LGBTQ+ Creatives – for 16-25s in Swale

LGBTQ+ Creatives is about raising awareness for LGBTQ+ rights in Swale.

LGBTQ+ is an umbrella term for people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer. The plus (+) represents anyone who might feel that those words don’t exactly describe them.


The Story So Far…

The project started in September 2019 for young LGBTQ+ people in Swale get to create an awareness campaign right here in the heart of the community.

Together with our team, young people discussed their creative ideas, what being LGBTQ+ meant to them, and the issues they face growing up LGBTQ+ in Swale.

Ideas Test took them to see various events to get inspiration. From a visit to Turner Contemporary in Margate, to dance performances, film screenings and even Dante or Die’s User Not Found – a play about grief and our digital lives that is set inside a real coffee shop.

Our group decided through a series of meetings and workshops that they wanted to create a play about being LGBTQ+ that could be toured around local schools.

They put out a commission (a creative job ad) for a writer to create the play.


Now we’re onto the next phase of the project and we need you!

We’re looking for people to help us put on this production and here’s some of the things you could do.

  • Make-Up
  • Set Design
  • Lighting/Sound Technician
  • Acting
  • Marketing & Social Media Promotion
  • Filming/Photography
  • Graphic Design

We holding sessions where you can audition for acting roles and get more information on the project very soon in early February 2020 with the show happening in March 2020.

You don’t have to have any experience on stage (or backstage) at all!

If you’re interested in one (or more) things on that list, and you’re  LGBTQ+ and between 16-25 then contact Pedro, our Youth Programme manager.

You can email him on
You can call/text or WhatsApp on 07713  865955



LGBTQ+ Creatives is funded by Live Well Kent.

It is supported by Swale Libraries and Local Schools in the Swale Area