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Queer Company

29th Feb 2020

A project exploring experiences of growing up queer in small industrial towns through the 1990’s and 2000’s.

Project Details
  • Collectivity
Creative Team
  • Artist: Amy Pennington
  • Film maker: Sophie Mallet
  • Producer: Kate Houlton
  • Assistant Producer: Natalie Hughes
  • Culture Hubs Producer: Thomas Dukes

Throughout 2020, Queer Artist Amy Pennington held a series of conversations and exchanges with young people living in St Helens who identify as LGBTQ+/ LGBTQ+ curious/ an ally to explore experiences of growing up queer in a small town in the 90s to experiences of what its like for young people growing up today in St Helens, what has changed and w hat has stayed the same?

Through conversations and creative workshops Amy will work with young people to compare and contrast Amy’s experiences growing up queer in a small town in the 90s with young people’s experiences of growing up and living in St Helens:

What are the differences?
What has stayed the same?

This collaboration will culminate in two new artworks which will take the form of a piece of writing and an accompanying film work.