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  • Sat

    Travelling Queer People's History show @ CAKE ROOM HASTINGS


    Cake Room
    30 Robertson St,
    TN34 1HT

    Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show comes to Hastings!!!

    Funny! Provocative! Intersectional! Somewhere between a comedy show and a lecture!

    Queer femme feminist performance artiste and know-all Bird la Bird will introduce you to:

    • The prisons and workhouses which once stood on the site of some of Britain's top museums!

    • How colonial Britain exported homophobia and continues to incarcerate LGBTQI people!

    • The original OINTOB convicts - the lesbian and trans flash mobs of Nineteenth Century Penal colonies!

    • Britain's first known Black Gay Sex Worker and how he was transported to Australia!

    • The startling link between the founders of the National Portrait Gallery and global homophobia!

    It's an evening of queer history with class and cake!!!

    • Ticket price includes 1 cake and 1 hot or soft drink 

    • Fully licensed bar

    Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show will showcase hidden queer histories of some of the UK’s best known museums and galleries. Bird will present material from her tours exploring sexuality, colonialism, incarceration and working class histories.

    Join Bird as she explores the lives, loves and crimes of queer convicts in “Going Down” created for Tate Britain in 2017. “Who Created the Crime?” written in collaboration with Dr Rohit K Dasgupta uncovers the startling link between the National Portrait Gallery and the British colonial laws which outlawed queer sex across the British Empire. The same laws are still on the statute books in over 30 Commonwealth countries.


    £10 including 1 cake and 1 hot or soft drink - book tickets via Eventbrite


    Unfortunately this venue is not wheelchair accessible. 

    Please contact me if you have an access need and would like to attend.

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