Sold Out Tate Britain Talk

Alan Cumming on Queer British Art

​Alan Cumming © Christopher Boudewyns 

Actor, writer, director, and LGBTQ rights campaigner, Alan Cumming​

​Actor, writer, director, and LGBT rights campaigner, Alan Cumming shares his thoughts on how artists have challenged mainstream understandings of gender and sexuality and the role the arts can play in influencing change.

Biography

Alan Cumming has been described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by the New York Times as a ‘bawdy, countercultural sprite’ and by the Guardian as ‘European, weird, and sexually ambiguous’.

He has won over thirty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, received both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014!

Alan Cumming is many things to many people – Renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur - but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. 

He lives in New York City and Edinburgh with his husband, illustrator Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Jerry and Lala

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Date & Time

14 May 2017 at 14.00–15.00