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
Weymouth Gay Group @ Weymouth Dorset
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Weymouth Gay Group @ Weymouth Dorset

Around 30 LGBT events during History Month in Weymouth Dorset area. Incl Flag raising at local Council Offices, Library display (whole month), Meet & Greet Library event, Coffee shop meet ups. Twice weekly pub meet ups and lots more – info https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/events-diary-monthly-listings.html
twitter https://twitter.com/WeymouthGayGrp

Feb
12
Tue
A Deal With The Universe – Exeter Phoenix Film Screening @ Exeter Phoenix
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm
A Deal With The Universe - Exeter Phoenix Film Screening @ Exeter Phoenix

Documentary A Deal With The Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker’s debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason’s incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner’s life. This film is groundbreaking in terms of its intimate insights into gender identity and new parenthood. This is a special preview screening and will include a post-screening Q&A with director Jason Barker.

Feb
13
Wed
Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire

Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy
Talk for LGBT History Month 2019 by Dr Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths, University of London.

History surrounds us. Across mass media, digital spaces, and the built environment, public history is a key site for making history both inside and outside the academy – and for making history accessible to the widest audience. Queer History is no different. Drawing on my experiences of working on major queer public history projects, including Historic England’s Pride of Place and Chanel 4’s Convicted for Love, this talk will explore first-hand the challenges and opportunities of doing queer public history. Our efforts as public historians are only ever partly about the past. They hold incredible resonance and importance in the present by highlighting long histories of gender and sexual diversity, struggle, and community building. Queer public history is important and it is urgent.

Prices
Admission for non-members – £3.00
Members and Students – Free.
Yearly Membership – £15

Everyone is Welcome

Location
Francis Close Hall

Feb
17
Sun
Story Slam: Queer (LGBT Special) @ The Wardrobe Theatre
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Story Slam: Queer (LGBT Special) @ The Wardrobe Theatre

This February we have our annual special edition of Story Slam as part of LGBT History Month! This year our theme will be Queer. As always we especially welcome stories from people within the the LGBT community! But of course anyone is welcome to come tell a story. <3

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Story Slam is where you can hear people's amazing true stories told live on stage. All stories are told by volunteers from the audience. Put your name in the hat for a chance to tell a story, or just come along and enjoy everyone else's!

Story Slam is held on the third Sunday of the month at the Wardrobe Theatre. Box Office opens at 1.15pm and the shows starts at 2.00pm.

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TICKETS
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Ticket can be purchased through the Tobacco Factory website: https://www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/shows/story-slam-february/

£5 Concessionary price (students, OAPs, unemployed, low-wage, etc.)
£8 Full price

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HOW IT WORKS
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1.15pm: STAMPING
The theatre box office opens from 1.15pm to begin issuing stamps which act as entrance tickets to the show. If you purchased a ticket beforehand online, just quote the name that you used to purchase your tickets and get issued your stamp! If there are any tickets available on the day these can be purchased from the box office.

1.30pm: DOORS OPEN
Doors open at 1.30pm and you can show your stamp to be let into the theatre! If you would like to tell a story on stage, or submit an anonymous short story, just fill in the relevant slips that can be found in the theatre. (Make sure to read these carefully) If not, just grab a drink, take a seat and wait for the show to begin.

2.00pm – 4.30pm: SHOW TIME
We pull names from the hat and whoever’s name is pulled tells us a true story from their life! We laugh, we cry, we drink, we have another one! (20 minute interval at around 3pm)

4.30pm: AFTER SHOW
The Wardrobe Theatre is attached to the lovely Old Market Assembly which is the perfect place for a pint or Sunday lunch, and after the slam people tend to hang around at the bar, have a drink, chat with storytellers and hear stories people didn't get a chance to tell on stage.

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STORY RULES
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Stories must follow a few simple rules. The rules are not meant to be restricting, but are there to ensure we get to hear as many awesome stories as possible. If you’re unsure about anything just drop us a message or ask a volunteer on the day.

• They have to be true
• They must be told in 5 minutes.
• They must be *stories*. No rants, stand-up routines or monologues. We want a beginning, middle and end, and some change and conflict to occur.
• They need to be genuinely 1st person. You should be a major player in the story and we want to hear your perspective.
• Told with no notes or props. This is about the good ol’ fashioned storytelling. Tell it to us like we're round a campfire, or at a sleepover.

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CONTENT WARNINGS
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In the interest of making the story slam a safer and more comfortable place, we give people the option of putting content warnings before their stories. Details of how to do this can be found on the name slips. We read them out before each story and give people a chance to leave the room. If you do want to leave the theatre at any time please feel free! The Old Market Assembly is a comfy place to hang out and sells a variety of wonderful cakes and lovely roast dinners.

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SAFER SPACES
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We work hard at Story Slam to try and create a place where people feel safe and comfortable to share stories. We're continually trying to make our events better places to be and our aim is to hear stories that we don’t get to hear anywhere else. We want to make Story Slam better than the world around it. So to help us achieve this, we have our own safer spaces policy. Feel free to have a read at the link below! 🙂
http://www.storyslam.co.uk/safer-spaces/

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ACCESSIBILITY
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We want our events to be as accessible as possible. The venue has full step free access to the theatre and the stage. However, if you need to use it please let us know (via Facebook message) beforehand as we need a member of staff to open side doors etc.

You can also check out our photo album for details on the step free access, feel free to message us with any further questions: http://bit.ly/2eY8oR4

If there’s anything else we can do to make the event more accessible to you, let us know and we’ll try our best!

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AGE LIMIT
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Story Slam has no age limit, however the spontaneous nature of the show means that profanity and adult themes are to be expected. It is left to the guardian to choose if a child is mature enough to attend.

Feb
20
Wed
LGBT+ Labour Quiz Night @ The Golden Guinea, Bristol
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Quiz Night and Spoken Word hosted by LGBT+ Labour

Feb
23
Sat
Trowbridge Pride History Month open afternoon @ Tesco Extra Trowbridge Community room
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trowbridge Pride History Month open afternoon @ Tesco Extra Trowbridge Community room

LGBT History Month poster exhibition and board games day with Trowbridge Pride.

Feb
24
Sun
LGBTQ+ Social and Open Mic @ Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Social and Open Mic @ Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre

An invitation calling all LGBTQ+ identified creatives, artists and theatre makers in Exeter.

A new creative platform in collaboration with Exeter Phoenix, initiated by playwright Natalie McGrath is happening on Sunday 24th February as part of LGBTQ+ History Month. It will be in the Workshop space between 6-8pm.

Do you identify as LGBTQ+?
Are you creative?
Want to meet and collaborate with other LGBTQ+ Artists and theatre makers in a safe space?

There will be a mic and stand in the room so if anyone wants to share any short extracts of work you can. But no pressure.

It’s a pilot to see if there is any interest.

Any questions you can direct message Natalie via Twitter @NatLMcG