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London College of Fashion, UAL, and the University of East London present: Exploring queer cultures and lifestyles in the creative arts in Britain c.1885-1967



Date: Saturday 12th March 2016

Time: 9.30- 7pm

Venue: London College of Fashion,

20 John Princes Street W1G 0BJ

Convened by Reina Lewis, London College of Fashion, UAL and Andrew Stephenson, University of East London.


Marking the up-coming 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain, this conference explores how LGBTQ+ artists working between c.1885-1967 shaped the unique nature of the creative arts in Britain.


The symposium analyses a broad range of same-sex artistic identities, creative practices and representational strategies demonstrating how the vibrant fabric of British culture has benefitted from the exceptional talents and energies of queer artists, designers and creative practitioners.


Papers will examine how the unorthodox collaborations and lifestyles of queer individuals and groups working in Britain or abroad contributed to the dynamic vitality of Britain’s rich creative culture.


The conference comes out of a collaboration between Reina Lewis, London College of Fashion, UAL, and Andrew Stephenson, University of East London.


For further information, please visit the webpage.

To book your place, please follow this link.


Image credit: Wellcome Library, London

Lady Strachan and Lady Warwick making love in a park, while their husbands look on with disapproval. Coloured etching, ca. 1820.
Published by Clinch,London

Event: Exploring Queer Cultures and Lifestyles in the Creative Arts in Britain, circa 1885-1967, 12th March 2016, London

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