OUTing the Past 2019 Festival Programme: Bergen, Norway

The OUTing the Past 2019 Festival will be celebrated in Scandinavia for the first time this year. Our Festival Hub partners in Bergen, Norway are delighted to share the following excerpts from their official programme, including a fully-illustrated PDF. 1) Respecting Diversity The story of a girl who was forced to live her life as a male, but after a long …

OUTing the Past 2019 Hub Programme: Leeds

_______________________ Here in Leeds, we’re delighted to announce the programme of our very first OUTing the Past: Festival of LGBT History conference – organised and hosted by Leeds City Museum and taking place on Thursday 7 February 2019 We have a line-up of seven wonderfully varied presentations including a musical history of how artists from the 70s onwards – Lou …

Introducing OUTing The Past 2019 Festival Hub Partner: Belfast

Céad Míle Fáilte – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes from Cara-Friend Cara-Friend are absolutely delighted to introduce ourselves for the 2nd year running as participants in Outing the Past – The Festival of LGBT History. Set up in 1974 Cara-Friend started life in Northern Ireland as a telephone helpline set up and discreetly advertised 8 years prior to decriminalisation in 1982. Cara-Friend …

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 …

LGBT History Month 2019 Hubs Timetable

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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 …