Singing The Changes
An exhibition telling the vibrant story of LGBT Londoners since 1983 through the voices of Europe’s longest running LGBT choir, The Pink Singers.
In 1983 the social landscape for LGBT people in the UK was radically different from where we are today. The age of consent was unequal, homosexuality had only just been decriminalised in Northern Ireland and the prospect of any kind of same-sex marriage was a distant dream.
That year, a group of nervous Londoners with a shared passion music met for the first time and the Pink Singers were formed.
Singing the Changes is an exhibition, telling the powerful story of the 30 years between 1983 and 2013, portraying the dramatic social change witnessed by ordinary Londoners in those years, where we are now and the challenges still to be overcome.
The Pink Singers is a diverse organisation with a rich history. We’ve grown from a few members in our early years to 80 singing members today. We continue to sing about, react and feed into the debate about LGBT rights and we’re still a family united by our love of music.
A sneak peek at the exhibition itself…
First presented in London in Summer 2013, at Audit House, Blackfriars and The Guardian, King’s Place, Singing The Changes presents artefacts from our history, compelling interviews and includes excerpts from our early performances.
Moving, celebratory and informative; our exhibition is designed to provoke and inspire people from every walk of life into thinking about LGBT rights and their own histories.
The exhibition is generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and formed part of our 30th anniversary celebrations.