A new LGBTQ Arts festival for the North East. A programme of live art performance, dance, film and workshops exploring and celebrating aspects of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer culture.

All events take place across Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Bamburgh House.


Festival Programme:

Saturday 9th July

4.30pm – 6pm curious? Life Drawing @BALTIC (Launch Pad) – £5 BOOK ONLINE HERE

6pm – 7pm “Edits” Queer Film Screening plus artist talk with film maker Marisa Zanotti @BALTIC (Cinema) – £3 or free with any curious? event ticket. BOOK ONLINE HERE

Follow our festival guide over the Tyne and up to Bamburgh House to the festival hub and the evening programme.

7pm – 10.30pm  Festival Hub @ Bamburgh House (8th Floor)
Featuring Pop Up Live Art Performances from Harold Offeh and guests, Ballet Lorent Costume Sale, Cake Sale, Bar Area, Music and more – Free Entry

7pm – 7.30pm & 8.30pm – 10pm Nanda Messias presents two films @ Bamburgh House (2nd floor). A chance to see two film works by performance artist, choreographer and queer academic Nando Messias. Walking Failure ; created in collaboration with Sam Williams and Sissy!, a shortfilm created in collaboration with Judy Jacob – Free entry

7.30pm – 8.30pm curious? Triple Bill @ Bamburgh House (2nd Floor) Featuring an extract of “Replicas” by Jennifer Essex, our curious? commission by Gavin Coward, a new Dance theatre work and more – £7.50 BOOK ONLINE HERE

8.30pm – 8.45pm curious? Artist Talk @ Bamburgh House. Chaired by Steve Nice. A chance to catch up with our acts from the festival so far.

9pm – 10pm : “Snap Like A Diva” Workshop with Harold Offeh & Steve Nice @ Bamburgh House (2nd Floor)- £5  BOOK ONLINE HERE

Sunday 10th July

11am – 12.30pm curious? Ballet Life/Movement Drawing Class @ BALTIC – £5 BOOK ONLINE HERE

Find out here about our PAY IT FORWARD Scheme supporting the creation of new work and enabling disadvantaged groups to attend.

Age guidance 14 + some events contain nudity and adult themes.


curious? Pay It Forward Scheme:

The aim for the Pay It Forward scheme for these events is to support the curious? programme by enabling us to approach LGBT community groups from Newcastle / Gateshead, offering members who would not normally be able to afford tickets to attend the events. These tickets will have been paid for by the Pay It Forward tickets buyers.

Therefore, whether you are attending yourself in person or unable to make the event, you can support this access and funding scheme by purchasing a Pay It Forward ticket.

To purchase a Pay It Forward ticket please visit our crowd funding site here.

Thank you for your support.

Please note some events have limited capacity booking in advance is advised.