Event Calendar

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My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library

“Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in a war zone and write about it so perfectly. Moving, fascinating and completely hilarious – it’s got it all, as has the man himself!’ Miranda Hart.
All as seen in the show of the number one best seller! How a West End cabaret star accidentally ended up in Iraq. Drying his pink ballet tights on the anti-blast wall, using his Kevlar helmet as a wash bag, ending up on the naughty tank…
Come find out more at this special event!

York Centre for Writing hosts Michael Amherst author of Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire @ DG/017, De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

York Centre for Writing hosts a reading and Q&A with Michael Amherst from his new non-fiction book. Using bisexuality as a frame Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire. Part essay, part memoir, part love letter, Amherst asks us to see desire and sexuality as analogous with art – a mysterious, creative force.

Organised by: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Kimberly Campanello (k.campanello@yorksj.ac.uk)
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Writing Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kate Harrad, bisexual activist and writer and the editor of recently published book Purple Prose, reads extracts from the book and discusses the issues around publishing a book on bisexuality. Topics covered by the book include definitions, dating, how to be a bi ally, and the identities that intersect with bisexuality. This is an informal session with discussion encouraged. Copies of Purple Prose will be available to buy. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.