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2 to 29 October 2017 – ‘Revealing Stories’ at Bristol Central Library

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Oct 082017
 

OutStories Bristol’s highly successful ‘Revealing Stories’ exhibition is on display at Bristol Central Library from 2nd to 29th October 2017 to coincide with the Journey to Justice events being held in the city..

The exhibition is based on archival records and oral history interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people associated with Bristol and the surrounding area. Focusing on living memory (c. 1940s to the present) it tells how people fought to shape and control their own lives. It is the story of those who witnessed these changes and helped to make history.

Monday 2nd to Sunday 29th October 2017

Deanery Road,  Bristol,  BS1 5TL

Map       Opening hours and getting there

 

Please note: this display comprises vertical text panels only; it doesn’t include any of the objects that were in the original exhibition at Bristol’s M Shed during February/March 2013.

 

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1 Oct 2017 – Stonewall Season Community Action Day in Bristol

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Sep 242017
 

Cheering group of young people wearing red Stonewall T-shirts

OutStories Bristol will have a stall at the Stonewall Bristol Community Action Day.

Sunday 1st October 2017,  1:30pm to 5pm

Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH
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We will be joined by groups and organisations in the Bristol area including Stand Against Racism and Inequality, Black Southwest Network, Freedom Youth, Space Off the Record, Midsomer Norton PrideUniversity of Bath Kaleidoscope, Bristol Mind MindLine Trans+, University of Bristol LGBT SocietyIntersectional Feminist Society, Bristol 24/7, LGBT Bristol, Diversity Trust and Outstories Bristol and more.

The afternoon includes speakers and activities as well as a discussion carousel on different topics and LGBT+ experiences.

Free event; book tickets on the Stonewall webpage.

7 Oct 2017 – Talk “EP Warren’s Classical Erotica” and OutStories AGM

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Sep 132017
 

Jen Grove: EP Warren’s Classical erotica: LGBT+ activism and objects from the past

Elderly man with thinning hair and moustache working at his desk

Edward Perry Warren

Embossed Roman cup showing two naked men, the young man being anally penetrated by the older.

Detail of Warren Cup, Roman, AD 5-15

Edward Perry Warren (1860-1928) is best known for giving his name to the “Warren Cup”, an ancient Roman goblet with explicit scenes of men having sex together (now in the British Museum). The Classical antiquities Warren collected at the beginning of the twentieth century include many of those we now turn to for visual evidence of homosexual acts in the ancient world.

Drawing on original archive work, this talk will explore how Warren used such artefacts from ancient Greece and Rome to campaign for the acceptance of same-sex relationships in the modern world. Warren was particularly influenced by John Addington Symonds and his Greek-inspired idea of a comradely type of love between highly virile men.

Tapered alabaster pottery vase decorated with two naked men, the older holding the younger's penis.

Alabastron, Greek, 550–535 BCE

This talk will also explore some of the problems of looking to Warren, the objects he collected, and the type of ancient relationship he was inspired by – between older and younger partners – for LGBT+ activism and education today.

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Photo of Jen Grove, a young woman with long hairDr Jen Grove is an Engaged Research Fellow in the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter. She is currently employed on a Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘Rethinking Sexology: The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940’. She is the editor of a forthcoming book Sculpture, Sexuality and History: Encounters in Literature, Culture and the Arts from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Palgrave, 2017, with Jana Funke). Jen works closely with LGBT+ activists and support groups, as well as museums, schools, youth workers and health practitioners to explore how artefacts from the past can get people talking about sex, relationships, gender and sexuality today. She tweets from @jenniferegrove


Saturday 7th October 2017, 2:30pm to 5pm

The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ
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The talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of OutStories Bristol (very brief!).

Everyone is welcome to both the AGM and talk. Admission and refreshments are free but a small donation towards the running costs of OutStories Bristol would be appreciated. Please book on Eventbrite.

The Old Council Chamber is on the first floor of the Wills Memorial Building – go up the main stairs and turn right.

Disabled parking is on the left side of the building with a lift to the first floor.

This is the Fourth Annual John Addington Symonds Celebration event in collaboration with the University of Bristol’s Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT). Our thanks to them for sponsoring this event.

Find out more about the IGRCT on their website; you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

John Addington Symonds was a Bristol-based writer, art historian and pioneer of homosexual rights.

