• 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.

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  • Hush - Official Girls Afterparty - LBTQ+ Friends

    Basement 45

    ----------------- THE NIGHT ----------------- Hush join forces with Bristol Pride to create a colourful afterparty for us brilliant LBTQ+ girls, gals, non-binary pals & beautiful people. Stand up & stand out for women everywhere. This year we’re also raising funds for LGBTQ+ rights in Egypt with a performance from Dancing Queer. Fresh-faced with a hint of swagger, Hush takes over Basement 45 for two rooms of playful pop, grinding electro, disco, hip-hop & juicy RnB tunes from the best Gal DJs in the city. Hush is an inclusive night. Friends, allies & the whole rainbow spectrum welcome. ------------- FEATURING ------------- >> DJS Room 1 ** SafeSoul (Dutty Girl) ** Dee2 (Hush / Bad Reputation) ** SPICYIVY (Hush / Paradisco) Room 2 ** Disco Takeover ** Strutting Drag & Colourful Cabaret >> PERFORMERS ** Dancing Queer ** Drag Acts tbc ------------------- TICKET INFO ------------------- Grab a Pride Day & Night Wristband for entry & support Pride in our city. (£18 + BF) https://www.bristolticketshop.com/events/pride-2019 Or pick up a hush-only band for entry to Basement 45 (£10 + BF). https://www.bristolticketshop.com/events/hush-official-queer-girls-afterparty-only ----------- PHOTOS ----------- Wanna know what you're in for? Catch an eyeful of last year’s colourful event: PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/ media/set/?set=a[masked].1073741846.185737048184913&type=3

  • Queer Speed Meet (LBTQ+)

    The Square Club

    Want to meet more lesbian / LBTQ+ women in Bristol? Join our Speed Meet & Drinks Social at the beautiful Square Club. Relaxed, friendly & informal. Forget the pressure of Speed Dating. Speed Meets are a great way to make friends, get to know faces & form useful connections. What happens from there is up to you! Our regular Drinks Social follows the Speed Meet. -------------- The Night -------------- Speed Meet: 8 pm - 9 pm Drinks Social: 9 pm - late If Speed Meeting isn’t for you, join us in the private bar from 9 pm for our Drinks Social. Chat to new faces, old friends & our hosts. ---------- Tickets ---------- The Speed Meets are always popular, so please book in advance. Indigo Ft. Speed Meet Thur 16 May @ The Square Club Berkeley Square, Bristol 8 pm – 9 pm (Speed Meet) 9pm – late (Drinks Social) £6 Entry ----> TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-ft-lesbian-lbtq-speed-meet-tickets-61560806028 £1 discount Indigo Card Holders /Free Gold Card Holders --------- FAQs --------- Q Who is it for? Indigo Speed Meets welcome lesbian, bi, trans &queer women from all over the South West. But there is no pressure to define yourself, if you’re friendly, & would like to attend, you’re very welcome! Our Speed Meets always prove very popular, as they’re a fantastic way to chat to up to 100 women in one evening. You’re bound to click with a few! Many of our guests are professional women & students, although we welcome people from a range of backgrounds. Q Can I come alone? Of course! Most of our guests come solo to our events & many are new each month. Our hosts will welcome you at the event & help make introductions. We have quite a few regular guests so you’ll soon find friends & familiar faces. Q What is Indigo? Indigo produce socials and cultural events for LBTQ+ women and their friends. Renowned for their friendly atmosphere and busy vibe indigo showcases some of the best performers comedians, musicians, poets, speakers and authors from across the UK. We regularly have 60 – 100 guests, with more at special events. We also run a Quarterly club night Hush, which welcomes >300 women from Bristol & beyond. Women travel from across the South West, & from as far as Cardiff Birmingham to join us. Our events are fuelled by love. Everyone is welcome. Q Do I need to be a member? No, new guests are always welcome. Membership is optional – you don’t need to be a member of Indigo or The Square Club to come to our events.

