A spectacular celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, and Intersex elders.
The Coming Back Out Ball is the spectacular culmination of monthly Social Dance Clubs for LGBTI+ Elders and allies which have been presented around Scotland since 2019, moving online in 2020. This unique interactive digital event invites all Social Dance Club participants, allies and the rainbow community to come together and celebrate LGBTI+ Elders across Scotland, UK and internationally.
The Coming Back Out Ball promises a fabulous evening of music, dancing, creativity and chat and is hosted online by Karen Dunbar and Jamie Rea. The event features performances from Scottish icon and longtime project supporter Horse plus Dean Atta, sensational performance poet and Stonewall 2020 Book Award Winner, alongside legendary playwright Jo Clifford performing new writing inspired by her involvement in the project and a contribution from Maggie Kinloch.
Ticketholders will receive a special ‘A Ball in a Box’ delivery in advance of the event, filled with surprises to ensure that everyone experiences their own unique party atmosphere at home on the night.
The Coming Back Out Ball has been successfully pioneered in Australia by arts company All The Queens Men to celebrate a generation of LGBTI+ people who have been discriminated against for years and who, according to recent findings, fear having to “return to the closet” as they get older.
This is the first time that this radical community focused project has been created and shared outside of Australia.
For more information email: [email protected] or call 0141 227 0970
National Theatre of Scotland and All The Queens Men co-production, in partnership with Eden Court and Luminate and in association with Glasgow City Council.
The Coming Back Out Ball – Online
Saturday 26 June 2021, 7pm
Running Time: 3 hours
Tickets: £25 On sale 12 noon,16 March 2021 (Pay What You Wish advance booking for Dance Club members)
Access: Creative BSL event interpretation from host Jamie Rea