Camden Flux Programme

LGBTQ+ Past | Present | Future

2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which introduced the partial decriminalisation of same sex relationships in England and Wales via an act of Parliament. Throughout the year Camden will host a wide range of events, screenings, exhibitions, talks and online articles to explore, celebrate and reflect upon the history of LGBTQ+ culture, activism, societal shifts and legal and cultural breakthroughs, and to look towards the future in this ever changing social and cultural landscape. 

Here is a taste of the programme. Stay tuned for further announcements throughout the year…

Programme activity 

Glad to be Gay: Camden's LGBTQ+ Heritage Guided Walks
Walks will begin outside Goodge Street Station, Saturday 10th June - 11am / Thursday 22nd June - 6pm / Saturday 24th June - 11am / Saturday 1st July - 11am

LGBTQ walks

Explore Camden's rich heritage of sexual diversity in Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and King's Cross with this specially curated walk by Camden Tour Guides in partnership with Camden Flux.

Q&A Film Screening with Curzon Cinemas
Curzon Bloomsbury, date tbc
We will be teaming up with Curzon Cinemas later in the year to present a brand new feature film with a special live Q&A panel discussion. Currently under wraps - full details to be announced closer to the time!

Documentary Season
Bertha Dochouse, July - October 2017
Partnering with Bertha Dochouse, we will bring you a carefully curated series of feature documentaries looking at current LGBTQ+ issues. All screenings will feature Q&A panel discussions.

Artist Talks with It’s Nice That
October 2017 
We are excited to be working with It’s Nice That to host an evening of talks from significant LGBTQ+ creatives, drawn from a wide range of artistic disciplines.

Camden Centre Events
Our partners at Bloomsbury Festival and Camden Centre to bring you two exciting evening events later in year

New Queer Visions
New Queer Visions bring queer short films, documentaries and audiovisual snippets from around the world to film festival audiences. NQV will be bringing their unique programming to Camden Flux later in the year for some special events.


Online activity 

Love Camden asked artists, critics and writers to submit their view on queer life in Camden

Sticky memories

Following on from her Camden Encounters project in 2015, for which she recorded memories from residents of Camden in the places where they were formed, artist Elly Clarke wants to assemble a map of Queer Encounters: YOUR encounters, YOUR stories, YOUR histories. 

Interview with Tom Marshman about his show 'Kings Cross (Remix)' at Camden People's Theatre


Exploring homosexuality in the Camden Art Collection: John Craxton


For the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK and Wales, Tate Britain launches the first exhibition on the subject of queer British art to be held in a British national museum. This article explores John Craxton, Head of a Greek Sailor, loaned from the Camden Art Collection to this important exhibition. 


We hope you enjoy the Camden Flux programme and don't forget to share your experiences with us using the hashtag #CamdenFlux

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