A soirée of performance and conversation exploring queer and trans London life in the 1950s

In anticipation of Cover Her Face - Inky Cloak's bold reimagining of The Duchess of Malfi starring La JohnJoseph (Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Feb 10-15) - this one-off event hosted by's Ben Walters will open a window onto a period of the capital's queer history that remains undervalued and underexplored.

The legendary BETTE BOURNE recalls his saucy 1950s teenage years just round the corner from Vogue Fabrics;

LA JOHNJOSEPH will channel to Duchess to deliver sweet sounds of the day;

TOM MARSHMAN presents an excerpt from his acclaimed archive-based show Move Over, Darling;

photographer SARA DAVIDMANN reports on the tightrope-walk of her married uncle's closeted post-war trans life;

historian PATRICK HIGGINS unpacks the shocking legal and social oppression to which many queers were subjected before legalisation;

plus LAZLO PEARLMAN, performer, teacher and explorer of trans experience in the body, on stage and on the page.

Then a drink and a dance.

£7, £5 concessions Book Tickets