Emma Frankland / Cut The Wires

Listen to a new audio piece inspired by the LGBTQ+ history of East London.

Presented at CUT Festival through the Next in Line Platform.

In collaboration with Open Barbers and Gwen Scott, Emma Frankland presented an immersive barbering experience for CUT Festival audiences. Replacing a traditional barbershop mirror with the London skyline, let the sound of scissors fade away and allow yourself to eavesdrop on the lives, loves and style choices of East London’s ever evolving queer scene.

Featuring a time travelling pigeon and plenty of poetic licence this audio adventure will suggest how things might once have been and celebrate how they are today.

With thanks to London Metropolitan Archive, Bishopsgate Institute and Queer Tours of London.

Emma Frankland is an award winning artist and performer. Her work is ridiculous, honest and playfully destructive and creates space for difficult conversations.

Through her collaborative project None of Us is Yet a Robot she is forging global links and amplifying queer and non-gender conforming voices through performance work and activism.

Commissioned by CUT Festival and funded by Blank Billboard CIC, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

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