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Free Performance Drop-in Workshop

Mother’s Ruin: Free Performance Drop-in Workshop for Teesside & North East LGBTQ+ artists Wednesday 17th May 6.30-9.30pm at ARC Stockton Queer Regional Performance platform Mother’s Ruin are offering a drop-in workshop for new, emerging and established local Queer artists of any persuasion who want to develop new work. This event comes ahead of wider performance opportunities later in the year. […]

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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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Mother’s Ruin: Free Performance Drop-in Workshop for North West LGBTQ+ artists

Monday 13th March 11.30-3.30 at Manchester Royal Exchange Studio Queer Regional Performance platform Mother’s Ruin are offering an opportunity for new, emerging and established Queer artists to bring and discuss ideas and help develop new work. This event comes ahead of a Mother’s Bloomers event later in the year. Manchester Royal Exchange is at St Anne’s Square M2 7DH RSVP […]

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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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19 Jan Manchester Drag Symposium

Pleased to announce that we will be speaking at Manchester’s inaugural Drag Symposim and running a workshop to discuss regional artists’ needs – a really good opportunity for the team to engage with local artists and ascertain what their priorities are.

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Mother’s Ruin Queer Regional Performance Programme: North West

Calling LGBTQ performers based in the North West looking to develop new work. Mother’s Ruin invites LGBTQ artists of all background and experience to attend an informal workshop at Manchester Royal Exchange on Monday 13th March between noon-4pm.  It’s an opportunity to stimulate ideas, allay fears, meet like minds, and a possible first step to performing at the Royal Exchange later in the […]

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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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