Sir Kenelm Digby

Sir Kenelm Digby (1603 – 1665) “Father of Champagne” and the man who popularised the Grand Tour and clotted cream would have made headlines in any age sparking wonder and scandal with his eccentric ideas and daring lifestyle. The son of one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators, King James I welcomed the three year old […]


It was such an honour to be invited by Oscar Award winner Tim Yip to be included in his remarkable film LOVE INFINITY now streaming on Mubi. It premiered at the National Gallery 24th March which was where I collapsed. Tim Yip Celebrates London’s eccentric artists via a dreamscape in which London’s extraordinary history emerges as a […]

Tyne O’Connell and the LGBTQ+ Torchbearers of History

7.00pm Wednesday 23rd of November 2022, Mortimer House Fitzrovia Once described by Prince Philip as Britain’s most eccentric thinker, Tyne O’Connell is no ordinary historian, making it her mission to change the narrative of British history and highlight the queer and LGBTQ+ heroes that helped build this country. From King James I to Mall Frith […]

Tyne O’Connell meets Jean Paul Gaultier

The Chosen Ones Last night the audience at the roundhouse were privileged to experience an intimate glimpse inside the glorious mind of Jean Paul Gaultier – performed by a diverse array of dancers, actors, singers, circus performers in a mix of live cabaret, theatre and film that took us on an intimate Odyssey from JPG’s […]

Tyne in Vogue Scandinavia

The Chosen Ones Tyne O’Connell – The Matriarch “She’s held your head while you cried and smiled when you’ve conquered. Mother for those who couldn’t call blood home.” Vogue A family is meant to love you unconditionally, but what happens when they don’t? In Vogue Scandinavia April 2022 issue, Stockholm-based celebrity stylist Thomas McEntree pens a […]

The Impact of Trans Men on History

Revisionist historiography By Tyne O’Connell It is vital to highlight the LGBTQ Torchbearers of history before the truth is lost forever under the deluge of the Victorian revisionist historiography which is based on the assertion that “The History of the world is but the biography of great (straight) men”.      The trans actor, Shakespeare’s […]