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Bird la Bird's Travelling Queer People's History Show

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Jubilee Library

Jubilee Street

Brighton

BN1 1GE

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This is Bird La Bird's first visit of the Queer Peoples History Show to Brighton, come join us for this superb free event in celebration of IDAHOBIT in Brighton & Hove

Bird has broken free of the museums and brought some of the best material together to tour around the UK and beyond. Her aim is to educate herself about the interlocking histories of homophobia, the British Empire, discrimination and class exploitation then share what she’s learnt with her audience in a fun, relevant and entertaining way.

Using comedy, high femme glamour and a working class point of view, it’s griping and entertaining. Bird takes the stuffy format of a history lecture and transforms it into relevant, informative and inclusive entertainment. With joyful panache they fling the doors of the queer past wide open bringing important historical information which is often glaringly overlooked into the open for all audiences, not just academics. It’s gripping, dark, shady, shocking, thrilling and raw, full of emotional stories of Queer people, our stories, hidden away. The shows change the way audiences think about queer history and inspire curiosity to find out more.

For the past 6 years Bird has been creating hugely popular queer history tours and events for some of Britain’s top museums. Bird la Bird is a queer femme performance artist whose work on reclaiming working class queer history has been performed in some of the highest cultural institutions of the land. Bird exposes their foundations and founders in some raucous, provocative, intersectional performances. They lay somewhere between a comedy show and a lecture. Birdie shows us how we have all been duped by elite colonizers: their only project was gaining wealth, breaking our ancestral queer, working class, and global POC minds

Followed by a Q & A session with free tea and delicious cake, also free, so join us for a chat, a nice cup of tea, some thrilling stories and tasty free cake.

The event is supported by the BHCC LGBT Workers Forum to celebrate IDAHOBIT in the city.

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