Returning for its second year, Queer and Now invites people of all ages and identities to come together and celebrate the powerful role of LGBTQ+ arts and culture in today's society.
Join us for live performances, archive & library history workshops, artist-led talks and fun family activities for all ages, plus live music, film, DJs and dancing — all presented by the UK’s vibrant queer community.
Queery Tate Britain’s collection with the launch of the Queer Walk Through British Art, join trans disability activist Leo Ace Collins for life drawing, make archive-inspired art for the world’s first young trans artists’ book, have your own queer look illustrated, join the intergenderational gender questioning circle and pick up more than a book at Timberlina’s library & archive speed dating! There’s also dozens of LGBTQ+ speakers, craft stalls from Wotever World’s QUEER FAYRE, LGBT Arts & Crafts PLUS seed-to-plate veggie food.
All Festival activity is free, but some events are ticketed on a first-come first-served basis. See programme below.
The Intergenderational Gender Questioning Circle
The 'What Does a Queer Museum Look Like'? Debate
Bird la Bird’s Queer People’s Travelling History Show
Tate Britain Library & Archives Speed Dating with Timberlina
Eve Stainton: Expanding Fantasies
Leo Aces Willis: Trans Life Drawing
Yemi Awosile: Panoptes – creating textiles to explore ideas around identities and behaviours
Xana: Live looping sound exploration
Marikiscrycrycry: Explore queer culture through art, drop in
Ashley-Louise McNaughton: Under 5’s explore a Queer Walk Through British Art
Charlie Craggs: Nail Transphobia
Wotever World’s QUEER FAYRE, LGBT Arts & Crafts
Soof The Floof Talisman – make your own talisman with artist Soofiya
London College of Fashion: Live queer looks fashion illustrating
Out of This World
69: Film premiere and Q&A with director Rob Eagle
See All Too Human at a reduced ticket price of £10 all day, with a queer curatorial tour in the evening. Pre-book your £10 ticket online or pick up from Manton ticket desk on the day. Exhibition open until 21.45.
MUSIC & DANCING
FOOD AND DRINK
All veggie and vegan seed-to-plate! For those planning to visit the food and market stalls we do recommend bringing cash along as many stalls will be cash only.
This is a day to come together to inspire future generations through the preservation of a celebration of queer lives and culture. The festival is curated by E-J Scott, from the Museum of Transology, with Tate’s Learning teams and a dynamic cast of artists, cultural producers, commentators, activists, supporters and Tate’s own LGBTQ+ staff network, Queer and Now places community conversation and creativity at the heart of the gallery.
A quiet, time-out space will be made available at Tate Britain for the duration of the festival.
Tate Britain is equipped with all-gender bathroom facilities.
In association with Pride in London, UK Black Pride, Trans Pride Brighton and Regard — National Organisation of Disabled LGBT People.
For more information visit our website: https://goo.gl/Iu8L4e