TONIGHT: music and poetry from local LGBT performers at The Basement!

Kit Heyam2017, Events0 Comments

York LGBT History Month presents: Do Us Proud 
Thursday 23 February | 20:00-23:00 | The Basement, City Screen, 13-17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL

2-23 Do Us Proud

Celebrate LGBT History Month with an evening of music and spoken word from a fantastic lineup of local performers.
• JJ Langley: York-based queer singer/songwriter performing a medley of covers and heartfelt originals.
• Waifs and Strays: York-based musical trio with guests give a home to songs they like to perform.
• Jaime Bolzern: Self-penned songs and spoken word, as featured at 2015’s “Do Us Proud”, York International Women’s Week and York Literature Festival.
• Izzy Isgate: Queer polyvalent acoustic project. A genre-crossing exploration of song-writing through a myriad of stringed instruments – Appalachian dulcimer, Bulgarian tamboura, ukulele, hammered dulcimer, lute, guitar, and vocals – and anything else with strings attached. Live EP “Making Ground As We Go” out now.
• Jess Gardham: York-based multi-award-winning singer/songwriter/musician. Pop, soul, acoustic fusion. EP “Rise Not Fall” out now.

Accessibility: baby-changing; wheelchair access.

Tickets: £6 from

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Kit Heyam

Kit is the lead coordinator of York LGBT History Month. He is a postgraduate teaching assistant and PhD candidate at the University of Leeds, working on a thesis entitled ‘Literary and historical representations of Edward II and his favourites, c.1305-1700’. Over the period 2014-16 he developed and coordinated York LGBT History Month’s school outreach programme, as well as delivering talks on his academic research. Kit is also a Library Services Assistant at Leeds Beckett University, where he campaigns as part of the Rainbow Rose Forum and has delivered trans awareness training to a number of university departments.

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