Respect… My Body, Your Body, Their Bodies

My Body

Here, we celebrate all queer bodies
At Body Movements, we do not tolerate:
Homophobia or Transphobia
Racism
Sexism
Ableism
Harassment of any kind

If you want to touch my body… ASK!

Your Body

If anyone makes you feel uncomfortable, please trust and talk to the festival staff in each venue. They are here for you.

All can choose from independent festival wardens, security, bar staff, venue staff, festival staff – all share the same comms, and are here to assist queer people.

Remember, you are responsible for yourself and your behaviour. Respect yourself and what you put your body through whilst partying.

Keep hydrated, take a break, and please acknowledge that people on drugs take up more space.

If you need help, reassurance or a quiet space, remember to take a moment and speak to one of our staff who will be able to help you. You can also visit Pxssy Palace presents The Sanctuary, for a quiet space and support resources.

If your body feels at risk, in danger, or uncomfortable – recognise this, tell your friends and please speak to our staff who are here to help.

Their bodies

Dance, smile, laugh, share and respect each other and each other’s space. Be kind and look after your community. If you see anyone alone or in need of help, please notify our staff who are trained to help.


“Brave” Space Policy

Body Movements aspires to be an “inclusive space” for anyone to participate and enjoy without fear of feeling marginalised, harassed or unwelcome. We have a zero tolerance policy of racism, sexism, homophobia, bi-phobia, transphobia, ableism or prejudice based on age, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, gender presentation, language ability or religious affiliation.

By entering Body Movements, you agree to treat all people equally and without prejudice or presumption. If you’re not from the LGBTQI+ community, you’re a guest and should show respect. Never touch anyone without consent.

Any conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment will not be tolerated, including sexual harassment or abuse of power. Please alert door staff if you see anyone in a vulnerable position, intoxicated and therefore not able to act wisely. Be free, be safe and look after each other.


Accountability

This is year one for us. We acknowledge that we are a work in progress, and therefore use the term “Brave” space. We welcome all constructive feedback that helps improve the safeguarding of our community, helps improve the representation within our community, and helps us become more “inclusive”.

This is a queer dance music festival for queer and trans people. We are doing the best we can, within the spaces and venues found in Hackney Wick. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements after October 2021, please email info@bodymovements.co.uk.


Security and bag searches

You can choose a security member to search you before entering. Security work to keep our community safe. They have the right to work without abuse. Our door staff reserve the right to refuse entry to those who refuse to be searched, people without correct ID, those who are too intoxicated or caught with illegal substances, those with bad vibes and people that have broken our hearts.


Anti-racism code of practice

Body Movements is dedicated to supporting artistic freedom and providing a supportive space for a wide and diverse range of performances. We recognise that racism is an issue at all levels of society especially within the LGBTQI+ community. Our commitment to anti-racism is part of our wider commitment to equality and social inclusion.

Body Movements understands racism is a particular form of exclusion faced by minority ethnic groups. It is based on the false belief that some “races” are inherently superior to others because of skin colour, nationality, ethnic or cultural background. Body Movements wishes to dismantle those beliefs and power structures that hold racism born out of white supremacy.

Body Movements is committed to this code of practice, and urge all our venues and partners to follow;

Body Movements has a zero tolerance for any harassment, racist behaviour and racist language. Individuals provoking such actions will be asked to leave our venue or space

Body Movements takes action to protect those who experience any harassment or discrimination

Body Movements refuses entry to anyone wearing culturally insensitive or racist attire

Body Movements intend to set a standard to show others that we are a proud multicultural and diverse community, and only love is welcomed in our space and venues

Body Movements commits itself, to make racism a visible issue through:

Communicating our anti-racist ethos in our Respect Policy, on our ticketing websites, on social media, to our partners including festivals, clubs, DJs and organisation that work with us

Body Movements conducts ongoing awareness and training on racism and anti-racist practices

Body Movements reminds customers that cultural appropriation is racism

Body Movements organisers are available to listen to guest’s experiences and feedback on our policies so we can improve them

Body Movements refuses to work or promote any brands that are racist, those that fund hate, or perpetuate negative stereotypes of minority ethnic groups

Body Movements actively reminds our partners of our values and asks them to adopt our anti-racist respect policies when working with us