Andy The Furniture Maker


This week we are delighted to bring you a very special episode of Channel 4's 1986 LGBT+ themed series of documentaries called Six of Hearts.

“Andy the Furniture Maker” follows Andy from Essex, a raffish furniture maker, who crafts quite extraordinary pieces from wood he reclaims from waste grounds around London. Andy is a one time rent boy, car thief and a permanent provocateur on London’s 1980s gay scene.

Through his story the viewer gets a tantalising glimpse of a time and place where rebellion, transgression and creativity were wonderfully intertwined. SCP was one year old.

With contributions from Derek Jarman, Christopher Hobbs and Royal Academy curator Norman Rosenthal. Very adult themes and language. Enjoy: