We Are Project Indigo Film
"We have this idea that you just know straight away what your gender and sexuality is, and thinking of it more as an exploratory process can be really helpful for some people"
Susy Langsdale (Project Indigo youth counsellor)
We are Project Indigo is a film produced and directed by Martha McAlpine, who is now one of the members of our creative desk space facility, The Ramp. Martha spent time with the members of the hackney based project indigo youth group to make this film documenting their regular Saturday art workshops and recording personal stories about what it is to be LGBTQ+ and young in London today. Project indigo is youth counselling service for young people aged 13- 25 who are confused or questioning their sexuality or gender.
Over four Saturdays, artist Liv Wynter and youth worker Susy Langsdale facilitated workshops with a different theme, and the result was 'From Bedroom to Battleground', Hackney's LGBT History Month exhibition, created and produced by the young members of Project Indigo. The exhibition and film are installed at Hackney Museum until May 5th 2018
The film screening will be taking place tonight at Hackney Town Hall tonight as part of the LGBTQ History Month closing party.
Tonights Film Screening Event
"London's 'Night Czar', comic, presenter, 'Duckie' queen and activist, Amy Lamé, is confirmed as our guest speaker alongside the Mayor of Hackney, with The Glory's John Sizzle holding the fort as compere, and performances from LGBTQI+ youth groupProject Indigo, drag's rising star Rhys Hollis, poet Andreena Bogle, rapper SJ Soulist and living legend Lavinia Co-Op.
The evening will celebrate all the achievements – delivered with the help of the borough’s amazing LGBTQI+ community – as part of the Council’s Hackney Pride 365 festival.
Launched on 1 Feb 2017, the programme covered everything from gardening clubs to club nights; a family-friendly picnic to history walks. We proudly flew the rainbow flag over the town hall for the first time in history; established an LGBTQI+ business network; organised the borough’s biggest ever representation at the Pride in London parade; and funded an LGBT History Month exhibition at Hackney Museum thanks to the sale of the iconic ‘Hackney Pride’ banner by renowned artist Stik."
Doors open at 7.30pm. Speeches start at 8.30pm and will be followed by drinks and DJs. There will be networking opportunities and a chance to start informal conversations about how the Council can continue to support the borough’s LGBTQI+ community; Hackney Museum’s drive to collect LGBTQI+ artefacts and histories; and new ideas for the Hackney Pride 365 festival.