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May 2017
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Incite@The Phoenix.WC2

10 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Phoenix Artist Club,
1 Phoenix St
London, WC2H 8BU
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A free, monthly LGBT poetry event that celebrates poetry as diverse as we are. This month our fabulous special guests are Sophie Walker and Bala. Plus, why not come along and have a go at our popular open mic section? Enjoy the ambiance of this iconic theatrical members club, which offers great food, great company and of course, great poetry!

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Feminism LGBTQ+ Politics: Our past. Our present. Our future.

11 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Anne’s College, Oxford University,
56 Woodstock Rd
Oxford, OX2 6HS United Kingdom
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As part of St Anne’s Equality Week (7th – 12th May), I have been invited to give a talk at Oxford University about my experience of feminism from the seventies to the present day and its relevance to our LGBTQ+ community. I will be performing some of my poetry and encouraging an informal and frank discussion with the audience. St Anne's College, Oxford University 56 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HS

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Hatred Hurts All Conference@Tower Hamlets LGBT IDAHOBIT

18 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Brady Centre,
192-196 Hanbury St
E15HU, United Kingdom
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To commemorate International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia Transphobia 2017, ELOP invites LGBT Poet Laureate to speak out against Hate Crime. The Hatred Hurts Us All Conference explores the emotional experiences of those affected by Hate Crime and questions how Hate Crime can be better solved. Trudy will be performing her new poem 'Chechnya Chooses', alongside other key note speakers from Tower Hamlets Domestic Violence and Hate Crime Team, GALOP, ELOP and REAL. Contact ELOP on 020 8509 3898 or email: info@elop.org…

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June 2017

Judging Pride’s Got Talent

4 June @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Charing Cross Theatre,
The Arches, Villiers St.
London, London WC2N 6NL United Kingdom
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I'm honoured to have been invited to be one of the judges for  the final of  Pride's Got Talent, on Sunday 4th June. Our community is awash with talent (of every kind!) Here is your chance to come and see what we have to offer. and support your community (and your favourite) Its going to be an exciting and nerve wracking evenings entertainment. The winner will be performing for London Pride, on the main Stage at Trafalgar Square on Saturday…

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National Trust’s LGBT Poetry Weekend

10 June - 11 June
Smallhythe Place,
Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon
Swindon, Swindon SN2 2NA United Kingdom
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Lesbians. Suffragettes. Dramatists. On the 10th and 11th June,  3:00-4:30pm, I'll be doing a show at Smallhythe Place, Kent to  celebrate LGBT history! Through poetry and prose, I will be exploring the extraordinary and unconventional lives and relationships of a group of women known as the Smallhythe Trio: Edith Craig. Chris St John and Clare Atwood. Drawing on Smallhythe’s unique archival material.  Employing poetry of the period and my own poetry, I will illuminate the similar and contrasting experiences of women's…

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