18 February 2017

LGBT History Month: Outing the Past

Join us to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people’s lives from our past and present.

A variety of speakers and stalls will showcase the achievements of local LGBT people, while performer Tom Marshman will unveil true stories in guided gallery tours, titled Move Over Darling.

Tom Marshman is an artist based in Bristol. He actively encourages a dialogue with audiences and participants aiming to create a safe space to share their thoughts and experiences. The results give very evocative authentic glimpses into everyday things.

Schedule

12pm – 4pm – LGBT+ community stalls

12.05pm – HIV Activism / Brigstowe
Polly Theedom and Sean Hourigan – HIV campaigning and how to survive a plague documentary talk.

12.40pm – Move Over Darling
Join Tom Marshman on a walk around the galleries of M Shed, remembering places rich in memories, as he unveils true stories of the local LGBT history. From the politically charged marches and protests, to the prosaic and the illicit, the walk-about performance celebrates full lives of a community through their stories.

1pm – Mapping LGBT History
An fascinating talk on the Mapping of LGBT History in the Bristol region by Andy Foyle. Visit the OutStories stand to find out more.

1.40pm – Move Over Darling
Join Tom Marshman on a walk around the galleries of M Shed, remembering places rich in memories, as he unveils true stories of the local LGBT history. From the politically charged marches and protests, to the prosaic and the illicit, the walk-about performance celebrates full lives of a community through their stories.

2pm – Lesbians in mainstream feminism
Lori Streich has been involved in activism and civil rights for many years. Her talk centres around lesbians in the mainstream feminist movement over the years.

2.40pm – Move Over Darling
Join Tom Marshman on a walk around the galleries of M Shed, remembering places rich in memories, as he unveils true stories of the local LGBT history. From the politically charged marches and protests, to the prosaic and the illicit, the walk-about performance celebrates full lives of a community through their stories.

3pm – Bayard Ruskin BME Civil Rights icon
Bayard Rustin, an African-American gay civil rights leader, was kept in the shadows by the Civil Rights movement. He was a key adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. This talk is by Simon Nelson.

3.30pm – LGBT Poet Laureate
Trudy Howson was appointed as LGBT Poet Laureate in February 2016. She will be speaking about her personal experiences and reading from a selection of her poetry.

4.15pm – Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
A performance that uses drag and religious imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance and satirises issues of gender and morality.