Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.
Feb
1
Fri
Clothes swap for trans people at the Students’ Union UoM @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 1 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clothes swap for trans people at the Students' Union UoM @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Friday 1st February, 12:30-5:30pm, room 1.5

A place for trans and nonbinary people to refresh their wardrobe in an environmentally friendly and non judgemental space!

If you identify as cisgender and would like to take part in this event, a donation will be asked by the Trans Campaign to cover the cost of the clothes.

The event will take place in room 1.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. Seats will be available on demand.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Conversation Corner LGBTQ+, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Corner LGBTQ+, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Friday 1st, 6-8pm, room 1.6

A safe space for LGBTQ+ people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to issues that we face as LGBTQ+ people.

The event will take place in room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
2
Sat
LGBT History Month Exhibition – From Prejudice to Pride Part II – The 1980s Onwards @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 2 – Mar 8 all-day
LGBT History Month Exhibition - From Prejudice to Pride Part II - The 1980s Onwards @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

The free exhibition features a selection of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilts. They tell the stories of many of those lost in the early days of HIV / AIDS in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Listen to audio recordings of people who lived through the impact of AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.

The exhibition also gathers significant archives from Cheshire documenting the incredible speed of change for LGBT communities over the last three decades.

FREE ENTRANCE – no tickets required

Opening times:

Tuesdays – Fridays – 10am to 5pm

Saturdays and Sundays – 2pm to 5pm

LGBT+ Tea Party and Grab a book @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm
LGBT+ Tea Party and Grab a book @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)

Come join PLUS, Stockport Libraries and Nexus for the launch of Stockport’s LGBT+ History Month which starts with a fun and friendly tea party.. There will be a lovely choice of food with Aba’s famous Afro-Caribbean Dumplings and dip, Scones and cakes. A chance to grab a book from a fabulous LGBT+ selection will be optional too.

Feb
4
Mon
Conversation Corner Lesbian, Bi and Trans Women, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conversation Corner Lesbian, Bi and Trans Women, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Monday 4th, 5-7pm, room 1.6

A safe space for lesbian, bi and trans women to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
5
Tue
QTIPoC panel discussion, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 5 @ 4:02 pm – 7:02 pm
QTIPoC panel discussion, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Tuesday 5th, 4-7pm, room 1.5

A panel discussion event highlighting the history and lives of QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People Of Colour), particularly TPoC (Trans People of Colour).

The event will take place in room 1.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
6
Wed
Conversation Corner Bisexual and Pansexual, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conversation Corner Bisexual and Pansexual, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Wednesday 6th, 3-5pm, room 1.5

A safe space for bisexual and pansexual people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 1.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
8
Fri
Can You Queer Me In the Back? The Open-Mic @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm
Can You Queer Me In the Back? The Open-Mic @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Friday 8th, 5pm, Theatre space

An open mic night dedicated to showcasing LGBTQ+ talent!
The event will take place in the Theatre of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
9
Sat
Glyn Salton-Cox talk, ‘Queer Communism’ @ Working Class Movement Library
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Glyn Salton-Cox talk, 'Queer Communism' @ Working Class Movement Library

For this year’s LGBT History Month we welcome Glyn Salton-Cox, Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Glyn states: ‘It is well known that many of the best-known queer writers of the 1930s were involved with Communist politics. Why, then, has there been no extended examination of this striking juncture of dissident sex and socialism?’ His talk to us explores this question, among others, aiming to transform current narratives of 20th century literary, cultural, and intellectual history from a queer Marxist perspective. It will also explore the contemporary problem of populism, arguing we can learn important lessons from the queer radicalism of the 1930s that can help formulate strategies of resistance to today’s multi-layered oppressions in both Britain and the US.
Admission free; light refreshments available; all welcome.

Feb
10
Sun
LGBT History Month Screening – The Miseducation of Cameron Post @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm
LGBT History Month Screening - The Miseducation of Cameron Post @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment centre called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.

