Free public talks will reveal hidden history in York

Kit Heyam2017, National Festival, Press releases, Uncategorized0 Comments

A day of free public talks at York Explore Library will reveal hidden LGBT history on Saturday 11th February 2017. For the second year, York will be hosting the National Festival of LGBT History. Visitors can drop in any time between 10.30 and 4.30 to discover hidden stories and forgotten heroes from LGBT communities in Yorkshire and beyond. The day … Read More

Second National Festival of LGBT History – February 2016

Kit Heyam2016, Events, Press releases2 Comments

Following the success of the First National Festival of LGBT History in Manchester earlier this year, plans are already underway for the next festival in February 2016 – and this time it will be truly nationwide. York has been chosen as one of five ‘festival hubs’ and will host an exciting programme of presentations, theatre events, films and education workshops … Read More

Press release: thirty events to take place across York to mark LGBT History Month 2015

Andy Law2015, Events, Press releases11 Comments

York LGBT History Month 2015 will see thirty events from twenty different organisers. These will include films, a play, variety nights, an exhibition, displays, a reading group, collaborative heritage events, a conference, discussion panels, talks and walks. The month will be launched at an exciting, free event featuring live music from local bands, an exhibition by a local artist, speeches, … Read More

Press release: plans underway for city-wide LGBT History Month campaign

Andy Law2014, 2015, Press releases8 Comments

In February, York St John University’s LGBT Staff Network and Faculty of Arts coordinated a city-wide campaign for LGBT History Month, featuring more than twenty public events from over ten organisations all brought together in a professionally-designed programme1. Due to the success of this, the first ever collaborative LGBT History Month campaign in York, an independent organisation was established to … Read More