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  • Hush - Lesbian / LBTQ+ Night

    Queenshilling

    The girls hijack the club! This valentines, we're running a Queer Mingle (think relaxed social meetup) at Hush. For those that don't know it, Hush is the biggest LBTQ+ night outside of London. Each quarter we attract more than 300 women/girls/gals/non-binary pals to the Queenshilling for a fun & friendly club night. The Queer mingle runs from 9 - 10 pm before the main night starts. It's a great way to get to know other Queer folk in the city, and lots of women come alone and meet queer folk to hang out with for the night. Hush is renowned for its welcoming, friendly vibe. Join us from 9 pm for the social hour. Or come along from 10 pm and head for the dancefloor. ------------- TICKETS ------------- Our Meetups are always very popular and we're already low on tickets. Over 70 women have booked in already! >>> Book>>> : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hush-queer-kisses-tickets-60663455027 ------------ PHOTOS ------------ For photos of previous hush nights see: https://business.facebook.com/pg/IndigoNetwork.co.uk/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1236004543158153 Ask for Anna or Philo when you arrive & we'll introduce you around!

  • Indigo ft. Emily Teague & Roberta Pia

    The Square Club

    Thursday is the new Friday this month. Join us for pre-Easter social drinks and music from two great women. >>> Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-ft-emily-teague-tickets-59313276607 ------------------- Emily Teague ------------------- Armed with guitar & a rich songbook, Emily’s easy charm flickers like spring sunshine, her tunes, warm notes for the summer ahead. Known for her melodic style, Teague’s songs feel like old friends – immediately hummable, nostalgic pop with a claim on your heart. ‘Wholesome & hugely talented. This artist has a sound you will want to take home & repeat forever more.’ Oxjam ----------------- Roberta Pia ----------------- Founder and frontwoman of The Banana Sessions a brilliantly wierd band from Scotland. With a honeyed voice that promises to tug on every heartstring - Pia sings honest songs about the highs, the lows, humans & the world. Stay late for social drinks after the songs.

  • Indigo ft. Daisy Chapman

    Needs a location

    Join us for an evening of mingling & music from acclaimed artist Daisy Chapman. Tickets ---> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-ft-daisy-chapman-tickets-55249081490?aff=erelexpmlt * Please note we had over 100 guests at our last Jan event, and had to close sales in advance. So advance booking is highly recommended. ----------- ABOUT ----------- Daisy Chapman is a songwriter in demand. Produced by Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, KT Tunstall, This is the Kit, Seasick Steve) her distinctive vocals have helped define the sound of this city for a decade. ‘Instantly captivating’ The Independent Frequently compared to Regina Spektor, Nick Cave, Eva Cassidy & Kate Bush, Chapman’s unique voice soars high over dramatic strings & Nyman-esque piano. Her powerful vocals attracting regular commissions for film (John Parish) & TV. ‘Watch this woman, she’ll go far’ BBC Introducing Taking lyrical cues from the likes of Leonard Cohen, Chapman has found success in the US, Germany & Poland, toured with artists including Jenn Bostic & Karima Frances, & made the stages of Glastonbury. ‘Enchanting, challenging & stirring stuff’ Venue Magazine ------------- THE NIGHT ------------- Indigo programme women worth shouting about from across the UK. We’re over the moon to have Daisy Chapman joining us this February. Relaxed social drinks for LBTQ+ women & our friends, surround the performance. Our events are renowned for their warm & friendly atmosphere. We operate an inclusive entry policy. ---------- TICKETS ---------- Our events regularly sell out so advance booking is recommended. Indigo ft. Daisy Chapman Thur 21 Feb The Square Club 15 Berkley Square Bristol BS8 1 HB Tickets: £8 + BF / £7 Indigo Card Holders + BF / £Free Gold Card Holders See less

  • Queer Valentines Social @ Hush

    Queenshilling

    The girls hijack the club! This valentines, we're running a Queer Mingle (think relaxed social meetup) at Hush. For those that don't know it, Hush is the biggest LBTQ+ night outside of London. Each quarter we attract more than 300 women/girls/gals/non-binary pals to the Queenshilling for a fun & friendly club night. The valentines mingle runs from 9 - 10 pm before the main night starts. It's a great way to get to know other Queer folk in the city, and lots of women come alone and meet queer folk to hang out with for the night. Hush is renowned for its welcoming, friendly vibe. Join us from 9 pm for the social hour. Or come along from 10 pm and head for the dancefloor. ------------- TICKETS ------------- Our Meetups are always very popular and we're already low on tickets. Over 70 women have booked in already! Book online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hush-queer-valentines-tickets-54413273566 ------------ PHOTOS ------------ For photos of previous hush nights see: https://business.facebook.com/pg/IndigoNetwork.co.uk/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1236004543158153 Ask for Anna or Philo when you arrive & we'll introduce you around!

