where to, now the sequins have gone?
Owing to the death of Queen Elizabeth II Lewisham Council will be following protocol in cancelling all We Are Lewisham activities during the period of mourning.
We are pleased to say that Lewisham have extended our residency in Unit 17 to enable us to reopen after the state funeral.
We are opening Wednesday 21st September – Saturday 8 October (closed Mondays) The exhibition is open from 12:30pm to 7pm Tuesday – Saturday. Sequin Sunday opening hours are 12:30pm – 3:30pm
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Visit our pop up space in Lewisham Shopping Centre to share your memories, listen to some of the stories collected so far, take part in one of the workshops or join in the Sequin Sundays reunions. As part of We Are Lewisham we are creating a hybrid community/exhibition space. The exhibition will include new work by Kleanthis Kyriakou aka Divine III the drag queen architect, which responds to the temporary and nomadic nature of gay venues whilst being a repository of memories and oral histories. As we collect more stories the archives will grow; ready to be documented and prepared for inclusion in the podcast and e-magazine.
We will also be showcasing the work of exciting young artists Alexandros Xenophontos and Ben Holland who have created a new installation which will actively collect
and archive oral histories in the discovery of queer memory and new storytelling methods to encourage conversation and reminiscence of Lewisham’s lost gay bars and the people that inhabited them.
The installation explores the spatial and social nature of queer Lewisham’s past, birthing a new commentary existing between the past, present and future.
At the end of each day, the transcripts collected are used as the inspiration for the artist duo to extract descriptive signifiers to produce an abstracted space, containing visual hints to lost LGBTQ+ venues whilst simultaneously forming new hybrid spaces which never existed.
There will be a programme of activities and events to support the exhibition so that all visitors can be part of the creation of Where to, now the sequins have gone.
We Are Lewisham, Unit 17, Lewisham Shopping Centre. SE13