This summer we need your help to create a special exhibition to celebrate the extraordinary life of playwright Joe Orton and the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. For the first time, the exhibition will explore the fascinating aspects of crime in Orton's life and work including the defacement of the library books; his trial and imprisonment and his murder and legacy. The exhibition will display items from the University of Leicester’s Orton Archive including the Morocco diary and new artwork by Joe's nephew, artist David Lock, in response to the work of this uncle.
We need your help to raise £10,000 to make this exhibition happen. Together, we can celebrate the life and work of Joe Orton and continue to ensure that his legacy lives on. Please help us make this exhibition happen and get some great rewards in return. Thank you!
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16 May 2017
By Tim Desmond
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