“Founded by architect Ben Wenhou Yu and designer Yilei Wang in Bergen, Norway.
Northing is a multi-functional space with a focus on publication, design, music, cultural events and cross-cultural communication. Based in Bergen, Norway and with an East Asian cultural background, Northing is dedicated to promoting Norwegian culture among artists and designers to East Asia and the other way round.
In 2019, Northing started its own publisher in Norway – Kinakaal Forlag, which means Chinese cabbage in Norwegian. Kinakaal Forlag will continue Northing’s dream and ambition in books and publication.
Northing Space is supported by Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet) and Bergen Municipality.”
Join us this Wednesday for a Drastic Social X Puurr event exploring SEX, GENDER & IDENTITY at 8pm! Program below from 8pm till late- Introduction by Beatrice Wong (Misty Penguin) – Panel Intro by Siu Fung Law (LGBTQ+ and gender fluid advocate) – Discussion Panel w/ Siu Fung, Vita Starkin, Rose Rage, Natasha Arce and Nyx. – Natasha Arce – A representation – Rose Rage – Stand up Comedy DJs Momo and Marie-Jo Address: 4F, 279 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Time: 8pm – Late Price : 100$ (tickets available on eventbrite & door)
Have you recently attended any pride month events or repost resources to help the LGBT community be normalised and be seen? Yes? That’s great! No? May we ask why? Also, you must then come to this one.
Do you have some burning questions you dare not to ask at the events or on internet space simply because you don’t know how to approach the subjects? Or is it because in your circle, you do not know too many people from the LGBT community?
Whatever the reasons are, we are here to help.
We exist to create an inclusive space for all of us to thrive in, therefore, the first step is to learn to talk about diverse subjects.
This coming Wednesday, you can witness the first Drastic Social x Puurr event, as we build things from the ground up.
How? We uplift the people in our community who needs support and attention the most, so we make space for them first.
Who am I referring to? It’s our friends in the LGBTrans community. The bias and prejudice many of them are facing daily is hard to imagine, for some of us cisgender or binary folx. Also, do you know that, when it comes to gender, some trans folx are binary and some non-binary?
Do these things sound very foreign to you? What are these terms I am using?
As we are embracing diversity and inclusivity in 2020, it’s the best time to come and learn about it.
These terms are very simple, they are created to make everyone feel visible so we can learn to live in unity by respecting people’s sex, gender and identity.
Let me introduce you to our guest speakers, performers and volunteers of the night we are honoured to have. Also, the rundown.
8:15 Introduction by Beatrice Wong 8:30 Panel Intro by Siu Fung Law 8:40 Discussion Panel w/ Siu Fung, Vita Starkin, Rose Rage, Natasha Arce and Nic. 9:30 Natasha Arce – Their Story 9:50 Rose Rage – Stand up Comedy 10:30-00:00 Puurr club night DJ Momo and Marie-Jo
Special thanks to A.for.trans.hk – Volunteer for Cantonese material translation
Now, please have a read of below, to get to know our collective a little 🙂
“Misty Penguin plays around with the Yin and the Yang in her, her sunny outlook and life attitude pushed her to become ‘Yang’ Misty, playing sensual positive grooves to jack your body. And only when she relapses into ‘Yin’ Misty will she occasionally play an intense set, letting people temporarily escape reality and indulge in the cosmos of electronic beats. Find her at Mihn, Oma, Eaton of the sorts.”
“I am Siufung Law from Hong Kong. I identify as genderfluid and is actively promoting gender inclusion and diversity in Hong Kong and Asia. I lecture publicly on gender and transgender studies in universities, community colleges and high schools. I advocate on gender fluidity in local and international media, in corporate companies and various NGOs. I am currently an Ambassador and Sports Lead of Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 and I was the finalist of 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards. I am also a professional female bodybuilder who has been competing since 2015 and have won several international champions.”
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Rose Rage is a transgender comedian, composer and conductor who taught music for 30 years in Hong Kong while presenting as male. A founding member of People’s Liberation Improv, Hong Kong’s longest-running comedy improv troupe, she has performed with them in Beijing, Seoul, and Manila. A trans-media artist, she also works in painting, sculpture and computer graphics. She is the author of the article Creativity, Comedy, and Composition. Her CD Multiple Worlds is published by Ablaze Records.
Natasha Arce – Guest speaker
Natasha is an international librarian that has lived and worked around the globe.
As a non-binary person it is important to Natasha that people not be judged, devalued or dismissed based on their pronouns or presentation.
Ultimately, Natasha feels that society should strive towards gender neutral speech and education to remove gender-related expectations from skills, emotions, and relationships.
Vita Starkin is non-binary and has been out for 8 years. A musician and creative director, born in London and based in Hong Kong. They are trained in Piano and Organ as a teenager before delving into Cabaret and Rock Music.
Vita is also a creative director, their company “Light of Prometheus” specialises in producing films and other digital content for brands in Asia, Oceania and Europe.
Nyx – Guest speaker
Nyx is a non binary traveller from the UK. They are an active organiser of the polyamory scene, both in the UK and Hong Kong. They founded and co-admin Hong Kong Polyamory Group – a polyamory support group, at the same time co-admin a regional polyamory group in UK.
They are passionate about creating communities and safe spaces for polyam/lgbtqa+ folx, whilst running fun events. They like to experiment with a variety of performance art: hooping, poi spinning and a dash of burlesque.
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Allies for Trans HK – We are a group of Allies from Hong Kong who cares and provide supports for our trans friends. We hope to raise awareness about the trans community with acknowledgment through our IG!
What is the different between T and the rest of the LGB+? How do we learn to communicate through our differences? Let’s find out together!
Date: 15 July 2020 Time: 8pm-12am Location: 宀 (Mihn) Club – 4F, 279 Des Voeux Rd Central, Sheung Wan