Part of Turner Prize opening weekend.
Peaches plays a very special show at Eastbourne Winter Garden, celebrating the Turner Prize opening weekend.
In association with Eastbourne Alive, Towner Eastbourne and Charleston.
DLWP is selling tickets for shows at Eastbourne Winter Garden as part of a new partnership that has recently been announced. More info HERE
An iconic feminist musician, producer, director, and performance artist, Peaches has spent more than two decades pushing boundaries and breaking barriers, dramatically altering the landscape of popular culture as she forged a bold, sexually progressive path that’s opened the doors for countless others to follow.
FREE COSTUME MAKING WORKSHOP AT THE WELLCOME CENTRE, EASTBOURNE
From 10am – 6pm, Miss HerNia will be leading a FREE costume-making workshop for 18 – 30 year olds and LGBTQIA+ identifying.
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An iconic feminist musician, producer, director, and performance artist, Peaches has spent more than two decades pushing boundaries and breaking barriers, dramatically altering the landscape of popular culture as she forged a bold, sexually progressive path that’s opened the doors for countless others to follow. Through music, art, film, theater, television, and books, she has upended stereotypes and embraced taboos, challenging social norms and patriarchal power structures while championing LGBTQIA+ rights and issues of gender and sexual identity with biting wit and fearless originality.
She first catapulted to international stardom with her “surreally funny [and] nasty” (Rolling Stone) 2000 debut, The Teaches of Peaches, an album which upended stereotypes and embraced taboos as it introduced the world to Peaches’ raunchily explosive persona. Since then, she’s released four more critically acclaimed albums prompting the New York Times to dub her a “genuine heroine” and Uncut to rave that she brings together “high art, low humour, and deluxe filth [in] a hugely seductive combination.” In addition to collaborating with everyone from Daft Punk and The Flaming Lips, to P!nk, and Yoko Ono her music has been honoured with the prestigious Polaris Heritage Prize, and been featured in cultural watermarks like Lost In Translation, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Broad City, and studied at universities around the world.
An equally prolific visual and performance artist, Peaches has directed over twenty of her own videos, curated a stunning book of Holger Talinski photographs documenting her life on and off the road, and participated in some of modern art’s most prominent gatherings, including Art Basel Miami and the Venice Biennale. In 2010, she unveiled Peaches Does Herself, an electro-rock opera spanning material from throughout her career that was arranged into a loosely autobiographical narrative. It morphed into a film of the same title, which premiered at the TIFF in 2012 before traveling to more than 70 festivals around the world. Peaches continued her foray into theatre with a one- woman production of Jesus Christ Superstar, redubbed Peaches Christ Superstar, which continues to be performed at theaters and festivals globally and was featured in 2016 as part of the Kammerspiele Munich repertoire. Ever eclectic, she sang the title role in a Berlin production of Monteverdi’s epic 17th-century opera L’Orfeo and joined forces with Yoko Ono on a recreation of her iconic 1964 performance Cut Piece at the 2013 Meltdown Festival in London. Ono later said that Cut Piece will never be performed again with such eloquence,” adding “I have a clear vision of future women artists led by the creative courage of Peaches.”
In 2019, Peaches starred as Anna in the Staatstheater Stuttgart’s new adaptation of Brecht/Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and launched her first institutional solo art exhibition that premiered at the Kunstverein in Hamburg entitled Whose Jizz Is This? At the Kampnagel Summer Festival, Peaches’ futuristic stage happening There’s Only One Peach With The Hole In The Middle celebrated its world premiere. This production featured 16 dancers, a 12-piece orchestra, special guests, and a fully redesigned stage and light extravaganza. There’s Only One Peach… played at Royal Festival Hall (London, UK), Musikhuset Aarhus (Aarhus, DK), and Volksbühne (Berlin, DE).
Peaches only continues to break new ground. In 2020 her seminal album The Teaches of Peaches turned 20, which NPR says fundamentally “shifted the window for sex in pop.” In a viral moment, Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin’s 2020 Hanukkah Sessions sparked delight with a Grohl/Peaches duet of “Fuck the Pain Away.” She released the kinetic “Flip This,” which Rolling Stone said “challenges status quo and calls for systemic change.”
2021 saw her influence only further manifest. Peaches released the delightfully subversive Pussy Mask. “The perfect release” (Paper) was hailed by critics, including Stereogum who said it “combines her inimitable political critique, ribald wordplay, and enveloping electro.” She was also cited as the main inspiration for designer Anthony Vaccarello’s AW21 Saint Laurent collection and “Fuck the Pain Away” was used as a climactic moment in Netflix’s Sex Education Season 3. She celebrated the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with friends Cyndi Lauper, Nona Hendyrx, Linda Perry, and others on Amanda Shires’ Our Problem.
