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SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture returns to mac birmingham

SHOUT Festival 2016 is bigger and bolder than ever, offering the best in queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans (LGBT) arts and culture from across the UK and beyond to some of Birmingham’s most prominent arts venues, including mac birmingham, Birmingham Rep, Grand Union and BOM from 10 to 20 November.

Festival highlights at mac include:

  • Departure,14 Nov – Fifteen-year-old Elliot struggles with his sexuality while his mother (Juliet Stevenson) is confronted with the realisation that her marriage is coming to an end.
  • The New Black, 17 Nov -A documentary which grapples with the African American experience of gay rights.
  • SHOUT OUT Community Day,20 November – The free community event returns taking over mac on this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance with free performances, activities and events throughout the day.
  • Big Girl’s Blouse,20 November - This award winning five-star show by Kate O’Donnell, seen earlier this year at London’s Soho Theatre, explores what being transgender was like in the 1970s and sees Kate make a song and dance about her life using humour, music, and costume to tell her story.

SHOUT launches on November 10th at Chic with the outrageous, and internationally acclaimed Miss Behave’s Gameshow, a Midlands premiere, it’s a renegade gameshow for the austerity generation and a brand new strain of idiocy, fun and chaos from award winning Miss Behave.

Adam Carver, Festival Development Officer said: “We are proud to present this year’s festival programme of performing and visual arts which not only celebrates queer identities and experiences but also directly responds to the ever changing world around us. SHOUT remains a place to celebrate diversity, push boundaries, challenge views and provide a platform for the voices and experiences of queer and LGBT people in Birmingham”

To see SHOUT events at mac visit here.

For more information about the festival, the full line-up, and digital brochure, visit www.shoutfestival.co.uk.

You can also follow SHOUT Festival on:
Twitter: @ShoutFestival
Facebook: facebook.com/shoutfestival.


We are proud to present this year’s festival programme of performing and visual arts which not only celebrates queer identities and experiences but also directly responds to the ever changing world around us. SHOUT remains a place to celebrate diversity, push boundaries, challenge views and provide a platform for the voices and experiences of queer and LGBT people in Birmingham."

Adam Carver, Festival Development Officer