23 January 2020
We collaborated with Sheffield Doc/Fest for this one off film screening of music documentary about Swedish rapper, feminist and immigrant Silvana Imam. Doc/Fest’s deputy Director Melanie Iredale introduced the film, and the audience were encouraged to write their own inspirational raps. We can definitely say our community fell hard for the film’s stars, Silvana Imam and her girlfriend Beatrice Eli. Cake and the cosy vibes of Yellow Arch Studios made this a proper winter warmer of an evening.
A Reyt Queer Do 5: Shine Like a Diamond Edition
30 November 2019
For this sold out Shine Like a Diamond edition of A Reyt Queer Do, we welcomed Bad Lay Dee as host, to light up Theatre Deli with queer joy, laughter, and most importantly – plenty of glitter! Our community were wowed by performances from poet and writer Maz Hedgehog, theatre maker, Victoria Firth, as well as drag kings Debonair Dickhead Dave and Sveto Slava. A DJ set from Big Joanie’s Chardine Taylor – Stone wrapped up a night jam packed full of sparkle and glitz (and not to mention delicious cake).
A Reyt Queer Do 4: Reyt Northern Edition
13 November 2019
Donny got its own A Reyt Queer Do! A first for us, we brought our unique blend of silliness, sparkle and joy to Cast. Hosted by the hilarious Louis Cyfer, (who made QUITE the impression on our Doncaster audience) we showcased a whole host of Yorkshire drag king talent, including Ding Frisby, Spent Reznor and Donny Lad. One of the highlights of the evening was Jason Andrew’s (of Manchester’s House of Ghetto) performances. Vogue in Donny on a Wednesday. As one audience member commented; ‘Thanks for an amazing night, it made hump day bright and beautiful’.
Drag King Workshop Weekend
10 – 11th November 2019
For one weekend, we took over Theatre Deli creating a welcoming workshop space for a group of 13 excited (and somewhat nervous!) performance artists. With an introduction to Drag Kings by Louis Cyfer, and workshops in Gender as Performance, led by Andro & Eve’s Katherine Warman and Solo Comedy Performance (Natalie Diddams). We watched as a group of talented individuals came together to build their confidence, create drag characters and lasting friendships.
The Kingdom Come: Paradise Edition
11 May 2019
Our biggest event to date saw our drag king cabaret move to the beautiful Abbeydale Picture House where we welcomed over 330 audience members. Hosted by the hilarious Shesus and the Sisters, the line of up drag kings included CHIYO, Benjamin Butch, Romeo De La Cruz and Oedipussi. With delicious cake, queer joy and the night ending with a massive singalong, we created our very own Garden of Eden.
A Reyt Queer Do: Electric Dreams Edition
16 February 2019
We glided on a dry ice cloud back to the 1980’s with our sell out queer party moving to Theatre Deli Sheffield, our partner venue. Drag king star Louis Cyfer hosted the cabaret which featured performances by Christian Adore, and new acts, King Kitt and Jamie Pizazz. The night was completed with DJ set from Big Joanie’s Chardine Taylor – Stone with everyone throwing shapes in our very glittery disco. See pictures of the night here.
THE KINGDOM COME #4
1 December 2018
The fourth in our drag king cabaret series took place at Walkley Community Centre and was hosted by Don One. Featuring performances by Louis Von Dini, Chiyo, Dick Slick and Mo Terboat. This sell out event was a brilliant way to end 2018. You can read more about it here.
A REYT QUEER DO #2
12 May 2018
We celebrated two years of Andro and Eve with a night of drag kings, dancing and cake! The queer cabaret was hosted by Zayn Phallic with performances by Oliver Assets and a line up of fresh drag king talent, including Wesley Dykes, Mo Terboat, Sam Antics, Crispin Creame and Fey Geller, With over 100 people in attendance, it was a birthday party to remember. See pictures of the night here.
