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Notre objectif est de préserver, d'explorer et de partager les archives d'un tas de digues post-punk de kick ass qui ont secoué Londres, Royaume-Uni dans les années 1980.


Nous utilisons cette archive pour:

  • Inspirer les femmes lesbiennes et bisexuelles (cis / trans / nb)

  • Travailler avec des universitaires, des artistes, des musiciens, des cinéastes et des interprètes pour mener des recherches et créer des œuvres d'art basées sur les archives

  • Relancer la communauté d'origine de Rebel Dykes pour lutter contre l'isolement des femmes âgées

  • Utilisez les archives et les œuvres d'art pour stimuler le débat et les liens entre les générations

"Life in the 1980s? Well... it was exciting, it was scary, it was fun, it was poor,  it was a great time and a terrible time to be young and queer in London." Debbie Smith

REBEL DYKES HISTORY PROJECT focuses on the heritage of a group of young lesbians who lived in London in the 1980s. This loose grouping was made up of young punk women on the edge of society. The areas of London that the heritage focuses on is Brixton, Vauxhall, Peckham, Soho, Forest Gate and Hackney.  The young women were involved in political movements of the period 1983 - 1991, including Greenham Common, South London Women’s Hospital Occupation, anti-censorship, sex-positive feminism, sex workers rights, anti Section 28, ACT-UP and the Poll Tax Riots. As a movement they were heavily involved in art and culture, creating  bands, art, club nights, zines and festivals.

Our project has inspired a host of art activities from sound to textiles to drag performance.  We have worked with a number of academics to ensure these stories get into the history book.  We are working with filmmakers to create a Feature Length Documentary.  We run occasional events, including Gatherings and Online Film Club.  We work with numerous partners, including Bishopsgate Institute and On The Record.  We inspire, we develop community, we have fun.  We are The Rebel Dykes, and we believe anything is possible!

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