Brighton’s Marlborough Theatre is holding a Fat Pride season this month, jam-packed with performances, parties, workshops and an exhibition. This joyous event concentrates on celebrating fatness and fat bodies in all their glorious forms.
Across Thurs 4 – Sun 7 April there’s an exhibition of work by fat people, created in conjunction with artist Rupert Tuesday aka performer Chub Rub. On the Thursday, Katie Greenall presents Fatty Fat Fat – a funny, frank and provocative solo theatre show about living in a body the world tells you to hate. Leave your diet books at the door. The Friday and Saturday see a pair of fabulous Fat Cabaret shows. These fat positive live performances and fun times will be hosted by Mathilda Gregory and put fat people centre stage in a safe and supportive environment.
Saturday night also sees a free Fat Pride Party, hosted by phenomenal fat queer Lewis G. Burton playing all the hits from pop, disco and 90s dance music. There’s also more performance in the form of K
aty Baird’s Poppers Boudoir, which offers a moment to unwind and unravel in her intimate 1-on-1 out of body experience. Finally, Sunday sees the Marlborough hold a Fat Clothes Swap – a body positive space where you can bring clothes which have been sitting in your wardrobe and give them a new life. All genders are welcome, as are clothes of size 16/L upwards.