From Wivenhoe, With Love
The life and times of Richard Chopping + Denis Wirth-Miller
(Image copyright and courtesy of Jon Lys Turner archive)
Scottee + Radical Essex
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.
Three performances will happen across Wivenhoe on the 9th September, tickets available from 25th July via scottee.co.uk