Queer culture can feel cliquey sometimes. #DuckieFamily wants to buck the trend by inviting everybody to the party.
The next event is on Saturday 3 June at Rich Mix in London.
#DuckieFamily is a transinclusive, LGBTQIA+ club, performance, dance, spoken word and film event curated by Kayza Rose* in partnership with Campbell X.
Roxene Anderson's photos featured above are of performers and guests at the first #DuckieFamily in Summer 2016. The event featured Buckness Personified, Kia Labeija, Ether L 9, IcyKal, Sherika Sherard, Travis Alabanza, Alex Bork, Kali Chandrasegaram, Jay Jay Revlon, Sydney Ultra Omni, Munroe Bergdorf, Lady Phyll, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Chardine Taylor-Stone, DJ Smoochie and a bunch of interanational short films by queer people of colour.
#DuckieFamily 2017 will be hosted by Mzz Kimberley with hype-man Mr Black Branson, sideshows from Harold Offeh and resident DJ Pandemic.
2017's event is currently being curated and will feature a spectacular bill of contemporary performance and films.
Reserve Saturday 3 June in your diaries to see QTIPOC artists on stage, screen and dancefloor.
Join us to chant down Babylon and dance!
35 - 47, Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
CHANGE MAKERS - KAYZA ROSE
* Dynamic cultural producer Kayza Rose is currently working with Duckie on the Arts Council England programme Change Makers.
Change Makers is a scheme to increase the diversity of senior leadership in art outfits by helping to develop a cohort of Black leaders through a training and development programme.
Kayza is also Head of Media for UK Black Pride and an activist who runs the organisation BlackOutLDN, which organises protests and solidarity events around race and empowerment. #blacklivesmatter
For information on her work you can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this video of #DuckieFamily by Lady Panache