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14 Nov 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project meeting

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Oct 292016
 

Image from flyer showing orange circle with text "Mapping LGBT+ Bristol" superimposed over black and white 1970s photo of inside of Moulin Rouge club in Bristol.Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is developing our permanent online archive of the LGBT+ history of Bristol and the surrounding region. The stories are presented as a map on this website and also on the Know Your Place website provided by Bristol City Council and neighbouring local authorities. The map is also available as a mobile app (Google Play and iTunes).

Activities include:

  • Gathering the stories of LGBT+ people through oral interviews.
  • Research in the Bristol Record Office, libraries and other local archives.
  • Collating and storing the digital material we collect and uploading it to websites.

Activities are co-ordinated at monthly meetings, usually the second Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For further information, get in touch via our contact form.

The next meeting is:

Monday 14th November 2016, 6pm to 7:30pm
Hall floor, 39 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4JU
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Door is on promenade level, i.e. raised pavement above road. Bottom doorbell ‘Leigh’.
Meeting room is wheelchair accessible; toilet is not.

No.8 bus from Temple Meads and city centre; ‘Clifton Village’ stop.
Bikes can be brought into building for security.

‘Pay & display’ parking on Regents Street and Princess Victoria Street until 9pm.
Clifton Down and north of Clifton Park: no parking restrictions after 5pm (5 min+ walk).

8 Oct 2016 – talk “Beyond The Well of Loneliness: Reassessing Radclyffe Hall’s Place in LGBTQ History” and OutStories Bristol AGM

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Sep 172016
 
Beyond The Well of Loneliness: Reassessing Radclyffe Hall’s Place in LGBTQ History – a talk by Jana Funke

Bookcover with portrait of Radcliffe Hall with cropped hair and wearing a high-collar shirt and black evening jacketRadclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness (1928) is one of the most famous and widely read lesbian novels. It is also a deeply controversial book that has been celebrated for its defence of homosexual relationships and criticised for its bleak depiction of lesbian love.

This talk will draw on original archival research to take us beyond The Well of Loneliness and open up a new understanding of Radclyffe Hall’s writings and views on gender and sexuality. In particular, it will reassess Hall’s engagement with sexological understandings of sexuality and gender identity, including those articulated by John Addington Symonds and Havelock Ellis, and reconsider her often misunderstood engagement with feminist politics and female sexuality.

Dr Jana Funke is a Lecturer in Medical Humanities at the University of Exeter. She has published numerous chapters and journal articles on the history of sexuality, sexual science, and modernist literature. Books include The World and Other Unpublished Works by Radclyffe Hall (2016), and the co-edited volumes Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (2011) and Sculpture, Sexuality and History: Encounters in Literature, Culture and the Arts (forthcoming, 2018).

This is the Third Annual John Addington Symonds Celebration event of the University of Bristol’s Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT).  Our thanks to them for sponsoring this event. Symonds was a Bristol-based writer, art historian and pioneer of homosexual rights.

The talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of OutStories Bristol (very brief!).

Everyone is welcome to both the AGM and talk. Admission and refreshments are free but a small donation towards the running costs of OutStories Bristol would be appreciated. Please book on Eventbrite.

Saturday 8th October 2016, 2pm to 5pm

The Old Council Chamber,  Wills Memorial Building,  Queens Road,  Bristol,  BS8 1RJ
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2pm: coffee/drinks in Room 1.5 (just opposite the Old Council Chamber)
2:30pm: AGM followed by talk by Jana Funke
4.30pm/5pm drinks reception to celebrate the 176th birthday of John Addington Symonds.

The Old Council Chamber is on the first floor of the Wills Memorial Building – go up the main stairs and turn right.

Disabled parking is on the left side of the building with a lift to the first floor.

OutStories Bristol logoThis event is sponsored by the University of Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition.
Find out more about the IGRCT on their website; you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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24 Oct 2016 – Discussion: Ageing in the LGBT Community

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Sep 112016
 

Bookcovers of "Rory's Boys" by Alan Clark and "The Lives of Older Lesbians" by Jane Traies, plus sponsor's logos

What happens to LGBT people when they get old? Do they have to go back in the closet, or has society changed enough to make space for them? This event will include readings from Alan Clark, author of Rory’s Boys, a comedy novel set in a retirement home for gay men, and from Dr. Jane Traies whose historical study, The Lives of Older Lesbians, was published this year.

