We’re collating a mixtape with a song for each year since Pearl’s dooors closed in 1981 that filled dancefloors on London’s Black queer scene. ‘Mixtape Stories’ hears directly from community members about the tunes that they remember, and the memories they evoke. Continue reading LISTEN: PEARL’S MIXTAPE STORIES 1 – YOUNG LLOYD
A great start to #PearlsReturn – the pics and a smartphone video from the ballroom uprising in Brixton Market – Pearl’s Goes West Continue reading VIEW: PEARL’S GOES WEST – THE START OF HOMECOMING
A warm-up selection of those who DIDN’T make the cut
Any surprises? Continue reading LISTEN: NOT QUITE Pearl’s MIXTAPE
BLKOUT: Welcome to BLKOUT_UK. Tell our readers who you are LLOYD: I’m Lloyd. I’m a 56 year old Black gay man BLKOUT: Where are you from? LLOYD: I was born in Islington, North London . . . My parents originate … Continue reading WATCH THIS SPACE: LLOYD YOUNG & ‘THE BLACK EXPERIENCE’
Pearl’s Return; a recyclable, popup event, art, and social club – reviving a lost Black gay bar from 1970s Brixton, to create a networked destination for expression, connections, and Black LGBTQ+ joy Continue reading PLEDGE: PEARL’S RETURN
Later today (Sun 6th Dec) we launch our new regular event format – A S S E M B L Y
Join us for an engaging, action-focused review of UK based, Black heritage and history interventions, and where our Black queer lives – starting at 6pm
Join us for informal, lively discussions, focused debate, chat, and connection. Join us where Black Queer experiences move from the margins to centre stage (without apology).
New, community-led research report from BLKOUT_UK, the Black queer men’s collective, presents the results of a ground-breaking research project Continue reading Read: We’re all Black Queer Men now
It’s Not Black History Month if it doesn’t include Black Queer folk . . .Did you think there wouldn’t be a test? There’s always a test! Continue reading COMPETE: THE BLKOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH QUIZ 2020
“Selfie-obsessed, avocado toast-chomping, snowflake!” “Property-hoarding, climate-change complacent, bed-blocker!” “Read a book!” “OK. Boomer!” The combination of ever-increasing speed in technological change, rising life expectancy, a period of relative economic stability, the hard-fought-for (yet still unfinished) liberation struggles, the loosening of … Continue reading VIDEO: can we talk?
A ‘lost’ collection of photographs stirred deep emotions and memories for Dirg.
Dirg’s father, John A. Richards, also in reflective mood shares his 1st poem ‘Keep a check on your ledger’. Written when we was 93 years old. Continue reading read: windrush – a collection saved (part 2): wisdom shared