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#QMSexCult presents: Neil Bartlett – Friday 23 March 2018

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Sexual Cultures Research Group is pleased to announce ‘Good/Bad’, a public performance lecture at Queen Mary by Neil Bartlett.

Friday 23 March 2018


ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building

Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS

FREE. All welcome. No bookings taken.

ABSTRACT. Neil Bartlett was born in 1958. He has been having gay sex since 1973, making gay performance since 1982, and publishing gay writing since 1988. In this lecture, Bartlett offers a few personal and professional reflections on the two mutually interdependent categories that have dominated and continue to dominate gay male lives and culture in the several decades which he has been lucky enough to have survived, and asks: what makes a Good Homosexual, and what makes a Bad one, and why does it matter?

BIOGRAPHY. Neil Bartlett is a novelist, director, playwright, translator and performer. His published writings include the pioneering queer history Who Was That Man? and the novels Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall, Mr Clive and Mr Page, Skin Lane and The Disappearance Boy. His theatre work includes the original pieces Sarrasine, A Vision of Love Revealed In Sleep and Stella. He served a ten-year stint as Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith between 1994 and 2005, and since leaving the Lyric has made work for (among others) the National Theatre, Artangel, the Wellcome Foundation, Duckie and the Brighton, Holland, Aldeburgh, Edinburgh International and Manchester International Festivals. His recent performances have included an uninterrupted six-hour reading of Wilde’s De Profundis in Reading Gaol, a guest spot at Naked Boys Reading in Shoreditch, a specially commissioned cabaret turn for David Hoyle’s Christmas show at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and a one-night-only revival of his 1987 solo A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep at Tate Britain. Neil Bartlett is a patron of the Live Art Development. www.neil-bartlett.com



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March 23
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Sexual Cultures Research Group


ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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