Take Five with Adam Carver

18 Jul 2022

On 7 August, Fatt Projects bring PALAVER Party, a fabulous afternoon extravaganza for kids and their grown-ups, to Brighton Dome.

Adam Carver is the Artistic Director of Fatt Projects, a company making events, parties and performances celebrating queerness, community, empowerment, and championing positive change. We had a chat with Adam to find out more about the party...

Tell us about PALAVER Party

PALAVER Party is an inclusive performance party for kids aged 3-8 and their grown-ups too. We invite some of the UK’s most fabulous performers and artists to come along, bringing stories, lip-sync, songs and dance routines to celebrate all the things that make us unique.

It’s a place to put on your favourite outfit, come and have a dance, see some amazing performances, play games, and create your own fashion with our DIY fancy dress making!

Who’s invited to PALAVER Party?

PALAVER Party is open to absolutely anyone who is aged 3-8, and any big kids (also known as grown-ups, parents and carers) can join us too. It's a place where everyone is free to be whoever they want to be.

Describe PALAVER Party in three words?

Joyful, kaleidoscopic, fabulous.

What is the inspiration behind PALAVER Party?

We created PALAVER Party to spread a message of self-love, celebration, and being your fabulous self to children and families across the UK.

The party features a host of unique artists from the LGBTQ+ community, and it embraces the ethos that there are different kinds of families and relationships in the world, and that the things that make us different are the things we should celebrate.

We want to tell young people that they can be whatever they want, and that they have the power within them to create that thing. In many ways we’re making the show that we needed to see when we were kids.

Tell us more about Fatt Projects, the company behind PALAVER Party?

Fatt Projects is a Midlands based queer performance company. We make shows, parties, performances, events, and juicy creative bits focused on advancing queer joy. We describe our work as ‘full-fat’. It is unapologetic, loud, and saturated. It embraces liveness, and the mechanics of making things.

In addition to PALAVER, we’re working on a project called MOBILISE which is about creating accessible sober dance parties for LGBTQ+ communities in Birmingham, which will culminate in a large-scale performance leading the 2022 Birmingham Pride Parade in September.

PALAVER Party comes to Brighton Dome on Sunday 7 August, 1pm

Click here to find out more

PALAVER Party is co-presented with Marlborough Productions