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Hey Lovelies, It’s me Courtnee, back with another blog post! This month we spread some queer joy, did some movement and cleaned up a beach. All in a days (hard) work.

We did our first our community litter pick! We’re thinking about our environmental impact and how we can offset our carbon footprint. Organised by the wonderful Les and despite the cold they cleared a large amount of waste. We also had a Downtown theatre trip to The New Theatre Royal to see The Importance of Being…Earnest by the wonderful Say It Again, Sorry? Which we all loved!

Dance, Dance Revolution 

We had our first movement rehearsals for Sticky Floors and Palm Trees. It was such a privilege to collaborate with Luke Brown Company and their extremely talented movement team. The choreography they created for the show even at this very early stage was a dream and I can’t wait for the rest of the cast to start getting involved.

Mum, we’re in the paper! 

We had a lovely piece by Chris Broom in the Portsmouth News. Chris came in and interviewed some of the cast and crew about the show and process. We still have it pinned up in our office now!

I’m dreamin’ off Queer Joy –

Call me Santa because we are spreading some Queer Joy this festive season. We started with a screen printing session at Aspex Late where we showed off some gorgeous new designs based on our Queer Joy posters. We even made a range of colours to choose from and people quickly got into the swing. 


The next day we were at Pigeon Books for a Day of Queer Joy! We gave away over 30 gift bags all hand curated by me with gifts donated from lovely local queer artists and organisations. We had heartstopper colouring books for young people and sweets galore. We were using this space to ask people to complete our survey on queer joy which is still live on our linktree if you haven’t yet. We also had Portsmouth based artists I tell amelia and Mister.Samo doing a live mural that stayed in the window of Pigeon Books for most of December.

It was such a rewarding day spending time chatting with the community and giving out gifts. It was amazing the amount of people who came along, never having been to a Downtown event before!

I can’t wait to do it all again next year Ho-Ho-Ho!