Queer Arts & Heritage-Performing Arts Workshops

CELEBRATING OUR PAST, CREATING OUR FUTURE!

Our history-focused art project aiming to explore and promote the rich heritage of the LGBTQIA+ community through free to attend queer focused art workshops, exhibitions, and research!

Fancy joining us for a queer-tastic performing arts workshop?! Each event is completely free to attend and includes all of the resources and knowledge you’ll need! The event is open to LGBTQ+ people aged 16 and upwards. We can welcome a limited number of under-16s if they bring along an adult.

Performing arts is proven to build confidence and improve general well-being. We combine this exciting art form with a focus on cultivating a safe place for you to explore your creativity and queerness. 

 

 

If you are interested in anything stage or screen, this space is for you. Each workshop has a mix of games, chatting through scrips or films, writing and performing. There’s never any pressure to perform so don’t let stage fright put you off! But for those who are seasoned performers, this is a great place to workshop a monologue or for emerging writers to get first impressions on a new script. 

 

Group Location:
New House Art Space & Gallery, Guildford

What Day:
Last Saturday of the month

What Time:
11:30am until 13:30pm

Who can come?:
Any LGBTQ+ person & Allies from 16 years old and upwards.

Nearest car park:
Guildford York Road Carpark (5 mins walk)

Nearest Station:
Guildford Train Station (15 min walk)

Nearest Bus Stop:
Guildford Bus Station (15 min walk)

Please note: Our venue sometimes changes so we'll let you know the exact location for each workshop.
"I had a great time, I was so nervous to do my first session but Sofia made me feel welcome and seen!"
A Blossom Participant
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In previous workshops we’ve focused on writing queer stories, and poetry, exploring Black queer film, and rewriting heteronormative content into something LGBTQ+! For some workshops, we will welcome an LGBTQ+ artist to come along and demonstrate their performance skills, and then support you to have a go! So that you can rest assured that you’ll have the best time, we work with the artists to develop the workshop plans and support them to make sure everyone can get involved in the activities provided.

 

These workshops form part of our LGBTQ+ expression series which encourages you to explore your queer identity and the vibrant community you are part of.

Perhaps acting as a moody queer teen, a story about LGBTQ+ love, or exploring gender through body language and movement! You can use the art and education to explore you in whatever way you’d like.

Please Note: 

We welcome all people with abilities, all art levels, and all levels of creativity! This is about you exploring your skills & identity! 

What To Expect

Here’s just a smaller taster of what we have to come. 

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THIS SERVICE IS MANAGED BY SOFIA KOTLARZ

These workshops will be facilitated by Sofia Kotlarz, a queer performance artist who is passionate about aiding others' creative expression and chatting about all things stage and screen and supported by Blossom LGBT CIC. They love facilitating creative workshops and gained training at the Roundhouse, London. Sofia has also volunteered with Blossom in our social spaces for several years so they know how to create supportive, fun, and engaging environments within the workshops. We think you'll love them!

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