This is a whirlwind of an evening with a cabaret and panel discussion celebrating fat bodies and debunking the perceptions of fat people in society. Our performers and panelists will be showcasing how sexy, creative and talented fat people are and how their art is informed by their life experiences of being fat in the world. The unique combination of panel and performances will bring art to life in a moving and light-hearted way and create the space for important conversations and for audience participation in the Q&A at the end.
Performers and Panelists
Rubyyy Jones is a glittering force of nature! Burlesque Hall of Fame Winner! And a ‘big, fat, fabulous, queer Canadian’! Trained in dance, voice and theatre, Rubyyy Jones has been moonlighting in burlesque and cabaret in the UK for the last seven years. A provocative MC, a innovative and award winning neo burlesque artist, a pioneer of the Queerlesque genre and marvellous mentor to many, Rubyyy is creator, curator and creature of the night! From Las Vegas to Paris, from Amsterdam to Toronto, Berlin and beyond, Rubyyy has brought her signature ferocious style and focused disruptions to stages and spaces all over the world.
Mathilda Gregory is a writer and a performer who makes autobiographical work about bodies and popular culture. She has made two live shows Werewolf Erotica She Wrote and How to be Fat and is the host of Fat Cabaret. She writes for The Guardian, Buzzfeed and the BBC and is the most famous author of werewolf erotica in the world.
Veronica Montenegro: Colombia's second biggest export. She's an (ex) telenovela superstar, comedian, drag queen, and part-time hand model. With a big personality, and even bigger wit, she is always ready with a story to tell, and a life lesson to sell.
Kim Loliya (Curator)
Kim Loliya is a body activist, sex educator and editor of sex+, a sex positive magazine that shares real stories and rewrites narratives about sex. As a body-based coach at The Pleasure Institute, Kim specialises in women's sexual empowerment and healing, believing that sexual pleasure is our birthright and that overcoming sexual shame is the key to joyful, powerful lives and relationships. Kim runs workshops and curates events on a variety of topics that support self-love and the overcoming of shame.
A limited number of tickets are available on the door at £15.