A film commissioned by Contact
LOB is a tennis and poetry bonanza about moving through sporting spaces as a queer body, written and performed by Roma Havers.
This is one of several films premiering at Queer Contact, featuring different experiences of queer identity. The event will feature a live Q+A session with the creators.
Roma was one of our featured artists at LINK UP in November 2020, discussing the development of LOB. You can find out more about LOB and Roma’s work in her LINK UP blog post here.
This performance is part of Queer Contact Festival 2021. For the first time this year, we are offering a membership deal for Queer Contact. For just £10 you can get free entry to this event and and others, plus 25% off a range of shows! To find out more, click here.
About Roma Havers
Roma is a poet, theatre-maker and tiger-mum-editor, who loves to make meaning work a bit harder than it wants to. Roma’s work explores queer inheritance, what it means to practise, and radicalising queer joy. In 2020 she ran a queer writing Festival in My House with MIF called ‘Paying Attention’; performed OUTscription about queering archives for Manchester Sexuality Summer School. She worked with Art With Heart’s Dial and with Young Identity, running workshops online, producing their new book Working From HOME, while having a LOB about.
The event will be captioned.
Use of a homophobic slur, mild references to homophobia/ bullying/ abusive family dynamics. Some use of disco lights.
- Writer and Performer Roma Havers
- Original Music performed, written, produced and mixed by Donna Loman (with additional performances from Nicky Loman, George Burrage, Ellie Boney, Emily Zurowski, Joe Ackroyd, George Garside. Mastered by Amir Shoat)
- Producer Ali Wilson
- Cinematographer and Video Editor Ailbhe Treacy
- Sound Engineer John Tatlock
- Movement Director Christopher Brown
- Dramaturg Frankie Blaus
- Graphic Designer Hannah McLennan Jones
Supported by Contact and Arts Council England. With early support from LGBT arts and Culture Network and Young Identity.