Fri, 23 Jun 2023, 18:00 (GMT)
Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
'Building Bangladeshi Queer Power’: a collaboration between Friends of the Joiners Arms and The Rainbow Tree.
Friends of the Joiners Arms (FOTJA) and The Rainbow Tree are uniting to celebrate Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History at Kobi Nazrul Centre, Tower Hamlets’ flagship Bengali arts and cultural centre.
Queer Footprints centres the power of London’s growing Bangladeshi LGBTQIA+ community and is inspired by the Friends of the Joiners Arms’ defiant and successful campaigns to protect queer spaces.
Join us for this special evening to hear from activists within these communities, Mazharul Islam and Tashnuva Ferdousi, alongside Queer Footprints author, Dan Glass. The discussion will be followed by special performances by The Rainbow Tree performers, Tashnuva Ferdousi, Asker Ahmed, Md Sohan and and Nazir Uddin.
Special thanks to Newham bookshop who will be providing copies of Queer Footprints on the night.
This event includes top tips for creating spaces that celebrate queer lineage. Learn from the Bethnal green Acid Drag Commune, Red Lesbian Brigade, Rainbow Tree and Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Muslim LGBT+ Network, East London Suffragettes, Miss Muff’s Molly House, The Battle of Cable Street, Emma Goldman, The Gay Marxist Group and the Friends of the Joiners Arms.
Walk in our queer elders' footprints in this guide full of humour, joy, pathos and mischief