Doc/fest are thrilled to welcome Olly Alexander, frontman of the British electronica trio Years and Years to the Festival to discuss the making of his first documentary 'Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay’ (working title). The film screens on BBC3 in July as part of the BBC's Gay Britannia season marking the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 that partially decriminalised homosexual acts in England and Wales. In the documentary, Olly explores why the gay community can be more vulnerable to mental health issues, as he opens up about his own long-term battles with depression. The film is being produced by Antidote Productions, the company behind the critically acclaimed Professor Green: Suicide and Me for BBC Three.
Buy tickets to Olly Alexander Talks Documentary - Sat 10 Jun / 17:30 / Crucible Studio
For the 20th anniversary of The Full Monty, the legendary iconic Sheffield based film, ITV have commissioned The Real Full Monty, which follows a cast of celebrities as they prepare to perform their own ‘Full Monty’, to raise awareness of men’s cancers. Join presenters Alexander Armstrong and Ashley Banjo, along with members of the cast and crew for a special preview screening of the ITV film, parts of which were filmed at the Shiregreen working men’s club in Sheffield as featured in the original Full Monty film. A talk with both Alex and Ashley will follow the screening.
Buy tickets to The Real Full Monty... with Alexander Armstrong & Ashley Banjo - Mon 12 Jun / 18:00 / Crucible Theatre
Extraordinary elections are rocking the world. Liberal snowflakes and ‘nasty women’ unite and embrace your inner riot grrrl for a night of drinks, dancing, and DIY culture. Cate Le Bon is on the decks providing the post punk vibes, along with a live performance from badass scream queens Skinny Girl Diet. There'll also be badge and protest banner making to get you in the mood for a riot.
Buy tickets to the Resisdance: Saturday Night Party - Sat 10 Jun / 22:00 / 02 Academy Sheffield
Following the screening of the World Premiere of Cori McKenna’s celebration of female expression Bruk Out! we bring the raunchy dance craze to the streets of Sheffield, offering a free Dancehall Dance Class at Doc/Exchange on Tudor Square with dancehall queen Ale Camara.
Dancehall Dance Class is free and open to all - Mon 12 Jun / TBC / Doc/Fest Exchange
Festival Pass Holders do not require tickets for any of the above events - just show up at the venue with your festival pass.