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untilA spirit of hopefulness characterises the third edition of Transpose at the Barbican, as trans voices come together to look to the future: https://bit.ly/2DPjmo4 Featuring artists from across the generations collaborating in performances of opera, poetry, dance and electronica, this show considers what gender, identity and individuality might look like tomorrow – in a celebratory atmosphere. Transpose is curated by CN Lester and directed by Kate O’Donnell, two of the trans community’s leading lights and multi-talented performers. In the words of CN, it’s a space in which ‘we can show you our vulnerabilities, our strengths, and – most of all – our authenticity.’ Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval Age guidance: 16+ (contains adult themes) These performances are all BSL-interpreted Fri 7 Dec Post-show talk
untilHistorian John Wilson leads this British Sign Language tour of the exhibition Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers. Please note: This event is for BSL users only. Free, booking essential https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/talk/bsl-tour-of-under-cover Drawn from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, this exhibition of amateur 'found' photographs from Europe and the US explores gender non-conformity and cross-dressing. Dating from 1880 onwards, the photos are mostly of unnamed and unknown figures – having been mainly collected from flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay - and as such offer an unauthorised view into the worlds of individuals and groups choosing to defy gender conventions.