Queer & Now Festival

Queer and Now celebrates the powerful role of LGBTQ+ arts and culture in today's society

In 2017, Tate Britain’s exhibition, Queer British Art (1861–1967) looked through a queer lens at a century of art prior to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
But the history of art doesn’t only teach us about the past. It can also make us think about the kind of future we want to paint. For Queer and Now 2018, the UK’s LGBTQ+ communities both shape and preserve a space in amongst Tate Britain’s collection.
Sir Cedric Morris, Bt, Lucian Freud 1941. Tate. © The estate of Sir Cedric Morris

Curated by E-J Scott with Tate’s Learning teams and in partnership with Pride in London, UK Black Pride, Regard and Trans Pride Brighton, and with a dynamic cast of artists, cultural producers, commentators, activists, supporters and Tate’s own LGBTQ+ staff network, Queer and Now 2018 places queer culture at the heart of the gallery.
People of all ages and identities are invited to a day of live performances, talks, family tours, workshops, music, film and dance from artists rooted in the UK’s queer community.


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