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

LSE – LONDON England 1st February Taunton Library – England 2nd February Leeds City Museum – Leeds, England 7th February Greenwich Maritime Museum – London, England 9th February Bishopsgate Institute – London, England 13th February People History Museum – Manchester, England 14th February Bolton Museum – Bolton, England 16th February The Higgins – Bedford, England 16th Feburary Irish Centre – …

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 …

Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Bergen

_________________________________       Skeivt arkiv is the national archive and knowledge centre for queer history in Norway. We are a part of The Department of Special Collections at the Bergen University Library. The archive collects, preserves and disseminates queer and LGBTQ+ history in Norway in a broad sense. In addition to collecting physical archive materials, video interviews and written …

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 …

OUTing the Past: Bishopsgate Shout-OUT

The final celebration of OUTing the Past 2018 will be held at the Bishopsgate Institute! The evening will certainly be a memorable one, with an introduction delivered by Sue Sanders, cofounder of LGBTHM, four presentations, and a chance to access the Institute’s exhibitions. The event results from months of work by a dedicated, passionate team, and of course none of this would be …

OUTing the Past: Bedford Review

A large room was provided with all the tech necessary and visitors were treated to a free and ample lunch of very good quality. The museum has a special guide to LGBT related artefacts and created its own timeline to celebrate and this is displayed throughout he month of February. There was a good gender balance in terms of speakers. Mark …

OUTing the Past: Waltham Forest Shout-OUT

The Waltham Forest Council will host the penultimate London celebration of OUTing the Past 2018 at the Vestry House Museum. With a focus on the arts and activism within the field of culture, the programme will be engaging, educational, and inspirational. The event results from months of work by a dedicated, passionate team, and of course none of this would be …

OUTing the Past: Birmingham Shout-OUT

OUTing the Past is back in the Midlands for one of its two celebrations today! Brought to you by Birmingham LGBT, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will host an afternoon of presentations, as well as a film screening on Section 28; concurrently, throughout the day, you can check out the Museum’s ‘COMING OUT’ exhibition throughout the entire day! The …

OUTing the Past Review: Belfast

The Belfast Hub was co-ordinated and organised by Declan and colleagues at Cara-Friend and everything seemed to run so smoothly from their great office set up in the LGBT Centre. The proceedings started with a civic reception at Belfast City Hall on Friday 16th February.  Over 200 guests assembled in the magnificent rotunda to the sounds of the Belfast Ukulele …

OUTing the Past Review: National Maritime Museum (RMG)

OUTing the Past London:  The National Maritime Museum Greenwich – Andrew Dobbin, Promotions Officer, Schools OUT (UK) Arriving at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich at dusk on Friday 9th February was deceptive when walking from the tube; I really didn’t get a proper sense of how impressive it is as I came at it sideways so to speak.  A …

OUTing the Past 2018: LSE Review

The second London hub for OUTing the Past was the campus library of the London School of Economics. Tucked away in the historic area of Lincoln’s Inn, the combination of old and modern architecture epitomised the past and present of LGBT history. Jane Trais gave the first lunchtime lecture, discussing Arena 3 – the first lesbian newsletter in the UK. …

OUTing the Past Shout-OUT: London School of Economics

The London School of Economics kicks off this week’s OUTing the Past celebrations, with a full day of programming, including historical presentations and family events. The event results from months of work by a dedicated, passionate team, and of course none of this would be possible without the efforts of all those gazetted presenters, some of whom traveling across the country, to …

OUTing the Past 2018: Manchester Shout-OUT

The National Festival of LGBT History continues in Manchester! The event results from months of work by a dedicated, passionate team, and of course none of this would be possible without the efforts of all those gazetted presenters, some of whom traveling across the country, to share a so crucial, and often hidden, past. The Manchester hub is based at the People’s History …

OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Programme: National Maritime Museum

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: the National Maritime Museum.   ‘Rum, Sodomy and the Lash!’ This year is our third LGBT History Month at Royal Museums Greenwich and we have an incredibly exciting programme planned! 2018 is …

Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partner: Belfast

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, Cara-Friend had this to share: ‘Cara-Friend are delighted to announce that they are bringing the first ever LGBT History festival in Ireland to …

Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partner: Waltham Forest

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. Without further ado, the Waltham Forest Council: Who are you?  Waltham Forest Council aims to be the lead outer London borough for arts and culture, known for an ambitious and integrated arts and culture …

Introducing the OUTing the Past Festival Hub Partner: London School of Economics

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, London School of Economics would like to share:   LSE Library’s extensive LGBT collection is called the Hall-Carpenter Archives in honour of Radclyffe …

Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partner: British Museum

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, the British Museum had this to say:   The British Museum was founded in 1753, and it is the first national public museum …

Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partner: National Maritime Museum

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, the National Maritime Museum has shared:   The National Maritime Museum is an epic place of exploration containing the world’s largest collection of …

Introducing the OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partner: Manchester

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. We are most pleased to be share with you the below blurb regarding the Manchester Hub.   People’s History Museum (PHM) is a national museum, based in Manchester – the radical city where it belongs. …

Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partner: Cardiff

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, we are most pleased to welcome Pride Cymru! ____________________ On getting involved in the festival: “Pride Cymru has been organising events for History …

Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partners: Bedford

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, here is a brief glimpse of the Higgins Bedford: _______________________ The museum is housed in what was The Higgins and Sons brewery and …

Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partners: Liverpool

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, the Museum of Liverpool had this to say: _________________________ The Museum of Liverpool is delighted to be celebrating OUTing the Past on 3 …

Introducing the OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partners: Bishopsgate

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, Bishopsgate Institute wants you to know: ________________________________ For over 120 years, Bishopsgate Institute has been a home for ideas and debate, learning and …

Introducing the OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partners: Birmingham

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, Adam Carver of Birmingham LGBT was was most kind to share: ____________________________________________ “Our recent work has had a very specific focus on exploring …

OUTing the Past 2018: Festival Hubs and Dates

Schools Out is delighted to announce the 4th annual OUTing the Past Festival’s Hubs and dates for 2018 in chronological order:  Sat. 3rd Feb. OUTing the Past: Liverpool Festival Hub Host: Museum of Liverpool  Thurs. 8th Feb OUTing the Past: Manchester Festival Hub Host: People’s History Museum  Fri. 9th Feb. OUTing the Past: London Festival Hub Host: Royal Museums of Greenwich  …