Alan and Jane will be joined for discussion by Dr. Paul Willis of Bristol University, a researcher in sexuality, ageing and social care, and Berkeley Wilde of The Diversity Trust who has recently completed a study of the health needs of LGBT people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. The event will be chaired by Cheryl Morgan of OutStories Bristol. The event is co-hosted by the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.

This event is part of the Bristol Festival of Literature. Free admission but please book on Eventbrite.

Monday 24 October 2016,  7pm to 10pm

Lecture Theatre,  Helen Wodehouse Building,  35 Berkeley Square,  Bristol,  BS8 1JA
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The Lecture Theatre is on the ground floor with ramped access from Berkeley Square.

3 Sept 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol ‘Story Maps’ workshop

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Aug 032016
 

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol ‘Story Maps’ workshop

Three young men in a large crowd holding a white banner that has a pink triangle and text Bristol University Gaysoc in black letters

Bristol University Gaysoc at London Pride, 29 June 1985. Photo: Chris Leigh.

Over the last year we’ve been developing a map and mobile app of Bristol’s LGBT+ history. Now we want your help to create a series of digital story maps from the collected material.

Story Maps link points on a map to tell a story using images, text audio and video.  See this one on Bristol’s Bearpit as an example. LGBT+ Bristol story maps could focus on a person of interest, like Michael Dillon, a social movement or group like Bristol’s Campaign for Homosexual Equality or one aspect of the diversity that is LGBT+ life. With over 150 LGBT+ points on the map ranging from the 1750s to the present, there is no shortage of material to draw on. The only piece missing is you.

Saturday 3rd September 2016, 12:30pm to 4:30pm
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University of Bristol Multimedia Centre, 21 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB
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No experience necessary. Food and refreshments provided.

This event is free but places are limited. Please book via Eventbrite.

The multimedia centre is an accessible venue. We can provide BSL interpreters – please contact n.eisenstadt@Bristol.ac.uk to arrange.

Access to the Multimedia Centre is at the back of 19 Woodland Road. Go to 21 Woodland Road, follow the road around to the car park at the rear and walk down to the back of number 19.

Map of access to Multimedia Centre

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Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

13 Sept 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project meeting

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Jul 172016
 

Image from flyer showing orange circle with text "Mapping LGBT+ Bristol" superimposed over black and white 1970s photo of inside of Moulin Rouge club in Bristol.Tuesday 13th September 2016,     5:30pm to 7pm

Room 4.07, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education,
35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

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The room is wheelchair accessible with a lift from the ground floor.

This is the final co-ordination meeting of the Mapping LGBT+ Bristol collaboration between OutStories Bristol and the University of Bristol. The project has created a permanent digital map of the LGBT+ history of the Bristol region.

The University’s involvement ceases at the end of September but OutStories Bristol will continue developing the map indefinitely.

The meeting will be followed by drinks at the Eldon House pub from about 7:30pm. Everyone welcome!

The Eldon House, 6 Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol, BS8 1BT
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New map and mobile app exploring Bristol’s LGBT+ past launched

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Jul 072016
 
Would you like to know more about Bristol’s LGBT+ history, or do you have a story that you’d like to share?

'Mapping LGBT+ Bristol' logo superimposed on a old street map of central BristolAn online map and mobile app exploring Bristol’s LGBT+ past was launched at Bristol Pride Saturday 9th July.

The map uses pictures, oral history recordings, archival documents and personal stories to bring hidden histories to light. The team was brought together by local LGBT+ history group OutStories Bristol, working together with the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and Bristol Record Office, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The app allows users to explore this history on the move and in the very places referred to on the map. The map can be accessed on OutStories Bristol’s own website where visitors can contribute their own stories.

The map also appears on Bristol City Council’s website Know Your Place which brings together multiple layers of Bristol’s diverse history.

See the map: http://www.outstoriesbristol.org.uk/map/

Get the app: search “Mapping LGBT+ Bristol” on Google Play (Android) or the Apple App (iTunes) store.

Middle-aged woman in knee-length skirt standing in the entrance door of a small 2-storey building with fully-glazed windows onto the street.

Joan Weegenaar and the Radnor Hotel, early 1960s. Copyright: Anna Henderson.

