7 reasons we can’t wait for A Dartington Outing

This major queer arts festival at Dartington Hall is going to be off the charts


Queerama at A Dartington Outing


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, Darlington Hall Trust is putting on a seven day queer arts spectacular called A Dartington Outing. We’ve had a peek at the programme and we can confirm that it looks phenomenal. Here are seven reasons we can’t wait.


1. Our Queer Histories Talk, 6.30-8pm 21 September

On opening night, you can listen to a fascinating talk from human rights specialist Jonathan Cooper, in which he discusses the key historical moments for LGBTQ+ people over the past 50 years.


2. Queerama: 50 Years Of Gay Rights And Desires, 1pm 23 September

Learn more about modern queer history through this excellent documentary. You’ll love its spellbinding soundtrack featuring Goldfrapp, Hercules & Love Affair and more.


3. What (The Fuck) Is Lesbian Cinema? Live Drawing Show with Lisa Gornick, 5pm 23 September

An irreverent take on the niche world of lesbian cinema, presented with passion by talented filmmaker and performer Lisa. You can also catch a screening of her film, The Book Of Gabrielle, while you’re at the fest.



4. Blue Is The Warmest Colour, 7pm 28 September

If you haven’t already seen this cinematic love story about two young women, you’re in for a treat. If you have, now’s your chance to experience the magic all over again alongside a queer audience.


5. Beccy Strong: Prints and Video, 10am-5pm 21-29 September

Through her stunning photography, Beccy examines “the domestication of our innately wild natures”. Intrigued? Make sure you check this free exhibition out.


6. “We Are Family” Rainbow Tea Party, 3-6pm 24 September

Afternoon tea for the whole queer family! Friends and allies are welcome at this fun-filled event. Expect a gay anthems singalong, storytelling, bargain cakes and special prizes for the most flamboyantly dressed.


7. Love Is Not A Crime: Lesbian Immigration Support Group, 10am-5pm 21-29 September

This profoundly moving exhibition explores the challenges that LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers face. For more info visit lesbianimmigrationsupportgroup.bogspot.co.uk


A Dartington Outing will take place 21-29 September. Learn more and book tickets at dartington.org/whats-on/dartington-outing.



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