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Please note change of venue to
Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf (Bilk)
Room 208 or 209, 2nd floor

This red brick building, formerly used by Barmer, is near the bus stop “Feuerbachstraße” on the bus routes 780, 782 and 785, which go from Heinrich-Heine-Allee towards Erkrath, Solingen or Langenfeld. It is 350 metres’ walk (5 minutes) along Fruchtstraße from the metro and tram stop “Karolingerplatz”. From the mainline station, take tram 704 to Karolingerplatz.
Limited parking might be possible along Feuerbachstraße.

Meetings start at 16:30. The building closes at 18:30 on Saturday evenings. Therefore our meetings start one hour earlier than previously.

Polari – a secret language of the past?

Saturday, 11 November 2023, 16:30h

“How bona to vada your old eke again!” may have been heard in the streets of London up until the 1970s – and may be overheard again now.

Polari, an old secret language used by gay men during times of homophobic legislation and societal disapproval, is making a comeback as a marker of queer cultural history. Dr Michael Heinze will give you the history and show you the significance of knowing your ‘lallies’ from your ‘letties’.


New VHS facilities
Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf