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ABOUT OUTBURST OUTBURST Queer Arts Festival is a Registered Charity and not-for-profit initiative, dedicated to exploring and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories and experiences through the Arts in Northern Ireland. Our programme aims to support, encourage and inspire local LGBT creativity, in addition to bringing the best in international queer Arts to the city of Belfast.
INTRODUCTION TO OUTBURST 2012
Revolutionary times call for revolutionary ideas. The world is changing and Art has a huge part to play in inspiring and shaping a positive future for everyone in Northern Ireland, not least the thousands of people here who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. When it came to programming OUTBURST 2012, we had no doubt that we wanted to put together a festival that reflects a world, and indeed a city, that has seen huge postive change and is on the cusp of embracing even greater equality and inclusion for all.
From drama and music that speaks of our amazing, resilient and talented queer youth, to avant garde performance that catapults us to an elevated view of “what could be”, the 6th Annual OUTBURST Queer Arts Festival is all about getting us excited, getting us talking, getting us working together creatively to make more of the good stuff happen, no matter who we are.
Be inspired by incendiary performance from the legendary Penny Arcade! Experience personal revolution with the wonderful Eilish O’ Carroll! Decide on how to save the planet with Avant Guardian David Hoyle and friends! Discover forgotten queer heroes whose time has come to shine and remember how much you shine yourself. We warmly welcome you and yours to OUTBURST 2012. Let the revolution begin.
Love, OUTBURST x
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Ruth McCarthy
FILM PROGRAMME Cian Smyth & Michele Devlin
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING Eoin Dara & Kim McAleese
PRESS Angela Carolan
FESTIVAL MANAGER Helen Clarke
Board of Directors
Paula Keenan, Patrick Sanders, Cian Smyth and Dominique Bouchard.
OUTBURST Arts Festival is a company limited by guarantee
No. NI603571 and a Registered Charity, No. XT28314