For Immediate Release – The Glory and ‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘The Sexual Offences Act’ – facebook event page here / all details at www.queertoursoflondon.com
ACTS OF SEXUAL OFFENCE
FREE / £5 Donation to African Rainbow Family
The 50th Anniversary of the passing of The Sexual Offences Act
HOW OFFENSIVE CAN BEING QUEER GET?
A night of celebratory radical cabaret and political performance on an historic evening.
Queer friends and Allies and Activists – what will you be doing 50 years to the *day* since partial decriminalisation of homsexuality? How will you celebrate? what should we be demanding?
The evening will be packed with shows from a line-up that boasts cabaret star Baby Lame, performance artist Lyla Aquamarina, historian Lenard Pink, performance poet Damien Arness-Dalton, Ruchi Chaudhury, singer Alex Green (performing ‘ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART’ – a show that tells the story of a Alfie, a young northern queer boy who runs away to London in 1962 to escape the shame and hate after being arrested for importuning)
Plus groundbreaking ‘ARTivist’ Kat Kai Kol-Kes, Chelsea Cabaret’s James Clark and Detective Robyn Herfellow who is on the hunt for The Glory’s most sexually offensive hero!
DJs Dan Glass and Nell will be playing a mischievous disco of queer anthems and gay political pop from across the decades.
A £5 recommended donation on the door will go to African Rainbow Family – sharing about the ongoing journey to LGBTQI+ freedom for all. Nneka from the organisation will be joining us and also performing too
Press enquiries to Dan Glass on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07717811747
and Jack Cullen on email@example.com
“Queers have great sex, we always did and we will do to the bitter end. 50 years represents that no-one can stop our fabulously deviant community.” James Clark, performer at ‘Acts of Sexual Offence’
“This night is so important because it shows that despite fifty years of progress made for the better that is ready to be revelled in on the night, we still have a long way to go and we’ll see ways to make it better.” Lyla Johnston, ‘Acts of Sexual Offence’
“For the LGBT community to move forward, we must Always remember our past” Lenard Pink, ‘Acts of Sexual Offence’
“Police raids, cabaret, kink and striptease will blast around the walls of London’s finest queer tavern ‘The Glory’ this 27th of July 2017. ‘Acts of Sexual Offences’ celebrates the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality of the 1967 ‘Sexual Offences’ Act in style. Come and join as our community celebrates all the struggle, naughtiness, deviance and joy we continue to bring to London Town.” dan glass, Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time
Line Up –
With your legendary hostess’ and sexual revolutionaries Nell James Grace and Daniel de la Motte we are honoured to welcome the following line-up to the Glory!
Nell James Grace and Daniel de la Motte
Kat Kai Kol-Kes – a groundbreaking ARTivist, she uses various art forms for activism and advocacy bridging the gaps created by jargon and societal insecurities. 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).
Robyn Herfellow gives audiences lessons they don’t know they need. They will have you singing, she will sing for you and he will show you things you can’t unsee. Co-creator of Chelsea Cabaret, Robyn operates in the celebration of difference. Escape the life sentence of normality and tunnel into a world of sequin bin bags and souvenir shop heels.
Hope Winter-Hall – One of the ancients involved in the ‘Gay Liberation Front’ in the 1970’s as a result of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality Hope then went to be a leading light in the AIDS activist movement.
Baby Lame – PUNK-HORROR-DRAG superstar! Cabaret Performer ? Producer ? Host of Baby Lame’s Shit Show’
Lyla Aquamarina – the Southwark Sex-Clown Siren whose burlesque performances are sometimes messy and very naked.
Lenard Pink – International Homosexual & Historian who minces around the country to talk about LGBT history and perform with his unique style and flare.
Alex Green is a singer, stand-up, writer, promoter, social entrepreneur, and activist. He has released music and toured extensively with his band Power to Dream since the 1980s; as well as writing music and performing his soul inspired live shows. Through ‘Loud & Queerly’ he promotes and hosts cabaret shows and club nights which bring together writers, musicians, performers, DJs, artists, promoters and activists to create fabulous entertainment and campaigns that advocate equality and human rights.
Ruchi Chaudhury – from Assam-Delhi writes poetry on sexual fantasy and desire within a liminal middle-class ‘respectable’ landscape (family and educational institutions).
Nneka Oobazee from African Rainbow Family – (ARF) is a non-for-profit organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender intersexual and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage. It was established in the wake of the toxic and draconian anti-gay laws, persecutions and environment which seek to criminalise LGBTIQs for the preference of whom they choose to love.
Damien Arness-Dalton -Damien Arness- Dalton is a Queer Londoner, born n raised. A performance poet, educator and writer. LGBT+ Activist and Advocate for Queer History. Co Heading up a campaign for A Queer Museum for London : QUEERSEUM… Demanding a permanent space for our history Damien will be performing ‘Can you taste the rainbow?’
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