We had a fabulous time taking part in the ‘Over The Top’ event, as part of #LGBTHM15. It was great to see so many members of the community joining together to celebrate. We’re glad to hear that there will be another event next year and are already planning ahead!
It is hard to believe that it is a year since our mustachioed and much loved bass, Henry Tickner, left this world. We shall be joining with his friends and family, to remember ‘Our Henry’, at a memorial concert on the 31st January. Please join us to celebrate the life of Henry Tickner.
Saturday 31st January 2015
at 19:30 at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Gay Abandon spent the weekend in Kettlewell rehearsing for our ‘Idols and Icons’ concert. Dance moves were perfected and notes polished. We even got to spend some quality time with each other! Don’t forget to buy your ticket to the concert on the 15th November so that you see the fruits of our labours.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org