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Pride and Prejudice: A celebration of queer history

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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Free

Celebrate centuries of queer Londoners through talks, tours and crafts.

The Museum of London has proudly raised awareness of queer culture and history since our pioneering display, 'Pride and Prejudice', a quarter of a century ago.

Join them to discover a rainbow of stories relating to centuries of queer Londoners and proudly celebrate the community of the past and present. Celebrate London's rich LGBTQIA+ history, and hear talks and stories about love and connection, prejudice and hardship in the docks, London and beyond.

Choose from a range of host and curator-led talks, expert panels, object handling, craft activities, music and more as you enjoy spending time with friends on the quayside.

BITESIZE HOST TALKS (5 MINS)

The bitesize host talks will take place on both days. Ask a host if you have a particular interest in learning more about any of the topics below.

James I: Queerness & monarchy

Despite his marriage to Anne of Denmark, James I pursued relationships with both men and women. Join one of our hosts to discuss the life and loves of this well-known 17th-century British monarch, and how queerness and class intersect to affect the histories we can tell.

Molly houses: London's early club scene

During the 18th and 19th centuries, there was an explosion of institutions where men could go to dress as women, dance, drink and celebrate. Join one of our hosts to find out about this early queer subculture, which dwarfed London's gay scene today!

James Howe: Queerness in the docks

Born Mary East, James Howe married Mary Snipes at 16. Both well-known local figures, they ran pubs across east London in the 18th century and lived happily as man and wife for many years. Join one of our hosts to discover one of the few documented stories of queerness in the docks.

St Paul's Cathedral: Queer joy & public affection

Queer people have been forced to find each other in hidden and unexpected locations across London. Join one of our hosts to hear a case of fleeting connection in one of the city's most famous landmarks.

Joe Carstairs: Fastest woman on water

Joe Carstairs made waves... literally and figuratively! Find out about a wealthy woman, known for her eccentric lifestyle, her gender nonconformity, as well as her fame as a British power-boat racer.

Roberta & Michael: Trans pioneers

Good friends, Roberta Carol and Michael Dillon, were the first trans man and woman to receive gender reassignment surgery in the UK. Find out about their pioneering lives in 1950s London.

FULL HOST TALKS (30 MINS)

Our full host talks will take place on both days at the times listed below.

Where are all the gay dockers?

11–11.30am & 4–4.30pm

Join one of our hosts to explore queer stories in and around the docks in the 18th and 19th centuries! Find out about the process of uncovering queer histories and why they might be hard to find. Discuss the stories of those we do know about, how they lived and worked in communities around the docks.

Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQIA+ exhibitions at the Museum of London

12–12.30pm

Did you know that Museum of London held one of the first displays about LGBTQIA+ lives in the capital? Join a host to find out more about the museum’s past LGBTQIA+ focused exhibitions, their historical contexts and backlash they faced, and the difficulties of ‘curating queerly’ in public institutions.

Lesbian squatters

1–1.30pm

The 1970s saw a huge explosion of squatting in London as people fought unfair housing policies, sought community, and found new and radical ways of living. Join one of our hosts to discover the story of a particular group of all-women squats established in Hackney, and their relationship to feminism, lesbian rights and the squatting movement.

Modern queer east London

2–2.30pm

Explore queer activism and community in east London. Join one of our hosts to discuss how the queer landscape has changed in recent decades, from difficult beginnings to increasing acceptance and inclusion. Hear how the community responded to nationwide events such as the AIDS crisis and the introduction of Section 28, to the emergence of corporate involvement in Pride. Learn how gentrification is impacting LGBTQIA+ nightlife.

Hello sailor! Queer sailors & communities

3–3.30pm

Join one of our hosts to explore the infamous link between queerness and life at sea. Find out about the hidden histories of queer sailors and pirates, and the impact these communities had on London's culture from the 18th century to today.


Contact and Booking Details

 
 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser. Photos and images used in this listing are supplied by the organiser.

2024-06-23 10:00 2024-06-23 10:00 Europe/London Pride and Prejudice: A celebration of queer history Celebrate centuries of queer Londoners through talks, tours and crafts. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/06/23/pride-and-prejudice-a-celebration-of-queer-history-392482 Museum of London Docklands,No.1 Warehouse, West India Dock Road, London,West India Dock Road,London

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Location

Museum of London Docklands,

No.1 Warehouse, West India Dock Road, London,
West India Dock Road,
London,
E14 4AL

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