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Fathers Day 2017

This is for all the fathers
Fathers who identify themselves as GBT+
Fathers of LGBT+ children
Fathers who deal with an ill child at four in the morning
And say ‘It’s ok, I’m here.’
Fathers who help make school play costumes
Fathers who run netball practice
Fathers who work on finding a cure for cancer
Fathers who look after aging relatives
Fathers who design buildings, and fly planes
And are there for their children no matter what.
Fathers who love, fathers who help keep children safe,
Fathers who are equal voices in their family,
Fathers who adopt, fathers who foster,
Fathers who cry just a little bit when they graduate University.
Fathers who look after disabled children, fathers who are disabled
For first-time dads, and second-time dads, and third, fourth and fifth-time dads,
In deep respect of all you accomplish and all that you do
We just wanted you to know

You’re awesome

We salute you 😀

Angels in America live broadcast

QUAD are hosting a live screening of Angels in America from the National Theatre in July:

America in the mid-80s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places And Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliot (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and War Horse).

NT Live: Angels in America (15) – Parts 1 & 2
Part 1 – Millennium Approaches Thursday 20th July at 7pm (Encores – Thursday 27th July at 1pm and Monday 7th August at 7pm)
Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017. 

Please contact QUAD to book tickets for this very special performance.  Book online http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/ or phone them on 01332 290 606

Creative Writing Workshop 28th June: places still available!

Don’t forget places on our creative writing workshop are still available! If you’ve ever wanted to have a go at creative writing, why not come and join us for a workshop on Wednesday 28th June 6-8pm at our centre.  A published writer will offer some fun exercises to get everyone writing, and be on hand afterwards to answer any questions that you have about getting started or improving your skills.

Where: Derbyshire LGBT+, 7 Bramble Street, Derby DE1 1HU
When Wednesday 28th June 6-8pm

Limited off-road parking is available directly opposite the centre.

Place are free, but limited, so please contact us to book your free place beforehand.  All welcome, but we ask that under 16’s are accompanied by an adult. You can contact us on info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk or by phone on 01332 207704.  Please book your place by Friday 23rd June.

Angels in America – live theatre broadcast

QUAD are hosting a live screening of Angels in America from the National Theatre in July:

America in the mid-80s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places And Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliot (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and War Horse).

NT Live: Angels in America (15) – Parts 1 & 2
Part 1 – Millennium Approaches Thursday 20th July at 7pm (Encores – Thursday 27th July at 1pm and Monday 7th August at 7pm)
Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017. 

Please contact QUAD to book tickets for this very special performance.  Book online http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/ or phone them on 01332 290 606

 

 

LGBT+ creative writing workshop 28th June

Tying in with the #50years events this year, Derbyshire LGBT+ are pleased to announce the Rainbow Writers Project, a series of free creative writing workshops for LGBT+ people. A local published writer will help participants explore creative writing through a series of fun exercises, suitable for all levels. There will be time to write, discuss and read out during each workshop.

There will be a workshop open to all LGBT+ people on Wednesday 28th June 6-8pm at our centre.  If you would like to book a free place, please get in touch with us on mailto:info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk.

LGB-QWERTY returns!

LGB-QWERTY returns this Friday evening with a night at the Guildhall in Derby.  We are proud to present an entertainment night like no other, a partnership event between ourselves, Furthest from the Sea and Twisted Tounges.  As part of our #50 years events, we will be using this event to look at what LGBT+ life and experiences were like before and around 1967.  The first of our three QWERTY’s this year, this one will be on the theme of ‘Looking Back’ and there will be commissioned poets and spoken word performers from around the area who have created new pieces to have their inaugural performances on the night.  Come along to hear these brand new works, after which there will be open mic slots in the second half.

Tickets available on the door, doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm. All donations and monies from the evening will be split between ourselves and the LGBT+ support service in Chechnya.

IDAHOBIT 2017

Despite today’s rain, there was a good turn out at the Derby Council Offices for the ceremony and raising of the rainbow flag.  We were saddened that PCC Hardyal Dhindsa was unable to be in attendance and mark the occasion, but Derby Mayoress Linda Winter raised the flag, and Gordon Sterling, Director of Strategic Services and Transformation at Derby City Council gave a speech on the history and the importance of the event, highlighting current difficulties that LGBT+ people face around the world.  This was followed by our very own Greg Pickup talking about the work of Derbyshire LGBT+ and our Hidden Histories archives project before everyone shared a beautiful cake and had refreshments.

Rainbow Writers Project – Creative Writing Workshops with Derbyshire LGBT+

Tying in with the #50years events this year, Derbyshire LGBT+ are pleased to announce the Rainbow Writers Project, a series of free creative writing workshops. The workshop lead will help participants explore creative writing through a series of fun exercises, suitable for all levels. There will be time to write, discuss and read out during each workshop. At the end of the project, we are offering participants the option to read their work out at a special celebration event at the end of October.

The workshops will be for our social support groups on the following dates:

4th May – Reach Out – 18+ men’s group
17th May – Outrageous – 18+ women’s group
8th June – Chesterfield Youth Group for 13-19’s
10th June – Derby Youth Group for 13-19’s
10th June – Stand Out – 19-30’s group
14th June – Omi Polari –50+ men’s group
28th June –workshop open to all LGBT+ people, please contact us to book a place.
11th July – Golden Rainbows Chesterfield – 55+ group
7th August – Transcend and SOFFA – 18+ Trans* group – TBC
A workshop for Blaise (18+ BAME group) TBC

An end of project event is planned provisionally for the end of October 2017. We hope that some of the workshop attendees would like to present their work as part of a celebration of the project.

If you identify as LGBT+, would like to attend a workshop and are either not part of a group or cannot make the date for your group, there will be an open workshop on Wednesday 28th June 6-8pm. Please get in touch with us mailto:info@derbyshirelgbt.org.ukif you would like to book a free place.

Launch of Golden Rainbows Chesterfield

Derbyshire LGBT+ are proud to present a new monthly social support group that will be launching in Chesterfield on 9th May 2017.  The group is part of our Golden Rainbows Project, and is open to people who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender over the age of 55.  Our Golden Rainbows survey last year showed us that there was a great need in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas for support for older LGBT people.  We would like to help build a social and supportive older LGBT community in Chesterfield.

The group will be confidential and free to attend.  The group will meet monthly at the Assembly Rooms in the Chesterfield Market Hall, which has lift access from the ground floor, and all are welcome for refreshments.  Our launch event will be on Tuesday 9th May 2-4pm, and the group members will have a say in what activities or speakers are booked for future meetings. 

If you have any queries about Golden Rainbows Chesterfield, you are welcome to contact us on 01332 207704 or by email on info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk