Strike A Brighton Pose!

Besi Besemar June 15, 2014

A snapshot of LGBTQ clubbing in Brighton and Hove for the Brighton Pride Arts and Film Festival.

Brighton Pride Arts & Film Festival

A rite of passage for so many, LGBTQ clubbing has provided us with more than just a soundtrack to our lives in Brighton and Hove. The disco became our family, helped us forget our identities and connected us to community, friends and lovers. Disco is where the homo is. Disco is our home.

Strike A Brighton Pose will examine our city’s LGBTQ clubbing history, through flyers, artwork, photography and the memories of those who where there.

From clubbers to promoters, venue owners to DJs, hosts to designers, Strike A Brighton Pose will provide a personal snapshot of our city’s most fabulous dancefloor moments.

Strike a Pose

An exhibition from a clubbers point of view, Strike A Brighton Pose will reflect the thirty plus years creators Kate Wildblood and Queen Josephine have spent in the LGBTQ discos of Brighton. By repositioning the humble flyer as artwork and the clubber as social historian, Strike A Brighton Pose will transform the disco into a vital beat slice of queer history.

The Strike A Brighton Pose exhibition will include original collages by Kate Wildblood, framed original flyer artwork from some of Brighton and Hove’s finest LGBTQ club nights, a 12” box filled with tales, photographs and flyers from our dance floor favourites, a chance to relive your disco adventure through the 7” memory box and plenty of opportunities to Strike A Brighton Pose. Plus, of course, the obligatory disco ball.

Conceived and curated by Kate Wildblood and Queen JosephineStrike A Brighton Pose is part of the 2014 Brighton Pride Arts and Film Festival and is a fundraising event for Brighton Pride and The Rainbow Fund, a grant-giving fund for local LGBTQ and HIV organisations who provide effective front line services to the LGBT community in Brighton & Hove.

What: Strike a Pose

Where: Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GE

When: Monday, July 21 – Sunday, August 3 2014

Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-7pm, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.

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