There’s so many things coming up for us at Irregular, I thought I’d put some info on them all in one place…
The biggest deal for us is An Odd Occasion – the performance event that we’ve been working towards is coming up fast. We’ve been thinking about women and men, and the different ways they behave and occupy space. We’ve been talking with eachother (the team), with academics and with the women and men that we’ve met along the way. Some people filled out a survey. Some people sent us some thoughts via Twitter or Facebook, or on this blog. Some people we just chatted to when we met them. Some people sent us things to read and think about. Some people sent us pictures. Some people had fun dressing up. We’re going to take all of this to Theatre in the Mill in the first week of June, and make an event out of it. There will be tasty treats, shoes, mirrors, books, odd characters and blurred boundaries. We hope you will join the conversation. We don’t know what might happen next. An Odd Occasion is on 7th June at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford – you’ll need to get a ticket. Click here.
We’re also really excited about #incognito. A brand new piece commissioned for Bradford Festival by the Bradford Council Culture team, 3 extraordinary divas and their entourage will converge on City Park Bradford #incognito on Saturday 14th June from 12 til 3pm (ish). You might catch a glimpse of one of these fabulous creatures powdering her nose, getting some retail therapy in, or having a lady lunch. This new work is made in collaboration with the wonderful Jordan Massarella Dance Company.
Mysti Valentine has some important outings over the next few weeks too:
31st May sees Mysti hosting Bradford Pride for the third year running, and as Pride are celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Mysti’s outfit is going to be VERY special – and not just the shoes!
On Friday 6th June Mysti Valentine is hosting BEND IT! at Yorkshire Dance – curated by the excellent Gary Clarke, it’s an eclectic evening of dance and performance by some of the leading queer artists in the UK. We’re honoured to be taking Mysti along, and if you’re visiting Yorkshire for the weekend you could come to BEND IT as well as An Odd Occasion.
Later in June it’s the first ever Shipley Street Arts Festival, run by our great friends at Q20 Theatre and featuring some really excellent artists. We’ve put together a special CABARET HEAVEN for the occasion, on Friday 27th June – it will be a great party full of fun and Mysti Valentine is your hostess. Click here for more details and tickets.
Mysti will also be popping up in Bradford on 5th July as the ‘Street Diva’ – yet another chance to see her for free and sing-along-a to your favourite tunes. We’ll say more when we have the full details…
AND FINALLY – we’re in the process of setting up our company structure, fund-raising for some exciting new projects in the Autumn and planning all kinds of future Irregular happenings – so thanks for reading this and keep in touch. xx