Monday, 13 February 2017

Queer City

Queer City: London club culture 1918-1967
March 2017

Police raid on a queer venue in Fitzroy Square, 1927; The National Archives, CRIM 1/387
Police raid on a queer venue in Fitzroy Square, 1927; The National Archives, CRIM 1/387
The National Archives and the National Trust have joined forces for a re-creation of The Caravan, a queer-friendly members club of 1934, at Freud Café-Bar, which is on almost the exact spot where the club originally stood..


They will also be running daytime tours of the Soho area, focussing on LGBTQ+ heritage and club culture. There will also be a programme of talks, debates and performances at the venue.

Cover of Past2Present magazine 2010
For more information about the events:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/queer-city-london

There is an article about The Caravan, based on a National Archives file (MEPOL 3/758), in the 2010 edition of our magazine, Past2Present:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24371157/Past2Present-2010.pdf

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