When: 5 April 2018, 6.30–8.30pm
Who: Senate House Library, in collaboration with Queer Tours of London with special guests from the Gay Liberation Front
Where: Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Polari, the gay slang which faded away with the decriminalisation of male homosexuality and the advent of gay liberation, is making a comeback. It flourished in the difficult years between the trial of Oscar Wilde and the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and continues to protect against rising LGBT homophobia as a vocabulary for talking about sexuality and a way of asserting identity.
Participants in this interactive workshop will explore the legacy of London’s queer writers, develop their own stories and share them among the group. It is open to anyone who want to not only develop their craft but also learn how to perform in front of an audience.
This event is free, but registration is essential. Book now