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Monday, March 21, 2022

Out and About! Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute…

Earlier this afternoon, on Andrew’s excellent suggestion, I went to take a look at Out and About! Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute at The Curve in London’s glitzy Barbican Centre.

It was fab, bringing back hundreds of memories of being a gay Londoner for the past 40 years.

Bishopsgate Institute’s take-over of The Curve contains an archive installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history. Bishopsgate Institute has been collecting the lived experiences of everyday people for over a century, and their unique special collections and archives present the stories of individuals, collectives and organisations who fought for social, political, and cultural change.

This archive installation includes items documenting areas of pride, protest, performance and art; from the gay rights movement to the everyday celebrations and struggles of LGBTQ+ Londoners.

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