LGBT History Month February 2012

 

LGBT History Month February 2012

 The programme compiled by OutStories Bristol with Bristol City Council, Bristol Lesbian & Gay Switchboard, CycleOut Bristol, M-Shed, Gay West and Hydra Books. OutStories Bristol is a voluntary, history group gathering the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in or associated with Bristol and its surrounds.

To find out more about this group, the events or join in click on the links below to follow them

Out Stories Bristol Website

E-mail: contact@outstoriesbristol.org.uk

Post: OSB, c/o LGBT Bristol, Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN

OutStories Facebook page

Or why not sign up to the Facebook Group click

on the Facebook icon on the right.

 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet – Valentine’s Day

Location: bierkeller  theatre

Date: runs from the 14th-16th and 19th-23rd February

Following the success of their gender reversed ‘Julius Caesar’, Thrice Three Muses return with a new twist on the greatest love story ever told… How will the Capulets cope when their only daughter falls for the DAUGHTER of Lord Montague? A brave venture into modern society and gay culture, but above all a daring twist on a classic text, exploring lesbianism, first love, and how a parent learns to let go…
With this new twist, director Ben Hughes-Games hopes to open up the story of the older generation – how do you cope with your child coming out as gay? Or if you think they might be? Set against a backdrop of some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful language, this up-to-date version of Romeo and Juliet is not to be missed. With experiments on the sexuality of all characters, and how sharply the young feel rejection – from friends, parents and lovers, this tragedy will ring true with gay, straight, young and old – and everything in between!
The show opens, aptly, on Valentine’s Day 2012 – and runs from the 14th-16th and 19th-23rd February. Tickets cost £8.50 in advance, £10 on the door – buy them at www.bierkellertheatre.com, or call the box office on 0117 930 4264. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8.15pm!

Romeo and Juliet Event Page

 

 

Programme of Events for Bristol and Bath LGBT Book Promotion

LGBT Book Promotion at

Location Bristol Central Library, College Green BS1 5TL

Date: throughout February 2012.

Website for all information Bristol Central Library 

 

OutStories Bristol “people and places” Display

Location: Bristol Central Library

Date 6-24 February 2012

The display documents some people and places significant to Bristol’s LGBT heritage and will be on show from 6th to 24th February at Bristol Central Library BS1 5TL and at the Sing Out Bristol event on 4th February.

Website for all information Bristol Central Library 

Involve

Involve Website

INVOLVE Display

Date: 24 Feb – 2 Mar 2012

Location: Central Library Bristol

INVOLVE supports active public involvement in health and social care research and is keen to ensure good representation of marginalised groups.

UWE – University of West of England


1 Feb 2012 UWE LGBT History Launch UWE Frenchay Campus – Red Bar from 1pm Guest speakers and special performances as well as the launch of the UWE ‘Hands for Equality’ interactive art. This is the chance for everyone to get together and kick off LGBT month in one big bold statement.

 

Cheryl Morgan

Cheryl Morgan

Changing images of trans people in speculative literature

Date: Thursday, 2nd February 2012

Time:   7pm – 9pm

Location: Hydra Books, 34 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EZ

Click to View on Google Maps Hydra Book Shop Location

Cost: Free event

The availability of magic and advanced science has allowed writers of fantasy and science fiction literature to explore issues of gender in their work. Hugo Award winning critic, Cheryl Morgan, explores how the way in which trans characters have been portrayed in speculative literature has changed as real trans people have become better known to the general public. Cheryl Morgan is, to her knowledge, the only out trans person ever to have won science fiction’s highest honour, the Hugo Award. Born in Somerset, she has lived in Australia and California and now resides near Bath where she runs a small ebook publishing company and bookstore. She blogs regularly at www.cheryl-morgan. com. This is a free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome.

 

3 Feb 2012 Out UWE/UWE Dram Soc. Cocktail Night -Fundraiser at Queenshilling Students unite for this fundraising Cocktail Party. Dress as your favourite cocktail and enjoy a touch of class, shaken with the sublime and all topped off with a fundraising cherry!

One in Ten: Sing Out Bristol

Date: Saturday, 4th February 2012

Time: 7.30 pm

Location:Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road, Clifton, BS8 1SA

Cost:  £10, (£5 concessions).

You can purchase tickets on the right.

