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LGBT+ History Month West Yorkshire Queer Stories

  • Leeds Museum Cookridge St, LS2 8BH Leeds (map)

West Yorkshire Queer Stories Presents Bird la Bird...

A revolutionary exploration of the deep queer past which may change the way you think about LGBTIQ+ 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 LGBTIQ+ history by taking an inclusive, irreverent approach to the past.

Plus Special Guests...


Debbie Sharp performing

MY BUTCH (A Yorkshire stubbornness) 15 min performance, sound and visuals.

“I grew up in Bradford left school at 16 and from my Photography Youth Training Scheme first payment, I bought a pair of Cherry Doc Martin Boots. I could now walk the streets in Dyke style”

A new live performance exploring identity and gender, with archival footage and improvised live sound making with body and objects, inspired by the West Yorkshire Queer Stories oral histories. My Butch takes us into Debbie Sharp’s own story.

Debbie Sharp is a multi-disciplined artist, working within different mediums and materials to create fragments of narrative to trigger the senses and memory. Recent exhibition’s and performance as seen sharp locked in a Curfew Tower in Cushendall Northern Ireland, investigating and challenging her situation as a lesbian in a tower that was built to imprison delinquents, and part of Queer Instructions photography exhibition at The Gallery 78 in Reykjavik Iceland.

Evening compered by Jordan Small (BE-LGBTQ: R'n'B with Edges, Be Outspoken).

FREE EVENT but booking is essential:

Later Event: April 4
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