PRIDE in Belonging

PRIDE in Belonging

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Join us for an evening celebrating culture, art, and entertainment as part of the University of Aberdeen's Pride Month celebrations.

Together we will explore the theme of PRIDE in Belonging from the perspective of four phenomenal local LGBT+ creatives, in one exceptional showcase event.

This event will be streamed online, and all are welcome to attend. University of Aberdeen Senior Lecturer in English Dr Timothy Baker will chair this event. Find out more about the creatives involved; 

Shane StrachanShane Strachan is a writer and performer based in Aberdeen. His fiction has been published widely, including Nevertheless (amaBooks), and his theatre work has been staged with the National Theatre of Scotland (’The Shelter’; ‘Granite’) and Paines Plough. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen and he was awarded a Scottish Book Trust Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship for his creative work responding to the legacy of North-East fashion designer Bill Gibb which led to ’The Bill Gibb Line’, a spoken word film, exhibition (Look Again Festival; Aberdeen Art Gallery) and podcast. Find out more HERE

Hanna LouiseHanna Louise is a writer and community arts organiser based in Aberdeen. She co-founded Hysteria, an arts platform for women, non-binary and gender-marginalised creatives. An anthropology graduate, Hanna is interested in personal narratives that speak to wider social justice issues and is passionate about creating space for marginalised folks to tell their own stories. This is reflected in her work with Hysteria as well as her own writing practice. Hanna recently won the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s 2021 writing competition (creative nonfiction category). Find Hanna on Twitter

To hear more about Hysteria, check out their websiteTwitter & Instagram.

Lise BosLise Bos is a trans and queer analogue photographer and mixed-media artist with ADHD. They received a micro-commission from the Aberdeen Archive, Gallery and Museums at the start of 2021, and have spent the past five months working on their piece Hame, a reflection on place and belonging in Aberdeen.

Mae DiansanguMae Diansangu is a Black queer spoken word artist, writer and performer from Aberdeen.  She is co-founder of Hysteria and a programme manager at Scottish BAME Writers Network.  Her work has been published by 404 ink Magazine and she has been awarded commissions from the National Library of Scotland and StAnza. 

This is a FREE ONLINE event, open to all. Booking is required. Suitable for those aged 16+. 

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Hanna Louise, Mae Diansangu, Lise Bos, and Shane Strachan.
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