Exhibition: Southampton's Queer Stories

Community, Exhibitions, Free, In Person

Friday 23rd August – Sunday 27th October 2024

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

Friday 23rd August – Sunday 27th October


Southampton’s Queer Stories is an exhibition that celebrates significant moments in Southampton’s LGBTQIA+ history from the 1970s onward. 

In the Barker-Mill project space, extracts from newspapers and pamphlets are exhibited alongside video clips of local news reports and more personal oral histories and photographs. This exhibition will not only celebrate the queer history of Southampton and the hard-won fight for LGBTQIA+ rights, but will also preserve the legacy of queer people in the area by forming a new collection to be deposited in the City Council’s Museum and Archive collection.

This exhibition was developed to accompany a new ‘a space’ arts commission by Ian Giles called Everyone Involved which you can read more about HERE.

With thanks to Alexandra Lyons, Mark Ovenden, Rachel Roberts, Joanne Smith and Clifford Williams