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We are very excited to announce that Pretty Grim are the successful applicants of the Fat Out Fest open call residency, joining the Islington Mill creative community in Salford from 22nd-30th October.


During their residency Pretty Grim are going to create an adaptable and immersive AV experience combining their love of raucous live gigs, electronic music, queer culture & immersive performance art. Collaborating with QUEEF;  a queer experimental music & art platform, Pretty Grim will craft an intense, cathartic, joyful rage of sonic frequencies, paired with live visuals & an immersive setting for both online & socially distanced audiences.


‘My Whole World Is Coming Apart’ is an intense, cathartic, joyful rage of sonic frequencies paired with live visuals and poetry from Samiir Saunders ‘Poetober’ series


Pretty Grim are Kaila, Anna & Meesha. Based in Birmingham they are a supergroup made up of members of Dorcha, Youth Man, Blue Ruth & Limpid as well as engaging in cross-discipline art projects Queef, Supersonic Festival & Shout Festival.


Samiir Saunders  is an artist, poet, and filmmaker from Birmingham, UK. He primarily creates mixed-media poetry; which takes the form of films, zines, animations, performances and/or websites. Samiir’s work explores themes of digital technology, fragmentation, andBlack mental health.



Black Peppa - is a local Birmingham drag queen who has been on the drag scene since 2019. Since then, they have performed on many stages as a klubkid gogo boy and drag queen. They are currently the reigning queen of Church of Yshee 2019, and Eurodrag England 2020 . This Fierce Caribbean born queen has a background of dance & theatre, their performance numbers can range from high energy death drops, splits and high kicks to emotional ballads.








This residency was made possile and co-commissioned by Outlands national experimental music network.





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22-30 OCTOBER 2020



'My Whole World is Coming Apart'

Ft Samiir Saunders & Black Pepper





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