Queer today gone tomorrow?
Artist Ian Giles’ film ‘Trojan Horse/Rainbow Flag’ (pictured) is about the campaign to save the LGBTQI+ pub the Joiners Arms (ie the one in London, not Morpeth). The film’s title was inspired by campaigner Amy Roberts when describing the cynical approach of property developers seeking to push through proposals to erase queer spaces by disingenuously claiming their LGBTQI+ status would remain unchanged post-development. The film has provided the conceptual springboard for films by Turner Prize winning artist Charlotte Prodger and recent works by artists Rob Crosse, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings and Patrick Staff, which are also part of this programme. Following the screening there will be a discussion about queer spaces with local organisers and thinkers, including Fiona Anderson, Lecturer in Art History at Newcastle University.
Trojan Horse/Rainbow Flag, Thursday 16 May, Star & Shadow, Warwick Street, Newcastle, 6.30pm, free (but booking required). starandshadow.org.uk