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Under Your Nose

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article thumb - Black Lesbian & Gay Centre March 1987

Black Lesbian & Gay Centre March 1987


Under Your Nose documents the journey of a group of activists to establish the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre, a ground breaking project that supported thousands of black queer people in the 1980’s and 90s.

Date & time

Date:17 February 2023

Time:7.30pm to 10pm

Event Details

Address:Canada Water Theatre
21 Surrey Quays Road
Canada Water

Post code:SE16 7AR




40 years ago a group of activists came together with one aim: to open a centre for the black LGBTQ+ community. Against the backdrop of 1980s politics, the rise of Thatcher ism, and the AIDS epidemic, they started on their path. From a radically inclusive definition of ‘black’ to forging international coalitions, the BLGC’s work was crucial to the development of ideas around intersectionality, diversity and inclusiveness championed today.

Drawing on archival materials, Under Your Nose is a feature documentary dedicated to those trailblazers who, facing hostility, and often personal danger, offered hope and a lifeline to many others. Their legacy is still apparent today.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A.

Directed by Veronica Mackenzie.



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