Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Bedford

The Higgins Bedford:   The museum is housed in what was The Higgins and Sons brewery and family home, built in the early 1840s. Cecil Higgins later founded the museum through his bequest, opening in 1949.  Visitors today can enjoy watercolour, print and decorative art collections of international significance, including major collections of works by architect William Burges and artist …

Reflecting on OUTing The Past: Cheryl Morgan

To coincide with the Launch of the Call for Papers for OUTing The Past 2019, the Comms team has reached out to previous contributors, in order to showcase the work that participants and audiences may come to expect from the Festival. Cheryl Morgan has presented at the past two OTP Festivals, and she was kind enough to share what inspired her …

Reflecting on OUTing The Past: Jane Traies

To coincide with the Launch of the Call for Papers for OUTing The Past 2019, the Comms team has reached out to previous contributors, in order to showcase the work that participants and audiences may come to expect from the Festival. Jane Traies has presented at the past two OTP Festivals, and she was kind enough to share what inspired her …

Reflecting on OUTing The Past: Paul Amann

To coincide with the Launch of the Call for Papers for OUTing The Past 2019, the Comms team has reached out to previous contributors, in order to showcase the work that participants and audiences may come to expect from the Festival. Paul Amann has presented at the past two OTP Festivals, and he was kind enough to share what inspired him …

OUTing The Past Is Going International!

Today marks the Launch of the Call for Papers for OUTing The Past 2019. Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT History Month, reflects on the past of the Festival, the current expansion across two continents, and the necessity of future work still left to be done.   I am so excited that from little seeds big trees grow. Back in 2005 when …

Lives of Great Men: a groundbreaking debut

The OUTing the Past Comms team had the privilege of speaking with journalist and educator Chiké Frankie Edozien at this year’s OTP Festival Conference in Liverpool. Edozien will be returning to the UK for the ‘Africa Writes Conference’ at the British Library in London (29. June-02. July); before catching him there, you can check out his work — his most …

Launching OUTing the Past 2019 Hub Applications

We are thrilled to be starting work on OUTing the Past 2019! It seems it was only yesterday we were flying ’round the country learning about our LGBT past in stunning venues from engaging presenters with avid audiences. The festival is well documented on this site and you can explore some intriguing histories. We are now launching our invites to …