Come and explore the idea of Gender Performativity. What does it really mean to ‘dress like a woman’? When someone tells you to ‘be a man’, what do you think of? Time to learn about and break free from the constraints of these social ideologies, and think about gender in a completely different way.

As we are a new event night…line up may be subject to change, so please check up to date info at before attending!

Thursday May 4th

6.00pm Vegetarian/vegan food & Networking opportunity

6.15pm Film Screening: ‘Women in Punk’ by Zillah Minx

8.00pm First live artist: Jared Sinfield

8.30pm Speakers’ Corner: Nathan Jones

9.00pm Second live artist: Freemantle

10.00pm HariKaraoke

11.00pm Transonic DJ: Andrei Chetan

Transition is a new event night at The Underground, Phoenix Complex, Northampton, where we aim to bring innovative, independent and academic research, about methods of realising progressive change, to the wider community, while providing a safe, shared, creative, recreational space for everyone. The name Transition describes the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. Each of our events will have a theme around a form of transitioning, or an area in which transition is needed.

We particularly welcome the queer community, along with people who self-identify as ‘others’, in any sense, anyone with an ‘alternative’ image/sense of identity and those who simply feel they are not comfortable in a traditional, mainstream entertainment environment. But we are open to everyone who embraces openness and tolerance themselves.

The event provides:

– A safe shared space for everyone attending
– Free vegetarian and vegan food from 6-8pm
– Opportunity to socialise and network with likeminded people
– Exhibition of ‘alternative’ art, photography, installations
– Guest speakers
– Film Screening
– Live music acts
– HariKariOke – your chance to make it big or die trying ‘live’ on stage
– Transonic guest DJ’s to end the evening

The event will be recorded and streamed ‘live’ via our website and, therefore, you will be agreeing to participate in the event as a member of the audience. Not only will these events be great fun, and a catalyst for bringing about real-word positive change, you will also be giving media production and popular music students at the University of Northampton an opportunity to gain ‘live’ production skills and experience to enhance their future employability prospects.

Places are limited and a small ticket price for audience members will help cover the costs of the event (concessionary rates will be available). The ticket costs will cover, food, music licensing, streaming costs, security staff, equipment hire and transport but otherwise everyone involved will be volunteering!

The event will run to a very tight schedule to replicate ‘live’ TV production, starting at exactly 6pm, however, you can still join us afterward if you have pre-booked a ticket, but you may miss out on the free food and film screening.