This week saw the culmination of the Margate-based ‘Our Screen Heritage’ events. Events included a multi-channel installation at the Walpole Bay hotel, an exhibition at The Margate School and an evening of films and performances at Dreamland.
Community Curators created a new film for the programme, following a series of events and workshops organised by Queer Heritage South and Margate Pride.
Community Curators created a new film, ‘The Weirdness of Queerness’ with footage sourced from the local LGBTQIA+ community. The film was screened as part of a multi-channel installation at the Walpole Bay hotel.
Visitors could also visit the community-curated ‘(archive as) Quiet Rebellion’ exhibition which explored the process of sourcing and curating the queer footage the volunteers found. New footage was shown alongside footage from SASE’s current collection, reflecting on the similarities and differences between the two.
The programme concluded with ‘Films ‘n’ Chips’ an evening of film and performances. The new film ‘The Weirdness of Queerness’ was shown, alongside other new community footage. There was also performances from local drag acts and performance artists.
A huge congratulations to the volunteer curators and Margate Pride!
Whilst the events in Margate and Folkestone may have concluded you can still be involved in Our Screen Heritage! Screen Archive South East continues to accept footage for the collection, and keep an eye on the website for updates on upcoming volunteering opportunities!