York LGBT History Month 2017: Week Three!

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This week, Rainbow Plaques is BACK! Join us on Saturday afternoon to make LGBT history visible in the streets of York. You can also enjoy free film screenings, fascinating talks and an activist t-shirt design workshop. For a full list of all the events taking place throughout the month, see our programme. Listings are colour-coded by type: Craft | Discussion … Read More

York LGBT History Month 2017: Week Two!

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This week brings you poetry, drama, and art – and a fantastic day of free public talks at York Explore Library, showcasing cutting-edge research into LGBT history! Don’t miss the play Deep in the Heart of Me this Sunday, nominated for best LGBT+ show at Brighton Fringe 2016. For a full list of all the events taking place throughout the month, … Read More

Maurice Dobson: Yorkshire LGBT history at York Explore

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Over the next two weeks we’ll be sharing details of some of the FREE public talks coming to York Explore on Saturday 11th February, just to whet your appetite! Check out the full programme on our events page.      At 10.30am, Stephen Miller of Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership will share a fascinating piece of Yorkshire LGBT history. Maurice Dobson was born … Read More

York LGBT History Month 2017: Week One!

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It’s finally here: the York LGBT History Month programme begins today! This week we have six fabulous events to get you started, from church services to zine-making. Don’t miss our official launch night this Friday: join us for a fun evening out featuring a quiz, a bar and live music! For a full list of all the events taking place … Read More

LGBT football history at York Explore

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Over the next two weeks we’ll be sharing details of some of the FREE public talks coming to York Explore on Saturday 11th February, just to whet your appetite! Check out the full programme on our events page.   First up, at 12.30pm Paul Amann will share the history of Liverpool FC’s LGBT fan club, Kop Outs. The choice of You’ll Never … Read More

Free public talks will reveal hidden history in York

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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

National Festival of LGBT History 2017: hosted by York Explore!

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We’re very pleased to announce that the National Festival of LGBT History will next year be hosted by York Explore Library! On Saturday 11th February 2017, the Marriott Room at York Explore Library and Archive will play host to a fascinating variety of free talks on all aspects of LGBT history. Visitors can drop in throughout the day to discover hidden stories and forgotten … Read More

Call for events for 2017!

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York LGBT History Month are now starting to compile our programme for February 2017 – and we need your help to make it happen! Last year’s programme, with over 50 events, was our biggest yet. The programme ranged from film screenings to academic talks, from panel discussions to musical theatre. Next year we will once again be a hub of … Read More

Le Gateau Chocolat: discounted tickets for play with LGBT themes at York Theatre Royal

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York Theatre Royal are generously offering discounted tickets for the upcoming play, Le Gateau Chocolat: Black. Important and topical, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression. It discusses sexuality, body image and mental health to a soundtrack ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and … Read More