About the Festival

The Festival is taking place across London throughout 2018, and is open to all. Many events are also free to attend.

It aims to explore how HIV/AIDS has been experienced, represented, and remembered. Events include workshops, film screenings, party nights, music, talks, and performance. Follow the links to the Programme to find out more.

It is convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, with *Bridges events curated by Ash Kotak at Aesthesia. The RSHC is an outreach and research centre supported by Birkbeck and Queen Mary, University of London, dedicated to exploring public, interdisciplinary, and experimental history across periods and regions. Named after the historian Raphael Samuel, the Centre also maintains an interest in London history and history from below.

The Festival also relies upon many partners across heritage, academic, and charitable sector organisations.

Bridges: the cultural program of the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival curated by Ash Kotak of Aesthesia, supporting the #AIDSMemoryUK campaign. To donate, visit their gofundme page here.
C20th AIDS to C21st HIV – U=U: Undetectable=Untransmittable
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The Raphael Samuel History Centre: encouraging the widest possible participation in historical study and debate.