We’re reyt chuffed to be providing some open mic slots for emerging acts at A Reyt Queer Do 6 on Sunday 12 June. This queer cabaret event, is our belated 5th birthday celebration, and is at Sidney and Matilda in Sheffield city centre.
This event, hosted by scene legend, Sadie Sinner is about platforming emerging queer performance talent. Whether you’re a new act, or you have new work you want to test out in front of a friendly live audience, we’d love to hear from you.
Drag, comedy, clowning, queerlesque, song, anything goes, as long as it will entertain. In return for you performing one 3 – 5 minute act we’ll provide refreshments and up to £50 to reimburse any expenses. You’ll also receive a few photos of you performing shot by a professional photographer. We just need you to be available from 3.30pm on the day of the event.
To apply for one of our open mic slots, please send us
The name of your act
Where you are based
How much experience you have (no experience is fine, but its good to know)
Your act’s tagline ( if you have one)
Your act’s bio – this is more relevant for drag, but it should give us an idea of your stage persona, and what’s important to them.
A 2 – 5 minute video showing us an extract of your act or performance. If there is already a video online of you performing this act somewhere, you can send us the link.
We understand the pandemic means you might not have had any performance opportunities before, so if the video is you sharing your talents at home, thats fine! We’re just looking for people who will entertain our crowd. More information on the access provisions in the venue can be found here.
We’re delighted to share news of two exciting new roles for Andro and Eve!
We are looking to recruit both a Freelance Producer and Freelance Marketing and Communications Assistant who are familiar with South Yorkshire and the North of England.
We have secured funding from Arts Council England and match funding from The Civic, Barnsley, and the University of Sheffield. This is supporting a programme of arts and culture activity happening in Sheffield and South Yorkshire between May – October 2022.
This encompasses online drag king workshops, queer dance and movement workshops, two cabaret events, and a large scale mixed performance event featuring LGBTQ+ artists from across the North of England. The latter is a collaboration with Manchester’s Ghetto Fabulous. Further details about our current programme can be found on our website and in this blog.
Freelance Producer Role
Andro and Eve is looking to work with a Producer on a freelance basis with a strong set of skills and experiences and a commitment to care centered working practices.
We use the term ‘producer’ to mean someone who makes things happen. In other industries, they are often referred to as project managers, or coordinators. This role will assist with the work of programme production, which includes monitoring, evaluation and some marketing. The Freelance Producer will support with all production activities across the programme outlined above, and some related to the general activities of the organisation.
This freelance role is designed to both increase the capacity of Andro and Eve to deliver our programme and to give someone with producing or project management experience the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and further understanding of a community focused arts organisation.
Contract – Freelance
Fee – £210 per day x 15 days
Benefits – Accessibility Training given
Contract Period – Between 18 Jul – 6 November 2022
If you like making live events happen, bringing people together and are committed to working in ways that are equitable and prioritise care, then this opportunity could be for you.
Freelance Marketing and Communications Assistant Role
Andro and Eve is looking to work with a Marketing Assistant on a freelance basis who is familiar with South Yorkshire and the North of England, with an enthusiasm for and skills in marketing.
The freelance Marketing and Communications Assistant will support with all marketing, outreach and communications activities across the programme outlined above, and those related to the general activities of the organisation. This role is designed to give someone with some marketing experience the opportunity to develop specialist skills and knowledge.
Contract – Freelance
Fee – £130 per day x 12 days
Benefits – Accessibility Training given
Contract period – Between 12 July – 31 October 2022
If you love social media, sharing a message with a wider audience, and connecting people and communities, then this opportunity could be for you.
As well as supporting a wide range of artists, our team have lived experiences that enable them to support inclusive practices. We particularly encourage applications from those currently under-represented within the UK arts sector, including those of Black, Asian or other Global Majority ethnicities, those who have faced socio – economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+ and those who are disabled or neurodiverse.
To find out more about the roles and apply, please download the relevant job pack. You are welcome to apply for both opportunities if you wish, but please consider the responsibilities of the role and where your skills are best suited.
Freelance Marketing Assistant Role – Deadline for Applications: 9am Tue 28 June
Freelance Producer Role – Deadline for Applications: 9am Fri 1st July
On three Tuesdays in June, you can join dancers from Ghetto Fabulous to explore queer movement. You will learn to werk a runway, whether you sissy that walk or turn out the trade! Alongside walking you’ll have space to explore finding your own picture perfect poses and style. Use the killa soundtrack to tap into the fierce fabulousness that’s inside of you just screaming to get out.
Wear what ever will make you feel fabulous, just remember you’ll need to be able to dance and move!
If you’re in Sheffield, you’ll need to head to the Montgomery Theatre, where we’ll be taking over the dance studio on the 7th, 14th, and 21st June. If you’re in Barnsley, three sessions will be held on Wednesdays 8th, 15th, 22nd June at The Civic.
These sessions are designed to build the confidence and skills of those new to dance and are open to everyone. You just need to book in advance so we can keep an eye on numbers.
A second block of three workshops will take place on Tuesdays 12, 19, 26 July in Sheffield at the Montgomery Theatre. These extra free sessions are designed to enable participants from the June workshops in both Barnsley and Sheffield to come together and develop their performance skills and form collectives. The collectives will perform together at Andro and Eve’s Reyt Queer Extravaganza, alongside Ghetto Fabulous, and performers from across the North of England, on Saturday 30th July at The Leadmill, Sheffield.
Whether you feel super confident about moving your body, or need space to bring you out of your shell, we encourage you to come along to these sessions to meet new members of your queer family, and get inspired and creative. If you attend the June sessions theres no obligation to attend the July workshops, but the July dates are aimed primarily at those who’ve come along to at least one or two of the June sessions.
Party Pals is a scheme designed to help solo partygoers meet new pals
We’ve listened to our community feedback (thank you to everyone who completed our most recent community survey) and have a new scheme designed to help make our in person events more accessible!
We realise that sometimes, you want to attend an event, but for whatever reason, you’re flying solo but you’d rather have some pals to meet! Thats where our new scheme Party Pals comes in!
You can get involved by simply completing our Access Form and asking to be part of the Party Pals scheme. Then you’ll need to arrive fairly soon after doors open on the night of the event, and we’ll invite you to join our dedicated Party Pals space so you have the chance to meet other folks. Our friendly volunteers will be on hand to make introductions.
Our newest event A Reyt Queer Do 6 will be our first roll out of this idea, so if you grab tickets for the event, you can complete the access form and get involved! We hope its the start of more connection for our community through our events.