National Portrait Gallery Tour: Parental Advisory with Bourgeois & Maurice, 23rd February 2012
To Do List shook off the event-blogging cobwebs last night for our first official outing since we ceased to be Loserville. So what better way to kick things off than with LV favourites Bourgeois & Maurice.
As part of Timberlina‘s season of LGBT History Month events at the National Portrait Gallery, the London Cabaret Award-winning duo led a huge crowd a merry dance around the NPG’s 2nd floor, sharing some facts and fiction (who can tell the difference?) about their favourite portraits.
Our favourite bits? The picture above with what must be one of the earliest artistic representations of LaJohn Joseph, and Georgeois Bourgeois’ description of portrait miniatures as the original Grindr.
Serious-looking Man: “Who are these guys? Do they work here?”
Gallery staff member: “They’re freelancers”
Bourgeois & Maurice will be popping up at the Cafe de Paris on March 9th as part of La Reve, and then there’s the small matter of a US debut on March 28th in New York (Our Hit Parade @ Joe’s Pub)
Timberlina presents Big Bingo Night every Monday at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
LGBT history Month continues throughout February – check http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/ for details
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