Community: Queer & Now Festival

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This weekend, drag queens and queer artists take over Tate Britain to celebrate the launch of Pride in London

To celebrate the launch of the Pride in London festival 2017, Tate Britain will be holding a festival of live performances, talks, music, film, and dance on Saturday 24th June.

 The Queer and Now Festival will be marking the powerful role of the LGBTQ+ community in arts and culture with a wide variety of events. There will be queer tours through the permanent collections, as well as a musical, lip-syncing exploration of their landmark Queer British Art, 1861-1967 exhibition with artist Paul Maheke and curator Cédric Fauq. Bird la Bird and Travis Alabanza will be performing, as well as an interactive Cruising for Art experience, which promises to be just as hands-on as the name suggests. Jay Jay Revlon will be running a Vogueing workshop and Sink the Pink will be performing and DJing as well. All this, and a whole host of other innovative and interesting installations and interactions!
If you’re thinking of doing something different for Pride this year, the Queer & Now Festival promises to add a whole new gay sheen to Tate’s vast collection!

Entry to the festival is free, which runs from 2pm-10pm on Saturday 24th June at Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG.