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Exploring Gender through the Arts: Re-looking at the Sci:dentity project

photo: scidentity event 

In 2006, an arts project funded by the Wellcome Trust asked the question 'What is the Science of Sex & Gender?' with 18 young transgender people, resulting in a documentary film. With the help of an additional grant, this series of screenings of a new cut with additional footage includes a Q&A session with original participants.

The 'second edition' Sci:dentity film footage contributes to discussion and debate around identity, specifically gendered and sexed identity. A series of vignettes incorporates the film and performance project work we did with the group of young trans people and the interviews they carried out with 'medical experts' such as endocrinologist, Professor Andrew Levy (University of Bristol).

The film will be screened with Question & Answer sessions in June 2010 with project staff and some of the young people who participated in the original project in 2006.

Screenings with Q&A

11 June, 15.00-16.30
The John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (supported by the Drama Department, University of Manchester)

15 June 10.00-11.30
Cinema 3, Watershed Media Centre, 1 Canon’s Rd, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX (supported Bristol City Council)

30 June 18.30-20.00
The Embassy Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3HY (supported by Central School of Speech and Drama)

To book a place at any of the screenings, or to find out more contact catherine.mcnamara@cssd.ac.uk


Who should come and see the film?

People who would enjoy attending the screenings (based on our experiences of the original project):
  • academics within sexuality, gender and transgender studies
  • science educators
  • applied theatre and drama in education practitioners and students  
  • PGCE students training to teach and interested in diversity among young people in a range of subjects
  • newly qualified and experienced teachers
  • LGBT voluntary sector organizations
  • youth groups/ youth service users - staff and young people
  • equality and diversity officers across the education sector and within local authorities, LGBT police liaison officers
  • other local authority bodies.
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