Queer Culture Jam - Span Arts
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Queer Culture Jam

queer culture jam with Damian Kerlin

SPAN Arts are proud to present Queer Culture Jam, a collaborative day of workshops, discussions, music, dance and more for our local community to share in the practice and stories of Queer local creatives.

Queer Culture Jam is hosted by broadcaster and writer Damian Kerlin and offers a full day of events, from 11am until midnight, looking at sharing stories and working creatively and collaboratively.

With workshops running throughout the day led by our local Queer creatives, Emily Laurens, Jane Campbell, Samara Van Rijswijk, Anna Sherratt and Niamh Amelia, there is a variety of activities exploring creative practice and identity to enjoy. These workshops will look at portraiture, textiles, storytelling, spoken word, scriptwriting, sci-fi and more as they explore ideas embracing uniqueness, self-identity and sharing your story through creative practice. The panel discussion “Queer Talk – How our identity can influence our practice”, hosted by Damian Kerlin will be both live in front of an audience and streamed online and focusses on what it’s like to be a queer creative, finding a path in the creative industries and personal experiences.

Join the livestream of the panel discussion at 6pm on Sat the 29th via the AM website on this link.

The day will culminate in a dance party with West-Wales DJ Branwen Munn, where we invite all to come and bask in the creative atmosphere and electric music of this joyful, inclusive event.

Queer Culture Jam will take place on Saturday the 29th of June across two venues in Fishguard, Ffwrn and The Gateway Hub. Evening pizza will be available at Ffwrn. Tickets are free but must be reserved to secure your space. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult to the dance party.

Everyone is welcome to this event, and we invite members of the LGBTQ+ community, local creatives, and the local community of all ages to join us for this embracing celebration of Queer culture and creativity.

Event Details:


Date: Saturday 29 June 2024

Time: 11am – Midnight

Pricing: FREE. Booking required



Venue 1: Ffwrn, 6 Main Street, Fishguard SA65 9HH

Venue 2: Gateway Community Hub, Clive Road, Fishguard SA65 9DA


Book: https://span-arts.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873661237

Please note: For the evening event, under 18s must be unaccompanied by an adult.

Accessibility: The venues are wheelchair accessible with disabled parking is available. Please contact info@spanarts.org to discuss your accessibility needs.

Event Schedule:


11:00 – 12:30:Venue 1: ‘Queer Art Patches’ with Emily Laurens

13:45 – 15:15 :Venue 2: ‘Your Story is a Film’ with Jane Campbell and Samara Van Rijswijk

15:30 – 17:00 :Venue 2: ‘Fantasy, sci fi and “breaking the rules” in Queer writing’ with Anna Sherratt and Niamh Amelia

18:00- 19:00 :Venue 1: ‘Queer Talk – How our identity can influence our practice’ Panel Discussion led by Damian Kerlin with Anna Sherratt, Branwen Munn, Tara Turner and Sita Thomas

19:30 – 22:30: Venue 1: Pizza is served (booking not required)

20:00 – Midnight: Venue 1: Dance Party with Emily Laurens MC and Branwen Munn DJ