november, 2017

19nov4:00 pm- 11:00 pmFundraiser for Amra Odbuth Queer Cafe of CalcuttaLive Music | Spoken Word Poetry | Films | Belly-Dancing & more

Event Details

Live Music | Spoken Word Poetry | Films | Belly-Dancing | Drag | Stand-up Comedy | Face-Painting | Nail Art
A fundraising event at Gwdihŵ Café Bar – for the Amra Odbhuth Café (‘We’re Queer’ Café) of Calcutta, India.

Entry: Suggested Donation £5. Free for asylum seekers.
(Pay what you can. All of it will be donated.)
Feel free to bring snacks and drinks. There is a bar on site.

More info:

– Eady Crawford
– Chirasree Mukherjee
– Abhishek Dey
– Selena Caemawr

– Dancing Queer الراقصة المثلية
– Abdrrahim Elhabchi

Films (Exclusively available)
– Maacher Jhol
– Piscina / Pool (CinemaTransgenero)
– Scar Tissue Film
– Half A Life – An Animated Documentary

Spoken Word
– Political Personal
– Durre Shahwar
– Jafar Iqbal
– Selena Caemawr
– Sadia Pineda Hameed

Stand-Up Comedy
– Sue Thinks Aloud (Political Personal)


– Ashwinkarthik Selvaraj

Nail Art
– Selena Caemawr

More to be announced! Stay tuned. 😉 ♥
Nandini MoitraUpasana Agarwal and Raina Roy are queer activists in Kolkata, India. They have collectively founded Amra Odbhuth Café which is a sanctuary for Queers in the city.

A place to promote queer artists and create forms of sustainable employment, Amra Odbhuth (We are Queer) hopes to create a long term, sustainable space which is by and for the queer community. The main objective of the cafe is to promote queer and trans artists and give the community a space to be vulnerable with each other without feeling threatened.

Local queer and trans artists like Sandeepta, Coup Jean, Satwaki, Theater group Alindo and many others are regular performers. They have also welcomed in filmmaker Faraz Mariam Arif Ansari (whose film S i s a k was screened in Cardiff’s own Iris Prize Festival) and non-binary, trans femme poet Alok Vaid-Menon (who recently performed in London).

As of now, they are unable to stay open on a regular basis due to shortage of funds but are pooling in resources to ensure daily functioning. The contribution from your end would make a big difference.


(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm