A candlelit event to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance
Friday 20th November 2015, 11.30pm
A candlelit event to mark the 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance. We light a candle for each person killed in the past year for being (or being presumed to be) transgender. As their names are read the flames are extinguished. We share stories of the past 12 months and hopes for the future and in a contemplative space.
It was inspired by a project called Kaidan, which was created by Lucy Ellinson as a way of examining the effects of austerity cuts on people’s lives and and has been led by her and by others at Forest Fringe at Occupy London, at Northern Stage and elsewhere. It has meant something to people fighting cuts, fighting for independence and fighting for their own survival.
The 2015 event will be held at Marlborough Theatre, 4 Prince’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD