The Glass Is Half Full – Performance and Protest for 2018 – Get Involved!

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The Glass Is Half Full – Performance and Protest for 2018 – Get Involved!

Bang Bus World AIDS Day Special - Nash - Lets Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs[Photo – BANG BUS – World AIDS Day Special – 2017

“The best AIDS show in town!” Report from the BANG BUS – World AIDS Day Special

The Glass Half Full programmes are provocative, politically charged and take pleasure in overcoming injustice through performance, popular education, movement building and a celebration of diversity.

Empowering social change needs to address both the root cause of the issue and be led by those affected by it. Rising inequality and ongoing oppressions like xenophobia, homophobia, HIV-phobia and racism demands ordinary people like us to penetrate repetitive cycles of political violence.

2018 collaborations so far include

If you are interested in mentoring with dan and ‘The Glass Is Half Full’ please get in touch at alright@theglassishalffull.co.uk.

All press, book writing and broadcasting news  can be seen here – get in touch at alright@theglassishalffull.co.uk for all press and writing requests.

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[Photo – Let Freedom Ring! – Beautiful Trouble Trainings]

2017 Highlights

2017 highlights included co-founding ‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ on the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. The purpose is to bring forth the visibility of our incredible sexual revolutionary community – to harness our history for change today. Against the backdrop of the mass closure of LGBTQI, women’s and sexually dissident cultural spaces and support services, this supports current sex-positive activism, culture and performance in all its glory. Actions this year have involved crawling up the House of Lords to commemorate radical sexual freedom history, agitating queer venues to become more accessible, demanding a permanent museum to celebrate sexual freedom, organised ‘pretty police’ orgies in the bushes, threw horse-shit on gentrifying luxury developers parties, successfully helped win back queer venues such as the legendary ‘The Joiners Arms’, called for a full apology not just a pardon for queers, paid tribute to the stories of those sexual deviants untold and tore up the streets of London in drag on the ‘Bang Bus’  – and so much more to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Contact www.queertoursoflondon.com / queertoursoflondon@gmail.com

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[Photo – ‘George Michael Wants You’ – Queer Tours of London + Camden LGBT Forum – 2017]

Previous highlights

Previous highlights included trainings and programmes which supported LGBTQI communities to challenge gentrification, presenting HIV, HIV / HEP C Blind Date  led by people with HIV+ to tell their own story, the Holocaust-memorial activism influenced ‘Beyond UKIP Cabaret’ cabaret in Nigel Farage’s boozer and the ‘R.I.P. Pride Funeral’ which chased human-rights abusing corporations and UKIP off Pride. A wealth of trainings and talks including at the amazing ‘Visthar – Gender, Diversity and Social Transformation’ and building for Paris COP21’s ‘Climate Games’ were a treat to be part of.

We held a series of trainings with the amazing Beautiful Trouble creative activism training programme here in the UK, a continuation of the ‘Counterculture happy hours in Central London as well as many more performance art protests including ‘Shafted? – the HIV cabaret’ aswell as LGBTQI events galore such as ‘The Queer witch of the East will never die’ – a Chariots Spell’. The Glass Is half Full growing list of resources for anyone wanting to create positive change as well as the press list are growing daily.

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[Photo – Shafted? HIV Cabaret – 2013]

Please do get in touch if you would like shows, talks, press, trainings or strategic mentoring for your community justice programme on any of the following (more detail here)

  1. ‘Rehearsing for the Revolution’ Performance as Protest
  2. Press Training
  3. Strategic Planning
  4. Civil Disobedience
  5. Popular Education
  6. Community Self – Defence
  7. Community Transformation and Empowerment
  8. Organising across cultures for social justice
  9. Creative Facilitation
  10. Organising legal trials for social change
  11. HIV Activism
  12. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) Activism

Contact dan at www.theglassishalffull.co.uk / alright@theglassishalffull.co.uk / Twitter #danglassisfull

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