This panel event will consider the prospects for contemporary thinking within the cultural studies tradition to engage with current inequalities.
Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show will showcase hidden queer histories of some of the UK’s best known museums and galleries. Bird will present material from her tours exploring sexuality, colonialism, incarceration and working class histories.
Join Bird as she explores the lives, loves and crimes of queer convicts in “Going Down” created for Tate Britain in 2017. “Who Created the Crime?” written in collaboration with Dr Rohit K Dasgupta uncovers the startling link between the National Portrait Gallery and the British colonial laws which outlawed queer sex across the British Empire. The same laws are still on the statute books in over 30 Commonwealth countries.
Bird's outrageous exploration of sexuality, colonialism, incarceration & and working class histories blurs the line between comedy and performance art.
This event is part of LGBTQ history month. LGBT history month is celebrated throughout the UK in therapy. Look out for events on social media and on the LGBT history month website.
Bird la Bird is an artist who straddles comedy and performance art. Drawing on her love of history and art Bird has created highly popular queer people's history tours of the V&A, Tate Britain, the National Portrait Gallery and the City of London.
The performance will be followed by a wine reception from 8pm to 9pm.
The event is ticketed - register online for a free place.
You MUST show your ticket (either printed, pdf, or email) to gain access. The event will be overticketed, so please arrive early to ensure your place.
This show will be live captioned for deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
Photo credit - "Queer Victoria" - Holly Revell
PartecipArte engage with gender inequality in the European Union using 'Theatre of the Oppressed' theatrical forms to analyse, understand and tackle multiple dimensions of gender in/equality by exposing them on stage. PartecipArte present a 'theatrical PowerPoint' which shows, with human slides and living statues, the different ways to approach gender equality and the current situation of gender equality in the European Union. Inspired by the Gender Equality Index, the theatrical PowerPoint highlights how men and women are assigned different responsibilities, rights, benefits and opportunities in the activities they perform, in access to the control of resources and in decision-making processes. The slides explain the unfavourable situation of women in all of the six core domains composing the Gender Equality Index – work, money, knowledge, time, power and health - and in the satellite domain of violence against women. In turn, the audience becomes the protagonist and the author of a new PowerPoint, asking should we accept those stories or can we change them?
This event was funded by the Atlantic Fellows programme, and co-hosted with the LSE Departments of Gender Studies and Statistics.