Aye Festival

Edinburgh-based, women-run consent and mental health charity Spit It Out presents Aye Festival, an impressive programme of 44 events in 13 venues across Glasgow, Edinburgh and online!

Aye Festival

About Aye Festival

Edinburgh-based, women-run consent and mental health charity ‘Spit It Out’ announces the lineup for their first festival: Aye Festival. An impressive programme of 44 events in 13 venues across Glasgow, Edinburgh and online, Aye Festival is an immersive arts festival focusing on creative ways to talk about sex, mental health and healing. Expect exhibitions, workshops, talks, film screenings, live performances and parties, all held in a supportive, safe and inclusive space.

In Glasgow, highlights include the opening exhibition Drums and Silence from Scottish artist, Cal McCormack, The Alchemy Experiment evening (including the new solo exhibition Soul in the Thread by Turkish artist Nisan Yetkin and a spoken word night), and a live performance night at Stereo with performances from Pocket Monica, Shogun Shato and Bee Asha.

Edinburgh hosts an opening exhibition One of Them from artists Seina Baalouche, Léa Luiz de Oliveira, and Callie Rose Petal (lonely carp) and a night of live music at Spit it Out at The Wee Red Bar featuring Dr Salad, Nani, and Grace and the Flat Boys.

Running across Glasgow, Edinburgh and online are workshops that include the Grrrl Crush DJ Workshop (Glasgow), the skateboarding and skate art workshop with Skateboobs (Glasgow and Edinburgh) Better Sex Workshop (Glasgow, Edinburgh and online).

Spit it Out was founded in 2019, after Bee Asha and Lea Luiz De Oliveira together made a BBC Scotland commissioned documentary by the same name which explores recovery from sexual trauma through the power of spoken word and live performance.

The charity is run by a very small team of women from different backgrounds, recovering from trauma and mental illnesses, who wanted a change, came together and created this community. The charity is committed to providing a space for education, open discussion and support on often taboo subjects which can lead to trauma: consent, sex educations, racism, LGBTQIA+ rights; mental illnesses and body image.

Similar events you might like...

Pain Association Scotland - Self Management for People Living with Chronic Pain

Pain Association Scotland - Self Management for People Living with Chronic Pain

Selected dates between 12th January 2022 - 15th December 2022
Various Locations Lanarkshire

Pain Association Scotland run professionally-led monthly groups across Lanarkshire for people living with all forms of chronic pain.
Read more

Reiki Level 2 Refresher Workshop

Reiki Level 2 Refresher Workshop

Selected dates between 16th February 2022 - 3rd August 2022
East Kilbride

This refresher workshop from Flourish is ideal for currently practising Reiki Therapists who feel it is time to check in to refocus and re-energise their practice.
Read more

Crystal Clear Kids

Crystal Clear Kids

Selected dates between 2nd July 2022 - 1st October 2022

Crystal Clear Kids classes take place once a month at Community Corner, Eats Kilbride and are suitable for children aged 5 - 13 years old.
Read more

Mindfulness Wellbeing Weekend Retreat

Mindfulness Wellbeing Weekend Retreat

6th August 2022 - 7th August 2022

The Mindful Enterprise invite you to join them for this reinvigorating 2 days of mindfulness based practices, in Wiston Lodge and the beautiful surrounding estate.
Read more

Find other events in Lanarkshire

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

The Big Family Festival
The BIG Family Festival, at Strathclyde Country Park, is new for 2022 and invites families to end their summer with a bang on 6th & 7th August!
Jurassic Lanark
After 50 million years, the dinosaurs are back... and they're even more hungry! Don't miss your chance to spot them on the Jurassic Lanark Trail this Summer!
Chatelherault Market
Held weekly on Sundays Chatelherault Market showcases the best of hand-made products from designers and producers across Scotland!
Inflatable 5K
The UK's biggest and best Inflatable 5k course, featuring 32 massive obstacles, is heading to Strathclyde Country Park on Saturday 2nd July!
Summer Holiday Activities at Low Parks Museum
Low Parks Museum are running a variety of Egyptian themed activities for children throughout the summer holidays!

Popular Venues

Airdrie Town Hall East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall The Town House Hamilton