Things are queer in Brighton
Main image: Boogaloo Stu
Queer In Brighton/Queer Heritage South have launched Queer History Club(bing!) Vol #1 at Brighton Pride’s new Ironwork Studios.
Taking place on 24 October, the event will bring together club promoters from Brighton and Hove’s LGBTQ nightlife.
The first volume of the series will feature Paul Kemp – renowned for Wild Fruit, Club Shame and Brighton Pride, as well as much-loved Brighton performer and persona Boogaloo Stu of Dynamite Boogaloo fame plus Affy Go Bang of Calabash and Go Bang. These three Brighton nightlife game-changers will share the history of their wild nights, followed by DJ sets to take you on a journey through nightclubs past with visuals by LadyPat.
In addition, Queer in Brighton/Queer Heritage South continue to release new episodes of heritage podcast My Queer Museum, where leading lights of from the city’s LGBTQ nightlife history share personal stories plus choose objects from their lives that they would showcase in a queer museum. The latest episode sees poet Maria Jastrzębska reflect on her childhood in the Polish girl scouts and a lifetime of feminist organising and activism.
Queer in Brighton/Queer Heritage South’s new LGBTQ community archive continues to grow with new collections being added regularly. As part of a series of new blogs you can read entries from:
- Writer and community archivist, Harry Hillman’s moving new Brighton AIDS memorial collection,
- Photographer Anthony Luvera marking ten years since the Not Going Shopping exhibition was presented by Queer in Brighton in sites across the city