Slate is Curious: The Long Table - Sat 6 Jul

Northern Stage, Newcastle
Sat 6 Jul
FREE booking required

After last year’s sold out event, Slate returns to Curious Festival with an artist-led debate that invites inspirational Black* LGBTQ+ artists based in the North to share their artistic practice, discuss the barriers that exist around creating new work and offer possible solutions. The Long Table is an open panel format where artists and audience members can 'take a seat at the table' and join the debate.

The provocation: How visible are you? Which spaces are you missing from?

Featured artists include Cheryl Martin and Nicola Singh.

Following the debate, stick around for some delicious food and a chance to network with artists, producers and venue programmers before Curious Festival continues with Rent Party; an immersive show inspired by the 1920s Harlem Renaissance Rent Parties. Being Broke Never Looked So Fierce.

FREE but booking is required, to book your place click here. 

Cheryl Martin, @cherylalaska
A two-time Manchester Evening News Theatre Award winner – as writer and as director -- Cheryl was Guest Curator for Liverpool’s Homotopia 2018, the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ festival.  A Co-Artistic Director of Manchester’s Black Gold Arts Festival, catch Cheryl’s acclaimed Homotopia-commissioned show Rent Party at Curious on Saturday 6 July.     

Her new solo show One Woman, R&D-supported by Made at HOME, has just won an Unlimited Wellcome Collection Partnership Award main commission. Her 2018 new play on HIV for Contact, I Am Because We Are, is headed for a national and international 2020 tour.

Cheryl’s first solo stage show Alaska featured twice at Contact’s Flying Solo Festival before a national tour including 2016’s A Nation’s Theatre and still touring – headed for the 2019 Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe.

Cheryl was also a former Associate Director, New Writing/New Work at Contact and Director-in-Residence at Edinburgh’s Traverse. 

Nicola Singh is an artist based in Newcastle. Her practice is rooted in performance and she extends ideas of performance - the live, situated, chemistry-between-bodies – to her practice of exhibition and object making, including installation, print, text, textiles and photography. Collective and collaborative making is central to this process.  

She works from personal experience and urges – feeling through her own responses to contexts of feelings and chance, encounters and dialogue and to location and place.

Nicola has performed and exhibited at venues nationally and internationally. Forthcoming projects include Hospitalfields Summer Residency, Arbroath (2019) and a solo show at Stoa42 Gallery, Athens (2019). She holds a practice-based PhD in Fine Art, titled “On the ‘thesis by performance’: a feminist research method for the practice-based PhD.

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

Main photo credit: Thomas Husbands

Nicola Singh photo credit: stickyweeds (2019)
D6 Culture in Transit, Newcastle. S
till from performance to camera. Filmed by Sarah Boutell. 

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