Andro & Eve celebrate queer culture all year round.

In the UK, February is LGBT+ History Month, where the stories of lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender citizens who have often been overlooked or ignored, can be shared and celebrated. The month itself came from a grassroots initiative and was in part, inspired by the UK’s Black History Month and LGBT History Month in the US, which has been celebrated there since 1994.

Over the last few years, we’ve noticed an increasing amount of cultural and educational organisations making efforts to celebrate LGBT+ lives. This is a long overdue and welcome change for those of us who grew up under Section 28, which created a silence around the discussion of LGBT+ lives in the education system in the UK.

Andro & Eve was created in 2016, initially as a way to bring people together to celebrate queer culture through film nights and subsequently, a drag king cabaret; The Kingdom Come, which has since become one of the biggest such nights in the North of England. We programme excellent film, performance, and music that explores queer stories, reflecting and celebrating the diversity that exists with in our community. Demand for our events continues to grow, and so in 2018 we set up as a social enterprise in order to access funding which would enable us to take greater artistic risks and further improve the accessibility of our offer. Our vision, put simply, is celebrating queer culture through memorable events that inspire.

So far we’ve held several immersive film screenings, one of which won ‘Best Single Event’ at Cinema For All’s Film Society of the Year Awards last year. We’ve also showcased some of the UK’s most exciting drag kings through The Kingdom Come, including Adam All, Chiyo Gomes, Zayn Phallic and Benjamin Butch to name but a few. Our queer party series, A Reyt Queer Do is a space for everyone to come together, dance, and enjoy fresh queer performance talent, and this is the event we will be bringing to Theatre Deli Sheffield this month. Hosted by Louis Cyfer with performances by drag king Christian Adore and brand new queer talent, it’s going to be our biggest event to date. Did we mention this edition is 80’s themed, right on point for LGBT+ History Month?!

LGBTQIA lives have for too long been marginalised or represented by those that forget the important contributions of those not white, cis or male. We’re here to change that, and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Website: www.androandeve.com

 A Reyt Queer Do- Electric Dreams

16th Feb

Tickets & Info here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-reyt-queer-do-electric-dreams-edition-by-andro-eve-tickets-53907378420