Next event: 16th May

NEW UPDATE! We will have music by Lisa Doscher, an Oxfordshire singer-songwriter who plays atmospheric indie-folk.

UPDATE: Unfortunately Phousa can no longer make it. We wish her speedy recovery and look forward to enjoying the talents of Keith, Ceri and Sally!

At our next event we’ll have poetry by the excellent Keith Jarrett, whose show Identity received 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. We’ll also be enjoying music by Quiltbag Cabaret favourite Phousa, and poetry by Ceri Lloyd. All of this will be compered by the hilarious Sally Outen!

In the arts room, try out blackout poetry. With a marker pen, an old magazine or newspaper and some imagination, create poetry by selecting which words to leave visible. Or join the stitching circle and help make the Quiltbag quilt!

If you can’t make it in person, you’re welcome to join us for video chat. We’ll be online during the arts session 9 : 15 – 10pm. Log into http://www.oovoo.com and look for Quiltbag Cabaret.

Our raffle this month is supporting No Going Back, a charity working to ensure liberty, equality and justice for LGBT asylum seekers in the UK.http://nogoingback.org.uk/

As usual, we’ll be in the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45 – 11:30.

Tickets £7/£5, available on the door or via Eventbrite.

If you use Facebook, please sign up to the Facebook event and invite your friends!

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Next event: 21st March 2015

Our next event is on Saturday 21st March. In the Cabaret Lounge we’ll have music by Mr Squid and poetry by Jude Orlando Enjolras, editor of Poems for the Queer Revolution.

In the Arts Room we’ll be making shadow art, along with our usual stitching circle.

If you can’t make it in person, you’re welcome to join us for video chat. We’ll be online during the arts session 9 : 15 – 10pm. Log into http://www.oovoo.com and look for Quiltbag Cabaret.

As usual, we’ll be in the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45 – 11:30.

Tickets £7/£5, available on the door or via Eventbrite.

Sign up to the Facebook event.

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Next event: 17th January 2015

The next Quiltbag Cabaret is on Saturday 17th January. Our headline act is Hannah Chutzpah, whose latest show “Asking Nicely” received 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We’ll also have comedy by our very own Sasha Rocket, and  Lucy Ayrton reads from her new novel, The Museum of Stolen Things.

In the arts room, set down your hopes for the new year on our hand tree (don’t know what a hand tree is? Wait and see!), play picture consequences, or join the stitching circle. We’ll also have all the usual arts and crafts materials including the popular dinogami!

Tickets are £7/£5 on the door, or can be bought in advance online.

We hope to see you at the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45!

Next event: 15th November 2014

We can now announce the line up for our first birthday event! We’ll be celebrating a year of Quiltbag Cabaret with some fantastic performers. Spectacular performance poet Sophia Blackwell will be our headline act. Jessica Law returns with a new band of Outlaws and a new EP, “Languid Little Lies”. And we welcome back the very first performer to step onto the Quiltbag Cabaret stage, the hilarious Zim!

Since it’s our birthday, expect party games, party food, and card making in the arts room. We’ll also be taking a look back at a year of Quiltbag Cabaret with a display of photographs and artwork. If you have any pictures from previous events, please scan and email them to us or bring them on the night.

We’ll be holding a raffle to raise money for Gendered Intelligence, a community interest company working with young trans people.

Tickets are £7/£5, available on the door or online.

Sign up to the Facebook event and invite your friends!

We look forward to seeing you in the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45 on 15th November!

Schedule below the cut……

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Next event: Saturday 20th September

Our next event will be Saturday 20th September. We are delighted to confirm that the incredible CN Lester will be headlining! If you haven’t yet heard their beautiful music, you can listen on Soundcloud.

We also have poetry by Bridget Minamore and comedy by Sally Outen.

In the arts room we’ll be making sock puppets! There’ll also be drawing materials and our regular stitching circle.

We’ll be in the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45 – 11:30. Tickets £7/£5, available on the door or via Eventbrite.

If you use Facebook, you can sign up and invite your friends on our event page.

We hope to see you there!

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Next event: Friday July 11th

Please join us on Friday 11th July, 7:45pm – 11:30pm in the East Oxford Community Centre.

Tickets £7/£5 on the door, or buy tickets online.

In the arts room we’ll be running a circus skill share, so bring along your juggling balls, hula hoops, diabolo and poi. (Please keep it safe for an indoor event – no fire!)

In the Cabaret Lounge, we are very pleased to welcome back storyteller Hel Gurney as our headline act. Hel performed at our International Women’s Festival event in March, and returns in July to share some of their very popular fairytales. You can hear one of Hel’s stories on Soundcloud.

We will also be enjoying the considerable talents of Oxford Hammer & Tongue’s slam champion, Davy Mac. David will perform poetry including extracts of his “Homeless Oratorio”.

Ann Domoney adapts some of her favourite songs to involve more feminism and more ukulele.

All compered by the wonderful Lucy Ayrton!

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Next Event: 31st May, Oxford Pride edition

Our next event is part of the Oxford Pride festival. Performers include Alex Brett/kaberett, Kat Gupta and Jokers of Perdition.

In the arts room, Cheryl from Upcycle Trading will be our guest artist this month. As usual we’ll also have the regular stitching circle, where the Quiltbag quilt is starting to take shape!

Tickets are £7/£5 and available on the door or online.

If you use Facebook, please sign up to the Facebook event and invite your friends!

About the performers…..

Jokers of Perdition are a comedy duo of three people with the sole intention of hearing the sweet, sweet laughter that represents the approval of strangers. Our cat wasn’t really into our jokes but, hey, cats don’t have object permanence. What, you think you can do better than us, cat? You probably can, people love cats. They’re hilarious. Oh, god, we should have just brought the cat out here. Why did we spend all this time writing and rehearsing? What a disaster. Anyway, we’ll be doing sketches and stand-up, since we didn’t bring any cats.

More of our comedy can be found on Tumblr, where you can luckily also find many cats.

Kat Gupta is an academic, trans/queer activist, intersectional feminist and scholar errant. Kat’s creative work explores gender, identity, discomfort, and juxtapositions of the uncanny with the everyday.

Alex is a professional rock-botherer, specialising in volcanoes. When not at their day job, they’re an activist focussing on trans rights, disability, and sex education. The rest of the time, they write fanfic and poetry.

Next Event: Saturday 26th April

The next Quiltbag Cabaret is coming up on 26th April. This month will be a spoken word special, with poetry by Lyman R.T. Gamberton and Lucy Ayrton and queer Norse God stories by Alice Nuttall.

As usual we’re in the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45 – 11:30. There is information about the venue and accessibility under “About”.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

7:45 Doors open.
Arts and crafts activities in the Main Hall. The bar will be open in the Lounge.
8:30 Performances by Lyman and Ally in the Lounge.
9:15 Interval.
Time to carry on with arts activities, or chill out and chat in the Lounge.
10:00 Headline act Lucy Ayrton performs in the Lounge
10:45 Time for more art or socialising
11:30 Close

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You can  buy tickets on the door, or book them online through Eventbrite.

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Next event: March 15th

Our next event is part of the Oxford International Women’s Festival. They have lots of exciting events going on in March so do take a look at their programme.

Here at Quiltbag Cabaret, we’ll be enjoying the comedic talents of Sally Outenpoetry by Hel Gurney and villain cabaret by Emma Lewis (aka Sebastienne Lashings). Read more about all of our performers below.

In the arts room we’ll be making peg dolls of inspirational women. We’ll also have the usual stitching circle, quiltbook and drawing materials.

We’ll be raising money to support Oxford International Women’s Festival, who have been highlighting women’s issues and celebrating the achievements of women for 25 years.

You can sign up to the facebook event (and invite your friends!) here. Tickets will be available on the door or you can buy them in advance here.

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Next Event: Saturday 8th February 2014

We’ll be back in the New Year with another evening of arts, crafts and cabaret. We’re very excited to confirm that the headline act will be the fabulous Lashings of Ginger Beer Time! Lashings are a queer feminist burlesque collective, who explore the politics of gender and sexuality through songs, sketches and stand-up. You can check out some of their videos here.

We’ll also have Ann Domoney  performing her blend of bittersweet songs and wry feminist comedy, and Hear the Word‘s Patti Dale reading her amazing poetry.

In the arts room, we’ll have our usual stitching circle with Sasha, and the newly-named Quiltbook. You’re invited to decorate a page of the Quiltbook any way you like – words, drawings, photographs, collage…any artform that can lie flat inside the book is welcome! In honour of LGBT history month, we’ll be making peg doll and puppet representations of our favourite queer icons.

This month’s raffle is in support of PACE, a charity promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

As usual we’re in the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45 – 11:30. Information about the venue and accessibility is here.

You can sign up to the Facebook event here, and buy tickets in advance here.