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PREVIEW: Charleston launches Queer House Tours on Queens birthday

Besi Besemar May 2, 2019

Charleston’s new Queer House Tours launch on Saturday, June 8, offering visitors the chance to discover Charleston’s groundbreaking queer history with an expert guide.

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Small Wonder Festival 2018 at Charleston

Besi Besemar July 8, 2018

Charleston seeks people who identify as LGBT+ to be part of a new project called, Unexpected Delights.
Charleston in Firle is the Sussex home of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. It is steeped in queer history, alternative lifestyles and free-thinking – as well as fabulous art and political thought!

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Bahamian LGBT+ activist Helen Klonaris at Charleston by Maria Jastrzębska

Besi Besemar July 24, 2017

This autumn Small Wonder, the festival dedicated to short stories, is hosting Bahamian writer and LGBT+ activist Helen Klonaris as its British Council International Writer in Residence. The festival takes place in Charleston, once home to the Bloomsbury group.

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PREVIEW: A Gay Outing @Charleston

July 3, 2017

A Gay Outing is Charleston’s annual celebration of its queer heritage. Taking place in a beautiful canvas marquee in the Paddock, Tate Britain curator Clare Barlow will explore the stories behind the Queer British Art exhibition, from unrequited love to cross-dressing on the British stage, from prison doors to visions of queer community.

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PREVIEW: A Gay Outing at Charleston

July 13, 2015

Lets get physical….Body building magazines such as Physique Pictorial had a big influence on the output of British male homosexual artists working in the post second world war period. Duncan Grant used British and American magazines as influence for a large amount of private homo-erotic work.

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