A new Arts Festival is coming to York. On the 10th of August, at the Guildhall on St Helen’s Square there is set to be an inclusive display of lesbian artworks.
Everybody is free to speculate the eclectic mix of the delights that the contemporary arts festival focuses on. Modern parent and child relationships against the backdrop of sexuality, possession, death and the psychological trauma of isolation.
The festival is opened by York Labour councillor Sonja Crisp and at 10.20am and then there shall be a performance of an interpretation of the Tempest by Milton Keynes AlleyWay lesbian theatre company.
This kick-starts a wealth of other art appearances that include Iranian poet Elham Malekpoor Arashlu, LGBT and human rights activist and researcher at the University of York, will give a talk and poetry reading at 1.30pm. There is plenty to keep the creative mind active.
It is exciting that Mei Wiltshire’s festival “is an entirely new entity not to be confused with any previous lesbian and gay festivals in York.” This, we can all look forward to .