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centred LGBTQ history tour of soho

Photo of Billy Preston
Photograph of Billy Preston
 
Meet outside the Admiral Duncan at 2pm
It costs £5, with the proceeds of the tour helping support the work of the charity
No need to book; everyone is welcome.
The whole tour is outside, so please wrap up warm if need be.
For more info click here

Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
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centred LGBTQ history tour of soho

Photo of Steve Swindells
Photohraph of Steve Swindells
 
Meet outside the Admiral Duncan at 2pm
It costs £5, with the proceeds of the tour helping support the work of the charity
No need to book; everyone is welcome.
The whole tour is outside, so please wrap up warm if need be.
For more info click here
 

Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
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centred LGBTQ history tour of soho


Photograph of Carmel Stuart, Muriel Belcher and Francis Bacon
 
Meet outside the Admiral Duncan at 2pm
It costs £5, with the proceeds of the tour helping support the work of the charity
No need to book; everyone is welcome.
The whole tour is outside, so please wrap up warm if need be.
For more info click here

Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
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centred LGBTQ history tour of soho

Photograph of Quentin Crisp in brimmed hat and scarf
Photograph of Quentin Crisp
 
Meet outside the Admiral Duncan at 2pm
It costs £5, with the proceeds of the tour helping support the work of the charity
No need to book; everyone is welcome.
The whole tour is outside, so please wrap up warm if need be.
For more info click here

Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
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centred LGBTQ history tour of soho

Photograph of poet Jackie Kay
Photograph of Jackie Kay
 
Meet outside the Admiral Duncan at 2pm
It costs £5, with the proceeds of the tour helping support the work of the charity
No need to book; everyone is welcome.
The whole tour is outside, so please wrap up warm if need be.
For more info click here

Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
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centred LGBTQ history tour of soho

Painting of the Chevalier D'Eon in a feathered hat and wearing service medal. This painting is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery
Painting of the Chevalier D'Eon
 
Meet outside the Admiral Duncan at 2pm
It costs £5, with the proceeds of the tour helping support the work of the charity
No need to book; everyone is welcome.
The whole tour is outside, so please wrap up warm if need be.
For more info click here

Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
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centred LGBTQ history tour of soho (BSL Interpreted)

Photograph of Josephine Baker during the war
Photograph of Josephine Baker
 
Meet outside the Admiral Duncan at 2pm
It costs £5, with the proceeds of the tour helping support the work of the charity
No need to book; everyone is welcome.
The whole tour is outside, so please wrap up warm if need be.
For more info click here

Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00

London LGBTQ Learning Network: inclusion

Please book by Friday 5 April 2013
 
Aim: This event will stimulate engagement and thinking and increase understanding about D/deaf and disability, inclusion and access in creative ways. We will explore the social model of disability, and the cultural model of deafness. A diverse range of presenters and facilitators will address inclusion and access issues, the current context for disabled people, and how LGBTQ organisers, activists and artists can remove barriers in their own day to day work – with or without budgets.
 
British Sign Language Interpretation provided
 
Access and expenses: Travel expenses and support costs are available for disabled participants (travel £20; support needs please contact). Bursaries of £50 are available to organisations with no paid staff up to a maximum of eight bursaries. These must be claimed no later than one month after the event.
 
Who the event is for: This event is for diverse LGBTQ and equalities organisations, artists, organisers, volunteers, activists, funders and infrastructure organisations.
 
Venue: Graeae Theatre Company Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY - link to Google Maps
 
Snacks and dinner from Jollof Pot
 
Format and times:

3.45pm  Arrival and registration

4pm  Workshop: Inside Out / Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director, Graeae Theatre Company / An interactive, inclusive, proactive workshop looking at contextualising disability from the personal (inside) experiences or as eye witnesses (outside)

5pm Break/snacks

5.15pm    Speakers including:

Michelle Daley, Sisters of Frida: Impact of the welfare reforms
Ju Gosling aka ju90, Regard, artist: Accessible events for artists and organisations
Mickel Smithen, artist and activist
Joanna Rowland-Stuart, Regard

6.15pm Kirsten Hearn: Chair, Inclusion London, Workshop on removing barriers and developing inclusion principles for LGBTQ work

7.45pm Closing comments and evaluation

8pm    Dinner/social
     
9pm Close
 
Please book by Friday 5 April 2013
 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 15:45 to 21:00

Winter Warmer

 centred Winter Warmer on a sparky orange background
 
An annual event to bring together old and new collaborators and friends – the Winter Warmer - this year developed with the volunteer tour guides and the tour at the heart. The event was also our first public outing under our new name centred. The event was developed through providing a British Sign Language interpreted tour and a preparatory workshop facilitated by Jay Bernard. Themes of heritage, deaf LGBTQ experience and arts activism ran through it, plus the year 1974, when conceivably five of the tour characters might have met and shared a conversation: Josephine Baker, Jackie Kay, Muriel Belcher, Carmel Stuart, and Joan Armatrading.
The workshop culminated in showcasing five short films by Zinzi Minott, Hakeem Kazeem, John Haylett, Ian Urqhart, Anita Castelino and Josetta Malcolm; all shot by film maker Hayley Reid. Barbara Grey conceived a group origami exercise: ‘finding your inner butterfly’, which created colourful moments of intense community engagement in action! Sixty five attendees were introduced to David Ellington for the first time, who performed a short piece from Othello; David won Best Director at the Milan Deaf Film Festival 2012. Mickel Smitten performed a phenomenal dance piece about space, which was BSL and visually interpreted. A 1974 sound track developed by Tim Aldcroft added to a sense of time, space and moments captured.
 
Photograph of a group of attendees at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson
 
“I would like to go to more events where my access needs are so seamlessly met”…
 
Photograph of a group of attendees at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson
 
”afterwards I though, those cultural events can so easily be inclusive for everyone with a little flexible imagination”
 
Photograph of poet Jay Bernard performing at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson; Jay Bernard reading ‘Lunch with Dorothea’
 
Photograph of a group of attendees at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson
 
Photograph of Mickel Smitten performing a dance piece at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson; Mickel Smitten performing ‘Space’
 
Photograph of attendees at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson
 
Photograph of David Ellington performing a dramatic piece based on Othello in British Sign Language at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson; David Ellington performing a piece based on Othello
 
Photograph of attendees at the Winter Warmer taken by Mike Watson
Photo by Mike Watson
 
“What a beautiful caring, safe, stimulating experience”

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 19:00 to 21:30

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