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Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show

February 9, 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:00


Event Location

Leeds City Museum
City Museum, Cookridge St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BH United Kingdom
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0113 378 5001
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West Yorkshire Queer Stories Presents Bird la Bird…

A revolutionary exploration of the deep queer past which may change the way you think about LGBTIQ+ history forever.

This box set worth of true stories squashed into a show bursts with information, insight, laughter and emotion.

Beginning in the vast prison which once stood on the site of Tate Britain, Bird lovingly traces the lives of queer prisoners spanning through centuries and across the British Empire. It decolonises LGBTIQ+ history by taking an inclusive, irreverent approach to the past.

About Bird la Bird

Bird la Bird (she/her) is a queer femme performance artist who straddles history, comedy and working class politics. She has been described as a Queer Pearly Queen and a Haute Couture Fishwife.


(Portrait of Bird by Sarah Jane Moon)

Plus Special Guests…

Project sound artist Debbie Sharp premieres a soundscape drawing on voices recorded for West Yorkshire Queer Stories.

Evening compered by Jordan Small (BE-LGBTQ: R’n’B with Edges, Be Outspoken).


This show is accessible in every sense of the word, with audio description, live captions and a DIY punk attitude to history. For more information about the venue see:


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