After a year without parties, this session aims to give you a first hand insight into the range of ways you can start and sustain your club night. Learn from INFERNO founder Lewis G. Burton as they guide you through their step by step advice on throwing a party. And hear from Aakash Bharania, from Arts Council England and sober club night Misery Party, on how to get your night funded. The Yard’s Music & Events Producer Anjali Prashar-Savoie will also give an insight from the perspective of a programmer and discuss how best to approach venues with your ideas.
This session will end in an open conversation for nightlife workers to come together to share knowledge and talk about how to navigate nightlife as the industry moves towards reopening.
This session is limited to 60 people
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Lewis G. Burton is an internationally renowned DJ, performance artist, curator and activist. They have been at the forefront of London’s underground queer scene for nearly 10 years nurturing the next generation of trans revolutionaries, queer techno goths, club kids and drag queens.
Burton also runs queer techno rave come art platform INFERNO. A club night that champions trans+, non-binary and femme identifying individuals. As an extension of the club night they also curate an annual seminar the INFERNO SUMMIT which has received backing from the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art).
Burton works closely with London Trans+ Pride fighting for the rights of trans+ people as well as organising their annual marches to oppose transphobic legislation, the right to self-identification as well as intersex and non-binary rights. They are also a member of collective Pxssy Palace.
Aakash Bharania works with artists and grassroots community organisations that have historically been underinvested in to develop fundraising strategies and to grow sustainably. They are a co-founder of the sober rave, Misery Party, and currently a Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, responsible for Diversity and Music.