Back in Time: Shropshire LGBT History Month 2019 Event Programme

Shrewsbury LGBT History are celebrating LGBT History Month 2019 with a range of events, throughout February.

There will be something for everyone. The events are open to anyone interested in LGBT history.

See: for further details and how to book.

Events include:

Exhibitions - at The Hive (Local history in a national context...a unique collection of laminated A1 boards (Tuesday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.00pm - free)

                                            - at The Museum and Art exhibition on the life and work of Samuel Butler: author, artist, photographer and one time New Zealand Sheep Farmer  (1835 - 1902). A collaboration between the Museum and the local LGBT community.

See Museum website for charges and times: 

Both exhibitions run throughout February.


Significant Others: Companions or 'Just Good Friends' - Does it Matter. A talk by Peter Roscoe. Saturday 9th February, The Hive, Shrewsbury. 10.00am. Free.


A history of Trade Union support for LGBT + Workers' Rights. Saturday 9th February, The Hive, Shrewsbury. 11.15 am. Free.


Young People's Showcase: LGBT Youth/School event. Saturday 9th February, The Hive, Shrewsbury. 2.00 - 5.00pm. Free.


Unclandestine Valentine: Poetry Open Mic - with Lucy Aphramor and Liz Lefroy. St Nicholas' Bar, 24 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, 14th February. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Donation on the door.


Two films: Invisible Women/A Lesbian Life - Outing the 70's and 80's. Q&A with women featured in the films + filmmaker, Janet Jones. The Hive, Shrewsbury, 16th February. 2.30pm - 5.00pm. Cost: 5.00.

50 Years Legal - a film by Simon Napier-Bell. Features Sir Ian McKellen, Matt Lucas, Lord Michael Cashman and many others. An engaging and informative journey from 1967 to the present. Organised by Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival. 7.00pm, Old Market Hall Cinema, Shrewsbury, 17th February.


Clare Summerskill: Rights of Passage. Clare reads extracts from her play, Rights of Passage - created from interviews with LGBT people seeking asylum in the UK and presents a selection of character monologues. 2.00 - 4.00pm, The Hive, Shrewsbury, 23rd February. Cost 5.00.


Dean Atta - performance poet.

Dean's debut collection, I am Nobody's Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up and have appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. He was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. He performs regularly across the UK and internationally.

'Dean's poetry is as honest as truth itself' - Benjamin Zephaniah.

The session includes a Q&A hosted by Liz Lefroy.

The Hive, Shrewsbury. 23rd February, 7.00pm. Cost 10.00 full/6.00 low income.

Details of all of the above events: