SUMMER 2022 EXHIBITION
In partnership with St George's Bristol and Bristol Pride

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WHERE AND WHEN?

03 June-10 July 2022

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR.

See below for access info

OPENING TIMES

Mondays-Fridays 11am-4pm

Saturdays & Sundays 4pm-8pm*

*Saturday 18th June opening will be 11am-4pm

KEY DATES

26 June - Movement Workshop with Tim LYTC

06 July - Panel Discussion and Closing Party

We're so, so excited to announce our first ever exhibition, in collaboration with St George's Bristol and Bristol Pride! Having our photographs on display has always been a goal for the project; Bristol Trans Portraits is about visibility, and an exhibition will allow so many more people to engage with the images.

 

St George's also holds a real connection to Bristol Trans Portraits. Our participant Mair was photographed in the main hall at St George's – as part of an ongoing series documenting the effects of HRT, so we’ll also be back there to take more photographs in the future! Exhibiting the work in the same space that some of the images were taken feels really special and we just can’t wait for people to see it!

We're also holding two events as part of the exhibition, including a movement workshop with TIM LYTC, one of our Bristol Trans Portraits participants, and a panel discussion featuring some of our participants.

MOVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH TIM LYTC
Sunday 26 June, 1:30pm-4pm

WHERE AND WHEN?

Sunday 26 June 2022 | 1:30pm-4pm

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR.

See below for access info.

BOOKING INFO

Pay What You Can Entry

Tickets via Headfirst

Open to anyone who identifies as trans or non-binary

BOOK YOUR SPACE HERE

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Our bodies hold many emotions and tensions, and many Trans and Non-Binary folks have difficult feelings and relationships to the body. Yet it physically holds us together and brings together our very self, connecting us to others. In this workshop we will explore different ways of thinking about the body, and various ways of moving. 

 

Inspired by somatic approaches to movement (e.g.: Skinner Releasing Technique, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais), these workshops will be gentle and relaxing. Offerings of increase in body awareness, mindful movement, moving without judgement, and exploring how to move in ways we want to in a safe environment.

We welcome trans and non-binary folks from all movement backgrounds and experience. Those with little to no movement experience are particularly encouraged to join this session. It will be very open and chill, offering a space to move, reflect, play and rest, with time at the end of the session to draw, write and discuss any sensations that may arise.

 

In return, we ask for openness to the process, feedback on the workshop, and permission to include/share your reflections as part of Tim's ongoing research.

 

Workshops will be documented via photos/video/audio recordings, which you can choose to opt out of at any time. 

TIM LYTC is a Hong Kong-born genderqueer multi-disciplinary dance artist working in film, theatre and creative tech. Their work explores notions of community, representation and the joy of moving, with particular focus on the intersections of Queer bodies and spaces, health and wellbeing, as well as race and heritage. They are a huge advocate for how physical movement can express, communicate and deepen connections with ourselves and others. They seek to merge the many different cultural influences in their life, into work that encourages and inspires collective care, play and rest.

ACCESS INFO

St George's Bristol can be accessed via two entrances: there is one entrance on Great George Street, which has 21 steps up to the ground floor of the building. The other entrance is on Charlotte Street, and has step free access.

If you are arriving via taxi and need to state the accessible drop off point to your driver, please ask them to take you to the Charlotte Street entrance.

St George's is music and events venue, so in evenings the building can get very busy. Please check their what's on guide if you wish to plan your visit to the exhibition around any events.

STEP FREE ACCESS

  • Enter the car park from Charlotte Street. For anyone not parking, vehicles are welcome to drive into the car park for drop off, before leaving to park elsewhere. For on-street drop off, there is a distance of 3m from the roadside to the Charlotte Street gates.

  • There is a step free walkway on the left hand side of the car park, which leads to a lift entrance. The lift entrance is 15m from the car park gates. From the lift, head to level 1 for exhibition access, or head to the ground floor for cafe/bar/box office access.

PARKING

  • There are limited parking facilities at St George's Bristol, however a small number of spaces are reserved for blue badge holders. Please contact the St George's Box Office if you wish to check availability or reserve one of these.

  • Blue badge holders may also park on the streets surrounding St George's, in line with local city council and wider UK parking regulations. These regulations can be checked here, via Bristol City Council.

  • For those without a blue badge, there is metered on-street parking on the streets surrounding St George's. The nearest car parks are located at Trenchard Street and Millennium Square.

TOILET FACILITIES

There are three accessible toilets at St George's Bristol:

  • Level 1: Behind the lift, in an alcove on the right hand side of a brown timber door.

  • Ground Floor, Cafe/Bar: Behind the lift on the right hand side.

  • Ground Floor, Crypt: From the lift, head towards the brown timber door and turn right. Continue on past the box office. The accessible toilet is at the end of the corridor, on the right hand side.

St George's Bristol currently has a set of women's toilets (8 stalls), and a set of men's toilets (3 urinals, 2 stalls) both in the crypt area. Non-binary individuals are welcome to use the accessible toilet in the crypt, which is single stall.