LGBT 50 by Duckie with Pride in Hull, Yorkshire Dance and Gary Clarke


Taking place as a major moment in Hull UK City of Culture 2017's Freedom season, LGBT 50 marked the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Wearing Sappho's violets, Wilde's carnations or any flower they wished, over 50,000 people celebrated in the streets of Hull from 22nd - 29th July, from Pride in Hull to A Duckie Summer Tea Party and BBC Radio 2's I Feel Love concert broadcast live to millions on radio and red button on TV. 

The week also featured a procession of 50 Queers for 50 Years, a series of gay icons made by Duckie with the LGBT community in Hull; The House of Kings and Queens at Humber Street Gallery, exploring the LGBT community of Hull's sister city - Freetown in Sierra Leone; and,  in partnership with Yorkshire Dance, the commissioning of Into the Light - a new piece of outdoor community dance choreographed by Gary Clarke.