- September 17, 2018
1 Andrew O’Neill is in town – award-winning comedian, musician and author of the book A History Of Heavy Metal. O’Neill not only thinks outside the box as a cross-dressing steampunk-player on civvie street, he has explored such topics as natural magic, misanthropy and more in his acclaimed comedy. Plus, tonight he has support.
Komedia, Tuesday 18 September, 7pm, £12
2 The Empathy Museum’s acclaimed immersive exhibit A Mile in My Shoes will open (in a giant shoe box) inviting visitors to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to their story and going on a physical and empathetic journey. A collection of stories and shoes from all over the world.
Attenborough Centre For The Creative Arts, Tues 18 – Sun 23 Sept, 11am – 5pm, £free
3 New Queers on the Block is short, punchy performances with themes such as a queer black woman channelling the power of Grace Jones, memories of a queer childhood, reclaiming your faith with the help of pop music and black melancholia through the legacy of Tupac.
Marlborough Pub, Thursday 20 September, 7.30pm, £9.50/7.50
4 Fort Process takes festival-goers wandering through underground tunnels, caverns and old armaments rooms, coming across new immersive artworks. Musicians perform on old gun emplacements and the fort grounds are host to talks and workshops. It’s a fort of discovery.
Newhaven Fort, Saturday 22 September, 12–11pm, £17.50/16