Special Guest: Sue Sanders, Chair, Schools Out & LGBT History Month UK
An unmissable opportunity to hear about and discuss in-depth about people and incidents featured in the CELEBRATE Exhibition, as well as to hear from guest speakers about their research and how the project relates to the UK-wide LGBT history.
LGBT History Month and the Role of Regional LGBT History Projects - Sue Sanders, Professor Emeritus, Harvey Milk Institute & Chair, Schools Out;
Overview of CELEBRATE project – the stories of LGBT people in a northern rural region.
Sir Hugh Walpole (1884 - 1941): Walpole scholar John Hartley in conversation with writer and broadcaster Eric Robson, Chairman of Striding Edge, an award winning production company and producer of Herries Lakeland telling the story of Hugh Walpole’s love affair with English Lakeland, and his pursuit of the 'ideal friend';
Performance by Tammy Jones
Percy Kelly (1916 - 1993): Rob David, historian and son of late Joan David, Kelly's closest friend in their final years, talks about the artist and their the friendship with Joan. It will be followed by a conversation between Chair of OutREACH Cumbria, Debbie Wood, researching psychologist specialising in trans issues, Leng Montgomery, Pink-listed trans activist, Rachael Ridley, Cumbria's First Trans nurse and NHS LGBT role model and Tammy Jones, musical historian with a special interest in the role played by trans- and non-binary people in music.
LGBT History at National Museum Liverpool - Matt Exley, LGBT Researcher, talks about the on-going project in Liverpool.