Cachín Cachán Cachunga!
Intersectional Queer & Trans Arts in Scotland since 2009

" An art movement like no other."
– Nim Ralph, Open Democracy, London

" * * * * * "
– Eric Karoulla, 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



Our Programming Aims & GoFundMe for Autumn 2015

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! has an exciting season of community discussions and open mics planned for 2015. 2On 29th November we host a QTiPOC-only discussion, plus an Open Mic (attendance open to all). Click here for more info or to donate.



CCC! Overview

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is an independent Scottish arts company that produces visual, recorded and live art by intersectional LGBTQ+ people. CCC is disability-led by curator Sandra Alland, and disability-focused from its very design.


Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is dedicated to creating high-quality artistic works about and by trans, intersex and queer people  with added emphasis on artists who also identify as racialised, BME, people of colour, refugee, migrant, working class, working poor, D/deaf, ill, crip and/or disabled. We mentor and collaborate. We encourage risk-taking and experimentation.


Cachín Cachán Cachunga! produces accessible arts events for both audiences and artists. We aim to provide level access, Braille, large print, audio description, film subtitling/captioning, surtitling, BSL interpretation, quiet space and relaxed events. 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.


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.

Curator / Disability Liaison: Sandra Alland

QTiPOC & Migrant Liaisons: Izdihar Alodhami, Chris Red
Trans & Gender Diversity Liaison / Production Assistant: Matson Lawrence
Technical Artists: Ariadna Battich, Ania Urbanowska

CCC! History


Started as a monthly event in 2009, CCC has continued to grow in both size and quality. Events take place in Edinburgh, with satellite events in locations ranging from Glasgow and 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 Cachán Cachunga! has presented everything from performance poetry in British Sign Language to gay parrot puppets, from noise music to opera, from interactive installation to collaborative photography. Curator Sandra Alland partners with Edinburgh Filmhouse to produce Who’s Your Dandy?, a live performance and film collaboration. 

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.

Cachín videos on Vimeo

More info & pictures of Cachín on facebook

Cachín on Twitter


Previous Cachíns:

25 October, 2015
Intersectional Queer & Trans Open Mic, Media Education, Edinburgh
Leah Kalaitzi, Nathan Gale, Hopeless Lee
+ open record player of Nina Simone
+ feature music by Lake Montgomery & Liz Cronin
+ Black History Month Films
BSL: Yvonne Waddell

25 October, 2015
Leave No One Behind: discussion for disabled & Deaf queer & trans people
Led by Sandra Alland

27 September, 2015
Intersectional Queer & Trans Open Mic, Media Education, Edinburgh
Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Sandra Flynn & Bea, Chris Red
+ open record player of Bessie Smith
+ feature comedy by AB Silvera
BSL: Lisa Stapleton

27 September, 2015
Class Matters: discussion on class in queer & trans communities
Led by Matson Lawrence
BSL: Lisa Stapleton

28 June, 2015
Intersectional Queer & Trans Open Mic, Media Education, Edinburgh
Alec Herbert, Lawrence, Holly McKenzie,
Gordon Newton Wylie-Black
, Anne-Sophie Roger,
Indra Slavena
and Alison Smith
+ film of
El Día
BSL: Gordon Newton Wylie-Black

17 May, 2015
Intersectional Queer & Trans Open Mic, Media Education, Edinburgh
Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Nathan Gale, Raphael Lehmann,
Alec Herbert
, Jess Unikorn, Sophie Norman,
Chris Red
and Sandra Alland & Lawrence
BSL: Lisa Stapleton

19-29 September, 2014
SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires, 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!
BSL: Lisa Stapleton & Gordon Newton Wylie-Black

17 May, 2014
Who's Your Dandy? at Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Lake Montgomery, Andra Simons, They They Theys,
Erica Cho, Francoise Doherty, mihee-nathalie lemoine,
Sophie Norman
and Tina Takemoto
BSL: Gordon Newton Wylie-Black

26 February - 2 March, 2014
SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape, 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!
BSL: Gordon Newton Wylie-Black

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


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
Lisa Stapleton


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
Yvonne Strain

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
, 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,
 Teo 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