Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tipping the Velvet

Nigah presents >>
Tipping the Velvet
on Friday, 31st July 2009
from 6 pm to 9 pm
at Milan, A-20 (Basement), Lajpat Nagar III, New Delhi

Nigah events are back again after a short break! The last few weeks have been very exciting and eventful, first the Delhi Queer Pride march and then the historical High Court judgment that read down Sec 377 of the IPC. To celebrate this and more, we invite you to the screening of a delicious, lip smacking film!

Tipping the Velvet is set in the 1890s, it tells the story of Nancy Astley, an oyster girl from the English town of Whitstable , who falls in love with a male impersonator and stage performer named Kitty Butler and begins to undergo a complete life transformation. The story deals with the topic of lesbian sex and desire along with the role that economic class can play in oppression. The title of the film is a Victorian-era euphemism for cunnilingus.

This 2002 BBC television drama serial is based on the bestselling debut novel by Sarah Waters of the same name. It stars Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes , and Jodhi May . Directed by Geoffrey Sax, the novel was adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies.

Entrance is in the lane behind the building. Ring bell to gain access. It's right behind Moolchand Hospital.
- last turning into Lajpat Nagar if you are coming from Defence Colony Flyover.
- first turning if coming along the Ring Road from Defence Colony side. Do not not take the underpass, take left lane (do not turn left!) and go straight across the traffic lights on ground level.
- Right turn at Moolchand Flyover if coming from Chirag side, then as above
- U-Turn at Moolchand Flyover if coming from Ashram on RIng Road, then as above

Do come! Forward this information widely! Refreshments will be provided.

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