Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival to showcase Dorothy Towers Playlist

Catherine Muxworthy April 25, 2023

The Flatpack Festival, Birmingham – which runs from Tuesday, May 16 to Sunday, May 21 – will include a series of events entitled the Dorothy Towers Playlist which celebrates film and TV from the ’80s and ’90s that profiled mavericks, artists, musicians, and writers who dared to live outside pervading norms.

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The History of Dorothy Towers to be explored in new project

Catherine Muxworthy May 27, 2022

The Sentinels – known variously as ‘Dorothy Towers’ and ‘Fairy Towers’ in Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ communities – are two residential tower blocks – Clydesdale Tower and Cleveland Tower – located in Birmingham’s city centre. During the 1970s and ’80s, the site gained a reputation for being a place where many gay men lived. During the height […]

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