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LGBT History Month Cabaret

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Old Town Hall, Stratford

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Free cabaret to mark the end of LGBT History Month

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Come and join us as we end our LGBT History Month celebrations with a variety of acts, hosted by Don One, with soundtrack by Carys Mattana. Entry and refreshments are FREE.

Don One is one of the slickest drag kings on the scene right now and is on a mission to spread a special kind of brummie love all over the land! Don hosts and sings the kind of BIG songs that you can’t help but sing along to! All done with a silky-smooth voice, cheeky brummie twang and some funny one-liners thrown in. When Don One’s on stage, you’re guaranteed a show-stopping performance that you definitely won’t forget!

Carys Mattana is a multi-instrumentalist whose passion for global dance music is reflected in her eclectic sets. She is a strong believer in the power of music to unite, and her sets are infused with infectious beats from all around the world. Expect Afro, Latin and Caribbean sounds mixed with party favourites!

Caroline Smiling blends music, spoken word, illustration and movement to creatively communicate ideas around mental health and POC queer identity. They use satire to fold an audience into their arms whilst addressing issues that cause pain and devastation for our minority communities. Expect laughter, tears and repurposed musical theatre with the odd bits of puppetry and giggling on stage. Having performed on cabaret stages all across the UK, Caroline is also an artist-in-residence at the Vauxhall-based queer cabaret night Bar Wotever. They curate London’s only regular 3-round Slam, Genesis Poetry Slam, with their first poetry collection published with Burning Eye Books in October 2019.

Tito Bone is your average blind, non-binary, bisexual drag king who just wants you to smell the world through their nose, ya know? They are a true triple threat: they can sing, flail and audio describe, all while wearing large amounts of eco glitter. Like a good millennial, Tito has their social media ready for you to peruse at your leisure. Feel free to find them on instagram via @kingtitobone. Tito is the intellectual property of Amelia Cavallo, a theatre practitioner, performance maker disability and queer advocate and access consultant. They are also one half of Quiplash - a company designed to take space for disabled people across the LGBTQQIA+ spectrum. For more info go to Quiplash.co.uk.

Chiyo , the Prinx of Provocation is the unorthodox embodiment of Royalty navigating the UK cabaret scene. Their work manages to be sensual, endearing, powerful, and yet professionally executed. Regularly performing alongside platforms like The Cocoa Butter Club, Chiyo also produces their own smut night called “WOOF: Redefining Sexy”. Their work constantly dismantles gate-keeping and unnecessary yet ever-so-present barriers QTPOC face when navigating the “queer” community. Though preferring the term “Prinx”, Chiyo has been shortlisted for multiple “Best Drag King” awards, awards for originality, and their work has been showcased in exhibitions across Europe. Currently being commissioned to create their own exhibition, Chiyo has also just been awarded "PERFORMER OF THE YEAR" by The Sexual Freedom Awards. Remaining palatable, when not delivering raw spoken word or executing intense performances pieces, Chiyo is touring the UK delivering upbeat high energy Queerlesque routines. Committed to his brand of “Redefining Sexy”, Chiyo is a regular guest dancer at London’s first LGBTQIA+ Strip Club, Harpies, and constantly hopping between Queer spaces to Gogo for the late night crowds.

Yas Necati is a writer and performance poet based in London. They explore themes of queer and trans identity, migrant identity, mental health, recovery, community and resistance in their writing. They are part of London Queer Writers, and recently set up writing groups for people of colour. When they are not immersed in poetry, they campaign on gender-based and queer based-rights, run workshops on self care, and occasionally perform as their drag act alter-ego, Turkish pop star Tarkan.

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