A unique two-part event combining panel discussion and performance, exploring the way we experience shifts in our identities and the many forms that process can take.
Part one will be a conversation about the different psychological, physical and emotional ways in which we can experience a transition into a new identity, as seen and felt by our guest speakers. Performer Emma Frankland will discuss her emergence and life as a trans woman; Poet and doctor Bashar Farhat will share the journey of his transition from Syrian citizen to refugee; and artist Sarbjit Kaur will offer insight into her relationship with the dastar (Sikh turban). Join them and Guardian journalist Yasir Mirza, who moderates, for an honest appraisal of the nature of transition and the resilience of the spirit in the face of change.
Part two features work by None of Us is Yet a Robot, an ongoing collaborative project between Emma Frankland and Abby Butcher. Their devised piece ‘Language’ is a performance/gig manifesto performed with a punk guitarist about the failure of language to adequately describe or support trans people’s experience.