Stay Brave BTN is a collaboration of creatives bringing together a night of drag, music, and spoken word to create a safe space, and challenge the silence.
We will be hosting an auction featuring pieces from local creatives / entrepreneurs to help raise money for the cause. If you would like to donate anything for the auction than please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, the more the better!
Performances from :
- Queer DIY InYourFace Folk Punk.
- Contemporary Drag King celebrating his 1st birthday
- Acoustic folk with a voice that makes your bits tingles
Sea "The Poet" Sharp
- SEA SHARP is a 2017 Pushcart Prize winner and author of the 2015 Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winning book.
- A stripped down performance from Brightons favourite.
- Born in Essex. Residing in Brighton. Comedian telling her story of modern single life.
-Poet and Essayist. Jessie will be telling their story of living with M.E in their mid twenties.
Most people have heard of M.E but that’s where it ends. Highly stigmatised and incredibly misunderstood, there are millions missing struggling without support, proper understanding, and treatment. There has been an avoidance regarding funding for medical research, a disregard for providing the correct information about support and treatment plans, and a general air of disbelief that it is even a real illness.
"Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is a systemic neuroimmune condition that causes dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system. An estimated 15-30 million people around the world are suffering from ME. Approximately 75-85% of them are women and 80-90% of them are undiagnosed." - UNREST.
By raising awareness, we can encourage more medical research funding, and change societal thought and assumptions around M.E.
We will be raising the money for #MEAction, a non-profit in the US that has transformed the accessibility to learning about M.E, and brought it into the spotlight.
£Paywhatyoucan (£5 Suggestion)
The Blue Man, Queens Road Brighton
Unfortunately this venue does not have disability access, Our friends at The Blue Man have given us their space for free which enables us to give every penny made to the cause, if you can recommend local venues with disability access for future events, please let us know!