We have our full list of speakers and topics available now. Here’s what we will have for you at M Shed on Saturday, February 16th.
Stephen Williams – The former MP for Bristol West will be in conversation with James Higgins of Bristol 24/7, talking about what it was like being an openly gay MP.
Lisa Power – Founding Stonewall – what happened? A personal memory of the late 80s from Section 28 to the start of Stonewall’s rise.
Max Carocci – Native American Two-Spirits: Alternative Histories of Gender and Sexuality.
Performance story teller, Rachel Rose Reid, will be in conversation with Cheryl Morgan, talking about The Romance of Silence, a French Mediaeval story with a non-binary person as the main character.
Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias
Coleman of the University of Bristol will talk about the life and work of Scottish-Ghanaian poet, curator and photographer, Maud Sulter.
Elissa O’Connell of Feminist Archive South will talk about using LGBT+ History when working with youth groups.
Gemma Brace: Wake Up and Dream, an introduction to the life of theatre designer, Oliver Messel, illustrated with items from the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.
The talks will be in the Studio rooms. They will begin at 12:00 and continue until 16:00. There will be a half hour break roughly in the middle.
As usual, there will be a variety of community stalls in the M Shed first floor foyer.
Keep an eye open for in-depth posts about each of these talks. Details of the exact timings of the talks will be released soon. Everything is free, so we look forward to seeing you at M Shed on February 16th.