Lecture or talk Adults

Queer Lives & Art | 40 Years of Lavender Menace (in person)

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 30 August, 12.45-1.30pm

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To meet demand we are also offering an online live stream of the event. Space is very limited, please do not come to the event without a pre-booked ticket.

Lavender Menace, Scotland’s first LGBT bookshop, opened in Edinburgh in 1982. In 2019 it was revived as an archive to preserve and celebrate hard-to-find and out-of-print LGBT+ books. To celebrate its 40th anniversary year we have invited founders Sigrid Nielsen and Bob Orr to be part of a panel discussion looking at its history. They will be joined by illustrator and writer Kate Charlesworth who has produced a series of portraits of queer writers for the anniversary, including bisexual Scottish poet Hamish Henderson (1919–2002). The discussion will be chaired by Lucy Armitage, Daskalopoulos digital producer, National Galleries of Scotland.

Sigrid Nielsen and Bob Orr (image: Malcolm Rix)

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchairs available
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  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • Baby change for gallery visitors
  • Toilets for gallery visitors
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Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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