Cachín Cachán Cachunga!
Queer & Trans* Cabaret & Visual Arts

" * * * * * "
– The Skinny, Edinburgh/Glasgow

"Cachín Cachán Cachunga! really matters in contemporary Scotland...
(it) brings together a diverse group of artists, making it both
difficult to pigeon-hole and restlessly contemporary."
The Vile Blog, Glasgow

"...something of a phenomenon."
– The List, Edinburgh/Glasgow




In 2014 CCC produced two large-scale visual art exhibitions with live performances SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape at media education, and SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires at Patriothall Gallery. Ticketed events were sold out and both shows had rave reviews.

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! promotes visual, recorded and live art by people working in the media of literature, music, dance, film, photography, drawing, painting, sound installation and performance art. We're dedicated to producing artistic works about and by trans*, intersex and queer people with an added emphasis on people who also identify as migrant, minority ethnic, people of colour, racialised, working class, deaf, crip, ill and/or disabled. CCC encourages risk-taking and experimentation.

Curator: Sandra Alland
Technical Artist: Ariadna Battich


Started as a monthly event in 2009, CCC has continued to grow in both size and quality. The event now takes place in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with smaller satellite events in places ranging from Dumfries to Toronto. We recently developed the visual arts extravaganza, SEEP, and also produce community events like Open Barbers & Potluck Brunch, and The Giant Queer-Ass Trans*-tastic Picnic.

Cachín videos on Vimeo

More info & pictures of Cachín on facebook.

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! showcases visual art, film, poetry, dance, music and interdisciplinary work
with a focus on disabled, Deaf, migrant and racialised LGBTQI+ communities. We've presented everything from performance poetry in British Sign Language to gay parrot puppets, from noise music to opera, from burlesque on broken glass to ballet with a punk soundtrack. Reviews here.

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is committed to producing fully accessible arts events; we provide disabled access (including Braille, large print and audio description), film subtitling and BSL interpretation. We celebrate intersectional identities, and encourage both emerging and established artists from our communities to develop their practice in a safe yet artistically challenging environment.

CCC has received international attention, and has been featured locally in media including The Skinny and The List. Audience members have travelled from Aberdeen, London, Poland, Netherlands, Germany and Spain to catch our shows.

Previous Cachíns:

19-29 September, 2014
SEEP II at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
Karen Miranda Augustine, Ariadna Battich, mihee-nathalie lemoine,
Li Moran, Chris Red, Sad Little Man, M Sage, Alison Smith,
Steadfast, Mary Trodden
and Del LaGrace Volcano
Plus Andra Simons, Liz Cronin and Open Barbers!

26 February - 2 March, 2014
SEEP at media education, Edinburgh
Sandra Alland, Elenor Einhorn, Nathan Gale, Frida Khatoon,
Lawrence, Li Moran, Chris Red, Alison Smith, Steadfast,
Evi Tsiligaridou, Ania Urbanowska
and Maki Yamazaki
Plus Open Barbers, Ebony Rose Dark and They They Theys!

Thursday, 21 February, 2013
CCC at mono, Glasgow
amphibia, Jay Bernard, Liz Cronin, T.L. Cowan,
El Dia
, Dandy F., Tom Harlow, Jo Long, Julie McNamara,
örn, Sally Outen, Lola Sparkle and Elizabeth Veldon
Hosted by Sandra Alland and Nathan Gale


Saturday, 25 February, 2012
CCC on the road in Dumfries!
Jo Clifford, CN Lester, Ariel Silvera and Zorras
+ performances from CCC workshop participants


Saturday, 11 February, 2012
CCC at wee red bar, Edinburgh
Jacq Applebee, Dr. Carmilla, Nathan Gale,
Glasgow Glam Bangers
, Miss Leggy Pee, CN Lester,
Lily & Yamil
, Robert Softley and Ania Urbanowska
+ DJ Miss Leggy Pee


Saturday, 10 September, 2011
CCC at Priscilla's, Edinburgh
Alec Butler,
Fnords, Nathan Gale, Holly Hayes,
Lily & Yamil
, Cherry Loco, Yasmin Samir-Shakir,
Seafield Foxes
and Alison Smith

Saturday, 2 April, 2011
CCC at Forest Cafe, Edinburgh
Anna Le, the insecurity font, Ste McCabe,
Diane Torr
Iván el Potito & Elena Alvarez & Peter,
RM Vaughan & Jared Mitchell, Scragfight,
The Paraffins featuring Miss Leggy Pee
and sharlene bamboat
+ DJ Fuk You How Do You Do

Tuesday, 19 October, 2010
K Anderson, Evan Greer, Miss Leggy Pee,
Lily & Yamil and Zorras
+ DJ Fuk You How Do You Do

Tuesday, 20 July, 2010
Miss Leggy Pee, Christiana Papazoglou, Lily, Zorras
and Alex's Hilarious Enterprises UnLtd.
+ DJ Fuk You How Do You Do

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 (Pride/Shame Week!)
Ste McCabe (unplugged!), Andrés Amor, Zorras and
Christiana Papazoglou (with Nathan Gale)
+ DJ Fuk You How Do You Do

Tuesday, 18 May 2010
 Christiana Papazoglou
, Captain Anchor, Lily & Yamil,

Jennifer Outhwaite, Aristera!, Ania Urbanowska and Zorras
DJ Fuk You How Do You Do

Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Andrés Amor, Captain Anchor, Ariadna Battich,
and Lily

Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Andra Simons, Hamish MacDonald, Kristiane Taylor,
Andrés Amor, Lily, Yamil & Alejandro and Zorras
+ DJ Supernowoczesna

Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Ioana Poprowka, Chris Young, Alison Smith,
Clair J. Allan, Lily and Zorras
+ DJ Supernowoczesna

Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Penny Stenhouse, Ania Urbanowska, Zorras,
Lily & Yamil and Hailey Beavis & Friends
(all proceeds to Partners in Health in Haiti)

Tuesday, 20 October, 2009
Nine, Kristiane Taylor
, Dagmara Widerman,
Zorras and
Lily & Alejandro
+ various short films about freedom of expression
(co-curated by Screen Bandita)

Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
Stuart Crawford
, Rabiya Choudhry, Pat Cunningham,
Ania Urbanowska
, Zorras and Lily & Alejandro

Tuesday, 18 August, 2009
Kristiane Taylor, Carolyn Anona Scott, Zorras,
Ariadna Battich and Lily

Sunday, 31 May, 2009
Karen Miranda Augustine, Sophie Mayer,  
Evi Tsiligaridou
Zorras and Lily & Alejandro

 Sunday, 26 April, 2009
Lily, Zorras, Ania Urbanowska,
 Teodora Vlad and Steven Smith

Sunday, 29 March, 2009
Lily, Zorras, Ania Urbanowska, SkyeTshooki
and Raise Your Hem

Sunday, 22 February, 2009
Lily, Zorras, Ania Urbanowska and SkyeTshooki