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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
University of Bristol Multimedia Centre, 21 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB

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 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