What's On Black Femme Priority Created and performed by Georgina Lance Neighbourhood EventsCommissioned by Northern Stage as part of Out On The Toon Time and Location Artist biography Neighbourhood Events Georgina Lance's piece Black Femme Priority is a movement-based visual performance focusing on the relationship of Black Womxn, with nature and movement as a medium for healing and liberation. The piece has been inspired by personal experiences throughout the overwhelming events of the lockdown and during the Black Lives Matter protests where the circulation of brutalised Black bodies was very triggering and traumatic for many Black womxn, including Georgina. This stressful period incentivised Georgina to re-examine how important it is for Black Womxn to prioritise caring for their own mental health, and how quintessential movement and nature has been for personal wellbeing and self-care. Content advice: contains sensitive themes, references to racism, Black Lives Matter protests and police brutality. Time and Location Tower Cafe, Leazes Park, Newcastle upon TyneThere are 6 performances across 2 days: Sunday 20th & Monday 21st June, 12noon, 1.30pm & 3pm Artist Biography Georgina Lance is a mixed race, queer movement artist based in the North of England who specialises in Circus Arts and Dance. Georgina is particularly passionate about utilising the arts to illuminate and amplify marginalised experiences and stories, and explore how movement can be used as a medium for healing and liberation. Neighbourhood Events As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we're inviting you to get Out on the Toon this summer, starting with a series of free outdoor events to reconnect artists and audiences in their local neighbourhoods throughout June. 10 North East theatre makers have been selected to create work in 9 of our region’s 12 local authorities, breathing new life into the places and spaces that have been the backdrop to their lockdown, celebrating the diversity of our region and bringing communities together through immersive live performances, dance, story trails, short stories, films, live music and spoken word. See what's happening at the other Neighbourhood Events here - we hope to see you Out on the Toon soon! Image credit Mark Slater This performance is part of our Out On The Toon programme funded by the Weston Culture Fund.