Performative Talk by Gemma Ahearne

Saturday 31 August, 3 – 4:30pm

A Salon ‘19 Event
Free & open to all

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For this event Showgirl Sociologist Gemma Ahearne will be performing her thoughts on her experience as a stripper for five years.

She will deliver a monologue that seeks to disrupt dominant narratives surrounding stripping and the sex industry. Drawing from 5 years experience of working as a dancer. Gemma will embody a new persona, that of the Sociology Showgirl to open a space of challenge, rebellion and resistance.

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Dr Gemma Ahearne is a Liverpool based independent researcher, activist and performer. She has a First Class Sociology BA (Hons) and a Ph.D in Criminology. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds in the Centre of Religion and Public Life, and Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University.

This event forms part of our Salon 19 public programme and continues the themes present within our exhibition Into The Spotlight by Alison J Carr

Bloc Projects is proud to maintain a public programme that is free for everyone. However, visitors are encouraged to consider bringing along an item to donate to the local Foodbank. For the Spring/Summer season of our public programme we will proudly be collecting basic toiletries and food (packets, tinned or dried) for The S2 Foodbank. For a full list of suggested/much needed items please see: