|Benefit in aid of Unfinished Histories moving its Archive !!
Re:Move Benefit with Siren, Rose Collis and Claire Dowie
Lesbian feminist band Siren, Rose Collis and Claire Dowie are very kindly performing in our Re:Move Benefit on June 19th, 7pm at the Pinter Studio, Queen Mary University, Mile End. All three began their careers as part of the alternative theatre scene.
For more details and tickets click HERE.
We you hope you can join us for this splendid evening’s entertainment.
Claire Dowie & Rose Collis
Unfinished Histories has been working for nearly ten years recording the oral history and collecting the archives of the alternative theatre movement. Central to this has been work on lesbian and gay theatre history, recording interviews with Julie Parker, Bryony Lavery,Bette Bourne, Ian Townson, Noel Greig, Alan Wakeman, Kate Crutchley and many others The last three of those are no longer around but at least we were able to record their stories, create web pages and ensure their archive materials were preserved in physical or digital form. We have also created pages for some of the LGBT theatre companies of the period, detailing their histories.
Bishopsgate’s world-renowned collections focus on London history, labour and socialist history, free-thought and humanism, co-operation, and protest and campaigning and include the Lesbian and Gay Newspaper Archive and the Feminist Library ephemera collection. We feel it’s the ideal place for us. The Unfinished Histories material will be kept in proper archival conditions while remaining accessible for exhibition and events and will be available for research in the Reading Room five days a week. With more space and proper conditions we can build the archive and offer a long-term home to archival material we have previously had to refuse.
Please come along and support us as, with the move to Bishopsgate Institute providing a new base, we embark on the next phase of our work.
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