Soho Scenes - virtual event
30 April 2020, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Chardine Taylor Stone and Dan de la Motte shine a light on some of the most notable examples of queer spaces in London's Soho district in this online lecture.
This event is free.
Online18.30 BST19.30 CEST13.30 EDT01.30 CST
Soho is a space that has long been synonymous with LGBTQ+ identity. In the years before decriminalisation it was the home of queer safe spaces that operated in a spirit of resilience, power and love. These spaces co-existed and intersected with Soho's migrant communities.
In this lecture, Chardine Taylor Stone will speak about their project reconstructing the Shim Sham Club, and Dan de la Motte (Queer Tours of London) shines a light on some of the most notable examples of queer spaces, and the people that populated them, during a time in the 20th century when their very identity was a crime.
Part of the Night Scenes virtual event series, 30 April - 15 May 2020. All events are free but require registration. Links to access events will be emailed to registered attendees the day before each event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require assistance.
Image: Chardine Taylor Stone at The London Salon: queer night scenes (credit: Ivan Denia Photography / UCL Urban Laboratory) / Dan de la Motte at Soho Square (credit: Kai Lutterodt / My Soho Times)