THE KINGDOM COME #3
10 March 2018
The return of our drag king cabaret showcased some of the UK’s finest drag king acts and was another sell out event. Part of SheFest 2018. Luke Warm was back in Sheffield to host the night, with performances Sigi Moonlight, Joey Bambino, Richard Von Wild and Oedipussi. We transformed Walkley Community Centre into one glitzy cabaret venue and many of the audience came in drag. See some of those costumes and the kings here.
This project connected LGBTQ+ women using the long lost art of letter writing, running from February 2017 to February 2018. A strong support system is vital for LGBTQ+ people of all ages. Pen Gals was a way for women to share experiences, information and support across the generations. Creating the opportunity for women to develop a stronger sense of self and building a stronger community was what PEN GALS was all about, with 36 women taking part.
THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD
27 January 2018
Folk from all over the country joined us for a very special evening of film and live poetry performance celebrating the work of queer women of colour. Featuring a screening of Sekiya Dorsett’s 2016 documentary ‘The Revival: Women and The Word’. Annalisa Toccara co-founder of Our Mel,introduced performances by spoken word artist and author Dylema, and poet and performer Ella Otomewo. We worked closely with Manchester’s Rainbow Noir in producing the event which went on to win an award at Cinema For All’s Film Society of the Year Awards. Read more about it here.
A REYT QUEER DO #1
19 December 2017
This sell out party was hosted by Drag King Sammy Silver with performances by Zayn Phallic and super fresh Northern drag king talent, including Crispin Creame, Jack Strap and Tofu Wiener. There was seasonal food and drink and a beautiful queer soundtrack, which got everyone dancing. Incredible costumes and festive sparkle were showcased by not only the acts, but most of our audience for the Christmas party NO-ONE wanted to miss! See the photos of this night here.
THE KINGDOM COME #2
3 June 2017
For this holiday camp edition, drag power couple, Adam All and Apple Derrieres returned to Walkley Commmunity Centre to host our drag king cabaret. The line up included, Luke Warm, Odeipussi, Romeo De La Cruz and Oliver Assets. Find out more here.
DRAG KING WORKSHOP
22 April 2017
We teamed up with London’s Boi-Box to bring the art of mansformation to Sheffield in a full day’s workshop with the UK’s best known drag king, Adam All and his partner Apple Derrières. Participants were taken through the process of becoming a drag king with skills in performance, improvisation, plus tips on packing, strapping and makeup. Read more about the day here.
10 March 2017
We took over Theatre Deli Sheffield on The Moor for a pop up screening of this sumptuous lesbian tale set in 1950’s New York. We whisked our audience away to a world of glove lunches and period glamour with our immersive cinema experience. Presented as part of Theatre Deli’s ‘Lets Talk About Sex’ festival and SheFest Sheffield.
GENDER TROUBLES: THE BUTCHES
There are plenty stereotypes of butch women out there, and the interviews with butch identified women in this documentary by Lisa Plourde show us that there’s a lot more to this identity than we’re led to believe. Alongside the main feature we showed The Test Shot a photo documentary project about transmasculine style, and the short film Switching Teams by local filmmaker, Taylor Le Fin. The film, produced by E.D.E.N Film is a documentation of Taylor’s journey in finding the gender identity that felt right to him, and the way the Sheffield roller derby community supported this journey.
THE KINGDOM COME #1
26 November 2016
The first edition of our drag king cabaret showcased the the talents of the UK’s finest drag kings, and was hosted by drag ‘it couple’, Adam All & Apple Derrières, founders of the popular London drag king night, BoiBox. Acts included Benjamin Butch, Sammy Silver and Juan Kerr. Surreal, fabulous and silly, it was a night to remember. Read more about it here.
7 October 2016
We were back at Cafe #9 in Sheffield with a one off screening of Celine Sciamma’s ‘Tomboy’. Inspired by the film we held a colouring competition, with the winner snagging two tickets to The Kingdom Come #1.
BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER
13 May 2016
Our first event was apop up screening of this fun, queer classic in cosy Cafe #9. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall and RuPaul. Special permission to screen was granted from director Jamie Babbit. We threw in a free scoop of local luxury ice-cream with every ticket sold and even made a vegan cake in the shape of a cheerleader’s skirt!