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Furnace Festival Leeds

We’re also looking forward to going to Leeds’ West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of Furnace Festival. Hot Queer Smithy is a cabaret-cum-debate-cum-party. We’ve invited a bunch of artists from the North West, locally Leeds and Sheffield to come and try some new work out and discuss their locality in relation to their work. Mother’s Ruin believes strongly that your location […]

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ARC Stockton Workshops

Just finished a full day of workshops with local artists at ARC Stockton which saw artists coming from as far afield as Leeds and as close as Thornaby. Interesting to learn more about how the local dynamics work in terms of what’s going on where and perhaps more vitally how people get about to access opportunity. While the local towns […]

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MARCH 2017 Part 2

As a term, ‘regionality’ has cropped up as being slightly problematic as it has been revealed by some to be a very London-centric, patronising view of areas which are ‘not London’ thereby raising questions around issues of otherness and how this fits in with ideas and notions of Queerness or what is Queer. It also transpired that one of our […]

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MARCH 2017

We held our first Performance Development Workshop at Manchester Royal Exchange Studio on the 13th March. We had a really diverse uptake which was not only excellent but included performers as well as writers, spoken wordsmiths, an improvisational character comedian and for the first time, a writer /dramaturg. This opens up a whole new opportunity pool for Mother’s Ruin events […]

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FEBRUARY 2017 Part 2

Mother’s Ruin happened at Contact’s annual LGBTQ performance festival Queer Contact and we are honoured Queer Contact’s closing bash with a culmination of whimsical, queerly political and undoubtedly slightly tipsy showcase of our favourite local provocateurs to yet another warm and wonderful audience.

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FEBRUARY 2017 Part 1

Mother’s Ruin roaming programme for 2017 confirmed. This year we have programmed a whole season of events at Stockton Arc, through to 2018. We will also be working with West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds as part of their Furnace Festival. We return to Manchester with a Mother’s Bloomers event at the Royal Exchange and another Ruin at Contact (to be confirmed) […]

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JANUARY 2017 Part 2

It’s been really inspiring not just finding new venues to work with but also people working in venues and not to forget the artists who get what we do and with whom we have established lively dialogues to create a varied and widespread regional programme well into 2018 at Oldham Coliseum and Stockton Arc which will in turn help us […]

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JANUARY 2017 Part 1

Lisa and Tim to contribute to the Manchester Drag Symposium, the first of its kind exploring the history of drag in Manchester through contributions from artists, academics, archivists, performers and many others. The event aims to appeal to a wide range of participants and audience, with something to offer everyone. We’re representing Mother’s Ruin as an artists’ resource, and to […]

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JULY 2016

SOLD OUT! Mother’s Bloomers- returns once again to the Kings Arms in Salford for an hour or so of a fantastic mixed bag of alt-drag and performance ranging from the haunting and hilarious. We had a great line up of new and emerging artists held together by our host, the sublime talent that is Fat Roland. Followed by a party […]

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