Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Crispmas: A tribute to Quentin Crisp

The House of Homosexual Culture celebrates Quentin Crisp’s 100th birthday with a mixture of talks, discussion, performance and dressing up.

Christmas Day 2008 marks the centenary of Quentin Crisp’s birth, and the House of Homosexual Culture is celebrating with a special Queen’s Telegram on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Hear from the people who knew him and worked with him, including Crisp's biographers Paul Bailey and Andrew Barrow, who examine Crisp’s flair for self-invention, and provide a critical insight into his status as a writer and Adrian Goycoolea, Crisp's great nephew, who talks about his relationship with his family.

Bette Bourne performs an extract from the one-man show Resident Alien, which is based on Crisp's writings, and there is an exclusive viewing of extracts from the new ITV drama An Englishman in New York, starring John Hurt.

And as it’s nearly Christmas, there's a Quentin Lookalike Competition, so get imaginative with your costumes and win a special Christmas prize.

Happy Crispmas: A tribute to Quentin Crisp
Saturday 13 December, 7.45pm
Purcell Room
Southbank Centre, London

No comments: