The Queer People’s Knick Knack Emporium aka the V&A aka Millionpoundland

In which:

  • I dress up like Queen Victoria
  • Rename the V&A as the Queer People’s Knick Knack Emporium aka the V&A aka Millionpoundland
  • Deconstruct and reconstruct the facade of the building
  • Swish around the galleries, the gift shop and the cafe
  • Recite and rewrite Brecht poems
  • Queer the floor mosaics and speculate on the lives and loves of female convicts in the Nineteenth Century
  • Ask why there is no trace of Queer in the South Asia Galleries
  • And finally go in search of the queer Rabbit god in the China galleries

Credits

  • Director and assistant – Starlight Stephen
  • Video – Holly Revell
  • Audio descriptions – Marguerite Schadenfreunde AKA Michael Atchmann
  • BSL – Jason Smith
  • With support from Dawn Hoskins and Zorian Clayton, V&A LGBTQI Group