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What a spectacular weekend!

Photo: Dave Forrest

On Saturday, 29th July 2017, Gay Abandon took part in the “I Feel Love” concert at Hull City Hall, organised by the wonderful folks at BBC Radio 2.

The concert was the culmination of a week of events, celebrating 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, organised by the Capital of Culture organisers (hull2017.co.uk).

The concert was live on the BBC Red Button and BBC Radio 2 on Saturday night. It is now available on iPlayer until 28th August, so check it out! I’m sure you’ll agree that we had a blast!

And click here, to hear Scott Mills chatting to Sara Cox about the event!

Fancy singing with Gay Abandon???

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Gay Abandon is looking for new singers, particularly basses and sopranos. If you can hold and tune, why not get in touch, and try us out?!

We’re a really fun bunch, and we will be starting on new repertoire for our 20th anniversary concert in the new year, so now is the perfect time to join!

If you’re interested, look in the Joining section to find out more.

Just drop us an email to newmembers@gayabandon.org.uk, if you’re interested.

Nowt So Queer As Folk

Gay Abandon are pleased to announce, that the Deep C Divas have invited us to take part in their next performance “Nowt So Queer As Folk”!  We shall also be sharing the stage with the London Gay Men’s Chorus, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary!

It takes place on Saturday, 29th October 2016 at 7:30pm at The Venue, Leeds College of Music.  Tickets available here.

Our Summer Concert

Our next concert, Seasons of Love, takes place on Saturday, 25th June at 7:30pm at the Venue @ Leeds College of Music.

For tickets, call LCM on 0113 222 3434, or purchase online.

NB: The bar in the venue has a late licence until 12 midnight!

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Seasons of Love Poster

Good stuff at the museum

So…

The delectable Gay Abandon will be performing at Leeds City Museum on Saturday, 5th December 2015, between 12 noon and 1 pm.

We’re gonna be singing love songs, new and old, so come along, and feel the love!

Oh?!?  What’s that?

Aha!  Gay Abandon also features in the exhibition in the second floor, as part of the Leeds Story.

Excellent!

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Wowzers!

On Saturday, 21st November 2015, Gay Abandon hosted a benefit, to raise funds for charities, working with refugees and asylum seekers.

We raised £2,000!

YES!  THAT’S TWO THOUSAND POUNDS!

Our chosen charities are WYLDN and No Going Back.

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Wow! Funding received for Youth Writing Project!

Youth Outreach Programme

It is with great pleasure, that Gay Abandon can reveal, that a sizeable chunk of money has been received from Leeds Inspired!

This money from Leeds City Council will allow us to attain one of our long-term goals of reaching out to and embracing young LGBT life in Leeds and its environs.

We are now seeking recruits for our series of four workshops, which will be held with James Nash, a poet from Leeds.

Recruits (aged exclusively from 18 to 25) will take part in four evening sessions from 21st October to 11th November 2014, at 7:30pm.

Attendees will be guided to seek out their idol or icon, and write Spoken Word about said person.

There will then be the opportunity to record the content, or perform it at Gay Abandon’s concert on 15th November 2014.

Each student’s work will be printed, and produced for sale in a small anthology, at Gay Abandon’s concert.  It will also be available for viewing on a dedicated website.

If you’re interested, or know someone who is, the email address is:  gayabandonproject1@gmail.com