Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partners: Birmingham

Birmingham is set to host OUTing The Past yet again, building on their successes from last year’s celebration. Adam Carver of Birmingham LGBT had this to say about the Hub’s participation:   Our recent work has had a very specific focus on exploring queer histories: understanding, learning from, and expanding our archives. In 2017 we presented the Birmingham LGBT History Festival …

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 …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Dublin

_____________________________   National Gallery of Ireland The National Gallery of Ireland was opened to the public in 1864. It was founded as a free national collection which is accessible to all. Over 150 years later this is still the focus of the Gallery. Our mission is to care for, interpret, develop and showcase art in a way that makes the …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Brighton

___________________________ The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery opened in 1873 on land formerly used for stables on the estate of George IV’s eccentric Royal Pavilion and was one of the first purpose built museums in England.  Our museum service, which today serves the city across five historical sites, is part of the fabric of Brighton & Hove and aims to …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Bolton

__________________________   Desire, Love, Identity-In Bolton A history of LGBT+ culture & people The exhibition will be showcase Bolton’s LGBTQ history and personal stories alongside world treasures depicting Desire, Love, Identity from the British Museum – a collection that was put together to celebrate 50years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. Bolton is honoured to be the only Northern venue …