FROM MOLLIES TO PRIDE Sunday 3 July at 11:00 and 14:30
London’s LGBT Heritage in Covent Garden and Soho
To celebrate Pride weekend I am leading a walk for Westminster Friend as a special fundraiser to give you a vivid snapshot view of London’s deep history of sexual diversity. We will meet the Mollies and Macaronis of C18th Covent Garden. We take in the stories of John Wilmot, poet and libertine and Oscar Wilde. We will hear the extraordinary story of a C18th soldier who challenged all the norms of gender identity. You will discover how Soho developed into the heart of London’s modern LGBT community. The walk ends with the story of a Victorian scandal which rocked the establishment. Finally, we will take a look at the Bohemian sub-cultures of Fitzrovia looking at a notorious pub which attracted the literary and artistic demimonde of the 1920s and 1930s where festive Pride refreshments await.
This walk is a special fundraiser for the Disasters Emergency Committee Humanitarian Appeal for Ukraine. Please give generously. There is no upper ceiling for your contributions.
Booking is through Eventbrite here
Please give generously!
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