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Again, Rainbow Flag raising in the area of Scunthorpe causes some locals offence and anger.
My first thought is, “really, aren’t there worse things to be concerned about?”
Reading comments on posts about anything LGBT on a local public platform usually highlights the need to raise awareness and provide support.
Saturday 6th April 2019
The Wortley House Hotel on Rowland Road in Scunthorpe, DN16 1SU
-Free onsite parking available
Doors are 7:30pm
Please try to make it to the event for doors opening or a little before. The fire act will more than likely be upon arrival, so if you are late, you may miss it.
Smart Casual but feel free to be bright and bold.
When booking tickets to our event via the Wortley Reception or over the phone please quote code CIRQUE DU RAINBOW for room booking discount. £60 for a double/twin and £50 for a single, both come with breakfast. This can be done on the night if they have rooms still available.
We have 12 tables each seating 10 people but we can add 12 seats if required.
If you have reserved a full table of 10 in a group booking you are guaranteed to be seated together with your friends.
If you have contacted us with smaller group bookings please arrive on time so we can seat you with your friends. If you arrive late we cannot guarantee your group will be sat together. If you haven’t reserved a table or group booking then please bare in mind you may be seated on a table with other guests. We see this as an opportunity to make new friends and mingle with the community but we understand some people may not feel the same way so if you are seated somewhere unsuitable please see a member of the team and we will do our best to rectify the situation.
There will be a loose seating plan but we aren’t going to be too strict on where you move your chair and sit, as long as it isn’t within the performance area.
We have the fantastic and skilled performers of Twisted Belles Entertainment joining us, remember to keep safe when fire is about. The fire activities will be kept outdoors for safety. Inside the venue Twisted Belles will be entertaining you with a little burlesque style dancing.
Joining the Twisted Belles we have our LGBT family team members, Mother hen Misty, Luna Saint and Bunny OhHoney, who will be hosting and performing on the evening with some surprises along the way.
Yes, the Wortley Hotel is easily accessible by wheelchair. The toilets are situated just outside the room we are in, as is the bar. If you need any extra assistance just ask.
Group table bookings are SOLD OUT. People without tickets are not guaranteed entry but we will try our best to fit you in, it might just mean you have to wait until everyone with a ticket is seated.
The Wortley Hotel have under 10 tickets left the rest are reserved. Due to estimation of hitting capacity no more Paypal payment can be taken.
There will be 2 or 3 photographers on the night.
If you take photos and videos of the night, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE share them with us and give us feedback on the event. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and #outtnitescunny or #scunnylgbt
The bar is right next door to the performance room. The bar will be serving some snacks which will be available to purchase at an extra cost.
Anyone! As long as you are supportive, open minded and willing to make new friends, you are VERY welcome to join us!
We don’t accept negativity, nor do we accept egos, only from the drag queens.
Please respect our team members and performers on the night. If you have any issues or worries please don’t be afraid to approach one of us. All our team members are volunteers who are giving up their free time to plan and put on these events so we appreciate your feedback and also more importantly your support and attendance.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Pop^Up Scunthorpe presents ‘Skin’, an exhibition of work from four unique life drawing sessions.
The Wortley Hotel reception is open until late, 7 days a week to purchase your tickets to CIRQUE DU RAINBOW.
Guest writer article.
Ever heard such phrases like “that’s gay” and “you like the D, huh?” These phrases, and loads more, are multitudinous in educational facilities across Britain. Of course, these are used in jest by the majority of children and young people that say them. But, does this make it acceptable? Should we, in fact, as innovators of cultural perceptions on LGBT, be educating at the source of intolerance, before it emerges and becomes a deleterious issue? In my eyes, yes. And here’s why I hold this belief…
As a young child in primary school, I was a kid with little awareness of anything relating to different sexual identifications and attractions. This meant I solely saw man and woman together generally, and built a belief on this man and woman were the only capable romantic connection in society. As I grew with this belief though, I started to see more of a different side to society. A previous next door neighbour of mine had changed their identity from man to woman. As a sheltered child, this baffled me. It wasn’t something I had ever seen, nor had imagined been a thing. The first initial sign of, possible, homophobia came in Year 4 when I was called gay. At the time of this, a friend told me this meant “happy” and reported it to my teacher to which the offending student was given a stern look and a detention.
In secondary, there were major culture shocks, as I’m sure was the case for a lot of children growing into the pubescent hellhole that is the teen years. Over the course of the 5 year stint being there, I got (as did most in the years that came up previous) little sex education and almost no LGBT education either. However, during the time at secondary school, I overheard multiple conversations of cases of bullying where people were discriminated for their sexuality. And, personally, I halted my coming out -after realising at 15- because of the backlash it may have led to.
What this quite, admittedly, large analogy tells a story of though is a story of how simply raising awareness and educating at a young age could do. Especially in an age where society is evolving. It was in 2014 on the 29th of March where gay marriage was legalised in the United Kingdom, but that was the sign, the sign the British public and perceptions on such topics such as LGBT and the stigmas around it being wrong were been eradicated. So, now is the time to educate early, to create awareness and acceptance of different sexualities from an age where mind-sets aren’t solidified or stuck in an age of archaic ideologies and conflict.
Now, here what I’m not suggesting…I’m not suggesting we send unicorns into schools, allowing them to spread love by thrusting rainbow turd out their arses, no! None of that! Of course not, unicorns aren’t in budget. But, seriously, what I am suggesting is professionals, people with experiences to share or, at a minimum, sending a role model into educational facilities with a simple message of love, understanding and support is all we need. Providing children with an everlasting message that is imposed and held in their internal psychology. Simply, we want generations of the future to enter a world and be able to be whoever they want to be. To have unlimited potential and not be struck back by narcissism and poorly executed homophobia. Frankly, we’re only on the earth for a short time, so why spread hate when we can teach a generation to be loving and endearing to all, to be inclusive and kind. To be human.
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Behind the scenes the Scunthorpe LGBT team of volunteers have been working hard to try and make this night happen for the community and friends. The reality is, some town centre venues are struggling and as you may have seen our launch venue VOID have cancelled all their recent events due to issues with the venue.
But the happy news is…. we have another venue in the town centre just down the road, happy to host us for the night.
Our new host venue is:
Located at 166 High Street, DN15 6EN Scunthorpe
We are very grateful to the Penny Bank that they have allowed us to hijack a Friday night on such short notice. But we believe the Penny Bank will have your safety in mind and are an LGBT friendly venue. So we hope you will still support us in pulling off another great night.
All entry will be £3 on the door
Please help us spread the word about the night and the venue change.
The Penny Bank often host live entertainment so we feel it will work well.
We are sorry for the venue switch but it is out of our control and rather than risk cancelling the event last minute, we as a team think this is the best option.
We may return to VOID in the future, but for this event it just won’t be possible….
So we will see you at The Penny Bank 14th December!!!!