Is there particular relevance as regards where it is locally staged? Ie Hebden Bridge/Doncaster/Grimsby. Yorkshire/London/New York? Does it make a difference?
This event will consider the question of both place-bound politics and safe spaces for resistant performance. There has been recent campaigning in relation to the threat of closure of subcultural queer spaces such as The Royal Vauxhall Tavern and of course the famous Madame JoJos burlesque club in London was closed down recently – and of course the Hebden Bridge festival caused a huge controversy in recent years in relation to where it was to be sited.
What does this mean? Are subcultural voices being threatened with being silenced? Is the potential for resistant performance under threat too?