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The Rainbow Trail - August 12th - For Adult Interest

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WAKEFIELD MUSEUM

Wakefield One

3 Burton Street

Wakefield

WF1 2DD

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On Saturday the 12th of August 2017 at noon, Wakefield Museum launches its first ever LGBT+ exhibition The Rainbow Trail. Launched the day before Wakefield Pride, The Rainbow Trail shines a light on the often overlooked or hidden LGBT+ stories of Wakefield.

There will be performances and refreshments in the museum to celebrate the launch – no need to book for the exhibition itself, just turn up on the day or after. However, due to restricted room sizes, the following fascinating talks and screenings will require one Eventbrite ticket per person…

A Conversation with Caroline Paige: True Colours

A very special talk by Flight Lieutenant Caroline Paige, who in 1999, became the first ever openly serving transgender officer in the British military. Already a highly respected pilot she rose against the extraordinary challenges to remain on the front flying battlefield helicopters in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Detailing the emotional complexities of her transition, Paige reveals the external threats she faced in warzones around the world and the internal conflict she suffered while fighting prejudice at home.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Jude Woods will introduce this new LGBTQ+ social history project led by Yorkshire MESMAC. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and our partnerships with Leeds Museums and Galleries and West Yorkshire Archive Service, in 2018 West Yorkshire Queer Stories will start to collect, celebrate and preserve this vibrant heritage for future generations.

The Aging Religious Education Teacher

By Kieran Hurley, performed by Lynsey Jones.

In this poetic monologue an aging religious education teacher addresses concerned parents at a faith school about love and same sex marriage.

Kieran Hurley is an award winning play wining Fringe First and Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards 2017 for Theatre in Scotland.

Alphabet Club

A film showing of Alphabet Club and Q&A Session with director Jamie Fletcher.

A burst of movement; a howl of rage; a piece of poetry; a beautiful aria: Music, dance and spoken word are blended together in Alphabet Club. Alphabet Club is a meditation on sex and identity. What makes us who we are and what are the options that we have to choose from?

“Alphabet Club is a bittersweet heart-on-sleeve confessional of hard-won humanity. Expect to be provoked and moved in equal measure.” – Rev. Simon Hall (Baptist Minister)

“A heady mixture of the surreal, the verbose and the visually witty. We loved it! “- Leeds Queer Film Festival

Starring Owen Farrow AKA Divina De Campo. With text by Matthew Bellwood.

Film length: approx. 35mins.


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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Wakefield Council / Yorkshire Mesmac

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Rainbow Trail exhibition is of interest to everyone of all ages, LGBT+ or not. However, these specific bookable talks and screening are really aimed at a teenage or adult audience.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Steven Skelley at Wakefield Museums on slskelley@wakefield.gov.uk or call the museum on 01924 302104 during office hours for more information.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring a ticket but if you forget we will still have your name at the door (we will keep only your basic details - in line with Wakefield Council's Data Protection Policy).

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