Late Shift Extra

9 November 2017, 18:00-21:00


Queer Perspectives, an innovative and inclusive quarterly event hosted by artist and curator Sadie Lee, is turning 10. To celebrate its diverse decade, enjoy an informal evening of pop-up performances and entertaining happenings with a Queer Twist. Everyone is welcome but please note that some content may be of particular interest to LGBTQI audiences of 18+

  • Enjoy a drink at the Late Shift Bar and a DJ set by Drag scene legend John Sizzle

  • Take a queer stroll through the Collection with a Late Shift Tour put together by artist and curator Sadie Lee

  • Get drawing in a drop-in queer-themed session led by artist Becca Human

  • Hang out in the Portrait Café with hirsute hostess-cum-matchmaker Timberlina for a spot of speed dating and arty making

  • Meet artist and photographer David Gwinnutt who will be signing copies of his new book of portraits of 1980s queer London, The White Camera Diaries, 19.30 in the Bookshop

  • Get ready for your close-up in photographer Marysa Dowling’s pop-up studio

  • Watch a selection of Deep Lez short films selected by curator Nazmia Jamal

  • Hear about the startling link between the National Portrait Gallery and Section 377, the British colonial law which outlawed queer sex, in a performative talk by artist Bird la Bird and theorist Doctor Rohit K Dasgupta

  • Experience some Brief Encounters with songs and stories inspired by famous queer sitters in the Collection performed by Rose Collis

  • Be serenaded by singer David McAlmont who celebrates his musical icons including Eartha Kitt, Dusty Springfield and Julie Andrews

  • All events are drop-in and free. Event capacity is limited and spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Late Shift Extras are occasional large-scale themed evenings with special performances, workshops, screenings, music and debates taking place across the entire Gallery.

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