QTIPOC fam !!! Allies !!! Amigxs !!!
A member of our community needs our help! SO WE’RE HAVING A FIESTA
Come on down to DSFL on the 22nd June for:
★ QTIPOC PERFORMANCES: spoken word, performance art, music ★
★ QTIPOC DJ TALENT★
★ BOOTSALE ★
★ AUCTION: brand new instruments, classes, more TBA ★
let us know if you can donate anything to the auction or bootsale by posting below or messaging Mari Cumbia!
DIY Space for London is a co-op that you MUST be a member of OR a guest of a member to access! You can buy a £2 membership for the year here: https://membermojo.co.uk/
Event entry is: unwaged £4, waged £7, £10 solidarity. £0 for carers!
The money will go towards legal fees, food and travel for my friend Kelechi. She is a queer, Black disabled asylum seeker who is fighting to stay out of Yarl’s Wood.
Her fundraiser: https://www.youcaring.com/
Tobi is a queer femme poet, singer and writer who works to incorporate various aspects of topics revolving around love, politics and Yoruba culture into their work.
Gavino Di Vino is a writer, performer, linguist, culture consumer and stargazer. His work incorporates themes of racial identity and gender performance, as well as the use of femme clothing and popular culture in shaping the queer subject.
Ebony Rose Dark is your all singing/lip syncing all dancing, Story Telling, V.I.P/Visually Impaired cabaret artist. A feisty Birmingham Lass who loves a party, with big red lips and snaking hips – she’s a diva and a half but with a heart of gold. She is currently artist in residence at RVT’s Bar Woteve, and has performed nationally and internationally.
Xana is a live loop musician combining vocals, beatbox, record sound and poetry into their live sets.Xana is also a sound designer in theatre and installation artist working at the intersection of tech and the arts. Xana focuses on interrogating the next evolution of queerness within futurism, black bodies in tech, narratives of migration, trauma/depression and archives as the basis for redefining the voice of the other.
Travis Alabanza is a performance artist, theatre maker, poet and writer that works and survives in London, via Bristol. Their multidisciplinary practice uses a combination of poetry, theatre, soundscapes, projection and body-focussed performance art to scream about their survival as a Black, trans, gender-non-conforming person in the UK.
DJ Tuma from Maricumbia:
One half of the bi-monthly queer Latinx party, DJ Tuma is an Afro Latino DJ, musician and activist. Bringing a mix of tropical beats, hip hop and hard salsa, he pumps pure reggaeton and majestically camp super hits. Catch him stressing out for most of the night but also doing a cool set.
Dj Dae is a Black, Queer gender bending Pisces hailing from South East London by way of Nigeria and Cameroon bringing that Afrobeat to the forefront.
When in doubt, look for them on the dancefloor 😉
Get in touch if you have stuff to donate for the bootsale, or bring it yourself on the night! We will have tables for you to lay your wares, with all proceeds going to the cause: books, clothing, zines, NEW makeup, jewellry, bags, CAKES, etc.
Volunteers to look after the tables a bit would be appreciated. Stuff left over would go to the nearest charity shop.
(NO BIG THINGS LIKE FURNITURE PLEASE. ONLY BRING THINGS PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO BUY THAT ARE HYGIENIC. CLEARLY LABEL YOUR FOOD.)
** AUCTION **
x1 Takamini G series electric acoustic guitar!! STARTING PRICE: £150
x3 Spanish lessons: w/ a native speaker and experienced (queer/trans/POC) tutor, teaching gendered and gender neutral language. Basic spoken and written language, can choose between Spain or Latin Am Spanish. STARTING PRICE: £40
x1 1:1 private yoga session with qtipoc teacher Josetta Malcolm: they did their teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga (nearly four years of training) and have been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 10. They are experienced in delivering yoga to people with a wide range of health conditions, mobility and access needs. STARTING PRICE: £60
x2 1:1 private yoga sessions with queer, disabled POC teacher Deena Maher: she has been studying yoga under the teachings of YogaMonks sadhana course for 5 years, and has also completed year 1 teacher training under the YogaMonks method and currently completing a further second year of training. She is committed to making yoga more accessible. STARTING PRICE: £10
x2 1:1 pranic healing sessions with Deena Maher^^, who is also an advanced pranic healer and is training as a mindfulness teacher. STARTING PRICE: £10
We are looking for donations so please do get in touch, post in the event or message Mari Cumbia!
** FURTHER DETAILS **
Unwaged £4, waged £7, £10 solidarity. £0 for carers!
Some will be available on the door too.
96-108 Ormside St
DSFL is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a lot of seating available, and a comfy quieter space away from the stage room. Non gendered toilets, no security. Run by volunteers, please get in touch if you want to volunteer!
NO RACISM, TRANSPHOBIA, MISOGYNY, ABLEISM, XENOPHOBIA, CLASSISM AND GENERAL UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR.
Please tell an organiser or bar staff if someone/somthing is bothering you! As members or guests of the space you agree to the Accountability Agreement: