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10:00 - 17:00 20 February 2016

Soho Spirit

Location

St. Anne's Church and Community Centre | St. Anne's Church and Community Centre (link Map)
55 Dean Street | London | W1D 6AF | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Soho is often envisioned, at both a national and an international level, as London's gay district. Its role as a space where gay identities and communities were made has shaped the urban experience of many LGBT people in London. However, with the advent of online spaces, the increasing inclusion of LGBT people in British society, and the rise in popularity of different urban areas, Soho's role for the LGBT community of London must now be reconsidered.

Can Soho still be seen as London's gay district? Why are so many LGBT spaces disappearing from Soho? Is there still the need for such spaces? If gay Soho disappeared, how would LGBT people experience a sense of community? Are new types of LGBT spaces appearing somewhere else?

This event is a collaboration between qUCL, UCL Urban Laboratory and JFIGS for the UCL LGBT History Month.


Contact

Jordan Rowe
+44 (0)20 3108 9402 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk


Links

UCL Urban Laboratory website
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