Tales of the Tavern

by RVT Future

  • 5 February 2016

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Each month, the brilliant comics artist Baz will bring a key moment in the RVT’s 150-year history back to life in our exclusive series, TALES OF THE TAVERN!

Expect glamour, conflict and some quieter insights into the lives of our LGBTQ forebears – plus the inside story on the real-life history behind the comics.

You can also find out from Baz himself why comics are a great way to tell these tales, and what the Tavern means to him. Read our interview with Baz here.

Tales of the Tavern #7

Tales of the Tavern: 1861 – The RVT is born

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz continues with a glimpse of a scenario no one who loves the Tavern wants to see.

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Tales of the Tavern #6

2015 – the nightmare scenario

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz continues with a glimpse of a scenario no one who loves the Tavern wants to see.

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Tales of the Tavern #5

1963 – a tale of two doors

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz continues with a glimpse of the double life of the pub in the 1960s.

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Tales of the Tavern #4

1986 – laughter and tears

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz continues with a poignant moment of laughter and tears from 1986.

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Tales of the Tavern #3

1956 – drag on the bar-top

This month, TALES OF THE TAVERN continues with a glamorous and messy cautionary tale from 1956.

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Tales of the Tavern #2

1965 – a near miss for the old girl

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz continues with the story of a near-miss for Tavern in 1965 – just one of the many time’s she’s proved she’s a survivor.

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Tales of the Tavern #1

1988 – enter Diana, in drag

Two transgressive lineages – the freedom to experiment with drag and royally-approved fun without borders – come together in one of the most iconic episodes in RVT history: the time Princess Diana visited the RVT dressed as a boy.

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Baz Comics profile imageTales of the Tavern – introduction

Baz on making comics out of RVT history

Baz Comics tells us how he’ll be bringing the Tavern’s past to life every month with clarity, wit and passion – and why the venue means so much to him. Read more

To see more of Baz’s work, visit bazcomics.com and facebook.com/readbazcomics.

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