Night Of Music And Poetry In Aid Of TENI At Workmans Club

All proceeds from the fundraising event will go towards Transgender Equality Network Ireland.

Three of the artists performing at the Workmans to raise funds for TENI

Looking for a great way to start your week and want to support the trans community? The Workmans Club has got you covered.

Fans of quality music and excellent poetry need to get themselves down to the Dublin venue at 7pm on Monday, May 27 for a night held in aid of TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland).

Performers on the night include Eva Griffin from the NOT4U Poetry Collective, who, when they’re not running events and publishing zines, are working to be diverse, inclusive and rad. You can also expect poetry from the fierce Fiadha McLysaght and the scintillating Sadhbh Ni Bhroin.

Also featured at the event will be PureGrand, the Dublin-based photographer, artist and musician Luke Faulkner. PureGrand started life in 2012 as simply photography but has expanded into a multi media experience using various mediums to explore themes of sexuality, masculinity and youth culture.

There will be art by Perseus, a non-binary artist whose creations address different topics such as gender, queerness, body positivity or mental health through a range of embroidery and bags, which will be exhibited at the venue. On the music side, you can expect the dark piano-centric queer pop of KORBO and the airy guitar riffs of Flowrs.

The night is organised by LGBT+ activists Cara Spelman and David Monaghan. Monaghan said, “The idea behind this event is to showcase Irish queer talent – poets and musicians – with the intention of raising money for Irish trans support services, as a sign of solidarity in a time when anti-trans rhetoric is widespread Irish and UK media.”

And you can show that solidarity while still having a great time (win/win).

For more information on the Workmans Club event, you can find their Facebook event page here. With tickets costing a mere €10 waged and €7 unwaged, it’s a tiny price to pay for a fantastic night out and to support your community.

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