company with the tagline “telling our own stories”. In 2017 she initiated Manchester’s first trans arts festival Trans Vegas giving a platform to 300 trans voices. Her theatre work includes; the award-winning “Big Girl’s Blouse” & acclaimed one woman show ‘You’ve Changed’.
Bridgeman has written for theatre and radio. They have a PhD from UEA in Creative Writing where they were awarded the HSC Scholarship. Bridgeman runs their own press hotpencil with Serge Nicholson. Publications incl: There Is No Word For It, The (Trans) Mangina Monologues, exploring trans male experiences and The Butch Monologues, exploring female masculinity, trans masculinity and gender rebellion.
Lucia Blayke is a performer and activist who has been central to the fight for trans rights in the U.K. over the past few years. She is the founder of London Trans Pride and Harpies, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ strip club.
An award winning artist, author, filmmaker and trans rights campaigner. Fox is a co-founder of Trans Pride, Brighton. Fox co-created the My Genderation project, making 100+ short films. Fox is Artist-in-Residence at this year’s Homotopia Festival.
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