WHAT AN EPIC NIGHT! – Thank you for making it so special!
The BANG BUS happens on the last Saturday of every month – watch this space for more details!
*QUEER CULTURE TAKES TO THE ROAD ON A DOUBLE DECKER – Climb aboard the BANG BUS on the last Saturday of every month. On the 50th anniversary of the ‘Sexual Offences Act’ send a message from London telling the world we exist to build strength, unity and passion within our LGBTQIA+ community, that we honour our history and won’t let our futures – or our spaces – be written over by anybody. ‘
Would you like a BANG BUS in your community? Can you support in any way?
“The Bang Bus perfectly recreated the crucial alchemy of your best ever night’s out: chaos, drama, unexpected twists, a sense of danger, and most importantly a beautiful mix of diverse and up-for-it Queers out to reclaim the city for themselves! This intoxicating brew helped complete a sparkling dot-to-dot through the sadly lost palaces of queerdom. I’ll never forget the amount of people smiling at us from other buses or in their flats as we sailed through the night. Even the British weather couldn’t stop everyone from dancing and singing their hearts out. It was a magical night that I’m not going to forget in a hurry.” James Ivory
“The BANG BUS was a perfect mix of high camp,fun and frolics and great music,combined with respect for our LGBTQ+ heritage.” Chris, Opening Doors London.
“The BANG BUS was one of the most anarchic events I’ve ever experienced. It had all the elements of a trip on LSD. I thought at one point I was in a modern version of Fellini’s Satyricon.” Stuart Feather, author of ‘Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens’
- Huck Magazine – All aboard the Bang Bus: London’s outrageous, queer late night trip through time – A vehicle for change
- HISKIND – All Aboard the BANG BUS – The New Queer Culture History Project
- Loverboy Magazine – BIG BANG BUS Tour
- Attitude Magazine – This drag filled double decker bus is offering a fresh perspective on London’s LGBT+ Scene
- and more photos here!
ABOUT QUEER TOURS OF LONDON –
For this years 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality ‘QUEERTOURS OF LONDON – A Mince Through Time’ are being set up to bring forth the visibility of our incredible community at large and the journey to how we became who we are today. Against the backdrop of the mass closure of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) cultural spaces and support services, ‘QUEER TOURS OF LONDON’ are being developed to support London’s currentqueer activism, culture and performance in all its glory.
“London’s LGBTQ+ heritage is rich, diverse and important: but is often hidden and in danger of being forgotten. Our collaborations with Queer Tours are energetic, hopeful and vital explorations of this history.” Tom Furber and Jan Pimblett – London Metropolitan Archives
‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ – website here, facebook page here is buzzing and recent Vice article here ‘Meet the activists running London’s first Queer Tour‘ , the recent ‘Where is our Queer Museum‘ street-art action, Hackney tour and video of our Wapping ‘love, life and human rights’ Tour and House of Lords queer commemoration.