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Bird la Bird's Travelling Queer People's History Show
15th February 2019


Friday 15th February

Doors open 5.45pm

Event running time: 6pm - 7.15pm

Tickets: £5 / £3 Jerwood Gallery Members and volunteers

Age 16 + (occasional strong language)

booking for this event is not yet open

To book your place online via Ticket Source click here, or call 01424 728 377 during gallery opening hours for assistance.



To celebrate LGBT History Month this February we are delighted to welcome performance artist Bird la Bird, and her showcase of hidden histories beneath some of the UK’s best known museums and galleries.

A revolutionary exploration of the deep queer past which may change the way you think about LGBTI history forever.

This box set worth of true stories squashed into a show bursts with information, insight, laughter and emotion.

Beginning in the vast prison which once stood on the site of Tate Britain, Bird lovingly traces the lives of queer prisoners spanning through centuries and across the British Empire. It decolonises LGBTI history by taking a inclusive, irreverent approach to the past.

This show is accessible in every sense of the word, with audio description, live captions and a DIY punk attitude. As performed at Tate Britain.

A simple paid bar will be available serving sparkling elderflower cordial and white wine.

Conceived and Devised by Bird la Bird.
Direction and dramaturgy by Jan Willem van den Bosch
Featuring Liz Carr, Trixie and Adam Scott Rowley
Sound Design by Josh Anio Grigg
Costumier David Cabaret
Make up: Pat Grimm
Intersex adviser Valentino Vecchietti
Historical advisor EJ Scott
Audio description with Amelia Cavello and Michael Achtman
Captions by Mycleartext
Produced by Dan de la Motte
Executive producer Simon Casson

Portrait of Bird © Sarah Jane Moon

With support from Arts Council England and Duckie.

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