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A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new play written and directed by Nathan Evans, starring leg-endary Lavinia Co-op and produced by 89th Productions as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival.
A veteran of Gay Lib, Joan dons battle dress, seeking an ally in the young, gay but disappointingly conventional care assistant Craig for his assault on the heteronormativity of the care system. Then, in this most unlikely of settings, Joan is offered love by a gentleman called Jim…
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Photograph of Lavinia Co-op © Justin David
To celebrate LGBT History Month, local author Allie Rogers will discuss the spirit of Brighton and its ‘particular place in the queer psyche of the country’ with Lesley Wood, chief executive of New Writing South. The conversation will also cover the LGBT experiences of different generations, the crossover between fact and fiction, and the way archives can support and enrich creative writing. Allie’s novels Little Gold (shortlisted for the 2018 Polari First Book Prize) and Tale of a Tooth will be on sale.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Surrey and elsewhere.
The national theme for 2019 is ‘History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism’ marking the 100th anniversary of the official end of the First World War. Our display looks at homosexuality during the First and Second World Wars and features Surrey’s famous LGBT men and women who supported the war effort at home and abroad, including Dame Ethel Smyth, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, JR Ackerley, Robert Graves, Harry Daley, Noel Coward, Dirk Bogarde, Alan Turing, Terence Rattigan, and EM Forster.
To coincide with LGBT History Month, Jessica Scantlebury will lead a workshop highlighting the Mass Observation Archive’s LGBT collections, including the National Lesbian and Gay Survey (NLGS). The NLGS was launched in 1986 by Kenneth Barrow who, inspired by his membership of the writing panel for the Mass Observation Project, sought to collect autobiographical reports from gay men and women. Find out more about this collection, and others held by the Mass Observation Archive, in a hands-on session about everyday life for LGBT people in 1990s Britain.
Christ Church Milton-next- Gravesend, as a member of Inclusive Church, is pleased to host a Service of Thanksgiving during LGBT History Month to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions of LGBT communities throughout the ages. Join us at 4pm on Sunday, 24th February. We are welcoming and open to all.
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