New displays will tell of the life, loves and experiences of Eddy Sackville-West in The Gatehouse Tower. A rare copy of the novel 'Orlando' will be on display. An evening of immersive theatre will feature live performance and screening of Sally Potter's film adaptation.
A new exhibition looks back at the people and projects that shaped the world-famous garden in the last fifty years. Displays will feature never-seen-before objects from the collection. Radical literature from the 11,000-strong library will link to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England. The South Cottage gives a further glimpse into this place's unique history.
A ‘letters live’ event series this summer will feature readings of the love letters between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. An artist will be invited to respond to the evocative writing room where Woolf composed many of her most iconic works.
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.
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.