Queer History Club(bing!) at the Ironworks

Alex Klineberg October 14, 2021

Queer History Club(bing!)

Clubbing has always been central to LGBTQ culture.  Queer History South/Queer In Brighton launch a regular new Sunday happening on 24 October paying homage to Brighton’s LGBTQ nightlife and the clubs, DJs and hosts who made it happen. The event has been set up by David Sheppeard and Roni Guetta.

The Ironworks is Brighton’s newest performance venue. It opened up for a series of events over what would have been Pride month. If you haven’t been yet the Ironworks should be on your radar.

The inaugural Queer History Club(bing!) event features Paul Kemp renowned for Wild Fruit, Club Shame and Brighton Pride, much loved Brighton performer and persona Boogaloo Stu of Dynamite Boogaloo fame. Also on the bill will be Affy Go Bang of Calabash and Go Bang. These three Brighton nightlife stalwarts will be sharing their experience of your favourite disreputable seaside towns ever changing club scene. The talks will be followed by DJ sets to take you on a journey through nightclubs past with visuals by LadyPat.

Remember Calabash?

Queer in Brighton/Queer Heritage South continue to release new episodes of heritage podcast My Queer Museum, where veterans of the LGBTQ scene share objects from their personal archives that they’d showcase in a queer museum. The latest episode features poet Maria Jastrzębska reflecting on her childhood in the Polish girl scouts and a lifetime of feminist organising and activism.

Queer in Brighton/Queer Heritage South recently launched a new LGBTQ community archive. If you have any queer memorabilia you’d like to share with them you can contribute it to the archive.

50% History Talk – 50% Night Club – 100% Queer Heritage Fun

You will need to provide the following to enter:

– proof of double vaccination

– negative lateral flow taken within 24 hours

– proof of immunity due to positive PCR test within last 180 days

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