Pride of Southwark

By Natalie Vincent - Mon 25 June 2018, 9:30 am

A popular exhibition that celebrates Southwark's LGBT History and people will be going on tour this month with two outreach events within the borough.

An image from the February 2018 exhibition, held at Peckham Levels

Curated by Southwark Council Libraries and Archive Service, and supported by the Southwark LGBTQ Network, the Southwark QueerStory exhibition opened at Peckham Levels earlier this year for LGBTQ History Month, using the Southwark archives to uncover a world of LGBTQ culture and forgotten stories from the 1930s to the 2000s.

Southwark Queerstory at Sexuality Lates will take place at the Science Museum in Kensington on 27 June, and Southwark Queerstory at Uniqlo Lates will show at the Tate Modern on 29 June.

The Tate Modern event will feature a film screening during the evening, showing previously unseen images from Soutwark’s LGBT collections and a soundtrack from Peckham-based musician Rina Mushonga.

Peter John, leader of the council, said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn about, and celebrate, the long and important history of the LGBTQ communities in Southwark and the impact they had on the national stage, paving the way for LGBTQ equality."