OUTing the Past: the National Festival of LGBT History – Venue Information for the Festival Hubs

This page is where you will find all the venue details, locations and links to their websites and programmes. Click on the Hub Location to show the full information for each of the festival Hubs. If you would like to volunteer to help out at any of the hubs, or in the co-ordination of the national programme, contact us here.

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 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 …

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  …

OUTing the Past:2017 National Festival Hubs

London

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

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We are proud to return as one of the London hub venues for the National Festival of LGBT History. Our events in The National Festival will take place in Seminar Room 5 of the Learning Centre on the first floor of the V&A on Friday 10th February from 6pm to 9pm.

The Museum is situated on Cromwell Road, close to South Kensington Underground Station.
There is full access to the galleries and the Learning Centre and we have a wide range of services for disabled visitors. For further information, interactive maps, and a list of facilities, please visit our website at:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/visit

See our programme of events here: london-va-programme-WORD or london-va-programme-PDF




As The  National Archives we collect and secure the future of the government record, from Shakespeare’s will to tweets from Downing Street, to preserve it for generations to come, making it as accessible and available as possible. Our collection is one of the largest in the world, containing over 11 million historical government and public records.

The National Archives

We are delighted to be hosting one of LGBT History Months festival hubs this year on Saturday 11th February with a jam packed day of activities.

Kew Gardens station, approximately 0.75 km away, is the nearest rail and tube station to The National Archives. The map of the local area shows the route to The National Archives.

At The National Archives, we provide full access to all our public areas; there is a lift to upper floors; and the building and grounds are wheelchair-friendly. We also have a range of facilities in our reading rooms to help you with your research.

Please find out more via our website: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/visit-us/

 




The National Maritime Museum is an epic place of exploration containing the world’s largest collection of maritime heritage and part of Greenwich Park a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our collection represents the rich and complex story of Britain as an island nation and explores the often challenging relationship we have with environment, the Navy, trade and migration. The Museum is currently undergoing an HLF funded project to build 4 new galleries opening in 2018. This will double the amount of artefacts on display and, by working with local communities, revolutionise how we talk about and share our collections.

national-maritime-museumWe are very excited to be one of the London hub venues for the National Festival of LGBT History. Our evening of talks will take place in our Lecture Theatre on the ground floor on Tuesday the 7th of February from 6pm to 9pm.

The Museum is located on Romney Road, the closest tube station is Cutty Sark DLR. Alternatively you can reach us via Greenwich Rail Station and Maze Hill Rail Station as well as via Thames Clipper to Greenwich Pier.

For more information about the Museum please visit: www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum/

See our Programme of events here: nmm-programme-WORD or nmm-programme-PDF

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Exeter

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The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter – RAMM

Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX

How to find us: http://rammuseum.org.uk/visiting-us/how-to-get-here/

Tel: 01392 265858

www.exeter.gov.uk/RAMM

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Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. Its spectacular Victorian building links the modern commercial city centre bustle on Queen Street with the city’s historic past.

The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the world cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.

With four special exhibition spaces, its changing programme means there is likely to be something different to see every visit, from national touring shows to community displays and fine art from the city’s collection.

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Exeter Phoenix

Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

How to find us: http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/about-us/location/

Tel: 01392 667080

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Bang in the heart of the city, Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world class multi-artform venue. We are home to several art galleries, a theatre, cinema, film production resources, a radio station, print workshop and recording studios, all centred around a buzzing café bar.

As well as hosting hundreds of music, film, art and performance events every year, we nurture a thriving arts scene through our Creative Hub, which supports emerging artists, musicians, theatre companies and filmmakers.

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Bournemouth

The Executive Business Centre situated in Lansdowne, Bournemouth. Within the heart of Bournemouth’s commercial district and incorporates an innovative design with rigorous environmental standards. The building has played a vital role as a hub for the world of business, regionally and nationally, and is now proud to host ‘OUTing the Past: Bournemouth’ in parthership with The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU)

bournemouthSUBU is proud to present the National Festival of LGBT History for the first time in February 2017. The Executive Business Centre is within waking distance from Bournemouth Station, with easy access to trains and buses both local and national. The facility is fully accessible, and has a carpark on site. Inside the building there is a hearing assistance system and level access to the service.

The address for the Executive Business Centre is 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth

Download our full programme here

Shrewsbury



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Photo by Jill Bedford




The main venue for the Shrewsbury Hub is the Guildhall, right next to the River Severn which winds its way all around the town, embracing medieval buildings, cobbled streets and hidden corners. Formerly the Council House, the Guildhall is now home to the brand new University Centre Shrewsbury which had its first intake of students in September 2015. In readiness for its new life the building has undergone complete renovation in recent months and offers the perfect selection of accessible spaces for our launch event and series of presentations.





The Old Market Hall cinema sits outside the Museum doors and was built in 1596. The cinema space was originally used by the Shrewsbury drapers to sell Welsh wool, before being converted into a courthouse in the 1870s. The cinema is immensely popular locally, screens a full programme throughout the year, and is the venue for the annual volunteer-run Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival.


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Photo by Jill Bedford

Photo by Jill Bedford




As for the organising team in Shrewsbury, we are a bunch of volunteers who are passionate about conserving and celebrating our LGBT histories through all kinds of mediums.  We put on films, get involved in campaigns, and work with other communities around diversity and equality.

