Dates and Times
Mon 25 March at 3pm
Presented by Tom Marshman
Performance artist Tom Marshman leads a tea party for LGBT people of all ages who remember the Kings Cross area during the 1980s – an area that has undergone radical change since its days as a hub of LGBT communities, bars and culture.
The event will be part workshop, part talking shop, part history lesson and part gossip-over-the-fence, as Tom gathers research and stories for his Heritage Lottery Funded project, Kings Cross (Remix) – working title. The project uncovers the hidden histories of LGBT communities in London during the 1980s.
Over free tea and cake, participants will be asked to dig into their personal archive and share materials that evoke potent memories for them – from the scent of an aftershave, to a song harking back to a special night, to a piece of clothing from the 80s.
Tom will use the stories and memories that are shared to devise a new performance piece to be premiered at CPT later in 2016.
To book, email producer Ashleigh on firstname.lastname@example.org
About the artist
Tom is a gay performance artist who transforms everyday accounts into theatre by weaving together stories worth telling. Previous work includes the acclaimed Move Over Darling.
One of the most exciting things about Marshman’s work is his ability to pick a seemingly small subject and peel back the layers to expose something unexpectedly profound – Big Issue
tommarshman.com | @TommyMarshman
About Heritage Lottery Funding
Kings Cross (Remix) is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, the fund invests money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. Visit www.hlf.org.uk for details or follow @heritagelottery @HLFLondon