EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
Sheldon has over eight years of event production and public speaking, underpinned by public engagement that connects heritage sites to new audiences.
His experience ranges in the creation and development of performances, immersive theatrical experiences, talks, reinterpreting historic artworls and exhibits for clients including Pride in London, The National Gallery and the National Trust.
DRAGGED THROUGH HISTORY
Joined by fellow heritage professional Sacha coward and alumni from RuPaul's Drag Race - Sum Ting Wong, Divina DiCampo and Tia Kofi have all taken part in past outings, Dragged Through History gives historical context to Drag, from the Vikings to the present day. An online seminar with a Q and A feature delivered as part of LGBT History Month.
I gave a talk on the Cobbe portraits of Hatchlands Park, a National Trust property in Surrey. This was an entirely new event in the output of Hatchlands, a historic home built for Admiral Edward Boscawen in the 18th century.
Discovered in the early 2000s, the paintings revealed the likely bisexuality of Henry Wriothsley, 3rd Duke of Southampton and playwright William Shakespeare. House Proud was part of a wider programme bringing performance, poetry and history in celebration of LGBT+ History Month.
Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum's first foray into exploring its LGBT history, self and others contributed to an online cabaret exploring the Industrial Revolution and the queer history of Shropshire.