New event: QBS1 Queer Black Spaces 1

Queer Black Spaces 1 - poster

QBS1 Queer Black Spaces 1

An evening of visual art, poetry and research exploring Black British LGBT histories

UCL Gower Street Campus
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

from 6pm until 9.30pm

£3 entry

For more information and to book a ticket, visit

Join us for an evening showcasing different expressions and histories of Black queer lives, followed by drinks and music. The evening includes poetry, visual art and current research on Black LGBT lives from the early twentieth century to contemporary Britain exploring themes from Black LGBT identities, photography and visual culture, the lives of interwar Black gay artists’ models & Black transgender identities in the early twentieth century.

Participants include:

Ajamu – fine art photographer whose work has been shown in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces worldwide

Caroline Bressey – historical geographer specialising in the black British historical presence and director of The Equiano Centre,  UCL

Alison Oram – Professor of History at Leeds Metropolitan University, specialising in gender and sexuality in twentieth-century Britain

Jay Bernard – award winning poet and first international Resident Writer of The Arts House, Singapore during 2012

Gemma Romain – historian specialising in Black diasporic and Caribbean history, based at The Equiano Centre, UCL

Poulomi Desai, multi-media artist and Artistic Director of Usurp Gallery, London

Nazmia Jamal – teacher, cultural activist and programmer at London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

An event organised by The Equiano Centre, UCL to mark UCL’s 2013 Diversity Month and LGBT History Month.

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