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The Coming Back Out Ball Info Session

Posted 18/03/19 by Charlotte Mountford

The National Theatre of Scotland are looking to meet older LGBTI+ people in Caithness and hear about their lives, their passions and hopes as part of a new year-long cultural engagement programme created for the LGBTI+ elder community in Scotland.


The National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to be partnering with international participatory superstars, All the Queens Men, Eden Court in Inverness and Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, Luminate, to collaborate on The Coming Back Out Ball. First pioneered in Australia, playwright Lewis Hetherington will collaborate with All The Queens Men on the project in Scotland to create a series of social events for older Lesbian, Gay, non -binary, Trans and Intersex individuals and groups to take part in, offering a chance to meet new folk and celebrate community. These events will run for a year from May 2019, in Glasgow and the Highlands.


We want to build a social and creative community and across Scotland which celebrates older LGBTI+ people, and responds to the input of people from that community. All if this will culminate in The Coming Back Out Ball in 2020, we want to know what that event should look like, we want your ideas and input and inspiration!


Using the form of a ball which is culturally and historically significant to many intersections of the LGBTI+ community, The Coming Back Out Ball promises to be a night of cultural significance in which the broader community can sit alongside LGBTI+ elders to eat, drink, dance, reminisce and dream together into the future. Full details of the final social spectacular, the actual Coming Back Out Ball will also be announced next year.


The team will be at Lyth Arts Centre on

Sunday 24th March 2pm – 5pm

to meet, chat and answer any questions.


If you would like to come along, please email to sign up for free. Any names or information shared will be kept confidential. Tea and coffee provided!


If you have any questions or queries, please email Charlotte Mountford (Co-Director of Lyth Arts Centre) on