LGBTQ events and stories at our places
To commemorate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality we are telling the hidden stories of the men and women who challenged conventional notions of gender and sexuality at our places. Here is a roundup of LGBTQ stories and events we’re hosting to mark the anniversary.
To mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, in 2017 we explored stories of sexuality from the artists, writers and craftspeople associated with Wightwick.
Known as 'The Dancing Marquess', Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey was considered the 'black sheep' of the family owing to his eccentric behaviour and love of performance and costume.
In 2017 we marked 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality by exploring the LGBTQ heritage at many of our places.
Summer 2017 saw Clay and Diamonds bring a unique theatrical performance to Hanbury Hall
Find out more about Rex Whistler's playful artistic style and his life amid the set of the talented, riotous and at times controversial, 'Bright Young Things', a group which included prominent figures such as Noel Coward and Evelyn Waugh.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard is launching a yearlong programme of exhibitions and events developed by, with and for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) communities. As part of the National Trust’s Prejudice and Pride programme, marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, Sutton House Queered aims to question and disrupt, challenge and celebrate.
New recruitment films for Sutton House: ‘Inclusion’ a community collaboration
Renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont delves into the closets of the UK’s historic houses to explore LGBTQ histories and their contemporary significance to create a new performance, girl.boy.child coming to Smallhythe Place on Saturday 18th August 2018.
Watch three videos that explore the tragic life and work of the Pre-raphaelite artist Simeon Solomon as we mark 50 years since the partial de-criminalisation of homosexuality.
We’ve launched a new programme to reflect national anniversaries and public debates. This year we’re focusing on women’s suffrage and history as we mark 100 years since some women were first granted the right to vote. We are looking for academic institutions and heritage organisations to help us explore and research the hidden stories of our places that resonate today.
Never Gonna Dance Again is a season at Sutton House dedicated to celebrating London's Queer nightlife and the importance of these cultural spaces to our communities.
Stephen Fry has narrated a short film called ‘The Unfinished Portrait’, which reveals new information about the fascinating life of Felbrigg Hall’s last squire, Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer.
York’s three National Trust places are delighted to celebrate Pride throughout June with reduced entry offers and news of an exciting artist in residency event we’d love you to get involved in.
Many of our places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional ideas of gender and sexuality. We join the dots between the people whose collective LGBTQ story started over 150 years ago.
Climb the spiral staircase for panoramic views over the medieval parkland. Explore the rooms once home to Eddy Sackville-West as you go. His music records, gramophone and visitor book bring to life his time at Knole.
Curated and designed by Queering the Art Classroom, Sutton House is hosting an exhibition from GCSE pupils exploring topics of gender and sexuality in art.
This year we worked with two national artists in residence, Simona Piantieri and Michele D’Acosta, to respond creatively to the LGBTQ heritage of our places and create three short films that tell the broader story of the importance of this heritage across over a hundred years of history.