LGBTIQ+ History Club this sunday

October 23, 2019

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery monthly LGBTIQ+ History Club. This coming Sunday – October 27th – from 2:30

History Club are back with a double bill of  local historian Jane Traies, and local author Corinna Edwards-Colledge.

Bloomsbury’s Hidden Neighbours: a lesbian love triangle in rural Sussex

Jane Traies has been investigating a transatlantic tangle of same-sex relationships among some of the most distinguished women of the day. Caroline Spurgeon was one of the first women in the UK to become a university professor and was widely known as the author of important books about Chaucer and Shakespeare. Like many of this first generation of graduate career women, she chose female companionship rather than marriage, and lived for many years in a small Sussex village with her ‘faithful friend of forty years.’
However, on closer inspection, their story is not the simple lesbian romance it appears. The Bloomsbury Group were not, it seems, the only people ‘loving in triangles’ in that part of Sussex in the 1920s and 30s.

The extraordinary story of Roy Edwards
Local author, Corinna Edwards-Colledge, tells the extraordinary story of her uncle, Roy Edwards, and how he went from being a working class lad from Essex to a key member of the British Surrealist movement from the 1950’s into the 1980’s. Includes a chance to hear his poetry and see some of his recently discovered art works in all their homoerotic and lyrical glory!

Sunday October 27th – 2:30-4:30pm
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

History club is open to all (18+) and is free, but please book a TICKET as capacity is limited and the club is always very busy.

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments then email

Brighton LGBTQ+ History Club is supported by Brighton Museums, Arts Council England, And by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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