Rich Performance + Cheap Drinks

After their stonking debut in Hackney, this weekend DHSS is off to Latitude

Friday 21 July, 6pm, The Outpost, Latitude Festival

13 short sharp shots of new wave show business, post-queer subterfuge, DIY bentertainment + poncing about from young queer Londoners. Directed by Ursula Martinez.

13 young benders, transcenders + pretenders and under 30 take the performance pulse of London

Free Entry - No Tickets - Just Show Up

St Paul’s Church Hall, corner of Stoke Newington Road & Amhurst Road, London N16 7UE

Funded by National Lottery Community Fund + West Hackney Parocial Charity




Duckie Homosexualist Summer School

D.H.S.S is a performance training school for young LGBTQ+ performance artists aged 18 - 30 years olds that runs for 18 days in Summer 2023

Directed by Ursula Martinez and based in Hackney at the weekends only, Duckie have recruited 13 young benders and pretenders to dig the new breed

Short sharp shocks from the New Young Queers

18 days of new wave show business, post-queer subterfuge, DIY entertainment + poncing about

It is particularly suitable for queer people, but bent-adjacent folk, allies and oddballs are welcome

Each artist will create two short performances pieces - one short piece for the stage and one outdoor site specific piece for the street and local shops

There will be 3 performance slots, 2 in Hackney and 1 at Latitude Festival

Participants are given a bursury of £300, tickets and travel to Latitude and lots of support and networking opportunities

By the end of the workshops we hope you might even have a piece that you can make money from on London's club performance scene to help kickstart your career

Duckie were particularly keen to support applicants from working class backgrounds, but everyone is welcome as we don't want to be a restrictitive pain in the arse


The dates were:


Sat 27

Sun 28


Sat 3

Sun 4

Sat 10

Sun 11

Sat 17

Sun 18

Sat 24

Sun 25


Sat 1

Sun 2

Sat 8

Sun 9

The times for these devising dates above are Saturdays 10.30am - 6.30pm and Sundays 12.30pm - 7pm

Fri 14 (Tech in day + performance in evening)

Sat 15 (Performance in evening)

Thurs 20 - Mon 31 (Trip to Latitude Festival with performance)

Devising Venue: St Paul's Church Hall, corner of Stoke Newington Road & Amhurst Road, London N16 7UE

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All

Here are a few videos from the programme in previous years

For others click here.

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