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Gender Exploration Workshop

Gender Exploration Workshop
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In partnership with Andro & Eve

This workshop will provide a space for those questioning or wanting to explore their own gender. Andro and Eve’s Artistic Director Finn Warman will be joined by drag artist Christian Adore to facilitate this creative and playful session.

Using conversations and creative exercises, this workshop will help participants reflect on and be inspired by different ways to express gender in their own lives. It’s intended as a space for self reflection, understanding and connection for people of marginalised and diverse genders.

We understand that those wishing to attend may not yet have found a label that helps describe or identify their gender, or that they may not wish to use labels at all. We use the term ‘marginalised’ here to describe anyone who feels that their gender expression or identity means they may face discrimination in society today.

Christian Adore is the drag king alter ego of musical theatre writer and performer Francesca Forristal. Christian Adore improvises ‘radio ready’ ***** (LGBTQ Arts Review) songs, sketches and raps on the spot, creating shows that have garnered critically acclaim. Nominated for Edinburgh TV Festival 2020 New Voice Award, supported by Netflix, as well as an Off West End Award in 2019. Christian has performed on the BBC and BBC Radio, produced sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe and performed at The Underbelly festival, Southbank and the Royal Festival Hall. Francesca has also written several new musicals through Forristal and Clarke including ‘P.S I’m a Terrible Person’ (Soho Theatre; The Cockpit) and ‘Public Domain’ (Southwark Playhouse), which is transferring to a West End run Spring 2021.


Finn is the Artistic Director and CEO of Sheffield-based queer arts organisation, Andro and Eve. Andro and Eve provide talent development and performance opportunities for queer artists, and spaces for the LGBTQ+ community to come together.

Finn has worked as an artist, designer and producer in the cultural and education sector for 15 years. Specialising in large-scale participatory arts projects, they have a wealth of experience in partnership working, leadership and talent development.

Part of our 2021 festival strand

Progressing Social Justice

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