Sing Out Bristol Tickets

Sing Out Bristol Tickets

Bristol’s own LGBT choir is now at four years old a well-established part of our scene. This year, their regular Winter Concert takes a look at some elements of LGBT history in the second half of the 20th century through an exciting and insightful performance. Sing Out Bristol is already recognised for its accomplished singing and humorous, unstuffy delivery. Come along and join in the fun.

 

Pulteney Bridge Credit visitbath.co.uk

LGBT History Walk around Bath

Date: Sunday, 5th February 2012

Time: 2pm to 3:30.

Location: Meet by the War Memorial in Queen’s Parade, Bath

Cost: Free event

A walk around the centre of Bath, pointing out the buildings and monuments which have LGBT associations, either as places where people socialised or as meeting places for the LGBT movement over the last forty years. The walk should last about an hour and a half and finish back by the War Memorial, with the option of warming up in a local, tea-shop.

Led by Robert Howes of Gay West. For details phone 0870 811 1990.

Free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome.

 

hydra bookshop

Hydra bookshop Website

Celebration of Lesbian and Gay Literature for LGBT History Month

Date: Tuesday, 7th February 2012

Time:  7pm to 9pm,

Location: Hydra Books, 34 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EZ

Click to View on Google Maps Hydra Book Shop Location

Cost: Free event

From love poems to sci-fi and satire – come and join us in an evening of readings from literature with LGBT themes. Bring your favourite poem or excerpt and share it with the audience. Tell us what it means to you and where we can find more like it. Help us raise the profile of this new bookshop in the heart of Bristol’s Gay Village. This is a free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome.

 

hydra bookshop

Hydra bookshop Website

Transgender before transgender: cross-dressers and the establishment in Victorian England 

Date: Thursday,9th February 2012

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: Hydra Books, 34 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EZ

Click to View on Google Maps Hydra Book Shop Location

Cost: Free event

The emergence of public cross-dressing in the 19th century industrial city caused great anxiety to the Victorian legal establishment and England’s new police forces alike. In this talk,Guardian and New Statesman writer Juliet Jacques (long-listed for the Orwell Prize in 2011) explores how those who cross-dressed were criminalised, most famously in the scandalous trial of Ernest ‘Stella’ Boulton and Frederick ‘Fanny’ Park in 1871, and how contemporary transgender identities began to evolve in response. Juliet Jacques is a journalist and author, best known for writing “A Transgender Journey” for The Guardian – the first time that the gender reassignment process has been serialised for a mainstream British publication. She has also written for the New Statesman and TimeOut, and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011.

This is a free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome.

Bristol Bisons Vs Manchester Spartans CANCELLED 

But the boys will all be out from 8pm at the Bear Bar and hitting the city all night

Bristol Bisons RFC
Apologies, but today’s match has been cancelled due to the weather. Bisons and their guests from the Manchester Spartans will be hitting the town this evening- 8 o clock at BBB and 10 o clock onwards at the Bent/ Queenshilling/ OMG. Do come and say hi!

 

For all the latest information about the event

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14 Feb 2012 Volunteer Condom Stuffing/Sexual Health and ‘Children of God’ Film Screening. UWE Frenchay Campus – The Octagon from 4pm. Film Screening at 6pm. With love on the mind this is a chance to come and help prepare the free condoms distributed throughout the community and a special film screening of Children of God: Set on the sun-drenched Bahaman islands, the award winning Children of God paints a universally relevant portrait of love, desire, sexual conflict, tolerance and self-acceptance.

hydra bookshop

Hydra bookshop Website

Celebrating Trans Lives: Trans People’s Contributions to Modern Medicine and Culture

EVENT CANCELLED Speaker unable to attend due to work.

Far from being passive and unwitting subjects of medical experimentation, trans people are here shown to be active agents of change – within the NHS, social justice, and British society as a whole. This talk demonstrates the ways in which trans people have contributed to the development of modern-day healthcare, and how the trans community continues to shape medical understandings of, and social responses to, gender variancy. Dr Louis Bailey is the Co-Founder of TREC – the Trans Resource and Empowerment Centre (www.transcentre.org.uk) – and represents TREC as a Strategic Executive Partner of the National LGB&T Partnership (Department of Health). Dr Bailey’s research concerns the medical history of gender variancy, and issues of trans life course and ageing. This is a free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome.

 

Bristol Challenge Cup 2012

Bristol Challenge Cup 2012 Website

The Bristol Challenge Cup was formed in 2009 shortly after the re-formation of Bristol Panthers Football Club. The cup was originally intended to re-introduce the Panthers to local gay-friendly football clubs through a 5 a-side tournament.

