Far too many of us spend far too much of our post-11pm Thursday or Friday nights trying to veer our friends towards the beckoning doors of Dalston Superstore.
If you need further ammunition to get the night to move in accordance with your gay agenda, the bar-cum-gallery is opening a queer exhibition over the summer. Naturally, parties, events, talks and workshops designed around the exhibition will run throughout.
Artefacts and ephemera from national archives, personal collections and influential queer meccas have been gathered to create a brief but passionate exploration of queer culture over the last century.
Fifty years since the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality (a date for the diaries even if it didn’t add to the recognition and expansion of lesbian rights), the exhibition is an attempt to look to the past that forged our present. It has been set up as a way of honouring those who worked tirelessly to make our lives more free today.
The opening night (Thurs 6th July) will welcome the usual Superstore revelry and all proceeds will go to Opening Doors London (ODL), the biggest charity providing information and support services specifically for older LGBT+ people in the UK.