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Microscope Gayzing @ Company Drinks

Thu 11 August 2022
5-7pm

Company Drinks Pavilion
Outdoor Bowls Pavilion
Barking Park
Longbridge Road
Barking IG11 8TA

This session will be facilitated by Hari Byles + Microscopic friends, part of the Queer Ecologies Collective and Compost Mentis coop

16-99

Queer Microscopy A session for LGBTQIAA+ folks in Barking and Dagenham to connect with some of the incredible microscopic beings who inhabit your local soils, compost piles, food, plants, pets, and bodies. ~57% of the cells and DNA in our bodies are made up of other organisms, for whom binary gender, nuclear family and heteronormativity are not the be all and end all. What can we learn from these companion creatures about the queerness of "nature", and, as we are part of nature... about our own queerness?

Come and chat, nerd out, write, draw, breathe and connect around the microscope on 11th August 5-7pm

Please feel free to bring soil samples to look at under the microscope, and see just how queer your green spaces are

This is a free event but you will need to book in advance as spaces are limited, please Contact Shaun@companydrinks.info to book your place