Talks and Events
Fri 31 Jan 2020

Soho: Diversity and Freedom


Join us in this afternoon event as we look at Soho as a site of diversity, freedom and desire

What role has Soho had in creating a sense of community for diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions? How has it shaped and supported the rights, freedoms and labour of the UK’s changing sex industry? What connection does historical commercial pornography have with the geography of Soho today?

Explore these questions and more with LGBTQIA+ activist Peter Tatchell and archaeologist and lecturer Helen Wickstead (Kingston) in a public discussion chaired by Clare Lynch (Soho resident and producer of the Soho Then podcast). Introduction by Shot in Soho curator Julian Rodriguez.

Booking for this event also includes same-day access to the Shot In Soho exhibition and Soho Late.


Clare Lynch has lived and worked in Soho for the past two decades. Clare co-hosts the Soho Society hour on Soho Radio supporting the local community's campaigning activities.    

Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice since 1967. Among his many involvements, he was a leading activist in the Gay Liberation Front 1971-74 and in the queer human rights group OutRage! 1990-2011. Through the Peter Tatchell Foundation, he currently campaigns for human rights in Britain and internationally.

Dr Helen Wickstead is Senior Lecturer in Museum and Gallery Studies at Kingston University, London. She is Museum Mentor for the Society for Museum Archaeology and Member of the Finds Committee of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists of Great Britain. Helen's publications include studies of secret museums, aerial archaeology, concrete megaliths and phallus collectors. She is currently researching how sexual antiquities have participated in shaping modern notions of sexuality in museums, and has written on collections including 1950s and 1960s 'Soho Bibles'.

£8/£5 members & concessions.

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