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Join us to celebrate our Queer achievements with our Queer community in unity! Club Kali DJ’s will spin tunes from around the world from Hollywood to Bollywood. Plus Live performance on stage, all in true colourful Club Kali style. £6 Guest List* email names to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm Friday 2 feb. See website details www.clubkali.com
In 1769, at the age of 41, Monsieur Chevalier D’Eon de Beaumont stepped out of the limelight as a French diplomat to England, Russian spy, Prussian war hero and international bon viveur only to step back in as the woman she truly was.
Proudly wearing the Chevalier d’Honneur medal on her flowing robes she outraged and antagonised the whole of the French aristocracy, spending astronomical amounts of English Guineas and running up huge diplomatic debts fighting for her very existence and acceptance in an unforgiving society.
This bizarre, true story is bold, challenging, provocative and painfully funny: reaching deep into our perceptions of normality, acceptability and promiscuity, setting an historical thumbprint on the way we live our lives in an “enlightened” twenty-first century.
A Straight Acting Theatre Company Production, written by Edinburgh Fringe First Winner, Renny Krupinski.
Over several years he researched a story about the arrests of gay men in Shrewsbury in 1949 and first made a Presentation of what he had found, at the Shrewsbury hub of the National LGBT History Festival in February 2017. He is not a Historian and makes no claims of academic ability; he just enjoys uncovering this story.
Salop Assizes: 1949; is the outcome of:
a) ongoing research, starting from local newspaper reports made in June 1949, about Shropshire men charged with gross indecency. (On June 23rd, 1949, four men from Shrewsbury and two men from Donnington were sentenced to prison terms, at Salop Assizes).
b) contemporary interviews/conversations with people living in Shropshire who knew that generation.
c) research into the extent to which gay men were prosecuted across the UK for gross indecency in the post WW2 period until recent times.
Shaun Dellenty, an award-winning education trainer who works to positively prevent LGBT+ and identity-based prejudice in the UK education system, will present a talk on his multi-award winning programme, Inclusion for All, and its aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in UK schools from nursery upwards.
Inclusion for All is a programme of training and teaching strategies developed by Shaun that aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in schools, homes and communities, and thus significantly reduce incidents of prejudice-related bullying and language.
Rooted in schools and training, Inclusion for All empowers schools to develop cognitive empathy from the outset, to represent the diversity of family life in the 21st century without assumption or judgement and to take great joy in celebrating heritage and diversity in authentic individuals and whole school communities from the very first day in nursery. Shaun has also worked trained teachers on the Amnesty Teacher Programme for the past five years on positive LGBT+ inclusion and activism. Please join us for this inspiring and enlightening talk on education and LGBT+ inclusion. The Human Rights Action Centre will be open for an hour after the event for further discussion, networking and to meet with Shaun.
A highly experienced ex school leader, Shaun Dellenty has trained teachers, parents, governors, school leadership teams and non-teaching staff in hundreds of primary, secondary, and faith schools around the UK in addition to lecturing at many initial teacher training faculties across the UK and abroad.
Shaun has advised on education policy at Westminster and his work has featured on television and in the national press. He was awarded the designation ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2016. Shaun was awarded the ‘Education Champion Award’ at Excellence in Diversity Awards in 2016 and his work was recently officially recognised by the 3 Faiths Forum.
Shaun Dellenty developed and piloted the programme Inclusion for All www.inclusionforall.co.uk