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Queer History Map Launch at Hastings Museum

Queer History Map Launch at Hastings Museum

Friday 24th February
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free, book now

Sashay your way through Hastings Museum & Art Gallery this LGBTQIA+ History Month

This February, it seems that queer museum trails are destined to be the new yellow brick road…

Hastings Queer History Collective are proud to invite you to the launch of the map they have created to celebrate our local LGBTQIA+ forbears.

To mark the occasion, we’re taking you on a tour through the triumphs, trials and tribulations of our community’s cultural contributions. 

From the diary entries of jaunts to the south coast by queer aristocracy including Anne Lister and Derek Jarman…

To William the Conqueror’s very own debaucherous linage…

To intersex ceramics…

To the all-telling taxidermy that – for centuries – has preserved the queer natural order of things…

It’s an evening destined to become another chapter in the area’s own queer history.

Refreshments provided. Tickets are free, but limited, so please book now to avoid disappointment. 

Dress code: red slippers.

About this project

Working collaboratively with E-J Scott (Founder of the Museum of Transology), Home Live Art and the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Team, the Hastings Queer History Collective have spent over a year researching and producing the first ever queer history museum map and tour of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.

About the Collective 

The Hastings Queer History Collective was formed in early 2020 to explore, document and illuminate the stories of LGBTIQA+ people in Hastings, enhancing the visibility of queer history embedded in the museum’s permanent collection.

Past Projects include the ‘We’re here. We’re queer.’ exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, showcasing personal objects related to their lives and wider LGBTQIA+ narratives, plus a series of videos created by the collective exploring the history of each object.

  • When Friday 24th February
  • Time 7pm
  • Where Hastings Museum and Art Gallery


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