Queer and the State: Join our youth events panel and lead the conversation

Are you interested in the history of queer communities?

Are you aged 16-25? Do you want to develop new skills?

The National Archives and London Metropolitan Archives want you to join a youth events panel to shape two exciting new events looking at the relationship between the queer community and the state as part of the Being Human Festival.

The closing of LGBTQ+ venues has been much in the news recently, with campaigns to save the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and The Black Cap gaining support and publicity. However there has always been an exciting, vibrant history of queer spaces, from the notorious Gateways club to the Caravan Club.
With a focus on the targeting and surveillance of LGBTQ+ clubs and meeting places by the government these events will combine original documents; newly recorded oral testimonies; current debates and creative workshops.

You will:

  • socialise with like-minded people by attending regular project meetings
  • highlight current debates about the closing of LGBTQ+ venues
  • participate in workshops with artists and creative practitioners
  • acquire practical skills and experience, including marketing and communication skills; networking and partnership working skills; heritage sector experience

Join the conversation and represent the views of young people in your community.

To find out more and to get involved, meet at the London Metropolitan Archives (40 Northampton Rd, London, EC1R 0HB) on Thursday 11 August 2016, 17:00-18:30.


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