U Belong: Joy

U Belong is a new multilingual platform in Glasgow featuring performances based on the theme of 'Joy' by BPOC, LGBT+ and disabled poets, artists, musicians and comedians!

U Belong: Joy

About U Belong: Joy

This is a new multilingual platform in Glasgow featuring BPOC, LGBT+ and disabled creativity. We are looking for BPOC, LGBT+ and disabled poets, artists, musicians, and comedians to perform and showcase their creativity.

Themes: chosen family, loyalty, friendships, connections, nostalgia, community, giving back, celebrate you.

U belong offers a safe space to get together and share our creativity. This is a community that uplifts, and advocates for wellness, compassion and solidarity, and you belong here.

Want to perform at this event?
Apply for a 5-minute performance (BPOC, or/and LGBT+ or/and disabled performers only) by messaging U Belong here:

www.instagram.com/ubelongglasgow/

www.facebook.com/UBelongGlasgow

U Belong is run by Esraa Husain (pronouns indifferent), a nonbinary creative writer, poet, translator and an academic. They are conducting a PhD research in Scottish African writing, agency, migrancy and postcolonial context at the University of Glasgow. Their fiction and nonfiction writings, and photography have been featured in Gutter Magazine, Kohl Journal, Causeway/Cabhsair Magazine and Sapphic Writers Collective amongst others. They are the founder of U Belong Glasgow, and are keen on performing their poetry in spoken word events.

This event is for ages 16+ and will be held online. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

There will be 100 attendees maximum, and the event will feature comfort breaks.

Access links will be sent to attendees and performers in advance of the event. For any technical problems, please email glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com

If you have any specific access requirements please indicate when reserving a ticket and we will do our best to meet any requests within our limited budget. We are more able to meet requests made at least two weeks in advance. Events may be recorded for access reasons.

All events will adhere to our safer spaces policy, which you can learn about here.

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How to access the event:
After purchasing of a ticket, you will be sent several reminder emails from Eventbrite. Each will contain a link/button that says 'Online Event Page' or ‘Access Event’, or similar. Please click there for full information including any links and passwords. If in doubt, you can log into your eventbrite account using the same details you used to buy your ticket, and access this information from there. Please email glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com for any queries or issues.

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