Southwark Queerstory at Uniqlo Lates


article thumb - Southwark Queerstory (photograph by Pam Isherwood)

Southwark Queerstory (photograph by Pam Isherwood)

LGBT exhibition on show at the Tate Modern


Starts: Friday 18:00
Ends: Friday 22:00

Event Details

Address:Tate Modern
(4th floor mezzanine, Blavatnik Building)
53 Bankside

Post code:SE1 9TG

Tickets:Free entry (no booking required)

Telephone:020 7525 0232

Open hours:18.00–22.00


A popular exhibition that celebrates Southwark’s LGBT History and people will be going on the road this month. The Southwark QueerStory exhibition was displayed at Peckham Levels earlier this year for LGBT History Month and has proven very popular with visitors. The exhibition delves into the Southwark Archives to uncover a world of queer culture and forgotten stories throughout the decades, from the 1930s to the 2000s. The exhibition will be taking part in the Uniqlo Lates evening event at the Tate Modern (see the website for details on all the other events taking part). The installation will feature a new film projection screening throughout the evening with unseen images from Southwark’s LGBT collections and a soundtrack from Peckham-based musician Rina Mushonga. There will be a pop-up archive where visitors will be able to look through items themselves and leaf through photograph albums and newsletters of Southwark’s LGBT campaign and community groups, and there will also be an opportunity to “add your own queer story“ to the archive through an Instagram collaboration with Queerstory London. Cllr 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 LGBT+ communities in Southwark and the impact they had on the national stage, paving the way for LGBT equality.” The exhibition has been curated by Southwark Council Heritage Officer Chris Scales and is supported by the Southwark LGBT Network.


By Bus:Information available at Tate Modern website:

By Tube:Nearest underground station: Southwark

By Train:Nearest train station: Waterloo / Waterloo East


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