New Queers on the Block artists announced!


Out OUT performance

Back in June, we launched a New Queers on the Block commission of £3k to develop and deliver an event which centres the LGBTQIA+ community in Bradford. We’re thrilled to announce that the commission has been awarded to Alice Parsons and Em Connor for OUT OUT. 

OUT OUT is a cabaret and a catalyst for drag artists in Bradford. As well as platforming Drag Kings and alternative drag performers, OUT OUT will support the creation of new work from both first-timers and established local Kings, in combination with bringing experienced performers to Bradford for an unforgettable showcase and celebration of Queer talent.

Alice and Em bonded over a passion for Bradford’s DIY scene and a desire to see more queer nightlife in the city.

"We are so excited to be supported by New Queers on the Block and Bradford Producing Hub to produce OUT OUT. We know there is appetite and talent in Bradford and this support means we can showcase that and properly shout about our scene and city whilst getting more people performing as drag kings in the process."

The Artists

Alice Parsons

Alice is originally from Liverpool and has been living and working in Bradford for almost six years as a producer, programmer and curator.


Em Connor

Em was born and raised in Bradford and
is an activist, organiser and drag king.


New Queers on the Block is an LGBTQIA+ artist and community development programme and network led by Marlborough Productions, working in partnership with Bradford Producing Hub and Theatre in the Mill in Bradford. Queer-led and with an intersectional approach, the project has worked with a wide range of artists working across live art, theatre, dance, spoken word, cabaret and visual art.

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