Announcement: ArtSoTrans programme

ArtSoTrans is a community project in Southampton hosted by The Art House with support from Chrysalis, aiming to showcase the work of transgender people in the arts as part of the annual Transgender Day of Visibility celebrations (31st March).

We want to communicate to the wider community that transgender people have been here the whole time – that trans people are not a “new fad” and have been coexisting with cisgender people far before this recent upsurge in transphobic rhetoric.

Art is a universal language and can be used to unite people no matter their background or life experience differences. By shining a spotlight on transgender contributions to local art, we hope to engage a broad audience and convey the notion that trans people are valued and should be respected just the same as anyone else in our society.

During this week we will have art exhibited on the walls at The Art House, there will be live performance, workshops catered for trans people and for allies and more to get involved with. If you want to get involved, please email us via

Tuesday 26 March

Inclusivity workshop with Chrysalis
7pm – 9.30pm
Book here

Wednesday 27 March

Gender Identity Variance & Mental Health – a talk with Georgia Williams
7pm – 9.30pm
Book here

Thursday 28 March

Chrysalis Wellbeing Circle

Friday 29 March

Moving Voices ArtSoTrans takeover 
With host RKP and special guest Ethereal
Suggested donation £5 on the door

Saturday 30 March

Hunting Hearts & friends
Ash Ellis, Joey White + more tbc
Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Book here

About janifranck

Artist, activist, founding director of The Art House in Southampton.
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