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raised of £2,500 target by 78 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,510 to establish a Rainbow Plaque dedicated to My Beautiful Laundrette on Wilcox Road, SW8.

    Funded on Friday, 22nd October 2021

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    The Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum are working to raise £2,500 to establish a Rainbow Plaque dedicated to My Beautiful Laundrette.

    The plaque would be installed in the pavement by 11 Wilcox Road, SW8, the location of where the infamous 'Powders' laundrette was set.

    Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Gordon Warnecke, and directed by Stephen Fears with an original screenplay by Hanif Kureishi, My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) broke major ground in its bold exploration of race and sexuality in the Thatcher era.

    As the site on Wilcox Road has been earmarked for development, it is now more important than ever to preserve and celebrate London’s LGBTQ+ cultural history.

    The funds raised will support the design, production and installation of the plaque, as well as an unveiling event to be held in summer 2021.

    Putting the plaque into the pavement has increased the overall cost of the project but, we feel it's the best location for it to go.

    The Rainbow Plaque is a scheme that was established by York Civic Trust with York LGBT Forum in 2018 as a way to identify people and moments of Queer History.

    The 'My Beautiful Laundrette' Rainbow plaque will be the Forums' second campaign following 2019's successful fundraiser and installation for 'Oscar Wilde ' on Platform 10 of Clapham Junction station

    It will also be the first of the Rainbow plaques to incorporate the Progress Pride colours

    We are once again working with Clapham–based not-for-profit arts institution Studio Voltaire to realise this project, with the full support of Lambeth Council and Clapham Picturehouse.

    We will be having a special fundraising event at Clapham Picturehouse on July 24th with a screening of 'My Beautiful Laundrette' followed by a Q&A with Stephen Frears, Hanif Kureishi and Gordon Warnecke.

    Thank you for reading and hope you can support our cause!

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    • David Robson1 year ago
      David Robson

      David Robson

      1 year ago

      Thank you all SO much in helping us hit our target in just 6 days! The reaction to this has been so beautiful to read and to see how much people still cherish this piece of work makes us very proud of this project. Please email me on in order to keep updated on the campaigns process and to register your interest to attend the launch event. As yet, we don't have a date for this but we think it would be late August. Thanks again! David x

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    • Wayne Horne

      Wayne Horne

      Jul 3, 2021

      Great film, great idea.


    • Dean Rodgers

      Dean Rodgers

      Jul 3, 2021


    • David O’Brien

      David O’Brien

      Jul 3, 2021

      Hope this helps towards the plaque


    • Phil Jan

      Phil Jan

      Jul 3, 2021


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    • Mark Healey

      Mark Healey

      Jul 3, 2021

      Great to see so much support for this plaque. Looking forward to seeing it installed.


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