Camden Flux Programme

LGBTQ+ Past | Present | Future

2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which introduced the partial decriminalisation of same sex relationships in England and Wales via an act of Parliament. Throughout the year Camden will host a wide range of events, screenings, exhibitions, talks and online articles to explore, celebrate and reflect upon the history of LGBTQ+ culture, activism, societal shifts and legal and cultural breakthroughs, and to look towards the future in this ever changing social and cultural landscape. 

Here is a taste of the programme. Stay tuned for further announcements throughout the year…

Programme activity 

Glad to be Gay: Camden's LGBTQ+ Heritage Guided Walks
Walks will begin outside Goodge Street Station, Saturday 10th June - 11am / Thursday 22nd June - 6pm / Saturday 24th June - 11am / Saturday 1st July - 11am

Explore Camden's rich heritage of sexual diversity in Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and King's Cross with this specially curated walk by Camden Tour Guides in partnership with Camden Flux.

God's Own Country - Screening + Q&A Panel
Curzon Bloomsbury, Saturday 2nd September 3.15pm

We're partnering with Curzon Cinemas for a special screening of acclaimed new feature film God's Own Country, 
followed by a panel discussion on the theme of British queer cinema with Campbell X (award-winning director of Stud Life and Different for Girls), Claire Yeung Kurylowski (director, editor and head curator of KUNTINUUM), Alexander Karotsch (Fringe! Film Festival director and co-founder) and Ben Walters (programmer and critic, Sight & Sound, The Guardian).


Documentary Season
Bertha Dochouse, July - October 2017
Partnering with Bertha Dochouse, we will bring you a carefully curated series of feature documentaries looking at current LGBTQ+ issues. All screenings will feature Q&A panel discussions.

Artist Talks with It’s Nice That
October 2017 
We are excited to be working with It’s Nice That to host an evening of talks from significant LGBTQ+ creatives, drawn from a wide range of artistic disciplines.

Camden Centre Events
Our partners at Bloomsbury Festival and Camden Centre to bring you two exciting evening events later in year.

1. The first will be a screening of The Pass followed by keynote speeches and a panel discussion. Date: October 18, 2017 from 6.30pm until 11.00pm. Tickets on sale soon.

New Queer Visions
New Queer Visions bring queer short films, documentaries and audiovisual snippets from around the world to film festival audiences. NQV will be bringing their unique programming to Camden Flux later in the year for some special events.


Online activity 

Love Camden asked artists, critics and writers to submit their view on queer life in Camden

Sticky memories

Following on from her Camden Encounters project in 2015, for which she recorded memories from residents of Camden in the places where they were formed, artist Elly Clarke wants to assemble a map of Queer Encounters: YOUR encounters, YOUR stories, YOUR histories. 

Interview with Tom Marshman about his show 'Kings Cross (Remix)' at Camden People's Theatre


Exploring homosexuality in the Camden Art Collection: John Craxton


For the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK and Wales, Tate Britain launches the first exhibition on the subject of queer British art to be held in a British national museum. This article explores John Craxton, Head of a Greek Sailor, loaned from the Camden Art Collection to this important exhibition. 


We hope you enjoy the Camden Flux programme and don't forget to share your experiences with us using the hashtag #CamdenFlux

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