LGBT+ History Month Events

Image: Oozing Gloop and NewfrontEars, COMMUCRACY NOW!, production still, 2020. Commissioned by Marlborough and Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists with funding from Arts Council England. Courtesy the artists

Throughout February, John Hansard Gallery will be celebrating LGBT+ History month with an exciting programme of events in partnership with Winchester School of Art, The Stage Door and Southampton Pride.

Derek Jarman’s Queer Nature
In Conversation: Philip Hoare and Sarah Wood, with Dr Valentina Cardo and Woodrow Kernohan
Thursday 25 February, 5-6.30pm, via Zoom
In partnership with Winchester School of Art, John Hansard Gallery is pleased to present an in conversation between artist Sarah Wood and author Philip Hoare, Professorial Fellow in English at the University of Southampton discussing Derek Jarman’s incredible legacy and celebrate LGBT+ History Month. With Woodrow Kernohan, Director of John Hansard Gallery and Dr Valentina Cardo, Associate Professor of Politics and Identity at Winchester School of Art.
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Drag Thru Time
Friday 26 February, 8-10pm, via Facebook Live
To celebrate LGBT+ History Month, John Hansard Gallery is working together with The Stage Door and Southampton Pride to host ‘Drag Thru Time’. Drag performers Velma Celli, Aura Jay, Bella Black, Dawn and Tink will recreate key moments and iconic anthems exploring the history of drag since the Stonewall riots in 1969. The event will be streamed live through The Stage Door and Southampton Pride Facebook pages, and archived through the our website.

Drag Thru Time is a fundraising event in support of Southampton Pride.

Space to Create! Celebrating Identities
Saturday 27 February, 1pm
Online workshop hosted via John Hansard Gallery’s Instagram. Join us for a family friendly online workshop exploring logos and slogans in celebration of LGBT+ History Month.

Currently streaming on our website for the month is COMMUCRACY NOW! by performance artist Oozing Gloop and NewfrontEars (2020). The world’s biggest and only autistic green drag queen, Oozing Gloop inspires people to reimagine the structures that govern their lives. Defying usual understanding of meaning and belonging, this world to come to run by a new economy of government — COMMUCRACY.

In Conversation: Oozing Gloop and Olympia Bukkakis, with Dr Valentina Cardo
Saturday 27 February, 8.30–10pm, via Zoom
Join us to discuss COMMUCRACY NOW!, drag, performance, parties, communism, and the everyday mundane filth of life in the collapse of financialised capitalism.
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For details of other University of Southampton LGBT+ History Month activities, please click here.

Full details about LGBT+ History Month national activities can be found here.

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