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Saturday Sessions for Young Trans People in London

On the last Saturday of the month we hold sessions for young people up to the age of 25, with siblings welcome in the space.

Upcoming Dates and themes

January

Saturday 28 January 2017

Time: 2pm-4.45pm (arrive at 1.45pm)
Location: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 62-64 Eton Ave, London NW3 3HY

February

Saturday 25 February 2017

For February's Saturday session, we are running a trip for young people to the Museum of Transology. The Museum of Transology is an exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery made up of objects and artefacts that hold importance of trans individuals, as well as portraits and short films about trans life.

Our trip to the exhibition will include a tour of the gallery with the assistant curator and a workshop about what curating is all about.

Time: 12pm-4.15pm

Meeting point: 12 noon - 12.15pm outside Voluntary Action Islington (200a Pentonville Road, N1 9JP)

Young people can be collected by their parents from outside the Fashion Space Gallery.

We will need your parent’s consent and also a completed and signed membership form. Without the consent of parents/ carers or membership form you will not be allowed to come on the trip.

More about the Museum of Transology from Fashion Space Gallery's website:

The Museum of Transology is the largest and boldest display of trans artefacts and photographic portraiture ever displayed in the UK. This highly intimate exhibition will challenge the idea that gender is fixed, binary and biologically determined by exploring how the artefacts helped fashion self-shaped gender identities.

March

March's Saturday session will be all about arts and crafts, including zine making. Material will be provided.

Date: Saturday, 25 March 2017

Location: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP

Time: Arrive 1.45pm for 2pm start - 5pm

April

April's Saturday session has been moved to the first Saturday in May. Please see below.

May

Imagining Our Futures: Careers and Interests Day

Date: Saturday, 6 May 2017

Location: NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD

Careers and Interests Fair, 10.30am - 12.30pm

The fair is open to young trans, gender variant and questioning people up to the age of 30.

Afternoon session: Panel discussion - 1.45pm arrival for 2pm start- 4.45pm

The afternoon session is open to young trans, gender variant and questioning people up to the age of 25. Parents and carers are also welcome to the first part of the session - after this point they will go to their own space.

Imagining Our Futures: Future Families

Date: Saturday, 27 May 2017

Location: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP

Time: Arrive 1.45pm for 2pm start - 5pm

June

Preparations for summer Pride events, including sign making.

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017

Location: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP

Time: Arrive 1.45pm for 2pm start - 5pm

July

Two Prides take place in July -

Saturday, 8 July 2017: Pride in London

We have 150 wristbands available for young people, parents/carers and supporters for this year's Pride in London Parade.

We have lots of information about the event over on our Eventbrite page.

You must book a place in order to come along.

Book your place here

Saturday, 22 July 2017: Trans Pride, Brighton

2017 marks the 5th year of Trans Pride Brighton. On Saturday, 22nd of July, Gendered Intelligence will be taking a group of young people down to Brighton for the Trans Pride march and main event in Brunswick Square Gardens.

We are planning to travel down to Brighton from London by train. We will also be joined by groups from Leeds and Bristol. We are able to pay for travel of young trans people aged up to 25. Parents, carers and friends of young people are welcome to come along too, but they must pay for their own travel.

Read on for everything you need to know about coming to Trans Pride this year.

Date

Saturday, 22nd of July 2017

Meeting Point

We will be travelling from and back to London Bridge train station*.

(*We have recently changed to meeting point to London Bridge. We previously said we would be travelling from London Victoria - if you know someone who might have the old information, please let them know the change of plans).

Location: London Bridge station - entrance near Platform 10 Time: 9:00 – 9:30 to sign in

Train leaves at 9:45.

If you are late there is a train at 10:12. Two volunteer will wait to take young people on this train, but after that we cannot wait. You can find us in Brighton if you come later than that.

Returning to London 16:32 train from Brighton, arriving to London Bridge by 17:35.

If we miss that train for whatever reason, we will get the following one at 17:02 which arrives at London Bridge by 18:05.

Info for young people aged under 18

Young people under the age of 18 need permission from a parent/carer to come on the trip to Brighton Trans Pride.

Everyone will be marching together at 12 noon.

Young people aged 13 or under will stay with the youth workers for the whole day and return with them.

If you are 14 – 17 and have permission from a parent or carer, you can go off on your own or in groups for periods of time during the afternoon, but must let a worker know when you’ll be back.

All young people under 18 need explicit permission to travel back to London on their own.

Parental Permission

Parents/carers should email finn.greig@genderedintelligence.co.uk .

From the 20th, please email sasha.padziarei@genderedintelligence.co.uk

Contact Sasha (07939947002) will be working on the day. Contact them if you get lost, late or have any questions.

What to bring

Bring water, a packed lunch, comfortable shoes for walking, sun cream, umbrella/rain jacket, jumper and a charged up mobile phone.

About Trans Pride

Trans Pride Brighton has been running since 2013 and providing a great day for trans people, friends, allies and family.

At midday there is a march from the Marlborough Pub to Brunswick Park. The party in the park features music, spoken word, poetry as well as community stalls.

September

Our August annual picnic has been moved to the first weekend in September due to staff availability.

We are considering a new location - we'll let you know nearer the time.

Date: Saturday 2 September 2017 Time: 2pm - 5pm

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