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Queer House Tours Launch

Advance Booking is Recommended for Queer House Tours

Saturday 08 Jun 11:30AM
Tickets: £8 – £10

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Queer Bloomsbury presents an LGBTQ+ day of celebration and the launch of our new queer house tours – bring a picnic and enjoy the garden, café, galleries and walks in the surrounding area.

Queer House Tours

Advance booking is recommended for the queer house tours.

Discover Charleston’s groundbreaking queer history in a 60 minute guided tour with an expert guide. The Bloomsbury group forged a new way of living at Charleston in the early 20th century, with the house acting as a space of freedom where love and friendship, pacifism, atheism, queerness and further diverse modes of living were actively embraced.

Join us to discover the queer history behind Charleston, its objects and the fascinating lives of its inhabitants.

Tours will run every 15 minutes from 11.30am – 4.00pm

Other Activities on the Day:

From 11 am

  • Bloomsbury-inspired dressing up 
  • Creating a Wish Tree in the Orchard – what queer things do you wish for Charleston?

1 pm – 2 pm 

  • Music to accompany your picnic 

2 pm – 3 pm

  • Speakers (TBC) and a chaired discussion about creating regular queer events at Charleston

Time TBC 

  • Queer tours of Charleston’s current exhibition In Colour – Sickert to Riley led by Dr Darren Clarke

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