This podcast tells the story of the LGBT bars in the London Borough of Lewisham in the 1980s and 90s: what they were like, how they supported people through tough times, and the impact of them closing on the LGBT community.
In the 1980s and 90s Lewisham was a destination for a big gay night out. In the first episode, we hear from people who remember them about what they were like and how they changed their lives.
For the second and final episode of Where to, now the sequins have gone? we hear about how the bars supported people through the AIDS crisis and how they offered an escape from wider homophobia.
We also hear reflections on their closures and the impact this has had on the LGBT community.
The podcast is a Bijou Stories Avant Gardening Production. It was produced and presented by Rosie Oliver.
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