From Monday 27th of July till Sunday the 2nd of August, the fifth edition of COC’s Shakespeare Club will take place, a co-production between COC Amsterdam e.o. and the Amsterdam Museum. The Shakespeare Club characterized as a relaxed, inclusive hang-out, especially for the marginalized groups within the lhbtqi + communities. Corona times are central in this edition of the festival: on the one hand because the festival largely takes place online, on the other hand because this year’s themeis “Take Care”.

Dating and flirting in corona times, how do you do that – especially if you are autistic? How do we create trans-national solidarity with queers in Central Asia? As a woman, are we proud enough of our
diversity? Twenty years of same-sex marriage in the Netherlands, reason to party? Which object in Amsterdam Museum best represents queer history, according to Richard Keldoulis, owner of Club
ChUrch and known as drag queen Jennifer Hopelezz? How do you deal with discrimination from and within the ballroom scene?

It is just a selection of the online workshops, panel discussions, tours, performances and small-scale events that take place daily during the festival. Grab your agenda and write it down, you don’t want to miss this!

Next Upcoming Event
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our blog

Check back regularly to read our articles with background information on the speakers, makers, organizers, artists, creatives and freethinkers to meet at COC’s Shakespeare Club this year.
But also various perspectives on current affairs and history around LGBTIQ + related themes!

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