Brownton Abbey


At 20:00–00:00

Where

TBC.


Brownton Abbey merges stunning political performances, throbbing dance beats, hypnotic visuals and otherworldly decor within a decadent setting.

Brownton Abbey is the Afrofuturistic, Space-Church themed performance party that centres, celebrates and elevates disabled queer people of colour.

Brownton Abbey merges stunning political performances, throbbing dance beats, hypnotic visuals and otherworldly decor within a decadent setting.

Collectively we manifest queer joy, creating a safe space where difference is deified not demonised, ushering in transcendence and exalted states of consciousness and connectedness.

Who is it for?
Brownton Abbey creates events for everyone, starting by centring people who are marginalised in multiple ways, specifically through the intersections of ethnicity, queerness and disability. By making these identities the starting point for inclusion rather than an afterthought, Brownton Abbey’s formula successfully creates a truly unique space that genuinely welcomes all, no matter the body you find yourself in. The feeling of inclusivity is tangible and unforgettable.

Who is it by?
Brownton Abbey was conceived through conversations between lead artist Tarik Elmoutawakil, and a constellation of queer black and brown disabled creatives and activists. We recognised the trials and tribulations of having marginalised identities on the stage and in the audience – being too queer for one place and not white enough for another or too disabled for them all, and the pitfalls of performing with all of these marginalisations combined. Harnessing the world building power of speculative fiction and Afro Futurism, we cast ourselves into the future that we were ready to exist within.

Article photo:
Brownton Abbey. Credit Tiu Makkonen.