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LAGNA: Live and Let Louche in the Library

01 November 2012

The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA) at Bishopsgate Institute presents a series of discussions on queer culture and history, kicking off with:

Poofters, Pop and Pandemics

Wednesday 28th November 2012, 6:30pm-9pm, in the library of Bishopsgate Institute.


7:15 - Richard Smith: The Queen Is Dead: How Pop Came Out In the 80s (Then Went Back In Again)

Richard is a freelance writer and author of Seduced and Abandoned: Gay Men and Popular Music. The former associate editor of Gay Times, he blogs as Fagburn.

7:45 - Dr Lucy Robinson: 'Don't Let the Sun go Down on Me': AIDS related charity singles in Thatcher's Britain

Lucy is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Sussex where she works on identity, popular culture and politics in contemporary Britain. Her book Gay Men and the Left in Post-War Britain: How the Personal got Political was a finalist in the Erotic Awards Academic Category. She is currently involved with a major digitisation project 'Observing the Eighties'.

Robert Thompson, Chair of LAGNA, says, "We hope that Poofters is the first of a series of talks that not only stimulate the grey matter but also tickle the ribs; and that no one who attends will wish that they had stayed in and washed the dog".

Entry is free, but numbers are limited, so please book and secure your place:

stefan.dickers@bishopsgate.org.uk or 0207 7392 9200

Soft drinks and hard liquor will be available.

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