Queering the City – Participant call out

Posted on 22-06-2022 by Maria Hughes

Exciting opportunity to create 3 new artworks inspired by queer spaces!

We are looking for participants to work with artist Lucy Hayhoe & Birmingham LGBT over two weekends in July to explore ideas around queer space and reimagine queer spaces of the future. Through a series of workshops and guided creation sessions participants will create telephone booth sized miniature queer spaces, designed for one person at a time. The finished artworks will be exhibited at Birmingham LGBT as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival.

No previous experience necessary, just a willingness to get stuck in, work collaboratively and maybe get a bit messy! Guidance, support and all materials and tools will be provided by the artist team.

This opportunity is for Birmingham based women, trans, gender non-confirming & non-binary folk, who are often excluded from commercial gay spaces.

Local travel costs will be reimbursed, and refreshments provided.



Sat 9th July 12pm -4pm Workshop 1: Exploring queer spaces now

Sun 10th July 12pm – 4pm Workshop 2: Designing queer spaces of the future


Sat 16th July 10am – 5pm Build day one

Sun 17th July 10am – 5pm Build day two


Thurs 21st -Sat 23rd July: Exhibition open to the public


Ideally, we are looking for people to commit to the full 4 days of sessions, but we understand that might not be possible, let us know what you can do, and we will do our best to accommodate you!


Where: Birmingham LGBT (Café space)

For more information and to sign up please email: georgiahinton@blgbt.org

This project is created by artist Lucy Hayhoe, Shout Festival & Birmingham LGBT made possible with funding from Birmingham 2022 Festival.

For more info on the artist see: www.lucyhayhoe.com