As the host of the first ever UK Pride, Hull was at the forefront of the celebrations to mark 50 years since the start of decriminilisation of homosexuality in the UK.
Hull 2017 joined forces with Hull Pride and the iconoclastic queer collective Duckie to host a week-long series of events to celebrate LGBT50.
One of the highlights of the week was A Duckie Summer Tea Party in Queen Victoria Square, which saw Duckie MC Amy Lamé and her hostesses serve tea and cake to unsuspecting members of the public, all accompanied by music from London Gay Big Band.
There were also performances by Britain’s Got Talent act The Sugar Dandies; queer femme feminist performance artiste Bird la Bird; theatre director, writer and filmmaker Topher Campbell; and female drag queen Victoria Sin with drag troupe The LipSinkers.
Throughout the day, visitors were also treated to a moving and riotous new dance piece by award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke. Into the Light, produced by Yorkshire Dance, presented a fast-forward version of LGBT history in a performance which brought together eight contemporary dance artists with over 40 people from Hull ranging from under 16s to over 60s.
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Image: Installation View. Mike S Redmond and Faye Coral Jones (MSR FCJ), Ecstatic Rituals.
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Installation view, 2020. Jamie Crewe, Solidarity & Love. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. Photo by Jules Lister.
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