In preparation for the National Festival, the OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Partners have set their official programmes, now ready to be shared with the public!
Without further ado: Liverpool.
2018 will be the second year that the Museum of Liverpool has hosted a programme of talks and performances as part of LGBT History Month. Last year was a great success, so we would really like to replicate this or make it even better – fingers crossed!
On 3 February we will be welcoming back some of our presenters from last year. These are people and who we have worked collaboratively with on various initiatives, including our current LGBT+ exhibition, Tales from the city http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/exhibitions/tales-from-the-city/, our Pride and Prejudice research project http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/collections/lgbt/pride-and-prejudice/ and city wide events such as Liverpool Pride. Their presentations offer fresh perspectives, developing and building upon what they delivered previously.
Whilst we want the day to be relevant and accessible to a wide ranging local audience, we also want to broaden the offer out to include hugely significant topics too. Hilary McCollum’s presentation about the key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes will tie in nicely with our commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.
Representing the diversity of the LGBT+ community is also extremely important to us and the programme includes Meryl Cuzak highlighting the experiences of people with learning difficulties and Prof. Rainer Schulze focusing on Roma Holocaust survivors.
Finally, we want people to get involved and have fun so the final session of the day, an interactive presentation, ‘The Trial of Lord Alfred Douglas’ by Peter Scott-Presland promises to offer some high spirited debate.
We hope everyone will be entertained, learn something new and feel included. Attendees will also be able to see our Tales from the city exhibition and have a free cuppa and a biscuit. What more could you want?
See the full programme here: https://goo.gl/uYcgmW
Be sure to follow @LGBTHM for more information leading up to OUTing the Past!