11th September: Queer Bloomsbury Day

Rachel Badham September 10, 2021

Tomorrow, Queer Bloomsbury Day will see a host of exciting queer events including a talk by bestselling author Juno Dawson. As organised by Queer in Brighton – a project celebrating and promoting the “rich cultural life” of the LGBTQ+ community, otherwise known as Queer Heritage South – tickets are pay-as-you-like and attendees can go to as few or as many shows as they wish. 

Dawson will be joined by writer and activist Shon Faye

The line-up includes Juno Dawson’s Lovely Literary Trans Salon at 4 pm, where the author will be joined by writer, presenter and cabaret comedian Shon Faye to discuss her new book: The Transgender Issue. Following the talk, an Erotic Drawings Cabaret will take place 6 pm, in which four queer artists – Harry Clayton-Wright, Neil Bartlett, Tanaka Mhishi and Kuchenga – will respond to a stash of over 400 hundred erotic drawings by Duncan Grant that were gifted to Charleston in 2020.


The Pecs Drag Kings will then be performing at 8 pm, where attendees can expect to see “slick dance routines, sexy lip-syncs and raucous comedy”.

Instagram: @pecsdragkings

The event will be held in Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex. For those wishing to stay the full day, a free yellow shuttle bus will pick attendees up from the Brighton Royal Pavillion at 2.50 pm to travel to Charleston, and will also be providing return transportation at 9.30 pm. To save your free seat on the bus, email: Tickets for Queer Bloomsbury Day are available online.