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LGBT History Month Launch

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Hackney Museum

1 Reading Lane

Hackney

E8 1GQ

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You are invited to the launch of two exhibitions to mark LGBT History Month at Hackney Museum on 1 February: ‘From Bedroom to Battleground’ by Project Indigo and ‘Out and About’.

‘From Bedroom to Battleground’ has been created by members of Project Indigo, a local LGBTQI+ youth group run by Off Centre, a mental health and wellbeing charity. Facilitated by artist Liv Wynter, this exhibition shares the voices of Project Indigo members, who hope that by opening up about their personal stories, they can help teach people what it’s like to be young and LGBTQI+ in Hackney.

The event will also celebrate the launch of a collaborative wallpaper design project between artist Angela Groundwater and Out and About, an LGBTQI+ group for people aged 50 and over. ‘Out and About’ is a display of custom made wallpaper that combines stories from Out and About group members with illustrations and patterns meaningful to their lives.

Speeches will start at 6.20pm with Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and leaders of Project Indigo and Out and About, followed by performances by Liv Wynter and guests.

This is the first ever LGBT History Month exhibition to be held at Hackney Museum and it follows a year-long drive to source material from Hackney’s LGBTQI+ community. The Project Indigo exhibition was made possible thanks to the artist Stik and the fund-raising auction of his iconic ‘Hackney Pride’ banner.

Keep up to date with further LGBT History Month events by following the Hackney Pride 365 Facebook page.

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