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Feb
11
Mon
Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Monday 11th, 2:30-4:30pm, room 2.5

From “kicking homophobia out of football” to rainbow laces, most of us will be aware of LGBT+ activism in sport, but these campaigns often neglect some of the most marginalised among us.

Ted Coward, from Durham University LGBT+ Association and NUS LGBT+ committee, will be talking about the issues that trans, non binary and intersex athletes face both within and outside of a university context. Ted’s talk will be followed by a discussion about some of the pressing issues LGBT+ athletes face today and what we can do going forward.

The event will take place in room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Conversation Corner QTIPOC @ Student's Union, University of Manchester
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Conversation Corner QTIPOC @ Student's Union, University of Manchester

Monday 11th, 4-5:30pm, room 2.2

A safe space for QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People Of Colour) to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 2.2 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

LGBT+ Mental Health Support Workshop @ The Space
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LGBT+ Mental Health Support Workshop @ The Space

Find out what support is available to help you look after yourself and your mental health. Supported by Hate Crime Awareness.

Mental Health Support Workshop @ The Space
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Find out what support is available to help you look after yourself, your mental health and those close to you. Supported by

Hate Crime Awareness.

Feb
13
Wed
accessibility in lgbtq+ spaces: workshop by Kate Foy @ room LG1, Students' Union
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
accessibility in lgbtq+ spaces: workshop by Kate Foy @ room LG1, Students' Union

An interactive workshop focussing on the reasons why LGBTQ+ events may be inaccessible, obvious and less obvious things to consider when planning events and communicating with membership, as well as a discussion on ableism and the forms it can take.

The event will take place in Basement 1 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the lower-ground floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Conversation Corner Disabled LGBTQ+ people @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 13 @ 5:31 pm – 7:31 pm
Conversation Corner Disabled LGBTQ+ people @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Wednesday 13th, 5:30-7:30pm, room 2.2

A safe space for disabled LGBTQ+ people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face. (Note: “disability” includes chronic illness, mental health, neurodiversity, and both visible and invisible disabilities.)

The event will take place in room 2.2 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
14
Thu
Queering the whitworth Tour @ The Whitworth
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
Queering the whitworth Tour @ The Whitworth

In celebration of LGBT History Month, we will be starting a series of tours that explore the history of diversity and same sex desire in our collection.

These tours are free

Our initial weekly tours in February will start at 6 pm and last 45 minutes, taking in works that are on display and from our stores.

Please meet us at the Parkside entrance to begin the tour.

Feb
15
Fri
who are the older lesbians? by Jane Traies @ Room 2.5, Students' Union
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
who are the older lesbians? by Jane Traies @ Room 2.5, Students' Union

Do you know any older lesbians?

Have you ever noticed how LGBTQ+ spaces can be young and when we talk about older LGBTQ+ people we most of the time mean about older men?

If you’re interested in learning more about the older women of our community, join us on this interactive workshop with Jane Traies, an older lesbian, dedicating her research on the experiences of older lesbians.

The event will take place in Room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
16
Sat
LGBT+ Talks: Living with Prejudice @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Come and Join PLUS, Stockport Libaries and Nexus as we hear from people about real life experience from the LGBT+ Community.

Starting at 11:30am – Paul from the George House Trust will be talking and answering questions about positive living with HIV

Starting at 1:00pm – Jen from Biphoria will discuss issues facing Bisexuals in the UK and the support that is available.

Starting at 2:30pm – Trans Manchester will be talking about what it is to be Trans and the struggles they face.

Feb
17
Sun
LGBT History Month Screening – Pride @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

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Service to Celebrate LGBT History Month @ St Bride’s Church @ St Bride's Church
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm
Service to Celebrate LGBT History Month @ St Bride's Church @ St Bride's Church

You are invited on Sunday 17th February to our regular Communion Service for Liverpool’s LGBTQIA+ Community, friends and family 6.30pm at St Brides Liverpool. Refreshments served from 6pm.

This month as we do each year, we’re celebrating LGBT History Month, the annual commemoration of the lives and achievements of LGBT people. Join us for a communion service as we remember 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and Phil Johnson shares stories from his 50 years of LGBT activism as a gay man and the impact his spirituality had on his work & life.

Look forward to seeing you!

Everyone is welcome at Open Table. Open Table is an LGBTQIA+ affirming Christian community which aims to create a safe and supportive place for you to explore your faith and what this might mean for your own spiritual journey. No matter who you are, where you’ve come from, or where your journey may take you, you will find a welcome.

Feb
18
Mon
conversation corner trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people @ Room 1.6, Students' Union
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
conversation corner trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people @ Room 1.6, Students' Union

A safe space for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in Room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
19
Tue
120 BPM : Film Screening and Discussion @ Room 2.5, Students' Union
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
120 BPM : Film Screening and Discussion @ Room 2.5, Students' Union

Join us for a chill screening of “120 BPM”, a film about the 1990s Paris AIDS crisis, followed by a discussion (if you’d like to stay for that)!

The event will take place in room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
20
Wed
Queer Looks Manchester @ Exhibition Space, Students' Union
Feb 20 all-day
Queer Looks Manchester @ Exhibition Space, Students' Union

Inspired by Brighton Museum’s Queer Looks exhibition, for LGBTQ+ History Month 2019 UoM Students’ Union is holding a 3-day long showcase of outfits and accessories worn by members of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester that express their queerness.

The event will take place in the Exhibition Space of the Students’ Union, which is located on the ground floor. Seating will be available.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
22
Fri
A MATTER OF URGENCY: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event. @ Liverpool John Moores University. John Foster Building
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A MATTER OF URGENCY: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event. @ Liverpool John Moores University. John Foster Building

A MATTER OF URGENCY: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event. Presented by the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group. Entrance Fee: £10 (plus booking charge). Booking essential. Open to all.

Following the success of the Oral History Society’s LGBTQ Special Interest Group’s all day workshop in 2018 that addressed LGBTQ oral history practice and theory, the SIG will be holding a follow-up workshop in Liverpool on 22nd February 2019.
Members of the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group have observed that, in many ways, LGBTQ oral history presents different challenges and involves different methods from other forms of oral history. In this workshop, we will interrogate why this may be the case.
One of the main aims of the oral history movement was to uncover stories from marginalised communities in an attempt to create a broader historical record from the bottom up. As members of one of those groups whose voices have been previously marginalised, LGBTQ oral historians are now exploring their past and retrieving stories which have never been told. Moreover, LGBTQ oral history has moved beyond being merely recovery history, and into rigorous theoretical and methodological frameworks that allow us to also take a critical and cutting edge approach to oral histories of LGBTQ people. But how do we collect a hidden heritage, and how can we document it before it is lost? We believe this to be A Matter of Urgency, and invite you to join us in this important and exciting discussion.
Topics being addressed at the LGBTQ Skills Sharing Event include:
Identifying the positioning of the interviewer in regard to the narrator – Perceived advantages of an ‘insider’ perspective when working with LGBTQ oral histories.
Ethical approaches and considerations – Consent and ‘Shared Authority’. How close we are to our past oppression, and how do we share what we learn?
The interview process itself – The formation of a narrative between two, or more, people. Assumptions we make. Coming out in that space.
Narrators who speak about HIV/AIDS – An interviewer’s experience. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Clare Summerskill, Chair of the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group at admin@claresummerskill.co.uk
There will be an Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting in the morning (11am-1pm) also at the university. Members and non-members welcome. Please contact us if you need further details about this meeting

The Eventbrite link for booking is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-matter-of-urgency-lgbtq-oral-history-skills-sharing-event-tickets-53748200314

Everyone is Equal: Inspirational Workshop & Book Chat @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Creating posters and postcards with inspirational LGBT+ quotes and chatting about the books you grabbed at the tea party (2nd February). Everyone is welcome and refreshments are available.

