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Events

Out + Loud Open Mic 

An open mic night for queer performers of all kinds, hosted by poetic comedian Zee.  

 From music to poetry, comedy to cabaret, email [email protected] to reserve a five-minute slot, or sign up on the night! Allies welcome to cheer on.

Out + Loud is a Huddersfield-based queer arts collective that aims to build local queer community and platforms for emerging talent. 

 

Note: this event will follow Polari: Celebrating LGBTQ+ writing talent. 

 

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  

 

Date: Saturday 27 April 

Time: 9pm-10.30pm 

Venue: Small Seeds, Castlegate (New Street junction), HD1 2UD 

Tickets: Free (booking recommended) 

Age Guidance: 16+ 

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/huddersfield-literature-festival/access-guides/small-seeds  

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lisa luxx

Festival Patron lisa luxx delivers a magical performance from her poetry and short story collections, with musical accompaniment from Kareem Samara on the oud. 

lisa luxx is a queer poet, playwright, essayist and political activist of British and Syrian heritage.  Raised in Huddersfield, lisa has strong connections with the local area and is a Patron of Huddersfield Literature Festival. Her debut poetry collection Fetch Your Mother’s Heart was published in 2021, and her debut short story collection Sun Son will be released by Comma Press this year. 

Her work has been published in a variety of anthologies and literary journals, and broadcast on radio and TV. Much in demand for her live performances, she is the winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Performance Poetry. She also wrote the script for three theatre shows: Eating the Copple Apple, what the dog said to the harvest and The Moon is Listening from Dawn til Dusk. Between writing, lisa luxx guest lectures on revolutionary poetics and queer theory, and works as a lyricist with LA-based Maison Arts. She splits her time between Beirut and London. 

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  

Date: Friday 26 April  

Time: 7.30pm-8.30pm 

Venue: Attic, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP 

Ticket: £10 (£8 conc), free for essential carers 

Age guidance: 16+ 

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/huddersfield-literature-festival/access-guides/lawrence-batley-theatre

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