Le Mans Crescent
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.