Feb
23
Sat
LGBT Fest @ The Oracle
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
LGBT Fest @ The Oracle

URPotential LGB&T FEST 2019
URPotential are proud to announce that for the Third year running the national LGB&T Youth Fest will be once again delivered by URPotential in Blackpool. The event is for all 12- 18 year old, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Non-binary young people, living in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre & across the UK .
The theme for 2018 LGB&T Fest is ‘Make a Difference ’.
The event is to be held at the Oracle, Blackpool, to celebrate, and support diversity amongst young people. Young people will be able to attend workshops to build confidence, express themselves creatively, learn new skills, meet new people, and have a voice. Local young people are taking on leadership roles as they did over the previous years by planning, organising, and delivering this event to their peers.
The event is funded through Children In Need, Blackpool CCG and Fylde and Wyre CCG
The event will be happening at the end of February to be incorporated with ‘LGB&T History Month’ Celebrations, there will be guest speakers, a question time slot, live music and entertainment and lots of information stalls. Last year the event brought together over a hundred young people and some professionals to share their experiences, knowledge, and their hopes for the future.
URPotential also facilitate weekly support groups in Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender young people under the age 25. URPotential also run a Family Support Group for family members, friends and partners. They offer a relaxed, safe and confidential environment for people to come and be themselves to share their stories and seek advice and information.
Support in Fylde and Blackpool call Louise on 01253 344398 or email louise@urpotential.co.uk
Support in Wyre and Blackpool call Nina on 01253 344398 or email lgbt@urpotential.co.uk
To book a place or a stall at our LGB&T Fest please contact Louise or Nina on 01253 344398 or email Events@urpotential.co.uk

Feb
24
Sun
LGBT History Month Screening – God’s Own Country @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
LGBT History Month Screening - God's Own Country @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny’s life forever.

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Feb
25
Mon
LGBT Info Day @ Rhyl Library
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Information about activities and support available in north Wales and the surrounding area, with stands from Viva LGBT, Unique Transgender Network, the North Wales Adoption Service, North Wales Police and more.

Conversation Corner: Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Men @ Room 1.6, Students' Union
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conversation Corner: Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Men @ Room 1.6, Students' Union

A safe space for gay, bi and trans men to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
26
Tue
Conversation Corner: Lgbtq+ People of Faith @ Room 2.5, Students' Union
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conversation Corner: Lgbtq+ People of Faith @ Room 2.5, Students' Union

A safe space for LGBTQ+ People of Faith to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Can You Be Queer & Have Faith? Naz and Matt Foundation @ Room 2.5, Students' Union
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Can You Be Queer & Have Faith? Naz and Matt Foundation @ Room 2.5, Students' Union

The Naz and Matt Foundation is an organisation aimed at fighting religious and culturally motivated homophobia through education, awareness raising and advocacy. The SU will be hosting the founder of the organisation, Matt Ogston, and a panel of speakers from religious and/or LGBT+ backgrounds to discuss the issue!

The event will take place in Room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
27
Wed
Pride is Political: Panel# @ Room 2.5, Students' Union
Feb 27 @ 5:01 pm – 7:01 pm
Pride is Political: Panel# @ Room 2.5, Students' Union

This February, the NUS LGBT+ Campaign are looking to centre the experiences of groups often left out of mainstream depictions of LGBT+ history, including QTIPOC (queer, trans and intersex people of colour) and trans people under the theme “Pride is Political”. NUS LGBT+ Officer (open place) Rob Noon will be leading a panel discussion on the current political landscape of UK Pride events, providing an alternative vision for transforming Pride beyond a corporate party and into an accessible protest and political celebration. Rob will be joined by: Katie Foy (Disabled Students’ Officer at UoM SU, NUS LGBT+ Campaign), Natalia Ragnhild (University of Sheffield Students’ Union, NUS LGBT+ Campaign), and Chloe Cousins (The Proud Trust).

The event will take place in Room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
28
Thu
LGBT+ Grand Musical Finale @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for our closing ceremony of LGBT+ History Month 2019 with the Amazing Taylor Giacoma singing a selection of originals and covers.

