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Queer Joy: In Conversation

Join Bold Mellon Collective and Queer Croydon at Stanley Arts Gallery Space for a panel discussion exploring ‘Queer Joy’ and Bold Mellon’s new multimedia documentary project ‘Queer Joy: In Conversation’.


Featuring drag icons and hosts of ‘Their Majesties’: Asifa Lahore – Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen – and Claudia Coelho (aka Shepherd’s Bush), legendary queer cabaret performance artist Charlie Wood and cultural-taboo-eliminating powerhouse Toni Murphy whose work centres the BIPOC experience. The discussion will be monitored by Emilia Nurmukamet and Dear Annie.

Come along, get involved and get immersed in the ‘Queer Joy’ exhibition featuring exciting works by 24 of the freshest emerging queer artists!

Access Info: This event will be BSL interpreted.
Doors: 6pm

Image Descriptions, (from left to right):
Photo of Charlie Wood – Charlie is wearing a spiky pale blue latex hood, you can see her neck and shoulders and is wearing a pale blue stain top. She also wear’s a white pearl necklace. The background is pale blue.

Photo of Asifa Lahore – Britain’s First Out Muslim Drag Queen and LGBT+ activist Asifa Lahore strikes a pose in a bedazzled blue belly dance outfit.

Photo of Toni Murphy – Toni is seen smiling in a chair, one hand resting against her cheek. She is wearing a white tank top and a silver padlock necklace. Blue jeans and a black buckle belt can be seen. Her hair is styled with blonde-black ombre faux locs and her brows are bleached. She has an eyebrow piercing on her left brow. Her left nostril is also pierced and she has a silver septum piercing visible.

Photo of Claudia Coelho – Claudia Coelho as her drag alter ego of Shepherd’s is a vision in blue denim and leopard print, a pleasantly plump goddess.