A quilted map of Brighton will occupy the Founders Room as we approach the biggest weekend of the year for the LGBTQ community. You are invited to contribute your experiences of our city.
Where do you feel safe? Where do you feel at risk? Are there places in our city that have forgotten their LGBTQ history? Let’s talk, reflect, remember and make change.
Illuminating the high levels of unreported hate crime faced by LGBTQ people in Brighton & Hove, The Safety Map seeks to offer support and resources for those who are affected.
This marks the second presentation of The Safety Map, following its installation in the Marlborough Theatre in March 2016.
'The test of queer theory activism, the test of trans theory activism is surely to make it easier to breathe, easier to walk down the street without harassment, easier to find a liveable life, a life you can affirm with pleasure and joy, where our sense of a liveable future is stronger than our sense of suffering.' Judith Butler
Safety Blankets - Emma Frankland
Sun 7 Aug, workshop from 12pm
Step out of the hustle of Brighton Pride and join artist Emma Frankland for a free workshop open to all who identify as LGBTQ+. Inspired by the themes of The Safety Map project, this will be a facilitated space for conversation and gentle exploration of what it means to be who we are, where we are.
Emma is an award winning theatre maker and performer. In recent years her work has been focused on issues around gender and identity (relating to her own transition as a trans woman) and politically motivated performances.
Find out more and book your free ticket here.
Created by queer innovators Pink Fringe and facilitated by artist Kate Shields. Thanks to Rosana Cade for her work on the project.
Funded by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.
Fashion Cities Africa tour and film screening: Stories of Our Lives
Fri 5 Aug, Screening 1 at 7.45pm Screening 2 at 9pm
Start your Pride Weekend celebrations with a meditative look at LGBTQ+ lives outside of the UK. Brighton Museum invites you to a late night private view of Fashion Cities Africa exhibition and screening of award winning international film Stories of Our Lives.
Told through a series of five vignettes, the film, created by Nairobi-based arts collective The Nest Collective, explores the true stories of people identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or Intersex and characterises the queer experience in Kenya.
Please select from screening 1 or 2 when booking with Royal Pavilion & Brighton Museums.
Access the Museum via Brighton Dome’s Church Street entrance.