Category Archives: Events

LGBT+ Hate Crime Question Time – 20th Oct

 

As part of this year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week, Derbyshire LGBT+ invite you to join us at the QUAD, as we facilitate an LGBT+ Hate Crime Question Time.  Our panel will include the Police and Crime Commissioner, representatives from Derbyshire Constabulary, the Crown Prosecution Service and Derbyshire County Council.  The panel will be exploring how the police and other agencies can support those who experience hate crime based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

If you would like to attend, please book your place beforehand by contacting Derbyshire LGBT+.  If you would like to submit questions for the panel to consider, please also send them to us beforehand, so that the panel members can consider them in good time.

Rainbow Writers celebration evening

Rainbow Writers was a project which saw creative writing workshops delivered to Derbyshire LGBT+ social support groups between May and October this year. The project would like to celebrate completion by hosting a free open evening at Derbyshire LGBT+ on Wednesday 18th October 5-7pm.  If you would like to read either a piece that you wrote during the workshops, or other pieces of your own work, please bring it with you on the night and sign up at the door!  Alternatively, you are welcome to come and chat about the project, or your next steps in your creative writing journey.

 Refreshments will be provided, we look forward to seeing you then, and celebrating the completion of this successful project!

Golden Rainbows Chesterfield (re)launch lunch!

Over 55, LGBT+ and in Chesterfield or surrounding areas? Come meet the group at a free lunch on Tuesday 10th October, 2-4pm.

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.  The experiences of older people can often result in feelings of isolation and loneliness and we would like to help build a social and supportive LGBT community in Chesterfield.

The group is confidential and free to attend. We meet at the Assembly Rooms in Chesterfield Market Hall, there is lift access from the ground floor.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like further details.

LGB-QWERTY Returns!

Good folks, if you fancy a bit of spoken word goodness this Saturday evening, come to LGB-QWERTY for the third in our series of events marking #50years.  As we’ve already had events focussed around what LGBT+ life was like 50 years ago, and what it’s like now, this event will focus on what LGBT+ life might be like in 50 years time.

We’ve come a long way in 50 years, but there’s still a way to go, so what do you think it might be like?  Poets and spoken word performers have been given an invitation to write new pieces on that theme, and their inaugural performances of their new work will feature as part of this event.  There’ll be a donation bucket on the door, and open mic slots will be available, you can email Dan@furthestfromthesea.co.uk if you’d like to perform one of your own pieces on the night.

Featured performers will include:

Sam Beckett (Purple Theatre)
Emerciana Desouiza
Holly Dafffurn
Jenny Sissons
Nona Wyld
Lucy Skerratt, Patricia Simeon and Elizabeth Asasira.

On: Saturday 23rd September, doors open 7pm, performance starts at 7.30pm at the 67, Bridge Street Café, Derby.  This event also forms part of the University of Derby Freshers Week events.

You can find out more about it HERE

‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’, is presented by LGB-QWERTY in association with Derbyshire LGBT+, supported by Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts CIC, Twisted Tongues and University of Derby

QWERTY and Victim are tomorrow!

This year marks #50years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.  You probably already know that, but what you might not know is that we’ve teamed up with some very special folks to bring you a night of LGBT+ celebration.  The Sexual Offences Act came into force today in 1967, and so tomorrow evening, we’re proud to present a very special night of LGBT+ goodness as part of our year-long celebrations.


 

First up, starting at 7pm sharp is LGB-QWERTY, hosted at the QUAD, and partnership with Twisted Tounges and Furthest from the Sea, it promises to be a veritable vocal banquet of six poets and spoken word artists who have been commissioned to write new works on what LGBT+ life is like now.  Come join the fabulous compere, volunteers and staff from Derbyshire LGBT+ in reflecting on the aspects and experiences of LGBT+ modern life.

Following our spoken word feast, QUAD are showing Victim (1961) a film seminal in changing the UK law.  QUAD are offering a discount on your tickets, just quote ‘LGBTPLUS’ when booking in person or over the phone.  The film starts at 8.30pm, and will be introduced beforehand by Ian Robson, CEO of Derbyshire LGBT+.  To book tickets, just call 01332 290606

LGBT+ Film poster competition!

To commemorate the anniversary of #50years, Derbyshire LGBT+ have teamed up with QUAD for a series of very special LGBT film showings.  As part of that programme, QUAD are screening the film Victim on Friday 28th July, preceded by an LGB-QWERTY spoken word event, looking at what LGBT+ life is like now.

As part of the screening, QUAD are hosting a competition to win LGBT film posters – to be in with a chance of winning, you can enter here: https://www.facebook.com/derbyquad/posts/10154754728893201

You can buy your tickets for the film showing at QUAD – just mention LGBTPLUS when you book by phone or in person for a discount!

Announcing a very special night of LGBT+ entertainment!

This year marks #50years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.  You probably already know that, but what you might not know is that we’ve teamed up with some very special folks to bring you a night of LGBT+ celebration.  The Sexual Offences Act came into force on 27th July 1967, and so on Friday 28th July, we’re proud to present a very special night of LGBT+ goodness as part of our year-long celebrations.


 

First up, starting at 7pm sharp is LGB-QWERTY, hosted at the QUAD, and partnership with Twisted Tounges and Furthest from the Sea, it promises to be a veritable vocal banquet of six poets and spoken word artists who have been commissioned to write new works on what LGBT+ life is like now.  Come join the fabulous compere Dan Webber, volunteers and staff from Derbyshire LGBT+ in reflecting on the aspects and experiences of LGBT+ life.

 

 

Following our spoken word feast, QUAD are showing Victim (1961) a film seminal in changing the UK law.  QUAD are offering a discount on your tickets, just quote ‘LGBTPLUS’ when booking in person or over the phone.  The film starts at 8.30pm, and will be introduced beforehand by Ian Robson, CEO of Derbyshire LGBT+.  To book tickets, just call 01332 290606

 

Creative writing workshop – last call!


This is your last call for our creative writing workshop on Wednesday 28th June.  Remember to book your free place by this Friday! 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.

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