Where there's docks, there's queers. The expansive Thames and its ever-evolving dockyards have been an eternal haven for miscreants, ne'er-do-wells, and all kinds of outcasts. From the trade ships of the age of Enlightenment to the shadowy crevices of the bankside, to the famous George and Dragon drag bar, Greenwich is no stranger to queens! But what about the Kings of Greenwich Palace? Famous for his six wives, what did Henry VIII have to do with sodomites? Was James I ever a twink? Join Dani and Dan for this brand new Queer walking tour of the Greenwich Thameside, with our usual dolling out of queer intrigue, smut, scandal, and surely a singalong of 'In The Navy'....
Departing from QUEERCIRCLE at 2 PM and finishing the route at Cutty Sark.The tour will be conducted by Dani Singer and Dan de la Motte
Dani has been squeezing through the gaps in their imaginative borders since realizing their queer/trans identity over six years ago. This adventure has led them to work with many queer activist groups and changemakers, including the Gay Liberation Front, ACT UP London, and The Love Tank. Dani has worked with Queer Tours of London since it kicked off in 2016, and is continually amazed by the wealth of wonders in our community's history - and the connections made in sharing it. She has just started a queer nightlife agency, Safe Only Ltd, with a view to bringing abolitionist principles to the dancefloor. Dani is also an artist and theatre maker, and likes to tattoo their friends in quiet moments.
Dan de la Motte
Dan de la Motte is a performer, creative practitioner and activist specialising in queer heritage, live performance and work for children. In Autumn he begins a co-artist residency exploring the relationship between fungi and queerness at St Margaret's House Bethnal Green, curates an exhibition on 1970s and 80s cartoons from the gay press at Newington Green Meeting House and begins a PhD in performance co-creation with young people as a form of political activism with live art company Fevered Sleep at Queen Mary.