Meet the Guides

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Nell James Grace

Nell James Grace is a Trade Union organiser, community campaigner and facilitator. Part time performer, Director and Vintage Enthusiast, full time Queer Poirot fanatic. When she’s not obsessing about Hercules, she’s the chair for OUT THERE Hackney LGBTQ+ network, disabled activist and GMB ability committee member and can be found campaigning about neurodiversity and divergence to anyone who will listen.

    Kat Kai Kol-Kes

    Kat Kai Kol-Kes is a groundbreaking ARTivist, she uses various art forms for activism and advocacy bridging the gaps created by jargon and societal insecurities.
    Kol-Kes is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, with an Honours degree in Dramatic Arts. Kol-Kes is the founder and Creative Director of the Queer Shorts Showcase Festival (Botswana), a member of the Inside/Out Artist Collective and the Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network (MMFPN).

      Sami Cee

      Sami Cee is a nurse-activist mobilising a queer resistance to protect the NHS and an activist with ACT UP LONDON and Sexual Avengers – a collective of queer campaigns and individuals using the fiftieth anniversary of both partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and the Abortion Act to catalyse new networks and skills and build long-term action and change for the rights of all LGBTQIA+ people.

        Dan de la Motte

        Dan de la Motte is a Queer performer, activist, researcher, guide and host. He has developed and leads Queer walking tours of Hackney, Soho and the East End, as well as London-wide bus tours. Away from Queer Tours of London, Dan has performed his comedy at the Glory, Hen & Chickens, and Rosemary Branch Theatres, as well as at Reading Fringe. Recently he has performed in Queer things at the Arcola and Soho theatres, and is the voice of Off-Book, the Young Vic Podcast. @Dandelamotte

        Aderonke Apata

        Aderonke Apata is a Human Rights Activist, Feminist and LGBT Equality Advocate who has a BSc in Microbiology and subsequently a Masters of Public Health and Primary Care. Winner Positive Role Model for LGBT National Diversity Award 2014, where she was described as “an unstoppable force in fighting for justice”, she is number 41 & 67 on the RanbowList2014 & RainbowList2015 respectively as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK.

        Aderonke was named LGBT Heroine of the year 2015 by DIVAMagazine in recognition of her achievements in the LGBT community. Aderonke is the founder of African Rainbow Family, an LGBT group that supports LGBTIQ asylum seekers and people of African heritage in UK and campaigning for the Repeal of the toxic Nigerian Anti-LGBTIQ Law.

        She also started Manchester Migrant Solidarity, a self help group offering practical supports and building a powerful political voice against the systematic mistreatment of migrants in the UK.

          Damien Arness- Dalton

          Damien Arness- Dalton is a Queer Londoner. Born and raised. A poet and writer who shares experiences of his own sexuality and queerness. Studied at the Royal Central School and Speech and Drama in BA Hons Drama Applied Theatre and Education.

          He delivers educational events inspiring young people and new audiences facilitating learning in politics and Science Communication. https://damienarnessdalton.com/ – writer at YESTERQUEER – Social HIStory of a gay Londoner

            Dan Glass

            Dan Glass is an activist, performer and writer who was named as one of Attitude Magazine’s LGBTQI campaigning role models + a Guardian ‘UK youth climate leader’. His recent programmes involve MC’ing ‘Shafted?!’ a speakeasy by people with HIV and the ‘Never Again Ever! Beyond UKIP Cabaret in Nigel Farage‘s boozer.

              This Friday 21.09.18 – Queer London Welcomes You @ University of Arts London

              'Queer Tours of London - A Mince Through Time' are chuffed to be collaborating with University of Arts London Student Union for this FrIday's Queer London Welcomes You: Film and Q+A with London's leading Queer Art-ivists

              September 21st - University of Arts London Student Union LGBTQIA+ Welcome Fair @ Blue Print Cafe, UAL, 272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY

              Programme of events -

              1.30-4pm - Queer Bloomsbury: A Walking tour with Queer Tours of London

              4-6pm - LGBTQIA+ Welcome Fair

              6-10pm - Queer London Welcomes You: Film and Q+A with London's leading Queer Art-ivists

              Book you tickets early for UAL’s launch LGBTQIA+ liberation talk - all booking details here.We will be screening ‘We have rather been invaded’ by Ed Webb-Ingall followed by a panel of some of London’s leading artists, activists and poets to welcome you to London.

              Panelists:

              With your host Sapphire McIntosh - Writer, comedian, actor, producer and director. Sapphire adds humour to current social issues whether that be by interviewing people or by writing and creating comedic sketches. Saph will be showing some of RHONDA.


              Camille Barton – Artist, Writer, Curator, Director of the Collective Liberation Project - is a movement artist who brings her passion for social change to life through a variety of art mediums, including dance, film and clowning. Her art practise fuses improvisation, ritual and Afrofuturism to weave new realities inspired by the creativity of the African Diaspora.


              mud howard - is a non-binary trans poet from the states. they write about queer intimacy, interior worlds and the cosmic joke of the gender binary. they have performed their work at Trans Pride Brighton, BaNts Cabaret, and Brighton Pride. their work has been published internationally in THEM journal, Foglifter, The Lifted Brow and Cleaver Magazine, from which their poem was selected for The Best of the Net 2017.


              Chloe Filani - Black feminist, Poet, Performance artist and Public Speaker. Working with my lived experiences and the broader themes of identity and power structures. Dealing with ideas of precolonial stories of African trans women and what those stories through imagination could be. She has performed at Tate Britain at a Late at Tate. Spoken at UAL feminist society, Women of the world festival with BLACK LIVES MATTER. Performed and curated an art and music event for Black women cis, trans and Queer called Swaying Feels wit Blk Sirens. Currently part of an artist, poetry and performance collective that have shown a performance piece called Rush at Auto Italia. Then released a mixed tape called Breathless, that was also shown/heard in a soundscape room at 198 gallery.Insta 1.chloe.f - Link to the mixtape.

              Lasana Shabazz - is an international performance artist who incorporates theatre, film, dance and music within their work. Their work explores the unspoken and unexplored. expect the unexpected.

              Please contact us directly if you have any access requirements.  This venue is wheelchair accessible. To discuss any access requirements, please contact artsunlocked@su.arts.ac.uk

              Venue/Timing

              Venue: Lecture Theatre HHG05, off Blueprint Cafe, UAL, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY

              Type: Arts Unlocked, Campaigns, Creative, Democracy, Freshers, Social

              Start Date: Friday 21-09-2018 - 18:00

              End Date: Friday 21-09-2018 - 22:00

              Featured PhotoFanny and Stella - Bloomsbury, London

              April 1870. London, England. Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton made national headlines in when they were arrested outside the Strand Theater. Boulton, dressed in an elegant cherry-colored silk evening gown trimmed with white lace, and Park, wearing a dark green satin dress with a black lace shawl and white gloves, were led from the theater by police. Their crime: Being men, and being suspected of homosexuality.

                Dan de la Motte is a Queer performer, activist, researcher, guide and host. He has developed and leads Queer walking tours of Hackney, Soho and the East End, as well as London-wide bus tours. Away from Queer Tours of London, Dan has performed his comedy at the Glory, Hen & Chickens, and Rosemary Branch Theatres, as well as at Reading Fringe. Recently he has performed in Queer things at the Arcola and Soho theatres, and is the voice of Off-Book, the Young Vic Podcast. @Dandelamotte