2012 marks the 4th year of the cup and is intended to attract over 20 football teams from across the UK via the GFSN and local football clubs.

The 5 a-side tournament takes the format of a group stage competition progressing on to several knockout stages. We hope to guarantee each 5-a-side team at least 6 games during the event.

Registration will be open to all GFSN, local FA affiliated and company teams and will enable upto 8 players per 5-a-side team.

Registration will cost £7 per player with each football club being allowed to enter a maximum of 3 teams. An early bird discount of £6 per player is available to all teams registered by Friday 27th January 2012.

Full tournament rules are here

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 18th February at Goals, Filton, Bristol.

 

 

 

18 Feb 2012 ‘We Are:’ presents We Are: Remembering at Queenshilling ‘We Are:’(www.wearefest.com)brings you the first of this year’s host of special events in a one night spectacular LGBT History night. Expect a musical trip down memory lane with music from the 80/90/00s along with information on LGBT fights, plights and triumphs from those decades. The night is also the Bristol Panthers social following their 4th annual Bristol Challenge Cup (ffi: http://www.bristolpanthers.co.uk) so expect a busy one!

 

John Addington Symonds

John Addington Symonds

Cycle tour of locations linked to critic and historian John Addington Symonds

Date: Sunday, 19th February 2012

Time: 11am – 1pm,

Location: Starting and finishing in Queen Square, Bristol

Click to View on Google Maps Queens Square Location

Cost: Free event

Born in Clifton in 1840, Symonds was an early advocate for the legitimacy of same sex love. This is a CycleOut Bristol event, which will be led at a relaxed pace by Gemma Tiley. Meet at the King William Statue at the centre of the square. Novicecyclists are especially welcome on this ride. Indeed, if need be, we’ll pump up your tyres. This is a free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome. 

Pillory Pyne Br Library

Pillory Pyne Br Library

Mystery History Tour Booking required

Date: Sunday, 19th February 2012

Time: 2.30pm

Cost:£3, to go to OutStories Bristol funds.

Limited places, pre-booking essential :
andrewfoyle1@gmail.com or 0117 907 0784.

Starting in Corn Street, BS1 1JG Meet outside the Register Office (Old Council House)

Click to View on Google Maps Corn Street Location 

Bristol historian and author Andrew Foyle leads an easy stroll through the city, lifting the curtain on our own peculiar and sometimes outrageous histories. Find out where men met for sex in the 18th century, and how they were punished; Bristol’s pre-war gay pub; sites of protest by lesbian Suffragettes; what window shopping in Park Street used to mean; and a remarkably early moment in the history of transgender surgery. This event has been oversubscribed on three previous occasions.

OSB Trustees Meeting 
Date: Monday, 20th February 2012
Time: 7pm-9pm
E-mail contact@outstoriesbristol.org.uk for information and venue.

gay west bookGay West: Civil Society, Community and LGBT History in Bristol and Bath 1970 to 2010

Date: Tuesday, 21st February 2012

Time: 7:30pm-9pm,

Location: Central Library, Deanery Road, Bristol

Website for all information Bristol Central Library 

Cost: Free event
Robert Howes talks about the background to his recently-published book “Gay West: Civil Society, Community and LGBT History in Bristol and Bath 1970 to 2010.” Gay West is one of the longest-lasting LGBT organisations in the country, tracing its roots back to the Campaign for Homosexual Equality Bristol Group and Bath Gay Awareness Group. The book covers both the history of the group and the wider context of the local and national LGBT movement, as well as the development of the area’s commercial scene. Robert will reflect on his experience in researching the book and suggest some questions about civil society and community which it raises. This is a free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome.

Please visit or phone your local Bristol library to book a place.

 

22 Feb 2012 Queenshilling History Night Bristol’s oldest LGBT venue takes a look at the Queenshilling through the ages. With Photos, information and the usual great atmosphere.

