OutStories Bristol have researched and documented a fraction of the huge variety of LGBT+ lives past in Bristol and its surrounds – there is so much more to uncover!
Come along to our first workshop at Bristol Record Office (BRO) for a behind-the-scenes tour of the strongrooms where 800 years of historic documents are stored.
Following this we will have a short ‘research skills’ workshop lead by staff from BRO which caters for complete beginners upwards. Learn about handling documents, the variety of sources available and how to start researching the archives and online sources that can be accessed from BRO. Finally we will put our new-found skills into practice by finding and ordering some LGBT+ themed historic documents and revealing their stories ready to be mapped.
The workshop is free but places are limited – please book via Eventbrite.
Mapping LGBT+ Bristol is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.