Arts Council of England supports LGBT History Month

We’re delighted to see this post from Arts Council England on 06 March 2017 about the national range of their support for LGBT History Month projects in 2017.  Here’s an extract with a link to the full blog:

“February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education.

The arts provide an incredible opportunity to break down barriers, promote understanding and change perceptions. So, inspired by Schools OUT UK’s LGBT History Month, we’ve pulled together some of the great LGBT projects that we support. From theatre productions and museums through to live art and spoken word, we fund an amazing range of projects that illustrate why our diversity is what makes us great.

Dean Gregory as Ken Pilling, Joseph Carter as Ray Gosling and Michael Justice as Allan Horsfall in “The Burnley Buggers’ Ball”

But before we jump into to those projects, here’s a little more about this blog’s inspiration. LGBT History Month was started in 2005 by Schools OUT UK and takes place every February. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength and this year it boasted more than 1,000 events. In 2015 the team started LGBT History Festival OUTing the Past, which always includes original theatre commissions that tell the story of important moments in LGBT history – all of which have been supported by the Arts Council.”

There’s even a special mention for 2017’s Festival Theatre: “The Burnley Buggers’ Ball” and “Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator”.  We remain deeply grateful to the Arts Council of England for its support of all seven pieces of Festival Theatre to date, and look forward to an on-going relationship with them.
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