As part of our partnership with De Montfort University (DMU), we have provided 10 DMU students with the unique opportunity to programme a series of productions and events at Curve to celebrate #DMUPride and LGBT History Month in February 2018.

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Delve deeper into #DMUPride and LGBT History Month with a series of supporting workshops and discussions based on the three shows headlining this year’s event.


with Community Boxing Gym

Wed 21 Feb, 7 – 8pm
FREE but tickets must be booked

Are you ready for a challenge? Are you ready to have a fun time learning new life skills? Maybe you want to build more confidence or brush up on your technique?

The Community Boxing Gym will be covering a one-hour workshop inspired by Gypsy Queen, which will include fitness and the fundamental aspects of boxing (non-contact). You have everything to gain in this beginner workshop, and maybe this could even be the platform to kick start a healthy routine.

Based in the heart of Leicester city, the Community Boxing Gym has been running for last 10 years to build community cohesion, prevent anti-social behaviour, and teach the fundamental art and discipline of boxing.


Re-thinking queer activism for the 21st century

Thu 22 Feb, 11am – 12pm
FREE but tickets must be booked

This year sees the 30th anniversary of the implementation of section 28 which encoded the discrimination of LGBT people in law on 24th May, 1988.

Professor Julie Fish (DMU) would like to open public discussion about the place of activism in the lives of LGBT people, particularly following the events of the past two years. Questions for discussion include:

  • How do we ‘do’ activism in times of regressive politics?
  • What kinds of activism are most effective?
  • What counts as activism?
  • Do we still need activism?



In association with Polaris

Fri 23 Feb, 6pm – 9pm
FREE but tickets must be booked

Want to make new friends?

Are you new to Leicester and don’t know anyone?

Speed Friending is a free, fun and quirky opportunity to socialise and meet new people, with no strings attached.

In association with #DMUPride show Polaris, this exciting event encourages individuals to immerse in new experiences and engage with compelling personalities.

Can you make a new BFF in under 5 minutes?


with playwright Hannah Raymond-Cox

Sat 24 Feb, 8pm
FREE with a show ticket

Join playwright Hannah Raymond-Cox in an informal after-show Q&A session about Polaris, including its preparation and background.