Gay bars and tarot cards: Liverpool show celebrates LGBT art

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Walker art gallery is putting on UK’s largest exhibition exploring LGBT themes and history through contemporary art

Poignant video footage of 170 empty gay bars in 13 UK cities will greet visitors to the UK’s largest exhibition exploring LGBT themes and history through contemporary art.

The footage, filmed over nine months by artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, is part of an exhibition opening this week at Liverpool’s Walker art gallery. The exhibition is one of a number of cultural activities marking the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, which in 1967 partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales.

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