Frederic, Lord Leighton, 'An Athlete Wrestling with a Python' 1877
Past Event Tate Britain Talk and Lecture

Queer Britannia

30 June 2013 at 19.00–20.30
Frederic, Lord Leighton, An Athlete Wrestling with a Python 1877

A tour of highlights from Tate Britain's collection displays with a Lesbian, Gay Bi or Trans theme, in which we have invited two Queer art critics to cast an eye over 500 years of British art throughout the newly rehung galleries

Our guides for the evening are:

Michael Langan portrait

Michael Langan

Arts Editor of Polari Magazine, the online LGBT arts and culture review. He lectured and taught creative writing for fifteen years and now writes on visual art, literature, film and dance. He also works as a mentor and editor for The Literary Consultancy. Michael's blog can be read here.

Cherry Smyth portrait

Cherry Smyth

a writer and art critic. She has published three poetry collections: When the Lights Go Up, One Wanted Thing and Test, Orange. Her forthcoming novel Hold Still is published by Holland Park Press in Autumn 2013. See more at

Musical welcome from Auntie Maureen and her vintage gramophones between 19.00–19.30

Please meet from 19.00 in the Duveen Hall

Tours start at 19.30 and end at 20.30

This event is BSL interpreted.


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30 June 2013 at 19.00–20.30