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Wed, 31 Aug


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OCA's LGBTQIA+ community space - evening meetup *POSTPONED*

Join Daneka Etchells, writer, actor and equality & inclusion specialist for our evening meet for our LGBTQIA+ community

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OCA's LGBTQIA+ community space - evening meetup *POSTPONED*
OCA's LGBTQIA+ community space - evening meetup *POSTPONED*

Time & Location

31 Aug 2022, 19:00 – 20:00

Online event


About the Event

Daneka (they/them/she) is a writer, actor and Equality and Inclusion consultant, specialising in arts spaces. They are a non-binary, disabled, neurodivergent, bisexual, working class person from Cumbria. Daneka previously chaired the LGBTQIA+ Working Group for the former drama school ALRA, which was a monthly online meet-up space for the queer and genderqueer students to voice concerns, wishes, wants of their studies and university (across foundation, BA and MA studies programmes); and also a space to connect and chat with their LGBTQIA+ peers.

Daneka knows first hand the importance of queer-positive spaces that are inclusive of all LGBTQIA+ identities, that don’t just exist in cramped, dark corners of clubs (although they can be fun too!) and works with positive-but-realistic view of queer equity that is urgent, ever-evolving, consistently-learning and always promoting an intersectional, actively disability positive, low-income/class inclusive and non-Westernised view of gender and sexuality.

This group is for anyone of any LGBTQIA+ identity, whether you know your label or not, whether you are ‘out’ or not who wants to connect with other LGBTQIA+ artists to discuss your work, identity, wants and wishes for society and beyond; as well as a confidential space to feedback on any thoughts and experiences during your time studying with OCA.

As this is a pilot event if you are interested but cannot make it please let us know by emailing and we can discuss times and days that would work better for you. If anyone has any questions or concerns please email

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