Thank you to all our wonderful speakers and attendees for last night's event 'Speaking Out: Voices Celebrating LGBT HIstory Month'. We had amazing people in the house - artist Aliyah (Come see her exhibition Home And Away - it's on till Mar 11 in our gallery), Cllr Mark Gettleson, publisher/writer Helen Sandler (Tollington Press), filmmaker Campbell X (watch out for Stud Life, coming soon to cinemas near you), author/aerialist Will Davies, award-winning author Paul Bailey (who shared about his early days in theatre opposite Christopher Plummer, among his many recollections on being 'queer' in the 50s), poet/performer Andra Simons - and wonderful sharing. Many thanks goes to Southwark LGBT Network for their support towards the event and exhibition. Do check out their website (http://southwarklgbtnetwork.com/) and the services they provide; membership is only £1, so join up to enjoy the many events and activities they organise. Thank you everyone so very much for making the event a very special one!
An enchanting evening with author Peter Clark on Dickens' London, whose talk focused on Bermondsey in Dickensian Literature.. (Sorry Bermondsey folks, the only characters from Bermondsey in Dickens' works were nefarious sorts, think Bill Sykes.) To celebrate Dickens' Centenary, artist James Matthews also dropped by with a bust of the great man himself. It was awful sweet of two guests, who happened to have roses on them, to ask at the end of the night, whether it would be okay to leave the roses in front of the bust as a homage :)