 

Beacons Facebook page

Beacons Facebook page

Beacons, Icons and Dykons “The Killing of Sister George”

Date: Friday, 24th February 2012

Time: Doors open 7.30 Performance from 8pm

Location: The Cube Cinema, 4 Princess Row, BS2 8NQ

Cost: £5 Tickets on the door

Beacons, Icons and Dykons presents, “The Killing of Sister George”, hosted by Tom Marshman. The “killing” refers to the metaphorical death of “Sister George,” a smarmy apple-cheeked do-gooder who stars in a sentimental BBC series about village life. (Beryl Reid) a brassy, bitchy, hard-drinking bull dyke who’s the antithesis of the sickeningly sweet character she plays. The ageing actress is a lesbian living with a childish, middle-aged woman named Childie (Susannah York). The films will be accompanied by a heady mix of performances inspired by the film. Beacons Icons and Dykons is a regular night which has queer leanings, showing films and creating performances inspired by them all hosted by Tom Marshman. Especially for LGBT History month we will be recreate a 60′s lesbian speakeasy vibe. With the secret code “Hello I’m a friend of Beryl”. Trashy, moving, hit and run performances that make going to the movies feel weirdly hedonistic.

 

M Shed Website

M Shed Website

Oral History Workshop

Date: Saturday, 25th February 2012

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Location: M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

Cost: All welcome Free event but booking required
OutStories Bristol is looking for volunteers to gather the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in or associated with Bristol and the surrounding area. This is a voluntary, oral-history project. If you’re interested, please come to this workshop arranged in conjunction with M-Shed. At the workshop you’ll learn about OutStories Bristol, why oral history is important, how it’s done and how you can get involved.

Book a place on-line with but, if you can’t, phone or text 07802 422091.

This is a free event, but a donation to OSB would be welcome.

 

rictor norton

rictor norton

Gay and Lesbian Marriage in Georgian England

Date: Sunday, 26th February 2012

Time: 2.30pm

Location: M-Shed, Princes Wharf, BS1 4RN

Cost: Donation £3.50 (£ 2.50 concessions) Ticket required

http://rictornorton.eventbrite.co.uk

As the finale to this year’s History Month celebration, we are fortunate to present a talk by Rictor Norton, hosted by Bristol’s major new museum, M Shed. Rictor will explore the rich and unexpected history of gay and lesbian marriage in the 18th century. He is an internationally respected social and literary historian specialising in LGBT history. He has a doctorate from Florida State University on homosexuality in Renaissance literature and has published widely. Rictor has lived in London since 1973. You can book your place on-line with but, if you can’t, phone or text 07802 422091.

 

North Bristol NHS Trust Trans Workshop

Date: 1.00 – 2.30 p.m. 2012

Time: Tuesday 28th February

Location: M-Shed, Princes Wharf, BS1 4RN

Cost: Booking required

North Bristol NHS Trust Celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month February 2012 We are delighted to announce events to celebrate LGBT History Month 2012. The Pink Exhibition features NBT members of staff and their stories as well as well known people come and see it in the Learning and Research Department throughout February. This is a chance to tell NBT what you think about our performance under the Equality Delivery System at the workshops and is important as your comments will help to set our objectives on LGBT matters. These events are open to everyone but please book a place as they are limited. For more details contact: Lesley Mansell, Equality and Diversity Manager Extension: 06471 E mail: Lesley.Mansell@nbt.nhs.uk


North Bristol NHS Trust Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Workshop

Date:  1.15 – 2.45 p.m 2012

Time: Wednesday 29th February

Location: M-Shed, Princes Wharf, BS1 4RN

Cost: Booking required

North Bristol NHS Trust Celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month February 2012 We are delighted to announce events to celebrate LGBT History Month 2012. The Pink Exhibition features NBT members of staff and their stories as well as well known people come and see it in the Learning and Research Department throughout February. This is a chance to tell NBT what you think about our performance under the Equality Delivery System at the workshops and is important as your comments will help to set our objectives on LGBT matters. These events are open to everyone but please book a place as they are limited. For more details contact: Lesley Mansell, Equality and Diversity Manager Extension: 06471 E mail: Lesley.Mansell@nbt.nhs.uk

29 Feb 2012 Love Music, Hate Homophobia. Eton & Haze(Jongluers) Baldwin Street from 7pm, £5 OutUWE (UWE’s LGBT Student Network) proudly present Love Music Hate Homophobia. This fundraising event features performers from choirs, circus acts, jazz, poetry and performance art inc. Sing Out Bristol, Anna Freeman, Swing Thing, UWE Drama Soc and Crinkle Cuts. LMHH is a national campaign which seeks to raise awareness of homophobia, and the challenges faced by LGBT people, using music and art.

 

Celebrating thirty-seven years of Bristol Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

7pm to 10:30 Old Market Tavern, 30 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0HB Free
event
This is a party for volunteers, friends and supporters of the Bristol Lesbian and Gay
Switchboard over the last thirty-seven years. All welcome. Free event, but donation
to BLAGS welcome.

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