Q. What’s the difference between ticket types?
We want to ensure QweerFest is accessible to everyone that wants to come, so we have 3 different ticket tiers:
- Low income / accessible – this is for those who cannot afford the standard ticket price due to being on low or no income, or those who have mobility issues. Unfortunately our venue is not fully accessible, and only one area of the venue (the Come Together bar) is accessible without the use of stairs. We want to welcome as many people as possible to join us in the Come Together bar at this reduced price however.
- Standard – this is the standard ticket price, which is for the whole day and night festival
- Solidarity – we ask those who can afford it to purchase solidarity tickets. Our event is not for profit – our solidarity tickets allow us to provide for more low income / accessible tickets, as well as pay our artists and performers for their time. QweerFest is an opportunity to showcase qweer artists and performers, who we know can struggle to gain paid performance opportunities, and we are just as committed to providing paid work opportunities for qweer artists and performers as providing accessible ticket pricing.
We also have Evening Only tickets, which will allow entry from 8.30pm to close at 1am.
Q. Why have you canceled the October date?
Our venue The Apple Tree has just informed us that they are having ongoing and delayed renovation works which mean that we won’t be able to host QweerFest there this year.
Without a venue, and still with ongoing uncertainty about the pandemic, we think the fairest thing to do is to cancel the event and offer ticket holders your money back. We still very much hope to do QweerFest at some point, but this allows us to wait a little longer until we can be sure of putting on the festival we wanted to.
Q. What do you mean by QweerFest being a safe space?
QweerFest is an event by and for queer womxn and non-binary people. This Safer Spaces Policy is for all people attending and running the event to adhere to:
- We recognise that trans women are women and that others in our community are non-binary, gender fluid or hold other identities in the gender spectrum. We want to create a space that’s welcoming and where cis queer women can learn how to be active allies to our trans siblings.
- Consent is key to making this space enjoyable to all, and we encourage everyone to be aware of personal space and boundaries, both physical and verbal. Don’t make assumptions about people’s gender or background – ask for gender pronouns if you’re unsure.
- We will not tolerate classism, biphobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, body shaming, misogyny, racism or xenophobia. Any behaviour seen, heard or reported to be intolerant, aggressive or prejudiced in any of these ways will not be welcome at QweerFest.
- We are all responsible for making sure this is an inclusive and accessible space for all, and we encourage everyone to speak out against any oppressive behaviours.
- There will be volunteers who will be on hand if you’re feeling unsafe, anxious or unhappy with anything throughout the event. They will all be vouched for and be around to talk to and support you if you want or need that. All conversations will be confidential.
- We will also be implementing the Stop Rainbow Racism Code of Practice.
Please note: there will be photographs taken at QweerFest (by organisers and attendees). We ask everyone attending to ask the permission of people appearing in photos before taking them.
Terms and Conditions
Tickets are sold subject to the following terms and conditions:
- Each ticket entitles only the named ticket holders entrance to the event. If you wish to change the name of the person on the ticket, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Events are 18+ only due to licensing restrictions. Please bring a form of Photo ID to guarantee entry
- The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and request any ticket holder to leave the venue at its discretion, without refund or compensation.
- Qweer Collective and the venue, including their agents or employees, shall not be liable for any death, personal injury, loss or damage however caused while in the venue, nor are they liable for any complaints, claims, refunds, or exchange for any reason, including without limitation, cancellation or postponement of the event. Booking fees and handling fees shall not be refundable. Any refunds shall be made only at Promoter’s discretion. If the event is cancelled, Qweer Collective will not be liable to reimburse customers the cost of travel, accommodation or any other related charges.
- The precise event details such as entertainment, performers, venue and timings may be subject to change, and Qweer Collective may change event details without prior notice.
- Qweer Collective or the venue may use the ticket holder’s image or likeness in any live or recorded video display, picture, publicity material or website, unless pre-informed by the ticket holder that they would like to opt out.
- The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event whether occuring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual event, including any death, personal injury, loss, damage, or liability.
- The ticket holder agrees to submit to any searches for prohibited items including but not limited to weapons, controlled, dangerous and illegal substances.