LGBT History Month Free Day

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Image of Timberlina and Molly Spoons crew by Ranulph Redlin

To mark LGBT History Month in February I worked with colleague Kelly Boddington to programme a family friendly free day and a series of accompanying talks at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

We welcomed 1500 people through the doors for a series of experimental programming including hands-on making sessions exploring the history of the Pride flag, some LGBT-friendly storytelling for little ones and a Transformation Station to ensure a serious sprinkling of colour and sparkle throughout.

I was particularly excited to work with the Southbank Centre to co-produce a unique hybrid of history, performance and vigorous ‘Make & Do’ premiering at the event. Visitors were encouraged to explore queer identity and cultural history by making their own ‘drag’ Molly Spoons, representing an alter ego or drag self.  The resulting catwalk performances brought the ground floor of the museum to life with larger-than-life drag disco parades celebrating everybody’s inner rainbow.

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