Hounslow Celebrates LGBT+ History Month With Online Art Event

To celebrate LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) History Month, Hounslow Council is hosting an online arts event on Tuesday 8th February with local partners: Politics in Art: ‘The Arc is Long’

Published: Monday, January 24, 2022

To celebrate LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) History Month, Hounslow Council is hosting an online arts event on Tuesday 8th February with local partners. Politics in art: “The arc is long” will look at LGBT+ history and heritage with special guest speakers.

Participants will have the chance to submit their work to our Adult Education Tutors, who will choose a selection to exhibit at an exhibition in June 2022. The online event aims to foster artistic talent in the borough and to provide a platform to showcase the work of local residents.

Guest speakers include artist Rowan Frewin, museum curator Amy Dobson and Councilor Katherine Dunne who opens the event and is a member of the Hounslow Council Cabinet for Communities. She said: “I can’t wait to celebrate LGBT+ history month with this event. We are proud of our diverse communities in Hounslow and will try to provide a unique learning experience for participants.

Councilor Tom Bruce, Minister of Education for Hounslow, will close the event and hope it inspires budding artists. He said, “I want the evening to encourage people to take this opportunity and submit their plays for consideration. It would be great to grow the artistic talents of the borough and organize these events to share and promote their work.

There is a rich artistic heritage to discuss, as Amy Dobson explains: “We want to celebrate local LGBT+ icons like Freddie Mercury and Charles Robert (CR) Ashbee as well as contemporary artists like Rowan Frewin. Everyone knows Freddie as a global rock legend, but he was originally from Feltham and studied art and fashion, while hugely influential designer and architect CR Ashbee grew up in Isleworth. Equality is a political issue and has long been expressed through art of all kinds.

Residents are invited to join the event on Tuesday, February 8 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tickets are free and the event will take place online.

Register here : Politics in Art: The Bow is Long – LGBT History Month.