Performance

Margate Pride | a note to my young, queer self...

Foyle Rooms

As the sun sets on the eve of Pride Day, join local queer writer-performers, who bravely share ‘A Note to My Young, Queer Self’. Through these personal notes, they revisit pivotal moments of self-discovery, struggle and joy, offering a candid glimpse into the journey of embracing their queer identities.

Friday 9 August 2024. Doors at 7.45pm. The event starts at 8pm.

Friday 9 August 2024. Doors at 7.45pm. The event starts at 8pm.

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

This event is suitable for ages 16+

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What if you could go back and meet your younger self? What would you say? What would you want them to know? A Note to My Young, Queer Self asks just this.

Join local, queer writer-performers, who bravely share heartfelt letters addressed to their younger selves. Through these personal notes, they revisit pivotal moments of self-discovery, struggle, resilience and joy, offering a candid glimpse into the journey of embracing their queer identities.

As the sun sets over Margate on the eve of Pride Day, we share an evening of poignant reflections, inspiration and probably quite a few laughs.

A Note to My Young, Queer Self is a celebration of the strength and beauty found in living authentically. A powerful exploration of the past and its enduring impact on the present, reminding us all of the importance of self-acceptance and the transformative power of sharing our stories.

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About the cast

She/Her

Emeritus Professor Sue Sanders of the Harvey Milk Institute, an “out and proud” lesbian, is the CEO of Schools OUT UK. In 2004 she co-founded the UK’s  LGBT History Month with Paul Patrick, an annual event which happens every February. 

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Mendez

They/Them

Mendez is a Jamaican-British novelist. Born in the West Midlands in 1982, their fiction is informed by their upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness and later engagement with sex work.

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Sean Wilton

He/Him

Sean trained as an actor at Guildford School of Acting and that was followed by a career in Theatre, TV and in 3 independent films, ‘Gypo’ (2004), ‘Ruby Blue’ (2006) and ‘The Calling’ (2008), all directed by Jan Dunn and filmed across Thanet.

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Charlie George

She/Her

Charlie is a writer/performer and escape artist.

An ex-Jehovah’s Witness, she left home in her early teens due to religious differences with her single-parent mother. Charlie was into evolution & women, her mother wasn’t a fan of either.

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Zara

They/She

Zara is queen bee of Hivemind, small bird enthusiast, and trans icon – they spend basically any time they physically can outdoors and consider themselves to be a force of nature (see: light breeze/small wave).

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Tamara Campbell

She/Her

Tamara Campbell is a Jamaican-born explorer who has spent as much time travelling the world as she has been in her new home in Margate.

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Alex Hills

He/Him

Margate-born and bred, and now living and working as a musician and songwriter here. This year he’s written, recorded and self-produced his first album called Findr, which is being released on July 12th 2024, with an album launch the night before on the 11th at ‘Whereelse?’ in Margate.

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Kate Malyon

She/Her

Kate Malyon is an Actor, Creative and proud member of the Margate Pride Team.

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