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  • Indigo - January Speed Meet & Comedy

    The Square Club

    Join us this January for a Queer Comedy Mixer featuring funny woman Becky Brunning ---------------- THE NIGHT ---------------- Welcome in the New Year with new friends and fresh faces. Getting things social this January, 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 Becky Brunning. -------------------------- BECKY BRUNNING -------------------------- Edgy and average: the love child of rock’n’roll and cardigans. Becky is conflicted – about everything. She’s also a Funny Woman finalist, star of Broadchurch and definitely one to watch. Join her on a road trip of the soul. ‘Original, inventive and exciting’ Sara Pascoe "Becky is an absolute delight - whimsical, original routines with razor sharp writing" Comedy Combo **** Australia Times ------------- TICKETS ------------- Our comedy events usually sell out. Advance booking recommended. BOOK HERE---> https://www.indigonetwork.co.uk/2018/12/17/comedy-mixer-ft-becky-brunning/ Indigo Comedy Mixer ft. Becky Brunning Thur 17 Jan The Square Club 15 Berkley Square Bristol BS8 1 HB Tickets: £8 + BF / £7 Indigo Card Holders + BF / £Free Gold Card Holders -------------------- ABOUT INDIGO -------------------- We produce socials and events for LBTQ+ women 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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  • Indigo ft. Singer Jordan Gray

    The Square Club

    Indigo welcome the hugely talented Jordan Gray to the Square for our last event of the year... --> Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-ft-jordan-gray-tickets-50851474128 ----------- ABOUT ----------- Back in 2016, Jordan Gray became the first transgender contestant on BBC show, The Voice. A strikingly original presence, Jordan won over an audience of millions. Having recently announced herself as a Comedian on the Edinburgh stage, we’re very lucky to have Jordan for a rare music set at Indigo. Join us in welcoming her to our city. -------------- THEY SAY -------------- “She’s simply amazing” Boy George “Open, honest, creative genius’ Scroobius Pip ------------- TICKETS ------------- Our special events often sell out. Advance booking recommended. Social drinks follow the performance. Indigo ft. Jordan Gray Thur 15 Nov The Square Club 15 Berkley Square Bristol BS8 1 HB Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-ft-jordan-gray-tickets-50851474128 Early Bird £8 + BF Advance £9 + BF Door £10 (Indigo Card Holders £1 Discount / Gold Card Holders £Free) **Everyone Welcome**

  • Indigo Comedy ft. Catherine Bohart

    The Square Club

    Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. --> TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-ft-catherine-bohart-tickets-49425381647 Smart and sassy, Catherine was a finalist in the recent BBC New Comedy Awards, made the BBC Talent Hotlist 2017, and cut her teeth as a writer for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz & Frankie Boyle’s New World Order for BBC2. ‘Clearly on the cusp of great things’ Funny Women Bohart’s debut hour ‘Immaculate’ is currently garnering rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, so it’s something of a coup to bring her to the indigo stage. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “A waspish but inclusive wit matched by a rare emotional intelligence” **** The Times “A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” Chortle -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------ TICKETS ------------ Our comedy events usually sell out. Advance booking recommended. Social drinks follow the performance. Indigo ft. Catherine Bohart Thur 18 Oct The Square Club 15 Berkley Square Bristol BS8 1 HB Tickets: £8 + BF / £7 Indigo Card Holders + BF / £Free Gold Card Holders ----> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indigo-ft-catherine-bohart-tickets-49425381647 --------------------- ABOUT INDIGO --------------------- We produce socials and events for LBTQ+ women and their friends. Renowned for their busy and friendly vibe, indigo showcases some of the best performers comedians, musicians, poets, speakers and authors from across the UK. Everyone is welcome.