Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
'Princess Julia loves' is a curated weekly evening at performance venue 'The Glory', by Julia Fodor. Prior to COVID, invited performers and artists took to the stage and showcased their work to her audience. In response to pandemic restrictions and closure of the venue (The Glory), invited performers and artists now feature in an on-going, socially distanced film series described as, "tongue-in-cheek arts-based short films - low on budget, high on camp - in cahoots with The Glory and Josh Collings." (by James Anderson, I-D Magazine.) Each short film is approx 2-4 mins long and is centered around the individual artist. It is a blend of fiction, documentary and entertainment. In the musings, Julia takes the role of 'roving reporter', using an unorthodox interview style to seek new insights into her subjects and the imaginative locations they explore.
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Why it's a great idea:
The stories use both humour and promotion to the benefit of both the individual artist and LGBTQIA+ centric audience that are watching in isolation. The stories also provide content for The Glory to use, as promotional material to support the venue, particularily when lockdowns lift and the venue attempts to get back up and running. The short films seek to re-assure the community, who rely upon The Glory as an integral social space. It is a way of glavanising a dissipated creative community and using digital media to re-connect. Its an alternative means of social and creative engagement The project is also a means of sharing East London's diverse countercultural scene with extended new audiences that might otherwise not have access. This is also a future forward project that is ambitious in continually connecting participants, in light of procarious and limited queer centric spaces/endeavours
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About the space
London Borough of Hackney