Museum shows Pride

Drag queen Topsie Redfern

LGBTQ is in the spotlight as Bucks County Museum reveals its programme for November. People of all descriptions (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer/questioning) are welcome, say the Aylesbury venue organisers. See Bucks Museum Pride under ‘Event’ below for full details.

Highlights at the museum in Church Street are are as follows:

Family activity
Boogie Beat Sessions for under 4s
Every Friday until December 2, 10.15am – 11am
Music and movement sessions in the museum suitable for babies, toddlers and preschool children using props, rhymes, songs, music and dances. Sessions last 45 minutes. £4 per session. Call to book.

Fighting on Different Fronts: Representations of Women in the First World War
Thursday November 8, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Drawing on previously unpublished material, Peter Vass, Oxford Brookes University, examines the way women were represented in propaganda in the WW1. £5 per person. Call to book or visit the website.

Bucks Museum Pride
Saturday November 17, 5.30pm – 8pm
The museum says: ‘We welcome our LGBTQ community to join us for Bucks Museum Pride with LGBTQ entertainment starring UK’s famous drag king Adam All and West End star and drag queen Topsie Redfern. We are also looking to collect objects for future displays showing community stories and would like to represent the LGBTQ community. Please bring along everyday objects that have your LGBTQ story attached to help the museum tell the hidden story of the Bucks LGBTQ community. This is an LGBTQ event – all welcome including straight allies. Free event supported by the Arts Council but donations welcome. Call to book or visit our website.’ (Pictured above: Drag queen Topsie Redfern).

Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday November 24, 11am – 4pm
Enjoy browsing a fantastic range of stalls within the historic buildings, including handmade toys and clothing, cards, gifts, jewellery, stocking fillers, art and home décor and seasonal refreshments. Entry by donation.

Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441


October 29, 2018