Gateways Grind

Jacquie Lawrence

Jacquie Lawrence



United Kingdom


Feature film




1 h 20 mins




Aging/Elders, Lesbian

Leadership Circle Sponsors

Heather Gibson and Emily Rideout

The memory of so many lesbian bars, whose stories are integral to lesbian history, is in danger of slipping away. But filmmaker Jacquie Lawrence is determined to not let that happen to one of Britain’s most storied meeting places.

Gateways Grind revisits the colourful history of The Gateways Club. Open from 1943 to 1985, the basement bar was a haven for women who could meet with friends and lovers to commune, snog, dance, and have a rollicking good time. Broadcaster and former Gateways regular, Sandi Toksvig takes us behind the club’s iconic green door on a hilarious, scandalous and moving tour of this much-loved Chelsea bar.

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Sat Nov 12, 4:00 pm
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, ON


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