on Wednesday 5th July. The event starts at 18:00.
Bristol based artist Tom Marshman is gathering communities to explore the impact of Section 28 legislation introduced by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government. Tom is hosting a series of tea parties to discuss the impact of Section 28 on the queer community.
The tea parties are intended as a place for communities to meet and share their stories over tea and cake. You could have lived through this time or be curious to know more, everyone is welcome. Tom will perform short performances connected to the topic to provoke conversation, providing starting points for discussion with his own cabaret flair.
The tea party is held at The Bear Bar in Old Market, an area that has been referred to as the Bristol Gay Village. As this city continues to gentrify the queer spaces, the history and culture of the queer community becomes less visible and harder to identify. This is a chance for Old Market, as a Gay Village, to host important conversations for its queer community, making forgotten histories visible, and connecting them to the present moment.
These tea parties are research for a new show, supported by Unlimited & Bristol Ideas and part of Bristol 650. With permission, participants' responses will feed into this new work, as an important and valuable part of the process. A work in progress of the work will be presented in November at the Wardrobe Theatre.
Free, booking essential, 15 spaces available.
Bristol Bear Bar, 2 West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH. 6pm - 7.30pm.