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    Chosen Families with Glamrou: Friday

    free
    Fri 6 Aug, 4.30pm UTC
    Riverside Terrace, Level 2
    Performance & dance
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    Drag Syndrome on free outdoor stage
    Takis Zontiros

    Join us for a club night takeover with your chosen family and celebrate the euphoric magic that ensues when different marginalised communities come together and champion each other.

    It is the launch evening of a weekend of events curated by Amrou Al-Kadhi, aka Glamrou.

    We kick off the weekend with a night designed by Pride of Arabia, including contemporary dance performances from Fadi, and DJs playing classical Arabic and contemporary tunes.

    Pride of Arabia is a feminist, queer, anti-capitalist social support network and platform offering space for engaging in politics of care, resource sharing and knowledge production.

    They centre LGBTQI+, SWANA, migrants and POC who are navigating their identities and finding community through mutual interdependence and owning their narratives.

    This event is part of Summer Reunion, a season of collaborations with guest curators. It’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve learnt, what happens now – and a reunion of artists and audiences, families and friends.

    Amrou Al-Kadhi, aka Glamrou, is a writer, performer and filmmaker. Their screenwriting credits include Little America, The Watch (BBC America) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4), and they have several TV shows and feature films in development. Their book, Life as a Unicorn, published by Harper Collins, was awarded the Polari First Book Prize and a Somerset Maugham award, and is being adapted for television by NBC Universal International Studios. Amrou's drag show, Glamrou: From Quran to Queen, is set to tour again as theatres reopen. Their short films have premiered on BBC Four, Nowness, PBS, the BFI, Peccadillo Pictures, among others.

    Dates & times

    Fri 6 Aug, 4.30pm UTC

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    Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

    Blue Badge parking at APCOA Cornwall Road

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    A drop-off point at the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

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