11-5pm at The Bishopsgate Institute – Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH – venue fully accessible
What are the roles of archives in documenting queer histories? How can they empower our present and help build our future? In this workshop with Bishopsgate Institute and Queer Tours of London, you’ll explore our collections and learn how queer archives are created and used. We chart the impact of gentrification on queer spaces and movements, respond to the corporatisation of Pride and unlock the revolutionary potential of the queer community.
In this workshop you will be able to explore the breadth of queer archives at the Bishopsgate Institute and gain an understanding of the process between how LGBT archives are created and how they are put to use by artists and activists to bring their legacy into life today. This workshop is an explosive account to inspire a new generation of revolutionaries to question authority, imagine and bring to life the queer utopias we still desperately need to. Exploring the last 50 years of LGBT activism in the UK it chronologies the key events and interventions that have changed the status quo. From this we can understand that we ‘come into’ – rather than ‘come-out’ of – an incredible herstory to reclaim.
Please book tickets here. The capacity is only 25 so get in there quick! Price is £14 (£11 conc.)
Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call on: 020 7392 9200.
See previous press stories here!
In the Press
Vice – ‘Meet the activists running London’s first Queer Tour’
Evening Standard – What you’ll learn about LGBTQ+ history on a queer tour of the West End
We recently supported the recent – BBC Feature – ‘Where is our Queer Museum’ street-art action
The Independent – From Soho to Vauxhall: The man behind London’s first LGBTQ history tour
April 2017 – Huffington Post – George Michael’s Life Celebrated In One Of His Cruising Spots