Category: performance

Performance: Wrench & Franks – “Songs of forbidden passion and that…”

Dome and side panels

Under the dome in the historic library at Bishopsgate Institute on day one of the conference artists Kevin Wrench and Andrew Franks will be performing as part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Lady Malcolm’s Servants’ Balls’ project created by Duckie in association with the Bishopsgate Institute.

Wrench & Franks – “Songs of forbidden passion and that….”

Kevin Wrench and Andrew Franks are artists who make work inspired by queer history. They have often worked with Duckie, and the Schwules (LGBTQ+) Museum in Berlin, making installations, performances and films based on obscure archive material and popular memory. They recently hosted the LGBT History Month late night event at the British Museum, leading the audience on a comic musical tour around queer artefacts in the Museum’s galleries, and are part of Duckie’s ‘Lady Malcolm’s Servants Ball’ coming to Bishopsgate Institute in May and June 2016.

Duckie are a post-queer performance and events collective that create Good Nights Out. For more information visit their website:


Wrench and Franks will be performing in the Bishopsgate Library on day one of the conference at 6pm, when there will also be library tours available.

One of our keynote speakers, E-J Scott, is leading the research on the project. Look out for further information!