Where to, now that the sequins have gone?

This project will uncover the histories of Lewisham’s lost gay venues that thrived from the 1970s – 90s by gathering the memories and stories of the people who created informal communities responding to social and political challenges, and the AIDS crisis.

It will explore different generations’ perceptions around gentrification and the loss of these physical queer spaces, as well as how the internet has allowed the LGBTQ+ community to find peer support in a digitally connected world.

Can you share a memory of Lewisham’s lost gay pubs and spaces?

Project team

  • Paul Green, Bijou Stories, freelance project manager and curator
  • Rosie Oliver, Bijou Stories