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Events - Courses

Sex Workers Opera

Workshops

05 Dec 2018 - 06 Dec 2018

Sex Worker’s Opera is a theatre show created and performed by Sex Workers and allies. Breaking through stigma and stereotypes using music, theatre, dance and multimedia, they offer an unflinchingly honest, uplifting, human portrayal of Sex Workers’ experiences locally and around the world.
 
Join us for two workshops led by Sex Worker’s Opera facilitators.
 
 
Sex Work 101: including Sex Workers in your activism
Wed 5 Dec, 5.30-8.30pm
 
Come to our sex worker led, interactive workshop that will give an introduction to sex work politics, discuss labour rights, stigma, and legal models, as well as doing some myth busting and exploring the stories that made our show.
You don't have to have any prior knowledge of sex work or sex work politics to come and take part! Everyone has an opinion on sex work - this is a chance to come and discuss and listen to sex workers themselves and see how to include sex workers rights in your activism.
 
This workshop is open to everyone.
 
Free. Booking required.
 
 
Arts Action Workshop: for sex workers and allies
Thu 6 Dec, 2-5pm
 
We are tired of people making art ABOUT sex workers and we are taking back the stage to tell our own stories in our own words and on our own terms! Come to our fun fierce, free workshop to:
- Share stories (our own, and the stories sent in to our project)
- Explore new ways to tell sex workers stories and have our voices heard
- Try out the process of writing a song/scene together using the same processes we used to create the full show.
 
No performing, singing or acting experience is necessary.
We welcome all sex workers and allies who are interested.
 
Free. Booking required.
 
 
 
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All. In collaboration with the Red Project.
 

Workshop Facilitators:
 
Siobhán Knox is the co-founder of Sex Worker’s Opera and Experimental Experience. She is a community organiser, a dance facilitator and a queer performance and spoken word artist. She works with marginalised communities and grassroots groups to facilitate creative projects to amplify their voices and tell their stories in their own words and on their own terms. She has experience of working with the sex worker, queer, feminist community and holding workshops around sex worker rights, gender, body positivity and song writing. 
 
Co-founder Alex Etchart is a queer, Latin-American community artist working with grassroots groups to take creative action. Through Teatro di Nascosto,based in Italy and Kurdistan, Alex works alongside friends in the Middle East to tell the stories of everyday life under war,occupation and oppression facilitating street theatre across Europe and international radio. As a multi-instrumentalist composer Alex works with children, young people and adults using bands and choirs to create and sustain second-generation identity.

 

About The Red Project:
 
The Red Project aims to offer a fresh insight into the lives of sex workers through seasons of films, discussions and events. Too often, abuse perpetrated on sex workers is considered a minor issue for the media, the general public and even some feminists. The season aims to raise awareness amongst the general public and professionals of how stigmatised representations of sex workers can have a life-threatening impact upon them.
 
The Red Project provides also a platform for collaborations with sex workers' organizations in order to have a voice, so they can engage with communities to educate the general public and access community support to end violence against those who work in the sex trade.
 
See all Red Project events in the pdf below or visit http://www.redproject.co.uk/
 

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