February-March 2021  LGBT+ History Festival

Confirmed Events - all free to attend, donations welcome

  • Sat, Feb 06
    Zoom live
    Festival Launch
    3pm Bring your own cake and join us for a look back at last year, the opening of the 2021 online exhibition and a sneak glimpse of what is coming up in February and March
  • Sun, Feb 07
    Zoom Live
    United Queerdom - Zoom Live with Q & A
    3pm To start our day on 'Community Activism', we welcome Dan Glass to talk about his book - an outrageous, provocative, heartfelt and funny – history of the Gay Liberation Front. Sponsored by Pengwern Books
  • Sun, Feb 07
    Online Screening
    For My Wife - film screening
    For our evening focused on 'Community Activism' we have chosen to bring back this extraordinary film, which had its UK premiere at the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival back in 2010 - the making of an activist.
  • Fri, Feb 12
    Online screening
    The Archivettes - film screening
    7pm For more than 40 years, the Lesbian Herstory Archives has combated lesbian invisibility by literally rescuing history from the trash.
  • Sat, Feb 13
    Online screening
    Bulgarian Tendencies: Stories From The Queer Library Of Jonathan Cutbill
    3pm Holden Lecture 2020 introduced by Justin Bengry Sponsored by Senate House
  • Sat, Feb 20
    Online screening with discussion
    Metro Centre - film screening
    3pm Shortlisted for the Best of British award at the Queer Visions Film Festival 2020, Bristol
  • Sun, Feb 21
    Live streaming with Q & A
    March for Dignity - film screening
    3pm A compelling film about the struggle to hold a Pride in Georgia (former soviet republic). A Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival Event. Donations to Tbilisi Pride
  • Tue, Feb 23
    Online event with live Q & A
    In Conversation with Mark Hignett
    7pm Talking about our very own 'Soldiers in Love', Mark brings us up to date on the story.
  • Fri, Feb 26
    Live streaming with Q & A
    Say My Name - film screening
    7pm A Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival Event. Donations to Trans Revolution/Trans Revolucao and For Life/Pela Vida
  • Sun, Feb 28
    Live stream, plus Q & A
    Gen Silent - film screening
    7pm This ground-breaking film premiered in the UK at the 2012 Shrewsbury LGBT History Festival and inspired the start of SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination). Sponsored by Shropshire Council
  • Sat, Mar 06
    Recorded performance from 1827
    Sophia Dubochet
    3pm A very unusual and expensive choice of partner for the 2nd Baron Berwick of Attingham, Shropshire: Thomas Noel-Hill. Was that choice a ruse to deflect rumours about Hill’s sexuality? Peter Roscoe explores ...
  • Sun, Mar 07
    Online event with live zoom Q & A
    Voices of Eswatini - film screening with Q & A
    3pm As the LGBT+ community in Eswatini starts the long and difficult journey to get rid of the laws that make them criminals, listen to their voices, and help make them heard around the world. Donations to ALL OUT
  • Sun, Mar 07
    Online event
    Reel in the Closet - film screening
    7pm Reel in the Closet is a documentary that reveals the lives of LGBTQ people from the past through moments from hundreds of never before seen home movies dating back to the 1930s.
  • Fri, Mar 12
    Online screening
    Hot to Trot - film screening
    7pm An intimate account of a captivating, little-known phenomenon: same-sex competitive ballroom dance, a world where expressions of personal passion become a political statement.
  • Sat, Mar 13
    Recorded presentation
    Who was Suleika Aldini?
    3pm Suleika never quite became famous; she was more of an “also-act”, performing with some of the big names, but never quite in the limelight herself...
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