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Polaktastic in Sheffield

17th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Polish, Queer, Migrant. Polish Queers and Migrants. Queer Migrant Polaks. Too queer for some, too Polak for others. Most often, impossible subjects. Fantastic creatures. Polaktastic.

While the Polish government is unqueering Poland, and the British one Brexiting Eastern European migrants, we come together to persist and resist. Join us at Polaktastic night of queer migrant performance & art!

This time, we team up with an amazing art space DINA Venue in Sheffield and collaborate with a number of artists, academics and DJs from Poland and across the UK.



Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (http://www.nemerofsky.ca/) stages his epistolary action, ‘You, Dear Doctor, Are My Only Rescue’, created in collaboration with an anthropologist and historian, Agnieszka Kościańska, in the project Cruising the 70s: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures.

Karol Radziszewski (www.karolradziszewski.com), a Warsaw-based artist and founder of the Queer Archives Institute, presents his latest short film.


Vodka Boom Boom, an un/Polish-ed drag queen, pays tribute to a rebellious Polish rock diva, Kora, lip-syncing to some of her most known songs (https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/kora-rebellious-rock-diva-dies-of-cancer-aged-67-1389).

Writer and comedian, Rita Suszek Artist, performs the show ‘F*cking European’, which ‘is NOT a story about fucking her way through Europe’ (https://stratfordeast.com/news/fcking-european-by-rita-suszek).


Lukasz Szulc installs a DIY zine station on ‘Migrating Queer Bodies’, which presents initial results of his research project with Polish queers in the UK. (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/socstudies/staff/staff-profiles/lukasz-szulc).


Party at DINA with queer DJs.

SUGGESTED FEE: between £2 and £8.

Poster art by Bartosz Antkowiak (barthtml@gmail.com).

Funding for this event has been provided by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement no. 699745.


17th November 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm