The Sunday of Bristol’s contribution to the 2016 National Festival of LGBT History will see a range of talks about the many amazing stories of LGBT people who have lived and worked in Bristol, plus an original theatre performance commissioned for this event. All talks are at M Shed, and are free to attend.
When: Sunday, 21 February 2016 from 13:00 to 16:30
Where: Studio Rooms, M Shed – Wapping Road Bristol BS1 4RN
The programme of talks is as follows:
- 13:00 Up The Step, Behind the Curtain – Andrew Foyle, OutStories Bristol
- 13:40 Mary Renault and The Charioteer – Jonathan Rowe
- 14:20 Making Gaywaves – Community Radio for LGBT People in the West Country – Terry Starr, ShoutOut Radio
- 15:00 Devils in Human Shape: Sodomy and the Law in 18th Century Bristol – Prof. Steve Poole, University of the West of England
- 13:00 Freedom Youth: the first 20 Years – An oral History – Lori Streich & Rosa Fanti, Freedom Youth
- 13:40 Local History of Gay West – Colin O’Brien & James Whatmore, Gay West
- 14:20 The Tara Hudson campaign – Ceri Jenkins & Sophie Tyler, Bath Gender Equality Network
- 15:00 Michael Dillon: Trans Pioneer – Cheryl Morgan
Professor Poole’s talk will be followed by a theatrical presentation by Tom Marshman based on the historical events described.