Queer National Treasures
From January to October 2021, Tom has been making work as part of his ambitious ‘Queer National Treasures’ project, funded by Arts Council England. You can listen to a podcast about the project here.
The aim of the project was to present and re-present British queer national treasures, allowing LGBTQ+ people to see themselves reflected in our national story. This involved R&D and performances of 3 new pieces of work shown above - A Shining Intimacy, Jenny, and ShakesQueer.
Scroll through all my other projects. I have put the performances in groups. Click on each title to learn a little more about each project.
I have been lucky enough to receive funding from Arts Council England to make some of my recent work including 'Queer National Treasures', 'I am 21!' and 'A Haunted Existence', and Heritage Lottery funding to deliver some archive history workshops across the UK.
To Life & Love
A show in which I deconstruct masculinity & perform my autobiography
Small scale works that focus on memory, scent and taste
Performances generated through formal and informal conversations with communities
Site specific works inspired by landscapes
Queering the Museum
Events and performances that provide queer narratives to established collections.
The Bad Taste of the Town
M Shed Audio Tour
A Dessert for Anna
Tea Leaf Readings (For Beginners)
Short performances for festivals and cabaret nights
I Know I Promised You A Party Trick
Knitting Without Tears
Butterflies & Dinner ladies
Playing But Losing
Deconstructing the Good Life
Bristol in Pieces
In these shows I use oral histories and archival research to bring both recent and more distant histories to life. I worked with creative technologists to create projections and include digital elements in the work.