Walks of art Scottee on Francis Bacon and Soho

Discover the bars and members clubs which took artists such as Francis Bacon, from breakfast to bed

Francis Bacon, ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’ c.1944
Francis Bacon
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion c.1944
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Soho is a place of culture and self-indulgence. Discover its diverse and forgotten artistic history with writer and artist Scottee. Hear stories of wild parties and scandalous social lives. What role did Soho play in bringing new artists to London?

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Find out more about some of the artists featured in our exhibition All Too Human, on at Tate Britain 28 February – 27 August 2018.

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Scottee is a British artist and writer. In 2014, his debut solo tour The Worst of Scottee won the prestigious Total Theatre Award. Most recently he was included on Independent's Rainbow List as one of Britain's most influential LGBTQI+ people. He is currently an associate artist at Olivier award winning company Duckie and is co-host on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends.

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