Mar
8
Fri
LGBT History Month – Silent Disco and Social Night @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Choose your groove from the 80s, 90s or 00s with personal headphones giving you total control over your disco experience.

The LGBT Silent Disco will feature all the classics from three decades of dancefloor filler all controlled by you!

There is a licensed bar for drinkies and refreshments will be availble.

Join us for a fabulous social night of fun, frolics and fabulousness

FREE ENTRANCE – limited places, so book in advance!

Contact : 01270 653150 for more details

info@silverrainbows.com

Mar
16
Sat
OUTing the Past Festival in Bolton @ Bolton Central Library and Museum
Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
OUTing the Past Festival in Bolton @ Bolton Central Library and Museum

Bolton Library and Museum are delighted to be a Festival Hub for the OUTing the Past Festival.

This event celebrates LGBT+ history and creativity and culture in the UK and it coincides with the opening weekend of the exhibition ‘Desire, Love, Identity in Bolton’.

This showcases Bolton’s LGBT+ history and personal stories alongside world treasures from the British Museum. There will be tours of the exhibition as part of the festival.

Join us to experience these guest speakers exploring a variety of themes including
• Trudy Howson, Britain’s LGBT+ Poet Laureate will celebrate the diversity & development of the UK LGBT+ movement and it’s struggle for visibility.
• Sacha Coward will be exploring the powerful queer symbolism of mermaids in depictions through art and history.
• Alam Ali will be speaking about Alan Turing – An LGBT Hero of History.
• Sue Sanders will share her experiences of Section 28 and the history of ‘Schools Out’.
• Veronica McKenzie will explore aspects of activism by Black LGBT+ communities across the cultural, literary and political spheres in England.

In addition, we will be hosting a theatre performance called ‘The Adhesion of Love’ by Stephen M Hornby.

Please book your free place on Eventbrite.

Apr
4
Thu
• ‘How beautiful are thy buttocks!’: ‘Same-sex desire in Ancient Egypt,’ talk by Dr Roland Enmarch @ Bolton Central Library and Museum
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
•	‘How beautiful are thy buttocks!’: ‘Same-sex desire in Ancient Egypt,’ talk by Dr Roland Enmarch @ Bolton Central Library and Museum

Although there is little evidence that the Ancient Egyptians conceptualised human beings as belonging to discrete groups based on their sexual preferences, there is a comparatively rich set of sources that attest the existence of same-sex sexual activity in pharaonic times.

Dr Enmarch will talk about the realms of Egyptian mythology and Egyptian societal ideologies.

Apr
11
Thu
Poetry evening @ Bolton Central Library and Museum
Apr 11 all-day
Poetry evening @ Bolton Central Library and Museum

Bolton Museum is hosting a celebration of LGBT poetry to coincide with our exhibition Desire, Love Identity – In Bolton: exploring LGBTQ Histories.

Special guests Dominic Berry and Rosie Garland will read some of their poems.

Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer with a passion for language nurtured by libraries. She is currently the writer in residence at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.

Dominic writes theatrical poetry for people of all ages and has toured his dynamic spoken word around the world. He is the current Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence.

At the event we also welcome people to read poems during an Open Mic session and we would like the poems to reflect diversity, inclusion and aspects of LGBT life.

May
31
Fri
“The Adhesion of Love” @ Bolton Socialist Club
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
"The Adhesion of Love" @ Bolton Socialist Club

The extraordinary true story of how an architect’s assistant from Bolton crossed the Atlantic in 1891 to meet visionary queer American poet, Walt Whitman. This new play offers a startling new insight into Whitman in his bicentennial year, and this performance take place on the 200th anniversary of Whitman’s birth. The writer, Stephen M Hornby, is a multi-award winner. His last play, The Burnley Bugger’s Ball, gained 5 star reviews. Stephen was awarded the 2018 WINGS by the Swedish International Lesbian & Gay Culture Network for his short film Unchechen.