This box set worth of true stories squashed into a show bursts with information, insight, laughter and emotion. Beginning in the vast prison which once stood on the site of Tate Britain, Bird lovingly traces the lives of queer prisoners spanning through centuries and across the British Empire. It decolonises LGBTIQ+ history by taking an inclusive, irreverent approach to the past.
Bird la Bird (she/her) is a queer femme performance artist who straddles history, comedy and working class politics. She has been described as a Queer Pearly Queen and a Haute Couture Fishwife. Visit: www.birdlabird.co.uk (Portrait of Bird by Sarah Jane Moon)
Plus Special Guests…
- Project sound artist Debbie Sharp premieres a soundscape drawing on voices recorded for West Yorkshire Queer Stories.
- Evening compered by Jordan Small (BE-LGBTQ: R’n’B with Edges, Be Outspoken).
Doors open 6.30pm. Show starts at 7pm.
Accessibility: BSL, audio description, live captions and a DIY punk attitude to history.