A new play about the sensational discovery in the 1790s…
Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show
9 Feb 2019 7pm
West Yorkshire Queer Stories Presents Bird la Bird...
A revolutionary exploration of the deep queer past which may change the way you think about LGBTIQ+ history forever.
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.
Plus Special Guests...
Project sound artist Debbie Sharp premieres a soundscape inspired by 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.
About Bird la Bird...
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.
(Portrait of Bird by Sarah Jane Moon)
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
The whole building is accessible.
BSL, audio description and live captioning.
Audio description by disability rights activist and comedian Liz Carr.
Please get in touch if you have any specific access needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adults only
- Wheelchair access
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