We are proud about what we have achieved as a community in Shropshire and recognise that we stand on the shoulders of many people, national and local, well-known and unknown.  We are aware that much of our history and many of our stories are hidden from view and we are really excited to be part of the National Festival 2017!

http://shrewsburylgbthistory.org.uk

You can now download our full programme of events here (pdf)





Coventry

The Coventry Hub for the National Festival of LGBT History is Organised by Coventry Pride, The charity which organises LGBT specific events in Coventry Including Coventry Pride.

coventryThe National Festival Hub date for Coventry is the 4th of February at the Coventry Central Library (Pictured Below) in the City Centre, The Central Library is situated on Smithford Way, in the heart of the city centre adjacent to the West Orchards Shopping centre.

The sessions will be held in the meeting room on the first floor of the library, volunteers will be available to direct visitors as required, Disable acess information http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/city-of-coventry/central-library-2

Liverpool

 

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Museum of Liverpool 2 (C) Mark McNulty

Discover Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world at the Museum of Liverpool. Thousands of objects chart Liverpool’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village, to its rise as one of the world’s most important ports. Liverpool’s fortunes have risen and fallen throughout the course of history, bringing us to its current status as a world-renowned cultural leader and tourist destination. The Museum of Liverpool has been at the forefront of this resurgence, capturing the city’s journey under one roof, with absorbing stories, exhibits and displays that showcase the people and places that have shaped its history, while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. The prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2013 was awarded to the Museum for its commitment to human rights as well as its work with children and families from all backgrounds.

‘Pride & Prejudice’, is a research project to identify items with a LGBT connection among National Museums Liverpool’s urban history collections at the Museum of Liverpool, and  fine and decorative art collections at the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House.

National Museums Liverpool is dedicated to exhibiting all aspects of culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. We have a strong commitment to human rights, social justice and equality for all. The representation and contribution LGBT people have made to society over a long period of time has been largely misinterpreted or omitted. We hope that by uncovering the wealth of objects in our collections that reflect LGBT lives, histories and culture, we can help to make these stories more widely known and present them better to the public in accessible online collections.

‘Pride & Prejudice’ has been funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, more information here

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/museumofliverpool

Twitter: @museumliverpool




Manchester

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People’s History Museum

PHM LOGO - 3 roundels pinkPeople’s History Museum is the national museum of democracy and the home of ideas worth fighting for.  Meet the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who fought our battle for the ballot. Gather amongst their magnificent banners and discover how time off was won (and spent).  Enjoy our main galleries, Changing Exhibition Gallery and Community Gallery, along with interactives and activities for visitors of all ages. Browse our shop for unique books and gifts and round off your day with a bite to eat in our cafe bar The Left Bank.

Never Going Underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights

Throughout 2017 we will host a series of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism. Visit our website for full details – Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

Sat 25 February – Sun 3 September

Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

27 Feburary 2016 LGBT History Festival People's History MusuemJanuary 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent.  50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide.  There was, however, nothing inevitable about that progress, and there were steps back as well as forward.  This unique exhibition is curated by members of the local LGBT+ community.  It details the development of an LGBT+ movement, showing the internal and external struggles, the different party political approaches to equality, and the social and historical context of the last sixty years of activism.  This is the complex and compelling story of a long and often bumpy journey.

Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Suggested donation £5

10.00am – 5.00pm

Useful information

Visit every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  Free Entry

People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

Tel/Fax: + 44 (0)161 838 9190 Web Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Blog

Visit our website for full details of how to find us

The museum is fully accessible where possible.  See the Access page for further information.

NEW! Download our full OUTing the Past at the People’s History Museum Programme here! WORD or PDF




Preston

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Lancashire Archives is home to 900 hundred years of Lancashire’s written heritage. They document the county’s diverse history and include the archives of people, organisations, local authorities and businesses in Lancashire, reflecting the changing landscape, communities and economy over nine centuries. Our mission is to inspire people and communities to explore their heritage; promoting and continuing to collect Lancashire’s archives while preserving them for everyone to use and enjoy, now and in the future.

In 2011 we held our first Outing the Past event as part of LGBT History Month to uncover some of the hidden histories of our LGBT communities and to pro-actively collect new archive collections. We continue to build on this work and are proud to be the Preston Hub of the Third National Festival of LGBT History in 2017 with the support of Lancs LGBT, Preston Pride, Lancaster Library and the Lancashire LGBT Network Group.

The Record Office is a glorious example of 1970s architecture and is situated behind County Hall in Preston with a small car park at the rear. Lancashire Archives is also easily accessible by train and is just five minutes from Preston train station. While the archives are situated up a flight of stairs there is disability access and parking spaces.

Lancashire Archives and Lancaster Library are services provided by Lancashire County Council and you can visit our web sites at www.lancashire.gov.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter @lanchistory

Lancs LGBT is a registered charity working across Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB and/or T) people. Their aim is to support LGB and/or T people in Lancashire to be happier, healthier and well connected. You can visit their web site at http://lancslgbt.org.uk/ and follow them on Twitter @LancsLGBT and Preston Pride @PrestonPrideUK

NEW! Download our official programme of events here (PDF)

 

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York


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The York hub of the National Festival of LGBT History is organised by York LGBT History Month, an independent charity who coordinate a month-long programme of events for LGBT History Month in the York area.

The National Festival will take place in York on Saturday 11th February at York Explore Library (pictured below). York’s central library is situated on Library Square (off Museum Street in the centre of the city), within walking distance of the railway station, Park & Ride stops and local buses.

Presentations will be in the Marriott Room on the ground floor of the library, which will be signposted. Hot drinks, snacks and lunch will be available to purchase from the café.

A map to the library is available on the Explore website, and accessibility information is available via DisabledGo.



Our Festival Programme is available to download here in Word format or PDF format




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