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LBGTQIA+ History Month 2022

Episode 1

LBGTQIA+ History Month 2022

Episode 1: Craig Hanlon-Smith


In celebration of LGBTQIA+ History Month 2022 Emmanuel Vass, Subject Leader for Music & the Creative Arts at Morley’s North Kensington Centre speaks to members of Morley’s staff about their experiences as LGBTQIA+ individuals. Coming from all walks of life, and exploring the wide spectrum of experiences, rites of passages, and challenges that often come with growing up as an LGBTQIA+ person, join us to listen to the illuminating, personal, and lively stories of our guests.


In this first episode, Emmanuel speaks to Craig Hanlon-Smith, Centre Principal for the North Kensington Centre. From everything to growing up in Lancashire, the impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis, moving to London to attend drama school, and Craig’s experiences and dealings with homophobia, this episode is guaranteed to warm your heart and give an insight into Craig’s fascinating life.