06 FEBRUARY 2020

The Bishopsgate Institute, London

MR LUCAS & MARK GATISS

EVENT

THANKS TO M&C SAATCHI / THE NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE / LOOKOUT POINT / LEVI’S / BANKFIELD MUSEUM

IMAGES © RAHIL AHMED / QBM LTD 2020

Actor, Producer, Director and Writer Mark Gatiss brilliantly brought to life Mr Lucas's diaries at a sold-out event at the Bishopsgate Institute. 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. The evening was also a chance to hear about Queer Britain's work and celebrate material that has already gone into our growing collection. We exhibited stage costumes from pop group Years and Years’ Olly Alexander, HBO/BBC’s Gentleman Jack, a short film authored by the performer and writer Travis Alabanza, made for us by gal-dem and Levi's, plus other artefacts. Thomson Reuters Foundation’s LGBT+ news site, Openly, was media partner for the event.

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