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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

LGBT film day
T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s

Sunday 16 February,
13.15–13.55
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s, is part of a day of films exploring the theme of music in the context of LGBT cinema.

Director Robert Philipson says: 'Blues divas such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Alberta Hunter created and promoted a working class vision of blues life that provided an alternative to the Victorian gentility of middle class manners. In their lives and music, blues women presented themselves as strong, independent women who lived hard lives and were unapologetic about their unconventional choices in clothes, recreational activities and bed partners. Blues singers disseminated a Black feminism that celebrated emotional resilience and sexual pleasure, no matter the source.'

29 mins, Cert. TBC

In partnership with Camden LGBT Forum.

Age: P


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