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Forthcoming Events

2020 LGBT History Month

26th Feb 2020  
GATEWAY TO HEAVEN talk – presented by Clare Summerskill. 6pm – 8.30pm
Stratford, London.
For L&Q Housing. Free but you must message @LQLGBT on Twitter to say you want to attend!

L&Q LGBT Forum
Calling all L&Q residents who are LGBT+ or consider themselves Str8 allies We’re hosting an event for #LGBTHistoryMonth on 26 Feb in Stratford

29th Feb 2020

‘FROM FAIRLY VOCAL TO VARIFOCAL’, a celebratory evening of stand up and songs.

Produced by Sand (Safe Ageing No Discrimination)

19:30 at The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE, UK

Book tickets at

14th March 2020 
WRITING THE SELF – Exploring Autobiography from an LGBTQ+ Perspective.
An exciting one-day creative writing workshop which explores autobiography that focuses entirely on stories from LGBT people

Clare Summerskill will be running an exciting one-day creative writing workshop which explores autobiography that focuses entirely on stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans gender and Queer people. With Clare’s guidance, you will explore a range of creative writing styles including short stories, radio and theatre scripts recorded personal testimony, and stand up.


July 1st  Book launch of the script version of Gateway to Heaven at which members of Opening Doors London will perform readings from the play. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are free, but must be booked: It will take place at: Ashurst, London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1-10 Brushfield Street, London E1 6EN at 6.30pm.

In 2006, Clare Summerskill and her theatre company toured the UK with Gateway To Heaven, a verbatim theatre production based on interviews with older lesbians and gay men. The script version of the play, written by Clare, is published this month by Tollington Press.

To order a copy of the script of Gateway to Heaven, email | Cost £12 including p&p


Clare will be appearing in her latest one-woman comedy show,

FROM FAIRLY VOCAL TO VARIFOCAL for two nights only on

Friday 2nd February and

Sat 10th February

at Avondale Towne Cinema, 106 North Avondale Road
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002.  US.


Tickets $15            Box Office: 404-228-3125      8pm

TABLE SEATING OFFER: If you’re coming with friends, enjoy your drinks with special table seating (rather than theatre seating). Four tables are available (seating 4) for $100 per table. Call the box office to reserve your table!


Friday 6th April 

Clare is performing her musical/comedy show


8pm      Tickets £5-£8      Box Office: 01722 321 744

 Hearing Voices:  a play and a film

Three extracts from the film version of HEARING VOICES by Clare Summerskill have been posted on YouTube:

Visit for further information about CLARE’s talks and the DVD version of the play and watch this page for updates. For booking inquiries about talks and screenings of HEARING VOICES contact