You are who you choose to be

Melody Sproates 

Melody is sick and tired of been ‘Are you a boy or a girl?’, so they’ve made a lip sync to explain that… They’re neither. Whether it be your hairstyle, clothes or even just the way you talk, we are often judged or put into one single category of ‘boy’ or ‘girl’. Melody has utilised moments from their own life and recreated them through sound clips from Eminem, transgender activists, Terrorcore, Piers Morgan, The Police and many more. This performance on self discovery and acceptance reaches out to an audience and tells them that it is okay to be whoever you are, as long as that they are their true, authentic and happy self.

Melody is a writer, musician, artist and performer. They create work that challenges, educates and humours an audience. As a genderfluid person, they feel that gender neutrality, androgyny and non-binary is massively underrepresented in the current arts, and they would like to improve any negative media representations of people who identify outside of the gender binary; by opening up conversations and having more trans voices heard.

You are who you choose to be was part of PUG#6 at Tyneside Irish Centre 27 April 2018.


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PUG#7 Performance Club Night | Sat 4th May 2019

PUG#7 Performance Club Night | Sat 4th May 2019

PUG, performance cabaret night is back at GIFT Festival 2019.

PUG is an evening of comedy, dance, art and all the glorious things in between. Highly political, soulful and surprising, PUG presents performances by visual artists, dancers, poets, theatre-makers and people who work across all these art forms.

And there’s a cheeky disco.

Hosted by Hannah Walker, Rosa Postlethwaite and Jamie Cook.

Line up: Abu-Zayd DeGale, Harriet Plewis & Nicola Singh, Jake Jarratt and Cameron Sharp, Last Yearz Interesting Negro

When: Saturday 4th May, 7:30pm

Where: GIFT Festival, Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library NE8 4LN

Tickets: PUG tickets are Pay What You Decide.
When you arrive at PUG you will be given an envelope in which you can anonymously pay an amount of your choice for your ticket. Please leave this at the front desk during or after the show.

Suitability: 18+

Content Warning: strong language, sexual content, strobe, haze, loud music

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at if you have any questions.

Travel and Access information here.

Book tickets here.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop