BIRD LA BIRD’S QUEER PEOPLE’S HISTORY SHOW NATIONWIDE TOUR TO CELEBRATE LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH
A revolutionary exploration of the deep queer past which may change the way you think about LGBTI history forever.
Beginning in the vast prison which once stood on the site of Tate Britain, Bird lovingly traces the lives of queer prisoners spanning through centuries and across the British Empire. It decolonises LGBTI history by taking an inclusive, irreverent approach to the past.
This show is accessible in every sense of the word, with audio description, live captions and a DIY punk attitude to history.
SATURDAY 9 FEB – LEEDS CITY MUSEUM, LEEDS
FRIDAY 15 FEB – JERWOOD GALLERY, HASTINGS
THURSDAY 21 FEB – FRIENDS QUAKER HOUSE, BRIGHTON
ABOUT BIRD LA BIRD
Bird la Bird (she / her) is a queer femme performance artist who straddles history, comedy and working class politics. She has been described as a Queer Pearly Queen and a Haute Couture Fishwife.
For the past seven years Bird la Bird has developed a series of performances interrogating the histories of Britain’s key cultural institutions, queering the chronicles and unpicking the layers of colonialism, class oppression, poverty and homophobia on which they were built.
Her solo shows and group pieces have been presented at Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Wallace Collection, LSE, Goldsmiths, Queer Fringe Festival, Flare at BFI, Dixon’s Place NYC and Theatre Brut Vienna. She has also been a guest lecturer at Goldsmiths, Leeds University, Manchester Metropolitan University and San Francisco Art Institute.
Bird is a long-term associate artist with the Duckie collective, appearing in Copyright Christmas at the Barbican, Gay Shame and many other projects.
PERFORMER BIRD LA BIRD
DIRECTOR AND DRAMATURG JAN-WILLEM VAN DEN BOSCH
SOUND DESIGN JOSH ANIO GRIGG
VOICE ARTISTS LIZ CARR AND ADAM SCOTT-ROWLEY