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

Map
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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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

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.

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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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
Map

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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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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15 Feb 2016 – Stuart Milk to Open Revealing Stories Exhibit at UWE

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Feb 122016
 

Revealing Stories display panelWe are delighted to announce that our guest for LGBT History Month, Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation, will be at UWE on Monday (Feb. 15th) to formally open our latest traveling incarnation of the Revealing Stories exhibition.

The exhibition will be at UWE’s Frenchay Campus Library from Feb 15th to 29th. Stuart will be at the Library at 1:00pm on Monday for the formal opening ceremony.

Revealing Stories was first created for M Shed in 2013. It was very popular there, and was mentioned in Parliament by Stephen Williams, MP. It was later visited by Maria Miller, MP, who was in the process of guiding the same-sex marriage bill through Parliament at the time. The exhibition has been available for travel to venues in the South West since then.

Stuart Milk is the nephew of Harvey Milk, and one of the USA’s top LGBT rights activists. Stuart will be undertaking a number of events in Bristol as part of our role as South-West hub for the 2016 National festival of LGBT History. These include a talk about his uncle at Bristol University on the evening of Wednesday 17th, the launch of our events at M Shed on the evening of Friday 19th, and a talk at M Shed on Saturday 20th.

Monday 1st February 2016,  1pm

Frenchay campus library, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

Directions, map and parking

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8 Mar 2016 – Mapping LGBT+ Bristol project meeting

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Feb 112016
 

"Can you help us unlock" image 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 8th March 2016, 5:30pm to 7pm

Room 3.18, 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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Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

20 Feb 2016 – Clifton Hill House open garden

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Feb 112016
 
Clifton Hill House, Bristol

Clifton Hill House (rear)

Clifton Hill House was for many  years the home of John Addington Symonds, one of Victorian Britain’s greatest scholar-writers and an early advocate of homosexual rights. He loved the garden and wrote extensively about it.

Today the house is owned by the University of Bristol and the Clifton Hill House Garden Project has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to recreate the historic garden, incorporating elements that reflect its fascinating history.

To celebrate and give thanks to their supporters they are having an open garden on Saturday 20th February.  OutStories Bristol’s volunteers are specially invited – we supported their funding application.

This will be a free event to allow local community groups and interested members of the public to come along and find out more about their plans, see what’s been done so far, and enjoy the garden in its springtime glory.

Saturday 20th February 2016,  11am to 3pm

Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BX

Entrance is through the white wooden gate on Lower Clifton Hill

Map

Symonds in Bristol is a wonderful website detailing the people and places associated with John Addington Symonds including Clifton Hill House.

Spring Open Garden flyer

 

15 to 29 February 2016 – ‘Revealing Stories’ at UWE Frenchay

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Feb 082016
 

Revealing Stories: lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Lives in the Bristol region from c.1940

OutStories Bristol’s highly successful ‘Revealing Stories’ exhibition is on display in the foyer of UWE Frenchay campus library from the 15th to the 29th February. The exhibition was originally displayed at Bristol’s M Shed during February/March 2013.

'Revealing Stories' in UWE library

‘Revealing Stories’ at Frenchay campus library

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.

Another chance if you missed it at M Shed! The exhibition is open to visitors.

Note: this display comprises the vertical text panels only; it doesn’t include any of the objects that were in display cases at M Shed.

Monday 15 February to Monday 29 February 2016
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for library opening hours

Frenchay campus library, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

Frenchay campus library contact details           Directions, map and parking

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28 Feb 2016 – Pin stories on our map

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Feb 082016
 

Come and pin some LGBT+ stories on our map

Sample clip from Map Your BristolOutStories Bristol is creating an online digital map to tell the LGBT+ story of the wider Bristol region. The map will appear in this website and also as a new community ‘layer’ on the website Know Your Place.

This workshop is the first to user-test the new map and to start uploading data – stories, photographs, documents and audio clips. Come and help us create this permanent online archive.

Everyone welcome. No experience required – we’ll provide guidance.

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

Sunday 28th February 2016,  12:45pm to 4pm
University of Bristol Multimedia Centre, 19 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

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

Presenting Jacq Applebee

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Feb 042016
 

Jacq ApplebeeContinuing our list of headline speakers for the headline speakers for the 2016 National Festival of LGBT History, we are delighted to welcome Jacq Applebee. Jacq is the co-founder of the support and social group, Bi’s of Colour. They are a bisexual, nonbinary activist, writer and poet. They have written zines and spoken at numerous events on subjects as diverse as Blackout Poetry to Mental Health for Black LGBT people.

Jacq was #58 on this year’s Independent Rainbow List. Their talk will be on the Saturday of the Festival.

Bisexual people who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, are a minority within a minority. But was it always this way? How can we shape our present lives so that we are not continually erased from existence, both inside and out of the LGBT community. How does racism, biphobia and violence affect us? What are our chances of having a brighter future? Explore these questions through poetry, stories and discussion.