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Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB


Leeds Inspired


20th June 2024

Founded in 2007 by author and activist Paul Burston, Polari is a multi award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon. Known for its high energy, thought-provoking performances, Polari is a heady mix of live literature and cabaret, in which the performers happen to be writers.

Described by The Huffington Post as “the most exciting literary moment in London”, the salon also tours regularly, supported by Arts Council England.

Ever adaptable, Polari has appeared at bars, book festivals, libraries, museums, nightclubs and theatres across the UK and beyond. Each event showcases the best in established and emerging LGBTQ+ talent.

Suitable for 16+

Tonight’s event will be our first in Leeds.