In September 2016 we hosted the world premiere of Shame Chorus on the Isle of Portland as part of b-side festival 2016.
We hosted two events: an outdoor performance on West Weares to launch the festival and a full length performance in St George's Church.
Shame Chorus, by Jordan McKenzie, is an uplifting music project about shame and sexuality sung by members of London Gay Men's Chorus and commissioned by the Freud Museum. To find out more click here.
Shame in Dorset
Following on from Shame Chorus we are now in the late stages of facilitating the creation of a short creative film about our local LGBT community by our local LGBT community. The film will be toured to local schools and colleges in the surrounding areas of Weymouth and Portland with the aim to raise awareness of LGBT issues, tackle phobic behaviour and increase young people’s skills.
For this project we have been working closely with a group of young people from Space Youth Project. First off, members of Space Youth Project worked alongside two songwriters, Rosina Buck & Brontë Shande of Circe's Diner, to write, compose and record an original song. Now we are in the film making stages - we're creating story boards, mood boards and discussing prominent moments we'd like to happen in the film.
The song and the film will both stimulate a guided discussion to tackle stigma as well as raise awareness to phobic behaviour and the mental health issues that arise when individuals are socially isolated.
To get involved / for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards for All Lottery Funding
Dorset County Council
Poole Borough Council
Support / Collaborators:
Bourne Free, Space Youth Project, Health Watch Dorset, LGB&T Dorset Equality Network, Dorset Mind (Mind Out), Intercom Trust & Weymouth Gay Group.