A QUEER Night at Hove Museum – 1st August

Two individuals in funny clown attire, posing happily with exaggerated makeup and wigs.
GA Smith & LE Bayley, Two Clowns, 1906 (courtesy of Screen Archive South East / BFI National Archive)

A pre-Pride party celebrating the pioneering history of filmmaking in Brighton & Hove!

Date: Thursday, 1st August
Time: 6:30pm – 10pm
Venue: Hove Museum of Creativity, 19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB
Ticket costs (pay what you feel from options): £5, £10 or £15
Book a ticket: Click here to get tickets

Join us for a pre-Pride celebration like no other at Hove Museum of Creativity! Queer Heritage South joins Days of Wonder for a night of music, talks, performances, video projections, and art, to explore the queer legacy of Hove Museum’s film & media collection.

The event will begin at 6:30pm with a series of talks exploring the city’s film collection and history.

From 7:30pm the legendary Club Silencio will take over the ground floor bringing their oddball queer campery to Hove Museum for one night only! See stars of the silver screen come to life through their unique queer lens, in ways that will astound, delight and maybe even terrify.

While across the museum you will be able to explore art, film and performances by Bella Okuya, Kate Shields, and many others, bringing Queer-themed art to life for Pride.

A QUEER Night at Hove Museum is co-curated and produced by Queer Heritage South and videoclub. The event is part of Days of Wonder, in partnership with Corridor, Brighton & Hove Museums and Screen Archive South East. Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Film Hub South East.

A graphic sign with the words a queer queer queer night at hove museum (a pre-pride 2024 extravaganza)
Club Silencio

Films showing in the programme include:

Megan Watson, The Air in Cyberspace, 2022
Emily McDonald, Shon Fay – Catechism, 2017
Rosemary Baker, Lesbian, 2021