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The Queer Gaze

The Queer Gaze

By Homotopia
Launching July 1st.  A brand-new podcast produced and hosted by the fabulous Ashleigh Owen and supported by us here at Homotopia. Each week Ash will be chatting to some of our most loved queer artists & creatives from around the country about their work, lives, influences and queer representation in the arts. Artwork by Lo Tierney
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The Queer Gaze: SCOTTEE - 'When are you going to be in EastEnders?'
For the final episode of the series Ashleigh chats to self-taught artist and writer Scottee. Scottee talks about hanging out with the mums growing up, getting into the arts through the back door and creating closure on the grief work he is so well known for. We also hear from our listeners as they share their art & artist recommendations. The Queer Gaze is a LGBTQIA+ arts podcast produced and hosted by Ashleigh Owen (@ashleigh___owen / ashleighowen.co.uk) and supported by Homotopia (@homotopiafest / homotopia.net).
51:53
August 4, 2021
The Queer Gaze: TONI-DEE PAUL - 'She's right, live art is weird!'
This week Ashleigh is joined by performance artist, writer and access assistant Toni-Dee Paul. Toni talks about political resistance through theatre, communicating access requirements and creating inclusive and activist work for children. In our spotlight on section, we hear from Felix Mufti-Wright of Transcend Theatre, who was part of last year's Homotopia QueerCore programme and finally we have some art recommendations from our community. The Queer Gaze is a LGBTQIA+ arts podcast produced and hosted by Ashleigh Owen (@ashleigh___owen / ashleighowen.co.uk) and supported by Homotopia (@homotopiafest / homotopia.net).
42:53
July 28, 2021
The Queer Gaze: AMY PENNINGTON - 'We need to phone the butchers!'
This week Ashleigh is joined by artist Amy Pennington, who uses humour to connect human experiences and socio-political issues. Amy talks about being a gabby child, collaboration over competition and the future of their work. In our spotlight on section, we hear from Rebecca Clarke of Mooncup Theatre, who were part of last year's Homotopia QueerCore programme and finally we have some art recommendations from our community. The Queer Gaze is a LGBTQIA+ arts podcast produced and hosted by Ashleigh Owen (@ashleigh___owen / ashleighowen.co.uk) and supported by Homotopia (@homotopiafest / homotopia.net).
44:59
July 21, 2021
The Queer Gaze: TRAVIS ALABANZA - 'I've got a passport!'
This week Ashleigh is joined by award winning theatre-maker, writer and performer Travis Alabanza. Travis talks about starting their career performing at London night-clubs, creating their smash-hit show Burgerz and the need for more black, trans and gender non-conforming voices on our stages. In our spotlight on section, we hear from Flood Theatre, who are part of this year's Homotopia QueerCore programme and finally we have some art recommendations from our community. The Queer Gaze is a LGBTQIA+ arts podcast produced and hosted by Ashleigh Owen (@ashleigh___owen / ashleighowen.co.uk) and supported by Homotopia (@homotopiafest / homotopia.net).
46:31
July 14, 2021
The Queer Gaze: KATIE GREENALL - 'Who knew I loved the classics?'
This week Ashleigh is joined by theatre-maker, facilitator and spoken word artist Katie Greenall. The pair chat about the complexities of self-acceptance and navigating the world in a fat body. Katie talks about the process of making her debut solo show FATTY FAT FAT, how she discovered her queeness and her ongoing journey of understanding her gender. In our spotlight on section, we also hear from Dan Chan, a member of Homotopia's QueerCore programme, with some art recommendations from our community at the end. The Queer Gaze is a LGBTQIA+ arts podcast produced and hosted by Ashleigh Owen (@ashleigh___owen / ashleighowen.co.uk) and supported by Homotopia (@homotopiafest / homotopia.net).
41:52
July 7, 2021
The Queer Gaze: ROB MADGE - 'I don’t know why he’s a cockney.'
For our first episode, Ashleigh chats to Westend performer and internet sensation Rob Madge about how lockdown inspired them to share hilarious childhood videos of them recreating Disney parades in their living room. Rob talks about how revisiting the videos sparked the idea of creating a solo show with a message for parents to encourage their children’s creativity and flamboyance. In our spotlight on section we also hear from Mo Kassabian Svendsen, a member of Homotopia's QueerCore programme, with some artist recommendations from our community at the end.  The Queer Gaze is a LGBTQIA+ arts podcast produced and hosted by Ashleigh Owen (@ashleigh___owen / ashleighowen.co.uk) and supported by Homotopia (@homotopiafest / homotopia.net).
41:33
June 30, 2021