OUTing the Past 2019 Conference Speakers: Paula Devine & Gemma Carney

Paula Devine and Gemma Carney will present at this year’s OUTing the Past Conference as members of the “Solidarity, Public Attitudes, and the Media” panel. They are both members of the ARK (www.ark.ac.uk) team, and are based in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.  Paula is coordinator of the Northern Ireland Life and Times …

“The Adhesion of Love” announced as 2019 national heritage premiere

LGBT History Month is thrilled to annouce Inkbrew Productions “The Adhesion of Love” as the 2019 national heritage premiere for LGBT History Month. The play will be touring venues in Greater Manchester & Lancashire from  9 February to 31 May. Written by multi-award winning playwright Stephen M Hornby, The Adhesion of Love tells the extraordinary true story of how an …

OUTing The Past 2019 Festival Programme: Manchester

OUTing the Past 2019 is coming to Manchester at the People’s History Museum on Sunday, the 10. February. Check out the Festival Programme below! 11:00 – 12:00 LGBT+ History month guided tour PHM is once again the Manchester hub for OUTing the Past, the nationwide festival of LGBT history. Join this guided tour of PHM’s main galleries and discover how the ...

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Bishopsgate

___________________________   Bishopsgate Institute: For over 120 years, Bishopsgate Institute has been a home for ideas and debate, learning and enquiry and independent thought.  We offer courses, workshops, talks and tours in subjects as diverse as London history, feminism, languages, Ballroom dancing, film studies, photography and creative writing. Our historic library, collections and archives cover a variety of topics which …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Derry/Londonderry

The Museum of Free Derry was set by the Bloody Sunday Trust up to tell the story of events that occurred in and impacted on the ‘Free Derry’ community in the latter part of the 1960s and early part of the 1970s. These were momentous events that shaped the city and also impacted greatly across the north and internationally, playing …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Somerset

___________________________ Somerset Libraries are absolutely delighted to be hosting a Festival Hub for the Outing The Past festival for the first time in 2019.  We are a relatively large library authority offering a diverse range of services through 34 libraries and one mobile library across a rural county of 545,390 residents. We receive around two million visits each year, and …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Royal Museums Greenwich

___________________________ Once again, Royal Museums Greenwich will be one of the Hub venues hosting OUTing The Past in London. Sacha Coward, Community Participation Producer at RMG, filled us in on what’s coming up at the venue.   Mermaids are currently very ‘in’; You can buy mermaid coffees, mermaid hair dye, mermaid fancy dress and the most recent season of popular …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: London School of Economics

____________________________ LSE Library was conceived as a laboratory for the social sciences in 1896. The Library would provide a place where people interested in the study and understanding of society could come together and find the materials for their work. The dynamic pursuit of this vision has built one of the most outstanding social science libraries in the world. We …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Liverpool

___________________________   The Museum of Liverpoool are delighted to be hosting Outing the Past the Festival of LGBT History for the third year running. Opened in 2011, the Museum of Liverpool explores the city’s diverse history in our fantastic waterfront venue. Part of National Museums Liverpool (NML), a group of museums across Merseyside, we have an established track record of …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partners: New York City

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2019, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2019 celebration, the New York Irish Center had this to say: ______________________ The New York Irish Center is a community center welcoming all of the …