Scottee + Radical ESSEX present From Wivenhoe, With Love The life and times of Richard Chopping + Denis Wirth-Miller
2017 marks the 50th year since the partial decriminalisation of sex between men in England and Wales - Essex based artist Scottee is using this anniversary to focus on the lives of two trailblazers who set the then sleepy fishing village of Wivenhoe alight.
Artists Nando Messias, La John Joseph and Mem Morrison recollect the lives of the notorious couple in a performance made up entirely of local gossip, hearsay, speculation and distant memory. Come listen to the factually incorrect, unrecorded histories of two of Essex’s finest queers....
The live show is now sold out! However, join in the conversation and watch it unfold on twitter, Facebook and instagram using #FromWivenhoe
From Wivenhoe, With Love was part of an Unsung Stories commission from Heritage Open Days, England’s largest heritage festival (7-10 sep) https://heritageopendays.org.uk
Image copyright and courtesy of Jon Lys Turner archive