Andrew Foyle, co-Chair, OutStories Bristol said:

“We’re really excited about the new map and the possibilities it will bring for engagement within LGBT+ communities and beyond. Bristol has never had the resources for an LGBT+ community project on this scale and we’re really grateful for the fantastic work put in by the University of Bristol and the Arts and Humanities Research Council who funded it all. This is all about reclaiming a sense of our past which, on the local stage, has never been written down before. LGBT+ people have been around throughout history, we didn’t just appear in the 1960s. In the current political and social climate establishing these facts will be hugely significant.”

Dr. Nate Eisenstadt, Co-Investigator, University of Bristol:

“We knew about OutStories from the impressive LGBT history work they’d done as part of their Heritage Lottery funded project and exhibition Revealing Stories at Bristol’s M Shed museum. They knew about us from the community historical mapping we have been doing with Know Your Bristol. When Outstories got in contact and suggested an LGBT+ history mapping project, it seemed like a perfect match. We can’t wait for people to see the results!”

Mark Small, Bristol Record Office:

“We wanted to put Bristol’s LGBT+ history in the mainstream – that’s why putting a layer on the Know Your Place website and depositing the archives that have been collected at Bristol Record Office was so important”.

 

9 July 2016 – OutStories at Bristol Pride

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Jul 052016
 

A large brightly painted road truck with University of Bristol logosOutStories will be at Bristol Pride on Saturday. Instead of a small stall in the Community Tent, we’ll be in this big truck showing off our new online map and mobile app telling the stories of LGBT+ people in the Bristol region.

Come and find us!

Over the last year we’ve been working with the University of Bristol, Bristol Record Office and Bristol City Council to create the map.

Bristol Pride logo with suspension bridge, SS Gt Britain and balloons inside a rainbowThe map will also appear as an “LGBT+ Life” layer on the Council’s interactive Know Your Place website, and as a custom mobile app that will allow users to explore the map on the move. Just find Mapping LGBT+ Bristol in your app store (Android and iTunes).

We’ll have laptops and tablets available in the truck on Saturday so you can explore the map.

Come and say hello – and play!

Saturday 9th July 2016 – all day from 11am

Bristol Amphitheatre and Millennium Square (Harbourside).
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Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

12 July 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project meeting

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Jul 042016
 

Image from flyer showing orange circle with text "Mapping LGBT+ Bristol" superimposed over black and white 1970s photo of inside of Moulin Rouge club in Bristol.Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is a collaboration between the University of Bristol’s Know Your Bristol project, Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place website, and OutStories Bristol. The project is creating a permanent digital archive of the LGBT+ history of the Bristol region.

Activities include:

  • Gathering the stories of LGBT+ people through oral interviews.
  • Research in the Bristol Record Office, libraries and other local archives.
  • Collating and storing the digital material we collect and uploading it to websites.
  • Creating a custom-made mobile app and a user-friendly interface embedded in OutStories’ own website.

Read more about the project here.

Activities are co-ordinated at monthly meetings, usually the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is:

Tuesday 12th July 2016,     5:30pm to 7pm

Room 4.07, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

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The room is wheelchair accessible with a lift from the ground floor.

These monthly meetings are primarily intended to co-ordinate the activities of the smaller teams of people working on each aspect of the project. Everyone is welcome. For further information, get in touch via our contact form.

6 July 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol pre-launch party

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Jun 172016
 

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol logo with textMap and app private view - Wednesday 6th JulyYou are cordially invited to the private view and pre-launch party for our new online map and mobile app* of Bristol’s LGBT+ History.

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol – private view / pre-launch party

Wednesday 6th July 2016,   5.30-7.30pm
Old Market Assembly,  25 West Street,  Old Market,  Bristol,  BS2 0DF
Map and how to get there

We’re officially launching the map and mobile app at Bristol Pride Day on Saturday 9th July. Before that we’re hosting a sneak preview – a private view – to celebrate the project and allow you to explore and contribute to the map before anyone else.

Do you have photos, documents, objects or stories of relevance to Bristol’s LGBT+ past? Bring them along!
We’ll have a mobile digitisation station set up so you can create high quality copies of your memorabilia and upload it to the map. 

If you just want to play, we’ll have the map displayed on a big screen and have tablets and devices pre-loaded so you can explore the content. And of course the team will be on hand to chat about the project.

Drinks and nibbles will be available for those that arrive early.

This event is free but places are limited – please book via Eventbrite.

*  Since October 2015, OutStories Bristol, University of Bristol, Bristol Record Office and Bristol City Council have been working together to create an LGBT+ history map layer on the Council’s interactive Know Your Place site. We’ve also been working on embedding this map on OutStories’ own website and on a custom mobile app that will allow users to explore the map on the move.

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Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

28 June 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project meeting

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Jun 142016
 

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is a collaboration between the University of Bristol’s Know Your Bristol project, Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place website, and OutStories Bristol. The project is creating a permanent digital archive of the LGBT+ history of the Bristol region.

Activities include:

  • Gathering the stories of LGBT+ people through oral interviews.
  • Research in the Bristol Record Office, libraries and other local archives.
  • Collating and storing the digital material we collect and uploading it to websites.
  • Creating a custom-made mobile app and a user-friendly interface embedded in OutStories’ own website.

Read more about the project here.

Activities are co-ordinated at monthly meetings, usually the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is:

Tuesday 28th June 2016, 5:30pm to 7pm

Room 4.07, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

Map
The room is wheelchair accessible with a lift from the ground floor.

These monthly meetings are primarily intended to co-ordinate the activities of the smaller teams of people working on each aspect of the project. Everyone is welcome. For further information, get in touch via our contact form.

Further meetings: Tuesday 12th July.

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11 June 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol ‘pinning party’

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May 192016
 

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol ‘pinning party’

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol logo with text "pinning party", map of Bristol background.We’ve been busy researching and recording Bristol’s LGBT+ history. Now we need your help to put material we’ve collected on the map!

Come along to our last ‘pinning party’ before our big launch at Bristol Pride:

  • Help pin collected stories, images and audio to the map and create an LGBT+ layer on the Know Your Place site.
  • See what we’ve missed – add your own stories on Bristol’s LGBT+ past.
Saturday 11th June 2016,   10am to 4pm
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University of Bristol Multimedia Centre, 21 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB
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No experience necessary. Food and refreshments provided.

This event is free but places are limited. Please book via Eventbrite.

The multimedia centre is an accessible venue. We can provide BSL interpreters – please contact n.eisenstadt@Bristol.ac.uk to arrange.

Access to the Multimedia Centre is at the back of 19 Woodland Road. Go to 21 Woodland Road, follow the road around to the car park at the rear and walk down to the back of number 19.

Map of access to Multimedia Centre

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Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

14 June 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project meeting POSTPONED TO 28TH JUNE

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May 122016
 

Image from flyer showing orange circle with text "Mapping LGBT+ Bristol" superimposed over black and white 1970s photo of inside of Moulin Rouge club in Bristol.Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is a collaboration between the University of Bristol’s Know Your Bristol project, Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place website, and OutStories Bristol. The project is creating a permanent digital archive of the LGBT+ history of the Bristol region.

Activities include:

  • Gathering the stories of LGBT+ people through oral interviews.
  • Research in the Bristol Record Office, libraries and other local archives.
  • Collating and storing the digital material we collect and uploading it to websites.
  • Creating a custom-made mobile app and a user-friendly interface embedded in OutStories’ own website.

Read more about the project here.

Activities are co-ordinated at monthly meetings, usually the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is:

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 5:30pm to 7pm
POSTPONED TO TUESDAY 28TH JUNE

Room 4.07, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

Map
The room is wheelchair accessible with a lift from the ground floor.

These monthly meetings are primarily intended to co-ordinate the activities of the smaller teams of people working on each aspect of the project. Everyone is welcome. For further information, get in touch via our contact form.

Further meetings: Tuesday 12th July.

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University of Bristol acquires archives of theatre designer Oliver Messel

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May 102016
 
Photo of Oliver Messel

Oliver Messel

The University of Bristol Theatre Collection recently acquired the personal archive of Oliver Messel, one of the 20th Century’s foremost designers for stage and screen 1904-1978. The archive celebrates Oliver’s life as an openly gay man in high society during that period and some of the challenges he faced, including service in the second world war. It also features arts benefactor Peter Watson.

Neither men had significant connections with the Bristol/Bath region, however the university would welcome collaboration with anyone interested in Messel and wishes to be involved with workshops, exhibitions, etc, regarding his life and work.

