Poetry and Polari for LGBTQ+ History Month

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A collage of LGBTQ+ figures with text that reads 'Poetry and Polari LGBTQ+ History Month'

Date & time

Date:28 February 2024

Time:6pm to 7pm

Event Details

Address:Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library
145-147 Walworth Road

Post code:SE17 1RW

Tickets:We recommend booking in advance via the Eventbrite link below, as space is limited. Please contact the archives email provided if you have questions about this event.

Book tickets:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-and-polari-for-lgbtq-history-month-in-southwark-tickets-815794963697?aff=oddtdtcreator

Email: archives@southwark.gov.uk

Open hours:Monday 10am to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Other Social Media:southwarkheritage.wordpress.com


Come to our free workshop in celebration of LGBTQ+ History month in Southwark! In this casual evening session, we'll learn about the connections between Cockney Rhyming Slang and the historic gay slang of Polari. Using material from the archives and museum collections, including illustrations, objects and oral history, we'll create our own poetic collages and codes in recognition of the ingenuity, creativity and resilience of Southwark's historic LGBTQ+ communities.


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