Andro and Eve create feel good events that celebrate queer culture, bringing the community together in Sheffield. We programme excellent film, performance, and music that explores queer stories, often focusing on voices that are otherwise marginalised, to reflect and celebrate the diversity that exists within the LGBTQIA community. We use our creativity to transform cafes, clubs and community centres into a big queer night out where everyone is very welcome
Founded in Spring 2016, Andro & Eve has hosted four film screenings, several queer meet ups, a Drag King workshop and two Drag King cabaret nights at Walkley Community Centre. Andro and Eve has partnered with organisations including SheFest Sheffield, Theatre Deli Sheffield, BoiBox London and DocFest, creating ‘Events unlike any others in Sheffield’. (Our Fave Places)
Katherine is one of the co – founders of Andro and Eve. Katherine is passionate about sharing her love of queer culture with an audience; because representation matters, and seeing aspects of her life reflected in film, music and performance has been the catalyst to accepting her own queerness.
An event producer and visual artist, specialising in participatory arts, Katherine has twelve years experience delivering creative workshops for a range of organisations including Royal Exchange Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, Contact Manchester and Opera North. Trained in Theatre Design, she also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Performing Arts Leadership from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Katherine has produced several large – scale outdoor arts events including The Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade, led by Handmade Parade with Hull Carnival Arts and Rag and Bone for Hull 2017 UK City of Culture. From 2013 – 2016 Katherine worked on Right Up Our Street in Doncaster and managed a series of participatory arts projects, including The Halloween Handmade Parade with Handmade Parade a Fun Palace, and Paper Bag Man, working with over 3000 participants over the three year period.
Katherine is a huge fan of feminist / queer zines, comic Bitch Planet, vegan cakes and doughnuts, and thinks Susanne Sundfor is one of the greatest living artists. Leslie Knope and Olivia Pope are her fictional heroes and she hopes one day, to write a poem even half as good as one of Kate Tempest’s
Rhiannon is one of the co-founders of Andro and Eve and has a huge appreciation for the creative output of her extended queer family. Be it zines or drag, vegan truffles or punk rock, she is motivated by the idea of creating a platform for women not only to be heard and appreciated in a safe and respectful environment, but to give them the opportunity to play, be silly, be joyful and feel nurtured.
A professional songwriter and musician, Rhiannon founded and fronted the acoustic foot stompers Rita Payne for four years until 2016, releasing two albums and touring extensively throughout the UK and Europe. Highlights include opening for internationally acclaimed artists such as Lindisfarne, Heaven 17, and Wilko Johnson and performing at Brixton’s O2 Academy for Hofesh Shechter’s, ‘Political Mother’.
As an avid supporter of live music and a qualified sound technician, Rhiannon now programmes artists for Café #9 in Sheffield and fronts the UK’s only Devo tribute band; We are Not Devo. Since leaving Rita Payne, Rhiannon has been working on new collaborations, new material and will have her first solo release out by the end of 2017.
Rhiannon wishes she had the guts of Ani DiFranco and the lilting Irish accent of Lisa Hannigan. She is as fashion forward as the Canadian Tuxedo and also an absolute cake fiend. You may have sampled some of her baking prowess at our previous events!
We work with a small but dedicated team of volunteers who give their time to help make our events so special. From decorating, to baking, greeting our audiences to selling tickets they are a vital part of what we do. We basically think our volunteers are wonderful and we’re very thankful for their contribution to our beautiful queer community. We’re always interested in working with new people, so if you’d like to get involved, drop us a line.