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Private spaces, Public Lives - LGBT+ History Month Talk

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The DCMS LGBT+ Network and Government Art Collection are really excited to be holding a lunchtime talk to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. Chantal Condron, Curator, Public Engagement at the Government Art Collection, will be speaking about some of the works by Duncan Grant which are held in the Collection today.

Grant, a member of the Bloomsbury Group, was one of the most celebrated and successful British artists of the mid-20th century. Late last year, hundreds of drawings by Grant were discovered at Charleston, the Sussex farmhouse where he lived and worked. These drawings had been passed secretly between friends and lovers over the years, a stark reminder of how LGBT+ people were forced to live clandestine lines for much of the 20th century.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk!

This session is for Civil Servants only.

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Civil Service LGBT+ Network’s Statement of Impartiality

We would like to make Civil Servants aware who choose to attend our LGBT+ History month events, that the speakers are external. Therefore, please be mindful that these will include discussions of the speaker’s own experiences, ideas and opinions.

We also want to make it clear that the views discussed in these events are those of the guest speakers. Therefore, they are not the views of the Civil Service nor the Government. Likewise, these are not the views of the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.

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