LGBT History Month: Free film screening ‘It goes with the shoes’

19/02/2014, 13:00 - 14:30


Join Enfys, the LGBT+ Staff Network, in celebrating LGBT History month with ‘It Goes With The Shoes’ – A feature length film documenting the life of performer and gay rights campaigner Bette Bourne

This is a free event and is open to all (Certificate 18)

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Plot Outline
Bette’s story – A post-war childhood, life in a drag commune, the creation of the Gay Liberation Front, the formation of the ground-breaking Bloolips company & more.

The 70s Gay Liberation Front could mobilise 30,000 people to march the streets of London. Bette, the driving force behind the movement had propelled the organisation from a few dozen members who attended its first meetings at the LSE into an organizing force.

Bette’s theatrical career moved from straight performances of Shakespeare & Marlowe with Sir Ian McKellan or playing East End hard men in Z-Cars, to high-camp drag with the Hot Peaches and a triumphant portrayal of his friend, Quentin Crisp.

Bette was instrumental in using drag to confront and shatter not only the establishment view of gay life but also gay men’s own views of their lives and sexuality.

Accessibility Information:
The film showing is not available with subtitles or audio description. If you have any other accessibility needs, please contact us.

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LGBT History Month Event Series