All Aboard the ‘BANG BUS’ – World AIDS Day Special
Saturday 25th November, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bang Bus
‘Queer Tours of London‘ Presents … BANG BUS!
Marking this years 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality ‘Queer Tours of London‘ have been set up to bring forth the visibility of our incredible community at large and the journey to how we became who we are today. Supporting London’s current queer activism, culture and performance in all its glory.
Meet in Soho Square at 2pm, then be prepared to be whisked off around central London on a journey of HIV in London, to arrive back in Soho for an after-party at 6pm. Expect bonkers and wonderful and chaotic and queer as f**k, on a drag-filled double decker bus – dress code; FABULOUS!
Remember the tragedy, sex, desire, isolation, activism, hate and love which have made the story of the HIV+ epidemic at the heart of the story of modern London? Remember how National Health Service (NHS) nurses, doctors and users continually put their lives on the line to protect the HIV+ community?
Join the ‘BANG BUS – World AIDS Day Special’ an immersive theatrical bus-tour of London journeying through the decades and places to bring the history of HIV+ in London to life. The BANG BUS is a literal and metaphorical vehicle for creative and radical social change. With the nurses, community activists and surprise guests at the heart of changing the HIV+ epidemic the BANG BUS – World AIDS Day Special’ serves to harness history to strengthen the fight today to protect the NHS and to demand a permanent AIDS Memorial in London. Read more about the BANG BUS here!
Buy TICKETS through OUTSAVVY, your LGBT+ ticketing guide designed to help you discover the very best LGBT+ events! (£10 unwaged, £16 waged, £20 HI – VIPs). Profits go to ‘Keep our NHS Public’ and the ‘John Mordaunt Trust’.
Thanks to ‘Positively UK’, ‘Positive East’, ‘ACT UP London’, ‘Stop AIDS’, ‘Naz Project London’, ‘Eastside Community Heritage‘, ‘Bishopsgate Institute’, ‘London Metropolitan Archives’ and all HIV+ related organisations involved in the curation so far.
ACT UP London is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV pandemic, along with the broader inequalities and injustices that perpetuate it.
In the fourth decade of this crisis, we fight to ensure comprehensive and easily accessible treatment for all people, in all countries. This includes not only medications but also mental and social health services as well as housing and economic equality. Here in the UK, we are united with the coalition of activists fighting to keep our National Health Service free, publicly run, and fully funded.