Making Queer-Positive Performance for Children & Family Audiences with Adam Carver

What was the show that you needed to see when you were young? Let’s make that! – this is the provocation artist & facilitator Adam Carver has used working with queer performance artists to create new performance work for children and families, through their project PALAVER.



This workshop is an introduction to that process, giving LGBTQ+ artists working with performance an opportunity to think about how, why, when, and where to start making performance for young audiences. Through a series of interactive exercises we’ll work together to start conversations about what you need to know, what opportunities there are to create for family audiences, and start to imagine ideas for new work you might want to create.



This workshop is aimed at professional LGBTQ+ artists working with performance (including, but not limited to, theatre, dance, music, cabaret, drag, & live-art) who are interested in thinking about creating work for children and families, you do not need any previous experience of having made work for young audiences.




The workshop is led by artist Adam Carver (aka Fatt Butcher). They are the director of Fatt Projects, a queer performance company based in Birmingham focused on advancing queer joy and creating change for LGBTQ+ communities in Birmingham and beyond. Fatt Projects have developed a range of LGBTQ+ inclusive performance for children and family audiences, most notably through their project PALAVER which supports artists, organisations, and the wider sector to create queer-positive performance work for children and families. For more information on Fatt Projects visit


This event is programmed alongside St Helens Libraries as part of Homotopia Festival 2023