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Want to meet more lesbian / LBTQ+ women from Bristol & beyond?

Indigo is the biggest LBTQ+ group outside of London. We host drinks socials, comedy nights, live music, and speed meets. We also run the incredibly popular LBTQ+ girls club night Hush.

We all know turning up to events can be daunting, so we've launched a meet-up group to welcome & support new members & to organise social drinks & brunches around Indigo/Hush events.

Join us for laughter, conversation & friends for life.

Visit the Indigo Website (http://www.indigonetwork.co.uk/)

Upcoming events (2)

Gentleman Jack & Extraordinary Women

Bristol Old Vic

In a rare appearance, award-winning writer and director Sally Wainwright (creator of Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) brings the story of Gentleman Jack to Bristol. Sally is joined by Anne Choma, the series historian, researcher and author of ‘Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister’. In a special twist to the evening, award-winning duo O’Hooley and Tidow, creators of the show’s title track will perform a selection of songs celebrating extraordinary women. Hear about the story behind the show, and its journey to primetime. Get an insight into Anne Lister and the creativity that drives one of the UK’s most celebrated directors. ---------------------- ABOUT ANNE LISTER ---------------------- Gentleman Jack tells the remarkable story of Anne Lister (1791 - 1840 ) a fearless and charismatic landowner, industrialist and explorer, determined to explore her sexuality. Anne Lister forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. A prolific diarist, Lister produced 5 million words, her journals now recognised by Unesco as a document of international significance. Saved from obscurity, the diaries, have secured Anne Lister’s legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. Gentleman Jack is commissioned by HBO and BBC One. This event is produced by Indigo Network in collaboration with Bristol Festival of Ideas. The event is kindly supported by the Royal Television Society. ----------------------------------- ABOUT THE SPEAKERS / SINGERS ----------------------------------- >> Sally Wainwright Sally Wainwright is writer, producer and director from Yorkshire. Winner of multiple BAFTA awards, Sally created her first original drama series in 2000 (At Home with the Braithwaites) winning the Royal Television Society’s Writer of the Year Award in 2009 for Unforgiven. Since 2012 she has created a succession of BAFTA-winning game-changing dramas with Last Tango in Halifax, To Walk Invisible, Happy Valley and now Gentleman Jack. Sally brings ingenious northern women to millions of screens. >> O’Hooley & Tidow Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are a wife-and-wife folk duo from Yorkshire. Characterised by strong harmonies and humorous, heart-touching tales of the exceptional and everyday, the duo are often cited as ‘England’s answer to the McGarrigles’ (The Guardian) and are widely recognised as ‘one of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo). Pianist Belinda O’Hooley began her career with The Unthanks, before meeting Heidi. The duo penned ‘Gentleman Jack’ the closing theme to the series. >> Anna Choma Anna Choma is a writer and historical researcher specialising in the life and times of Anne Lister. She first began transcribing Anne Lister’s diaries as a post-graduate student at the University of Leeds. More recently she has worked as Sally Wainwright's advisor on the BBC drama Gentleman Jack and is author of the accompanying BBC book, Gentleman Jack - The Real Anne Lister. >> Dr Finn McKay (Chair) Finn Mackay is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at UWE Bristol, currently researching lesbian and queer masculinities. A longstanding feminist activist, writer and commentator, Finn is the author of 'Radical Feminism: Activism In Movement' published by Palgrave. Finn lives in Bristol with her wife, son and two cats. **The event was transferred from Arnolfini to Bristol Old Vic due to overwhelming demand. Seating remains unreserved. Original tickets stand.

Sept Speed Meet & Comedy

The Square Club

Join us for a Queer Comedy Mixer featuring comedian on the charge, Charlie George. >>>TICKETS>>>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-comedy-mixer-ft-charlie-george-tickets-67961357249 ------------ THE NIGHT ------------ After a summer break we return to The Square Club with smiles and fresh faces. Getting things social this September, we’ll be running a queer mixer (think relaxed Speed Meet) for the first hour. If you’re new in town, newly curious, ready for a refresh, or up for a giggle, head to the Square Club for 8 pm. After 9 pm, the laughter continues into the evening with Special Guest Charlie George. ----------------------- CHARLIE GEORGE ----------------------- Writer and comedian Charlie George is hoovering up the comedy awards this year. LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square New Comedian winner and Pride’s got Talent Finalist, Charlie started out as a circus performer and dancer, before turning to comedy to find her voice. Turns out her voice is a lot like an 18th century white man’s trapped inside the body of a queer brown lady. ‘hilarious and no messin’ BBC Fresh from her first comedy season at Edinburgh, Charlie brings her sharp wit to Bristol, to kick off our season at The Square. ---------- TICKETS ---------- Our comedy events usually sell out. Advance booking recommended. Indigo Comedy Mixer ft. Charlie George Thur 19 Sept The Square Club 15 Berkeley Square Bristol BS8 1 HB Tickets: £8 + BF / £7 Indigo Card Holders + BF / £Free Gold Card Holders https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-comedy-mixer-ft-charlie-george-tickets-67961357249 ----------------- ABOUT INDIGO ----------------- We produce socials and events for LBTQ+ women, non-binary folk and their friends. Renowned for their busy, friendly vibe, indigo showcases some of the best performers comedians, musicians, poets, speakers and authors from across the UK. We operate an inclusive entry policy.

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