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
For more information and to book a ticket, visit www.blacklgbthistories.eventbrite.com
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.
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.