MEET ANTINOUS AT THE PETRIE MUSEUM
CELEBRATING GAY HISTORY MONTH
Interesting speakers discuss objects and LGBT life in the ancient world, including, of course, Antinous.
In addition, they will be playing a pre-recorded contribution from Prof Greg Woods, poet and Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies at Nottingham Trent University, on Marguerite Yourcenar's interpretation of Antinous, which includes a reading of his own 1998 poem, "Favourite."
The evening will conclude with a live performance of the fabulous Bette Bourne and his Bloolips partner Paul Shaw's funny and somewhat poignant recreation of the first meeting of Hadrian and Antinous from their 1993 show, "Get Hur" ... they alone are well worth seeing and will provide a fabulous and unique finale to the evening.
Comedian and actor Tom Allen, artist Andrew Prior, writers Joseph Lidster and James Goss, Public Astronomer Marek Kukula, the Editor of Gay Star News Tris Reid-Smith, and the Director of Camden LGBT Forum Lou Hart will be in conversation with Egyptologist John J Johnston at this year's event to mark the celebration of LGBT History Month.
Drawing from the Petrie's collection of some 80,000 artefacts from ancient Egypt, including figurines, mummy portraits and ceramics, guests will present their personal choice of object and reflect on what it tells them about life, love and sexuality in the ancient world.
There will be additional contributions from pianist Mark Viner. It promises to be a fascinating and entertaining evening.
WHEN: 26th FEBRUARY TIME: 6-8.30PM
WHERE: THE PETRIE MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ARCHAEOLOGY, MALET PLACE, LONDON WC1E 6BT
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