The Queer London Research Forum, along with the University of Westminster LGBT network, is organising a series of events as part of the celebrations for LGBT History Month. Places are free, but need booking in advance. You can register by emailing: email@example.com, stating which event(s) you’d like to attend.
The Ageing Queer Populations of London
Monday 17th February, 7pm
The Boardroom, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street
This panel discussion will explore the challenges, opportunities and difficulties facing London’s ageing queer populations. How do older queer populations experience London and how do they read it differently? In part, the event will also consider how soap operas offer a frame through which London’s ageing queer populations might understand the city and its issues. Speakers for the event include Kate Hancock (Opening Doors London), Dr. Nicola Humberstone and others (tbc). The event will be followed by a wine reception.
Screening of Touch of Pink (2004), followed by a Q&A with writer and director Ian Iqbal Rashid.
Tuesday 18th February, 7pm
Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street
London’s Queer Literatures
Friday 21st February, 8pm
Room 451, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street
For this event we will be joined by a number of writers whose work engages intricately with the relationships between London and queerness, each of whom will be reading from their work. We’re excited to welcome Jonathan Kemp (London Triptych, The Penetrated Male Body), Neil McKenna (Fanny and Stella, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde) and others (tbc). Preceded by a wine reception in the Regent Street foyer at 7pm.
Further details of these events, including biographies of the participants, can be found on the Queer London website (www.queerlondonforum.co.uk) in the ‘LGBT History Month’ section.
The Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture
University of Westminster Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
32-38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW. United Kingdom.