If you are interested, contact Katie McKeogh of the University of Bristol Development and Alumni Relations Office. Katie.McKeogh@bristol.ac.uk

10 May 2016 – Mapping LGBT+Bristol project meeting

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Apr 272016
 

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is a collaboration between Bristol University’s Know Your Bristol project, Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place website, and OutStories Bristol. The project will create a permanent digital archive of the LGBT+ history of the Bristol region.

Activities include:

  • Gathering the stories of LGBT+ people through oral interviews.
  • Research in the Bristol Record Office, libraries and other local archives.
  • Collating and storing the digital material we collect and uploading it to websites.
  • Creating a custom-made mobile app and a user-friendly interface embedded in OutStories’ own website.

Read more about the project here.

Activities are co-ordinated at monthly meetings, usually the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is:

Tuesday 10th May 2016, 5:30pm to 7pm

Room 4.07, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

Map
The room is wheelchair accessible with a lift from the ground floor.

These monthly meetings are primarily intended to co-ordinate the activities of the smaller teams of people working on each aspect of the project. Everyone is welcome. For further information, get in touch via our contact form.

Further meetings: Tuesday 14th June, Tuesday 12th July.

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16 Apr 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol workshop

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Apr 112016
 

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol workshop

Image for Mapping LGBT+ Bristol 16-4-2016 workshopIt’s been a long time in the making but our digital map is now working! All we need now is to populate it with histories of LGBT+ life. At this workshop we’ll focus on getting material collected by volunteers – like images, audio, and archival research – on to the map. No experience necessary. Refreshments provided. Come help map Bristol’s LGBT+ history!!

This event is free but places are limited. Please book via Eventbrite.

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Saturday 16 April 2016,  2pm to 5pm
University of Bristol Multimedia Centre, 21 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB
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Access to the Multimedia Centre is at the back of 19 Woodland Road. Go to 21 Woodland Road, follow the road around to the car park at the rear and walk down to the back of number 19.

The Multimedia Centre is an accessible venue. We can provide BSL interpreters – please contact n.eisenstadt@Bristol.ac.uk to arrange.

Map of access to Multimedia Centre

12 Apr 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project meeting

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Mar 212016
 

Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is a collaboration between Bristol University’s Know Your Bristol project, Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place website, and OutStories Bristol. The project will create a permanent digital archive of the LGBT+ history of the Bristol region.

Activities include:

  • Gathering the stories of LGBT+ people through oral interviews.
  • Research in the Bristol Record Office, libraries and other local archives.
  • Collating and storing the digital material we collect and uploading it to websites.
  • Creating a custom-made mobile app and a user-friendly interface embedded in OutStories’ own website.

Read more about the project here.

Activities are co-ordinated at monthly meetings, usually the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is:

Tuesday 12th April 2016, 5:30pm to 7pm

Room 4.07, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

Map
The room is wheelchair accessible with a lift from the ground floor.

These monthly meetings are primarily intended to co-ordinate the activities of the smaller teams of people working on each aspect of the project. Everyone is welcome. For further information, get in touch via our contact form.

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Contributors sought for BBC film on pre-1967 gay life

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Mar 202016
 

Harry Pick, a BBC documentaries producer, has approached OutStories Bristol seeking gay men who have memories of gay life before 1967.

I work for the BBC in-house, and I am working on a new BBC Two film marking 50 years since the passage of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. I thought I’d reach out to you because I believe you might be able to help put me in touch with gay men who have memories of the period before private sexual acts between gay men were legalised.

The film we want to make will use a mixture of drama and personal testimonies about gay experience pre-1967 to create a sense of the experience of trying to live as gay men in the shadow of that law and the associated social attitudes. We are particularly interested in hearing about against the odds romantic relationships and experiences with the police, the courts and the psychiatric profession and the pressures this put on individuals and those in relationships. Ultimately we also want the programme to draw to the public’s attention what life was like for gay men in this time – a story too rarely told or reflected on.

At this moment in time I’d just be very keen to speak to anyone for research purposes who can reflect on gay life before 67′ to help inform the dramatisation of the period, so we are as accurate and true to the experience of the time as possible. It’d be fantastic if you could put the word out to any of those who you have interviewed in this age bracket and see if some are willing to have a chat on the phone with me initially. No filming required!

Happy to talk further with you or anyone keen to help out.

Thank you for any help and best wishes,

Harry Pick
* BBC Documentaries, 07C BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA.

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