Queerama: A Century of Gay Rights and Desires on Film
UK 2017 | Dir Daisy Asquith | 70min | Cert 15
Crafted from the treasures of the BFI National Archive, Queerama traverses a century of gay experiences, and encompasses persecution and prosecution, love and desire, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and Pride.
Weaving in the music of John Grant, Goldfrapp and Hercules & Love Affair, Daisy Asquith guides us through queer relationships, desires, fears and expressions against a backdrop of incredible change.
We are delighted to welcome director Daisy Asquith for a post-screening Q&A. There will be a brief introduction from Hastings Pride and a presentation of poems from UK inaugural L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate, Trudy Howson.
8.00pm – 8.05pm – Hastings Pride
8.05pm – 8.25pm – Trudy Howson
8.25pm – 8.45pm – Interval
8.45pm – 9.55pm approx. – Queerama.
9.55pm – 10.25pm approx Q + A with director Daisy Asquith
Surround audio and regular cinema seating will all take place in our compact Auditorium Foyer space. Limited spaces available. Advance booking is highly recommended.
- Trudy Howson is the UK inaugural L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate (2016-19)
- She writes poetry that illuminates and explores our community’s diverse landscape.
- Celebrates internationally recognized L.G.B.T. days.
- Responds to events that impact on our community.
- Champions our rights and needs.
- Encourages L.G.B.T. poetry through performance and events
- Her work is widely performed and publicized in the UK
The theme for this year is the Summer of Love. It was a time in society where people came together in hope of making real social change and a reminder of the power people have and what can be achieved when people come together.
Most importantly for the LGBT+ community it reminds us of the social and political changes brought about by the change in legislation that was brought about in the decriminalisation of homosexuality 50 years ago.
Hastings Pride aims to tear down the social barriers that still exist in society today. Bringing people together under the ‘Rainbow Umbrella’ (supporting our values) to remind us all of the commonality we share in our humanity and celebrating the diversity to remove social barriers and create a truly equal society.
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.25 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: Free
Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be send 10 – 14 days before the show date.
- By Rail
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
- By Car
If driving from the London area:
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
Please contact the Box Office on 01424 229 111 to arrange a visit.
Facilities for disabled visitors
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Box Office and Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for blind or visually-impaired
- Large print season brochures
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
- An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.