Mr Lucas was an unremarkable man who led a remarkable life. From the early 1940s until his death in 2014, Mr Lucas kept a daily diary. Millions of words detailing a lost London of rent-boys, guardsmen and the permanent fear of being queer-bashed or worse. Come and hear Mark Gatiss bring some of these words to life through this exclusive reading.
This evening is also a chance to hear about Queer Britain's work and celebrate material that has already gone into its growing collection and will be an inspiring and fascinating mixture of film, discussion, photography and artefacts.
Join us for this exploration of Queer Britain with a panel including journalist Hugo Greenhalgh, editor of Thomson Reuters Foundation’s LGBT+ news site, Openly.
Meet the Performer
Mark Gatiss is an accomplished screenwriter, novelist, comedian and actor. He is one member of The League of Gentlemen (alongside Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson). He has written for and acted in Dr Who and the BAFTA-award winning Sherlock, the latter of which he co-created with Steven Moffat.
Need to Know
- Full £10 / Conc. £5
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Cash and card bar available