CEO / Creative Producer
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. Katherine founded Andro & Eve to make space for better representation and put community first.
A creative producer specialising in participatory arts, Katherine has 15 years experience delivering creative workshops and projects for a range of organisations. These have included The Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade, with Handmade Parade, for Hull 2017, UK City of Culture. From 2013 – 2016 Katherine worked on Right Up Our Streetin Doncaster and delivered a programme of participatory arts projects in collaboration with residents of one ex-mining community.
Katherine programmes and produces each event and is the lead facilitator for our ‘gender as performance’ workshops. A huge fan of all things drag kings, Katherine can often be found seeking out live performance and gigs across the North of England.
Lola believes that providing safe spaces and stages for the LGBTQ+ community is essential for us to celebrate queer culture, promote belonging and nurture talent. This is why she loves what Andro and Eve represent.
Specialising in people, organisational development and leadership, Lola has dedicated her career to working in the NHS. Lola collaborates with healthcare professionals to enable the improvement of patient safety and the provision of high quality patient care.
Lola has previously co-presented a radio show showcasing South Yorkshire talent as well as creating, curating, and playing records at various club nights.
Ellie is passionate about the celebration of arts and culture, which she believes is integral to a person’s social and emotional wellbeing. As a loud advocate of the LGBTQ+ community, Ellie believes that representation is key.
A partnerships manager specialising in the education and charity sector, Ellie has an abundance of experience in developing strategy and forging strong bonds between organisations that align towards a common goal.
Ellie is a huge fan of the grassroots music scene in Sheffield, gardening, beer and video games.
We work with an assistant producer to help us deliver our programme of events and creative workshops. This role is currently held by Emma Bentley Fox.
A recent Art and Design graduate from The University of Leeds (2018), Emma Bentley Fox initially discovered her passion for attending & delivering DIY queer events, managing the Leeds-based collective Party Mom Society. At the heart of this was creating safe parties with better representation, delivered by queer, female or gender-varied artists and technicians, outside of traditional ‘LGBT+ clubbing’ venues in the city centre. These values and motivations are also reflected in her work with Andro and Eve. The ‘family’ feel and broad age range of the Andro and Eve audience is also something that continues to inspire and surprise Emma.
Outside of Andro and Eve, Emma is also a keen photographer, shooting on analogue film, and always enjoys dressing up and a good boogie at a queer party, having been know to take to the stage a few times with The Party Moms.
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.
We work with a wide range of artists from across the UK, and filmmakers working both nationally and internationally. Our live events have hosted performances by drag acts including Adam All and Apple Derrieres, Benjamin Butch, Sammy Silver, CHIYO, Don One, Christian Adore, Luke Warm, Sigi Moonlight, Romeo De La Cruz, Wesley Dykes and Oliver Assets, to name a few. We’ve also hosted performances by Dylema and Ella Otomewo, Maz Hedgehog and Victoria Firth. We’re passionate about nurturing and platforming new talent too through our workshops and queer cabaret, A Reyt Queer Do.
Want to work with us? Find out more here.