LONDON REBEL DYKES OF THE 1980S

The LGBT History Festival spurred me into starting a project I’ve been interested in for years. Although I am neither a historian nor a film-maker, the callout for submissions made me decide to record some archive material and to make a short film. I lived in London in the 1980s in a lesbian feminist community rarely mentioned in feminist history …

‘QUEER NOISE’ — THE HISTORY OF LGBT MUSIC AND CLUB CULTURE IN MANCHESTER

In late 2009 I acquired a small amount of funding to develop ‘Queer Noise’ – an online exhibition for Manchester District Music Archive that aimed to lift the lid on LGBT music-making and club life in Greater Manchester from the sixties to the present day. The exhibition harnessed and contextualised scanned ephemera, such as posters, flyers, photos and press articles …

Did Oscar Wilde Really Say That?

B.RightOn February 2013 The B.Right.On Festival – February 2013 So here’s how it happened. I went into a cafe in Brighton where I used to clean the floors and asked for an art exhibition. The owner liked my work but said it was too political for his business. A friend knew someone who knew someone at the Jubilee Library – …