Ungentle Walking Tour with Huw Lemmey

5 October 2022

Huw Lemmey led a walking tour across sites in London that relate to historical and fictional stories of spying, from the 1930’s to the present day. This event coincided with Lemmey’s new film Ungentle, produced in collaboration with Onyeka Igwe. This was a special opportunity to visit some of the history-laden landscapes that drive the film, and explore their connections to the emergence of homosexual identity and the development of Britain’s counterintelligence capability in the mid 20th Century. 

Locations included St. James’s Park, 54 Broadway, St. Ermins Hotel, Parliament Square, Thames House, SIS Building, Park Mansions, the U.S. Embassy and Dolphin Square.   

  1. Huw Lemmey is an artist and writer. He has published the novels Unknown Language (2020), Red Tory: My Corbyn Chemsex Hell (2019) and Chubz: The Demonization of My Working Arse (2015). With Ben Miller, he hosts the highly-successful podcast Bad Gays, ‘about evil and complicated queers in history’. Their book, Bad Gays: A Homosexual History was recently published by Verso Books. Lemmey writes on digital culture, sexuality and politics for publications including Architectural Review, Icon, Art Monthly, L’Uomo Vogue, The Guardian and The White Review, among others. 

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