Queen's Tower lit for LGBT month

Hear about a range of exciting new projects that focus on LGBTQ+ audiences, histories and research at museums, research and cultural organisations in South Kensington.

Take a pride-themed tour of some new projects celebrating diversity and inclusion up and down London’s Exhibition Road in South Kensington.

Hosted by the Queer Heritage Collections Network’s Dan Vo, who also founded the award winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at the V&A, Dan will be joined by guests from the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Together they will present exciting projects, and the people behind them, that focus on LGBTQ+ audiences, histories and research.

Speakers:

  • Liz Harper, Archive Manager at the Royal Albert Hall who will share the Royal Albert Hall’s historic role in providing London’s LGBT+ communities with a safe space
  • Aydan Greatrick is a Project Officer on the Pride in the Field project with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), exploring how fieldwork can be made to be more inclusive and safe for LGBTQ+ researchers.
  • Florence Okoye is a user researcher and user experience designer at the Natural History Museum. Her work explores how creative methods can be used to understand people’s perceptions of natural history and how participatory approaches can both engage and reveal untold stories.

 

Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of science and the arts for all ages in South Kensington with an online events programme throughout the year.

Can art and science help inspire a greener future for the planet we share? Join us on 9-15 October for a celebration of our remarkable world and to explore how together we can protect its future against the imminent threat of climate change.

Discover a week of free events from museums, research and culture organisations based in and around Exhibition Road, including Imperial College London, Royal Commission of 1851, Discover South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, the V&A, Science Museum, Royal College of Music, Natural History Museum and many more.

Supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor

See all our upcoming events on the Festival website