Metal Liverpool: Genderland: Exploring the Gender Spectrum Panel (FREE)

Metal Liverpool: Genderland: Exploring the Gender Spectrum Panel (FREE)
Metal Liverpool: Genderland: Exploring the Gender Spectrum Panel (FREE)

Venue: Metal at Edge Hill Station
Dates: 05/10/2021
Times: 18:00 - 19:30

A panel discussion hosting voices from across the gender spectrum.

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A panel discussion hosting voices from across the gender spectrum. Confirmed panellists so far include; Arthur Britney Joestar, Maral Svendsen, Connor Simkins, Connie Bostock from Liverpool Sisterhood and Kelly Stubbs. Panellists will discuss their personal experiences and understanding of gender, explore how we can learn to celebrate our differences and discover how we can support each other in our own individual journeys of identity.


Having trained with the National Youth Theatre, LIPA and Dolphin Dance studios, Connor has been fortunate enough to perform in various theatrical and cinematic fields across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Through his own individual experiences, he has began developing and creating work tacking the idea of what gender truly means within the modern day and it’s representations within the artistic and pragmatic world.

Arthur Britney Joestar is the first person in the world to get asylum granted on the basis of persecution for their non binary identity. Born in El Salvador, Arthur Britney is a LGBTQ+ Activist based in Liverpool, well known for their work fighting for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees rights, Speaker of Trans and non binary visibility, Artist, Performer, musician and Gamer.

Maral Kassabian Svendsen, aka Mo, is a trans masculine writer and poet who likes to work in multimedia formats to tell stories about intersectional political issues and social injustices, including queer, race, class, and disability issues. His work has spanned web shows, web comics, slam poetry, and playwriting, both fiction and non-fiction. His audio walking tour, Eberle Street, was commissioned for Homotopia 2020’s Queer the City project, and it used a scifi setting to address the less obvious costs of conversion therapy. He is now part of Homotopia’s 2021 Queercore to create a one-person show about his experience of medical negligence as a trans person.


The festival will operate in line with current government guidance with regards to COVID-19. At present, festival-goers will need to show a ‘covid pass’ from the NHS app.

Guests may also be asked to allow a temperature check on the door, events will be socially distanced and face coverings are strongly encouraged indoors.

If you are feeling unwell, or have any of the main symptoms of Coronavirus (including a persistent cough, fever or loss of/change to your sense of taste/smell), we’d love to see you when you’re feeling better. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell, stay home and get tested.


A British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter will be available for all events on request. If you require an interpreter, please contact us ahead of the event so that we can arrange this for you. Please get in touch via FAO Accessibility request.

Likewise, if you or a member of your party would like to discuss access requirements at any of the events, please get in touch via FAO Accessibility request.


Free catering is provided for selected events. The food is gluten free, vegan and nut free. If you would like to notify us of any dietary requirements or allergies please contact FAO Catering