I am an actor. That’s great fun! Imagine being paid for playing all day long. In the 1990s I took part in a television series called the “Seven Sisters”. That was the first time in Norway an out and proud gay actor portrayed a gay man on television. Pretending to be someone else is what acting is all about. So I didn’t play myself, but an imaginary character called Roy.
On Thursday April the 4th Member of Parliament for Eastbourne and Willingdon Stephen Lloyd (right) took part in an informal presentation of the forthcoming “Gay Kids UK – Childhood Revisited” exhibition at Towner. Also present were Community Strategy and Involvement Manager Monica Ray from Eastbourne Council (second from the right), Outreach and Participation Manager at the Towner Léa Guzzo (third), producer Rolf Martin Angeltvedt (fourth), artist/curator Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty (front right) and researcher Bera Ulstein Moseng (front left). More than 70 visitors were given a presentation of some of the childhood photos and quotes from the oral histories and treated to a feast of wine, tea, coffee & nibbles kindly sponsored by Eastbourne Council For more info about what the exhibition is all about check out this blog.
The Norwegian Gay Kids exhibition has been on tour since November 2008. The next stop is the winter Olympic town of Lillehammer with an indoor show at the open-air museum called Maihaugen. The exhibition, specially curated for Maihaugen, will be open from early May through the summer holidays of 2013. Will you be there????
For me, love is love. Whether you fall in love with a girl or a boy, it’s exactly the same emotions! Falling in love is all about meeting the special one for you. Sometimes love hurts. But most of the time love is a magical feeling. It is this breath-taking experience that makes every Gay Kid realise what is right and what is wrong for her or for him.
Gay Kids UK – Childhood Revisited is proud to announce the support of Stephen Lloyd, the Member of Parliament for Eastbourne and Willingdon. On the forthcoming informal teaser at the Towner, Thursday this week, Stephen Lloyd will favour the project with his presence and a short speech. You can also enjoy a glass of wine, and a presentation of some of the childhood photos and quotes from the oral histories that Lill-Ann and Bera have collected so far. You are advised to come early. The event starts sharply at 7 pm.