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Polite Polari FREE


Be inspired by the artwork of Jez Dolan in this humorous and historical language session. Explore the lost language of the LGBT community as we teach you Polari – queer slang and phrases from yesteryear. Largely lost post partial decriminalisation in 1967, this fascinating language combines Romani, London slang, back slang, rhyming slang, sailor slang, and thieves' slang and much more. Rich and fruity phrases subvert standard language into hidden meaning, allowing people pre 1967 to speak openly at a time before LGBT + rights.

Saturday 3 1.00PMFebruary2018-02-03T13:00:00Z2018-02-03T14:50:00Z

Spoken Word

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square

B3 3DH Birmingham GB

0121 303 2834

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