There is much work to be done in order for LGBTQ+ people to be treated equally, given the same rights and are able to live without shame or fear. Art can be activism and as a way to open up and encourage conversations and dialogues about LGBTQ+ issues particularly within Christian communities I have created The Dancing Bear Trilogy.
– Jamie Fletcher, Dancing Bear Trilogy Director
The Dancing Bear Trilogy presentsThe Alphabet Club Anthology Book
Curated by Jamie Fletcher and published in partnership with the Leeds Big Bookend festival The Alphabet Club Anthology Book features a range of thoughts, perspectives and experiences around the themes of gender, sexuality and faith from over thirty contributors including human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, trans activist and artist Fox Fisher, psychotherapist Alex Drummond, baptist minister Revd Simon Hall, muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore, drag king Adam All, writer and storyteller Matthew Bellwood, playwrights Jo Clifford, Emma Adams and Kieran Hurley and many more.
Art as Activism: a compilation of articles, confessions, stories, songs, photographs, poetry, illustrations and artwork from different LGBTQQIAAP people.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual.
Or as I like to call it… The Alphabet Club.
The Alphabet Club Anthology book allowed me to have conversations with people who are normally on the other side of the cultural fence - people who I might normally avoid or find it hard to talk to or mistrust
– Jon Clark