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Dream of Consciousness

Jonny Woo, David Selley and Simon Ribchester

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A musical of Jonny Woo’s life penned by his collaborators.

One of London’s leading figures in cabaret and alternative variety, ‘Dream of Consciousness’ is a performance of new songs and words inspired by Woo’s own experiences. Currently writing his memoirs - which are in turn being transformed into music and songs by Selley and Ribchester - the show will recount his tales performing in New York City, his return to the London scene as a bearded drag queen in addition to tales from his youth and time spent at university.

Expect guest appearances from Woo’s contemporaries and protegées

Age restriction: 16+ only.

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Social and cultural historian of the Soviet Union, Juliane Furst and Ilia Rogatchevski, a Russian born, Scotland raised sound artist, discuss the subjects of Igor Palmin's photographs documenting the 'Soviet hippy' movement of the 1970s.

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Episode 1: Casa Susanna

We discuss Casa Susanna with curator, Alona Pardo, Rhyannon Styles, author of The New Girl: A Trans Girl Tells It Like It Is and Professor Michael 'Miqqi Alicia' Gilbert, who share some of their own responses to this collection of photographs. 

Club Stage Level -1