Word Flow: Thursday June 19th, 7pm

Fluid invites you to a special evening of spoken word and art. Celebrate World Pride 2014 at Project Gallery, June 19.

Join us for a night of dynamic performances that explore sexual diversity, gender politics, relationships and love. Fluid’s vision is to create an inclusive, progressive, healthy and open dialogue that strengthens the artist and LGBT community by hosting an honest and safe environment where storytelling can foster alliances across the spectrum of sexual identities.

Do you have your own unique story to tell? Prepared a piece of writing? Get involved and be a part of Word Flow!

The podium is open for those who wish to share their lyrical prowess, sexuality story or anti-oppression story in our conducive and buoyant gallery space.

Sign up for open mic begins at 6:45 pm

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Featuring Performances by:

Cynthia Gould- Cynthia Gould is one of those artsy freaks – a performance poet, writer, painter, graphic designer, party instigator (Bridesmaidmania and the Toronto Tinfoil Hat Contest), and is the singer/guitarist for the increasingly notorious Toronto drunkrock band High Heels Lo Fi. She’s been on two spoken word tours, twice performed at Word on the Street, was published in Reader’s Digest, and The Globe & Mail called her “an off-colour feminist rant poet”, to which she disagrees, but giggles.

Same Difference (Brent Peers) of WE FLIP TABLES! – Nationally competitive slam poet who isn’t all that competitive despite being naturally competitive; he wants to change your mind.

Andre Prefontaine, the two time Canadian underground Slam Champion, and two time haiku death match Champion of Canada promises to dazzle and razzle with brutal and human insights into the entity called life. He shares the same birthday with Nikola Tesla and is a devout Sage Francis fan.

BingeNinja – neither man nor woman. neither living or dead. The only living link to a past earth inhabited by inane, carbon-based lifeforms.

Lauren Stewart – Feisty artist and photographer with a mouth full of fatal venom and dynamic rhyme

Anthos Apollonios – Dancer, healer and poignant, unabashedly raw, truthful spoken word performer

Natalie Budzinsky- Crafter of words, crafter of crafts, maker of magically made universes with a talent that spans across all art forms delivers soulful, cunning, alliterated word play.

Dorianne Emmerton – Writer, theatre reviewer and radio host. Recent publications include stories in Friend. Follow. Text #storiesFromLivingOnline and Issue #1 of Beer And Butter Tarts, as well as a personal essay in A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Passions include summer, furry animals, and craft beer.

More to be announced

 

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438043509788157/

Opening Reception, Meet the Artists, and Photography Workshop

Check out our events page for more info on upcoming events at the Gallery –

  • Thursday June 5th, 7pm to 11pm: Opening Reception
  • Saturday June 14th, 2pm: Meet the Artists – Amanda Robertson-Hebert, Sarah Thomson, Kristy Boyce and Michael Mills
  • Sunday June 15th, 2pm to 5pm: A free photography workshop for LGBTTIQQ2S & fluid youth (29 and under).  (Must preregister)
  • Wednesday June 18th, 4pm to 7pm: Our Colours, Ourselves: An Exploration of Textile Collage on Canvas for LGBTTIQQ2S & fluid youth (25 and under).  (Must preregister)
  • Thursday June 19th, 7pm: Spoken Word / Poetry night

In the works –

  • Biphoria: Celebrating fluidity in burlesque and bellydance

Share Your Story with FLUID

As we begin the countdown to FLUID we are interested in curating *your* stories online – both your reflections on identity (are you bisexual? pan? fluid? queer?) and why labels either matter to you or frustrate you – as well as your coming out story (or stories?).

We are using AudioBoo as our storytelling platform – you can either download the app and record your story on your phone (then review, tag, and upload) or you can use the web interface. You can remain anonymous, if you like, or choose a nickname. The login process is simple and just look for the record button in the top right hand corner. Recordings are limited to 10 minutes. 

This is important —  please tag your post #FLUID so that we can find it and add it to the appropriate playlist. We are working on a way to integrate this seamlessly, but until then it’s a manual process that will take place at FLUID headquarters.

We can’t wait to share YOUR stories
 

 

Bi Beats for WorldPride

Check out this amazing playlist produced by FLUID’s resident DJ, Stephen Harvey: http://bit.ly/1ghCA4G

Bi lives. Bi experiences. Bi music. Bi Beats. Over the past 15 years, the “Bi Beats” music series has been the soundtrack for many events in the Toronto-area bisexual community. In the year of WorldPride, the best of the Bi Beats discs of the past, as well as new grooves, are available for your listening, dancing and play pleasures.

Kickstarter

8 days to go on our Kickstarter campaign. Let’s keep this going…

The shortlink is ——>  http://kck.st/1fqR9Cg <—— share madly and with wild abandon!!

We have some great incentives: private bellydance lessons, original art, exhibition catalogs, artist designed buttons and stickers, VIP lunch and private tours of the show.

If you believe in increasing bisexual visibility, and supporting the arts, please consider becoming a backer.