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  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018

    Queer Perspectives: Turning the tables

    19:00-20:00

    National Portrait Gallery 
    St Martin's Place 
    London
    WC2H 0HE

    In June 1914 suffragette Margaret Gibb, using the pseudonym Anne Hunt, smuggled an axe into the National Portrait Gallery and attacked a portrait of Thomas Carlyle, a towering intellectual of the Victorian age who amongst other things wanted to bring back slavery.

    Margaret Gibb claimed her choice of portrait was a mere co-incidence. But given that Carlyle believed in the destiny of great men (there were no great women in his book), Bird begs the question:

    Was this supposedly random act one of feminist fate?

    Bird will pick up where Margaret left off and explore the dangerous legacy of Thomas Carlyle including his part in the history of racism, his wilful act of writing women out of history and his desire to return to feudalism.

    There's a queer perspective to every story including this one. Bird will get her beak stuck into suffragette spinsters, the infamous domestic arrangements in the Carlyle household and touch on the impact Carlyle had on early 20th Century queers.

    Direction and dramaturgy

    Jan Willhem van dem Bosch

    FREE event

    Find out more and reserve a ticket on the NPG website

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018

    Travelling Queer People’s History Show

    14.00-17.00

    Jubilee Library
    Jubilee Street
    Brighton
    BN1 1GE

    Part of IDAHOBIT

    Hosted by Brighton and Hove LGBT Worker’s Forum

    The Travelling Queer People’s History comes to Brighton for this amazing FREE gig including FREE after tea party!

    About the show

    Queer femme feminist performance artiste first ever solo show is somewhere between a comedy show and a lecture.

    Including:

    • 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

    The show is currently in pilot.

    Direction and dramaturgy: Jan Willhem van dem Bosch

    Tickets

    Free - register here

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible venue
    • Live captioning
    • Contact Bird if you have an access requirement and we will do what we can to accommodate

    Direction and dramaturgy

    Jan Willem van den Bosch

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018

    Travelling Queer People’s History Show

    DAY TIME

    LONDON, TBC

    EVENT DETAILS TBC