‘A Great Unrecorded History’:
Writing same-sex desire in the
British Museum

In advance of LGBT History Month, Curator Richard Parkinson explores British Museum objects which tell the story of same-sex desire – from ancient Egypt and Babylon to modern times.

Followed by a poetry writing workshop with John McCullough in association with the Poetry Society and Arts Council England. Write a poem about LGBT history and enter it for the Write Queer London competition 2012. No experience necessary – just come for the talk, or stay and get creative.

For full details, visit untoldlondon.org.uk 

This event took place on 19 January 2012.

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Bust of Antinous, the emperor Hadrian’s young lover. From Rome, Italy. AD 130-140
‘A Great Unrecorded History’: Writing same-sex desire in the British Museum

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