Join artist Evan Ifekoya who will be leading an evening show and tell of material from the Rukus! archive at London Metropolitan Archives. This session will be focused on material related to the nightlife experiences of BLGBTQ/QTIPOC identified women and non binary folk. We'll be looking at flyers, magazines, reviews and more, from the 1980's to mid 2000's.
Where are we at with nightlife in London (and beyond) now? Let's have a proper look back, so we can think forward and create better futures and social spaces together. This event intentially seeks to create space for intergenerational dialogue.
This session is drop in, so please don't worry about not being able to make the whole thing, or arriving late. We'll be going for some refreshments at a nearby bar or cafe afterwards so we can continue the conversation.
Please get in touch at email@example.com if you have any questions about this event or would like to contribute to the project. London Metropolitan Archives is fully accessible.
The Rukus! archive was established in 2005 by photographer Ajamu and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell.
'A Score, A Groove, A Phantom: Together People' is a series of events exploring queer nightlife in 80s/90s London whilst centering black music and the experiences of women and non binary people. As well as encouraging intergenerational dialogue, the aim is to interrogate where we are at now with nightlife and social space in London. Outcomes of the project will include radio broadcasts and an online digital archive.
This project is intitated with the support of a Durham Wharf bursary from ReachoutRCA.