Duckie QTIPOC Collective
Every Monday, 7pm - 9.30pm
St Paul's Church Hall, corner Stoke Newington Road & Amhurst Road, London N16 7UE
“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.”
Duckie QTIPOC Collective is a creative participatory performance project and a youth theatre. It will run every Monday night for 25 weeks in Stoke Newington from 7pm until 9.30.
QTIPOC stands for Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour. Specifically, the collective is for working class LGBTQI* young people, aged between 18 and 26, from BAME backgrounds.
We want to inspire creativity, resilience and confidence in young queer, trans and intersex people of colour.
The collective directly addresses the lack of people of colour in the arts through co-educational learning and the sharing of skills and knowledge necessary to survive as an artist in London. No prior experience is necessary.
A collective and participatory approach puts the young people at the centre of decision making with Senior Youth Worker Aaks and Artistic Directors Azara Meghie & Lasana Shabazz providing guidance and mentorship.
The collective will look like what the members want it to look like.
We imagine that the focus will be on getting paid/professional artistic experience; personal development; strategies of survival and community building.
Interested in developing your artistic skills? Mentorship from incredible artists and guest speakers? Putting together your own original production? Using art as an instrument for social and political change? Getting paid for your work?
The project is funded by The Big Lottery, Arts Council England, West Hackney Parochial Charity, Mind in the City, Hackney & Waltham Forest, St Paul’s Church West Hackney and Duckie.
“It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community
I hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you.” - Janet Mock