DEC 7-11, 2010

Glorious Outsiders. Bold investigation. Riotous fun. Queer Notions cross arts festival is a platform for glorious outsiders, from Ireland and beyond. 

“The company is not so much cutting edge, as creator of a new edge in itself”
– The Sunday Tribune

THISISPOPBABY presented new work from Ireland’s biggest boundary-pushing queer artists Mark O’Halloran (Garage, Adam and Paul), Neil Watkins (Heidi Konnt, Dublin City Counseling) and Una McKevitt (565+, Victor and Gord) are among the highlights of this year’s Queer Notions, the second annual queer arts festival curated and produced by THISISPOPBABY (WERK, Electric Picnic, Panti – A Woman in Progress).

The five-day festival tore up Dublin City with a week of sublime queer plays, art, music, lecture, drag, film and politics.

As well as showcasing the best of queer performance and ideas from Ireland, the festival presented extraordinary international artists with work never before seen in Ireland, including New York lesbian icon and self-proclaimed gender bender Peggy Shaw, acclaimed Welsh dance artist Eddie Ladd and London underground neo-cabaret star Dickie Beau.

One festival highlight was Qasim Riza Shaheen’s stunning video exhibition inspired by the trans-gendered Dublin Filipino community (Liliquoi Blue: God made me a boy). The line up was rounded off with the provocative and entertaining Queer Spiel and Queer Encounter series.

Queer Notions was a platform for magnificent outsiders, provocative investigation and riotous fun. Queer Notions was produced by THISISPOPBABY and Project Arts Centre, and was supported by The British Council, Dublin City Council, ABSOLUT and CityArts.

Festival Directors: Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
Graphic Design: Niall Sweeney at Ponybox LTD
Press & Publicity: Nik Quaife
Production Manager: Marie Tierney
Advertising and distribution: Ciara Ryan
Viral marketing & Filming: Adam Matthews
Chief LX: David Tiernan
Stage Manager: Helen Collins
Assistant Stage Manager: Chris Nugent
For Calipo Theatre: Darren Thornton & Collette Farrell