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13th October: talk on John Addington Symonds and OutStories AGM
Amber Regis, Senior Lecturer in 19th century literature at the University of Sheffield, will explore the fascinating afterlife of John Addington Symonds’s Memoirs (c.1899-91) — his account of life as a homosexual man in Victorian Britain and Europe. This will be our 5th Annual Symonds Celebration event in collaboration with the University of Bristol’s Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT).
The talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of OutStories Bristol (very brief!).
Wonderful new documentary ‘Talking LGBT+ Bristol’
Bristol’s listings and features magazine Bristol24/7 and Tusko Films have produced a wonderful documentary Talking LGBT+ Bristol. This Heritage Lottery funded video shares the rich heritage of LGBT+ life in Bristol over the last century, with contributors coming from all backgrounds and ages from across the city. It prominently features some OutStories people.
Watch it now!
Audio from AGM Talk Available
If you missed our AGM, and the amazing talk on the life by EP Warren by Dr. Jen Grove, you can now listen to an audio recording and download the slides. For all of the links, click here.
OutStories launches map and mobile app
The map also now appears on Bristol City Council’s website Know Your Place which brings together multiple layers of Bristol’s diverse history.
Pride of Place
Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage) have teamed up with Leeds Beckett University and community groups nationwide to record and celebrate the places lived, loved, worked and played in by LGBT+ people over the centuries.
See the Pride of Place map.
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*LGBT+ means lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender including all gender, sexual, and romantic minorities.