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LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2017 - EVENT LISTINGS ACROSS LANCASHIRE

What's On - LGBT History Month 2017

Lancashire's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month celebrations are returning for their 9th year in February 2017!

Each year, the National LGBT History Month campaign has a specific theme that it encourages us all to follow. This year, the theme is Law, Citizenship & PSHE. Additionally, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. So, this year's theme is particularly apt and we have planned a broad range of events to reflect this!

This year's events include film screenings, specially commissioned plays, historical exhibitions, guest speakers, a conference specifically for LGB&T young people and much, much more! We are also particularly proud to announce that Preston has been chosen as a hub for the National Festival of LGBT History!



So with such a varied range of events and activities on offer, this is one LGBT History Month not to be missed!

SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY
SING-A-LONG 'CALAMITY JANE'

1:00pm - 2:45pm @ WINTER GARDENS, BLACKPOOL


Polish up those cowboy boots because the Deadwood Stage is coming to Blackpool this February as Winter Gardens Film Festival in partnership with Blackpool Pride Festival bring you a special screening of 'Calamity Jane'!

Join us for a sing-a-long screening one of the best loved musical films of the 1950s. The captivating Doris Day plays the whip-cracking, gun-toting frontier scout Calamity Jane, whose wild promises lead her to bring the beautiful Adelaide Adams to grace the stage at Deadwood’s Golden Garter saloon. 


Warm up your vocal chords as we’ll be encouraging you to belt out your favourites. Whip-crack-away!

Tickets are £7.50 and are available online now

Dressing up is is not essential, but positively encouraged… Yee-haaaa!

There will be a bucket collection for Blackpool Pride Festival at this event.

For more information about this exciting screening, click here!
SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY
LGB&T YOUTH FEST 2017

9:30am - 4pm @ DE VERE HOTEL, EAST PARK DRIVE, BLACKPOOL, FY3 8LL

Calling all LGB&T young people aged 13-18 years old!

Join UR Potential for an action packed day about 'Celebrating Diversity'. Exciting workshops, guest speakers, stalls, question time with special guests and young people, networking, and entertainment from School of Street!

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book your place, contact Nina Beavers - LGBT Youth Worker
E: info@urpotential.co.uk             T: 01253 344398
SATURDAY 18TH & 25TH FEBRUARY
THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LGBT HISTORY: FESTIVAL THEATRE - BURNLEY

PERFORMANCES AT 12pm & 2pm ON BOTH DATES
BURNLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY, GRIMSHAW STREET, BURNLEY, BB11 2BD


In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK's battleground for gay and lesbian rights, with two ground breaking public struggles at either end of the decade. To mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the National Festival of LGBT History and Arts Council England have commissioned two brilliant new plays to recreate this amazing forgotten history.

"The Burnley Buggers' Ball", by award-winning playwright Stephen M. Hornby, speaks of a transformative political meeting held at Burnley Central Library which gave birth to the modern gay rights movement.

"Burnley's Lesbian Liberator", by Abi Hynes, dramatises the political activism of a bus driver sacked for nothing more than wearing a Lesbian Liberation badge. She fought back and started a battle won decades later.

Be prepared to take sides and get involved in these two immersive dramas!

Tickets for these performances are FREE (first come, first served)

For more info, click here.
WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
"BROTHER OUTSIDER" - FREE FILM SCREENING

2pm @ LANCASTER LIBRARY, MARKET SQUARE, LANCASTER, LA1 1HY

Join Metamorphosis Open Cinema at Lancaster Library for a FREE screening of award winning documentary, "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin".

"Brother Outsider" is a multi-award winning tale of race, prejudice and idealism at the heart of 20th century America and chronicles Rustin's complex life story. By overcoming stereotypes associated with being an illegitimate son, an African American, a gay man and a one-time member of the Communist Party, Rustin - the ultimate outsider - eventually became a public figure, respected political outsider and civil rights activist.

For more information, click here.
WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
OUTing THE PAST - LANCASTER

6:30pm @ LANCASTER LIBRARY, MARKET SQUARE, LANCASTER, LA1 1HY


As part of the National Festival of LGBT History, and a fringe event of OUTing the Past: Preston, Lancaster Library will be hosting an evening of LGBT History related presentations from guest speakers including:

The Jan Bridget Collection by Vicci McCann

Young, Gifted & Gay: Creative responses to LGBT Archives by PYRO LGBT Youth Group

Heroic Architects of the 1967 Act by Andrew Lumsden

LGBT History in Chinese Culture by Mac McCarthy

Refreshments will be available. For more info, click here.
SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
OUTing THE PAST - PRESTON

10am - 3pm @ LANCASHIRE ARCHIVES, BOW LANE, PRESTON, PR1 2RE

This year, Lancashire Archives is proud to have been chosen as the Preston hub for the National Festival of LGBT History.

Kicking off with a creative workshop led by P.Soup CIC (please book in advance), the OUTing the Past event will include an information market place, exhibitions of historic records held at Lancashire Archives and a range of LGBT-related presentations including:


Criminal Prosecution of Inter-male Sex (1850-1970) - Jeff Evans

Trans Representation in Rock Music - Katie Hutchinson

"KOPS OUT" - You'll Never Walk Alone - Paul Amann

The Jan Bridget Collection - Jan Bridget

And to round off the event, Preston Musical Comedy Show Choir will be performing a selection of their favourite show tunes!

For further information, click here

To book your place on the creative writing workshop, please e-mail record.office@lancashire.gov.uk
These events would not be possible without the hard work, generous support and input of the many organisations, speakers, contributors and venues involved in the planning and delivery of these events! Thank you one and all!

For more information about this year's LGBT History Month events, visit www.lancslgbt.org.uk

For more information about the National Festival of LGBT History, visit www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk.






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