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After BUTT + Trojan Horse/ Rainbow Flag

11:00am-12:30pm on Sunday 10 September

Downing College, Howard Theatre, Regent Street, CB2 1DQ

Ian Giles' 'Edward/Maurice' explores the legacy of two of Cambridge's most acclaimed, and queer, writers: Christopher Marlowe and E.M Forster. Christopher Marlowe's 16th Century play Edward II and E.M Forster’s novel Maurice, both feature fully realised complex gay protagonists within historic settings.

For Open Cambridge, we offer two special screenings of Giles's earlier films 'After BUTT', 2018 and 'Trojan Horse', 2019. While 'After BUTT' celebrates the pulpy and irreverent gay magazine BUTT, which "put the sex back in homosexuality" for a community emerging from the shadows of two decades of the AIDS epidemic, 'Trojan Horse/Rainbow Flag' looks at the disappearance of gay spaces like the iconic Joiner's Arms in London due to gentrification.

Ian Giles' work has recently been exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery, Kettle’s Yard, Firstsite, and the Stedelijk Museum. His performances, filmmaking, and social practice create new networks to record and celebrate LGBTQI+ histories and experiences.

After BUTT
Film | 34 minutes | 2018
Commissioned by Chelsea Space
Funded by Arts Council England & supported by Hospitalfield

Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag
Film | 25 minutes | 2019
Funded by Arts Council England

Access Information
The Howard Theatre is fully accessible by lift, has soft and hard seating, a hearing loop, and disabled-access toilets. For any further access support, contact gallery(at)

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Full access, Hearing loop, Lift, Step-free access

Additional Information

Adults, Film, In person, Free
Event capacity: 160