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Nov
15
Fri
Outburst- Lucy McCormick: Post Popular
Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular
Friday 15th Nov60mins
18+

Doors 8.30pm, Show 9pm sharp

Following her genre-defying smash-hit, Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick is back to crawl through the annals of history in this enthusiastically humiliating exploration of power and purpose.
With help from her Girl Squad Samir & Lennie, Lucy returns to Belfast after a sold-out run at Edinburgh Fringe with her trademark concoction of dance, song, absurdist art and minor breakdowns.

Utterly indelicate and completely unpredictable…. If only more history lessons were like this.
Kate Wyver, The Guardian

★★★★★ Scotsman
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Independent

Created by Lucy McCormick
Directed by Ursula Martinez
Performed by Lucy McCormick, Samir Kennedy & Lennie
Lighting by Sorcha Mae Stott-Strzala
Produced by Karl Taylor & Alex Legge

Commissioned by The Marlborough Theatre, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts and Soho Theatre with funding from Arts Council England and support from Outburst Queer Arts Festival.

Nov
16
Sat
Outburst, Dublin Fringe and GCN THE NORTH IS NOW
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm

Outburst, Dublin Fringe and GCN
THE NORTH IS NOW

FREE ADMISSION
ALL AGES
60 mins

In spring of this year, Dublin Fringe approached Outburst with the idea of doing a zine with GCN at September’s Fringe, responding to the desire of queer and reproductive right activists in the South of Ireland to support those in the North. We had no idea that in a matter of weeks Westminster would vote in the absence of an NI Assembly to introduce legalise same sex marriage and abortion in the North. After the initial cautious relief, our reaction was this: there is more work to be done.

The zine produced, THE NORTH IS NEXT, features artists and writers from both sides of the border who share their words and ideas around equality, activism, rage and belonging. Deciding it would be paper copies only and passed hand to hand, activist to activist, we present the Northern launch of the zine at this special events that asks if THE NORTH IS NOW, then what’s next for queer and feminist activism here?
What can we share and learn and how can art, writing and performance support that?
Come pick up your limited edition copy of the zine and join some of the contributors, ACT UP veteran Monica Pearl and and local nu-folk singer Dani for an hour of conversation and music on art, activism and change.

Zine contributors: Soak, Dawn Watson, Goretti Horgan, Stacey Gregg, Emma Campbell, Shannon Sickels, Una Mullally.
With thanks to Ruth McGowan, Dublin Fringe and Lisa Connell, GCN

OUTBURST- INVISIBLE WOMEN
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm

INVISIBLE WOMEN
Dir: Alice Smith 2019 UK 25 mins
+ discussion on cross-generation activism

Black Box Green Room
£4 / more if less if

Manchester, 1969: Luchia Fitzgerald, a teenage lesbian runaway from Ireland, struggles to survive on the streets of Manchester. Arrested and sent for a lobotomy to “cure” her, she escapes to the New Union, a pub at the epicentre of Manchester’s gay underground. At her lowest ebb, she hears a female student at the next table giving voice to every frustration she felt. That student was Angela Cooper and this chance encounter sparked a relationship that has endured half a century of euphoric highs and earth-shattering lows, including starting the local Gay Liberation Front, the city’s first women’s refuge, a rock band, and a radical queer printing press.
Angela and Luchia have spent 50 years fighting for lesbian rights and transforming the lives of thousands of women in Manchester and yet no record of them exists in the city’s archives. Their story has risked disappearing from history. Until now.

We are excited to have Angela and Luchia with us to discuss this extraordinary short film and to join a wider discussion about how we document and share activist experience and know-how across generations.

OUTBURST- Vickey Curtis & Áine O’Hara GAA MAAD
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm

Vickey Curtis & Áine O’Hara
GAA MAAD

Black Box Green Room
60mins
14+
£8 / more if less if

Outburst is thrilled to present the winners of this year’s Outburst Queer Fringe Award, in partnership with Dublin Fringe. We loved this big-spirited gem by Vickey and Áine because it’s unlike any spoken work show we’ve seen before, bringing together queer politics, LGBTQ+ identity and a mad passion for sport.

This is club and county. This is Irish PRIDE. We’re here, we’re queer, and we love to cheer. We’re Dublin vs. Mayo. We’re queerer than Gaybo. We’re Irish and loud. We really love the GAA. We’re an all-island game. We’re your guilty pleasure. We’re the snack bar on the side of a pitch. We’re the oranges at half time. We’re the greens, reds and blues. We’re searching for Sam.
We are not your typical sports fans.
Directed by Niamh McCann
Cast: Vickey Curtis & Áine O’Hara
Produced by Marisa Conroy

Supported by Dublin City Council, Oileán AiR and PS² Belfast. Developed at Scene + Heard 2018.
DUETS is a pilot artist support initiative made with the combined expertise of the Irish Theatre Institute, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Dublin Fringe Festival.
The DUETS programme champions professional artists working in pairs to tell one-of-a-kind stories using the unique combination of their skills. The three partners organisations provide support as the duos create a piece of tour-ready new work.
The DUETS artists are supported by dramaturgy from Fishamble, production know-how from ITI and the creative platform of Dublin Fringe Festival.

OUTBURST – REVOLTING
Nov 16 @ 8:30 pm

REVOLTING
Sat 16th Nov
21:00 (doors 20:30)
Black Box
12 mins +DJ
18+
£7/ more if less if

Queertopia joins forces with artist from the 343 collective and Dublin’s fantastic Glitterhole for our closing performance and party. Mon.

It 2039, 20 years after Brexit.
Northern Ireland has been left abandoned.
Promising prosperity and unity, the darks agents of extremism have made the rich richer, the poor poorer and forced the queers into hiding.
But there’s an underground rebel force about to attempt to overturn the dictators.
Queertopia is forming an army from North and South. Their mission: Destroy the cistem.
Can they convince the people to join them?
Will their one true deity help them in their final hour of need?
Dare you sign up to the revolt?
Oh and also….dancing.

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