In January 2022, Peaches announced The Teaches of Peaches Anniversary Tour, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Peaches’ seminal The Teaches of Peaches. It was met with sold-out audiences across North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Peaches extends the successful run to Australia and New Zealand starting in February 2023. In addition, Peaches is currently working on a brand-new album, with more details to come.
Cheddar Gorgeous (A.K.A Dr Michael Atkins), is an Academic, Drag performer and visual artist based in Manchester. Their body of work stretches across a broad spectrum of arenas. The alien deity is most well known as the star of Channel 4’s Drag SOS as well as BBC’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season, however their work was born from their roots in underground queer club culture, academia and activism. The depth and breadth of their take on the power of drag as have quickened their reputation as an advocate and educator of the more serious, complex and profound dimensions of queer culture that is able to move between niche and popularised mediums which a whimsical charm that is able to captivate audiences of multiple dispositions.
Affectionately referred to as Dr Gorgeous on the latest season of Drag race, Cheddar has been praised for their ability to educate, articulate and advocate for drag as a powerful form of self-expression, personal exploration and community making. Their life in drag began in the nightclub over a decade ago and even prior to gaining notoriety on television they had perpetrated a global mythos, performing in clubs and parties from Singapore to San Francisco. Whilst embracing the popularised appeal of drag as a form of light entertainment their style leans towards disrupting the gender, class and age conventions often inherent in mainstream expectations of drag. They shift between masculinity and femininity, between queen, king and ‘thing’ embracing drag as a form of creative becoming through which artists are able to explore identity, physicality and even what it means to be human. They have been a leader in pushing drag into unexpected contexts, from the cabaret into the gallery (Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Salford Art gallery and Museum, Manchester International festival, Hatworks, HOMEMCR)
This more conceptual approach to drag was born during their study for an MA and doctorate in visual anthropology between 2007-2014. This work focused on the spatial multiplicity of contemporary urban gay villages and queer identities. The work incorporated the use of graphic novella as a form of ethnographic storytelling to understand the lives of young men selling sex on the street, and how their transactions of money, intimacy, gifts and places of safety were part of everyday flows of conversation and movement in the city. Whilst their work on their thesis focused on the more shadowy aspects of queer culture their work in drag placed them firmly in the spotlight, however the common flow between these streams of work was the dynamics of power at play in the ways we present ourselves and understand one another in the social world.
Cheddar has taken the opportunity to further cross pollinate their interest in academia, art and activism through ambassadorial work with Survivors Manchester, a charity working with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape and as a patron of George House trust, which supports people in Manchester living with HIV. Most recently these partnerships have resulted in Cheddar authoring a report into the intersection of
Chemsex, Consent, and HIV, made up of interviews they conducted with members of Manchester’s queer communities.
Whilst their work often sits on the more artistic and conceptual fringes of the drag world it has not failed to translate to a popular audience. The airing of Channel 4’s Drag SOS amplified Cheddar to the mainstream, reinstating their position as one of the nations most beloved drag queen mentors. The 6-part light-hearted, relatable docu-drama series saw Cheddar’s drag collective the “Family Gorgeous help unlikely protégées from all walks of life to unlock their long-lost confidence and become bolder, braver drag- enhanced versions of themselves.” This popularity with the general public has been further quickened by their appearance on Drag Race UK, in which they made it to the top two in the finale. Throughout the show Cheddar has been praised for their honesty, charm and integrity, along with their ability to turn a high concept into spectacular fashion.
Cheddar is truly a being able to move between and build connections between different worlds. Their work spans from the university, into realms of culture, commerce, and mainstream television. They hold the belief that Drag is one of the most eloquent, effective and powerful ways of entertaining, educating and connecting people.
During the pandemic, Cheddar continued their art and academia with several online shows and conferences including the spotlight presentation of the digital instalment of Manchester Pride before the 2022 announcement that they would be one of the contestants on Season 4 of BBC Three’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Miss HerNia’s performances exorcise shame and rejection into sexy spectacles that celebrate pleasure and chaos while depicting dystopian scenes where the mutant offspring of our throwaway society exist and revel in our ecological disaster. The fatberg princess has performed at Glastonbury, Arts Admin, Battersea Arts Centre and The Bomb Factory.
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This is an 18+ event