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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

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.

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.

Creative Writing Workshop – 28th June

Good folks, 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.

Training session for volunteers interested in delving into LGBT+ history!

As part of Derbyshire LGBT’s history project “Other Stories”, we’ll be joining forces with Record Office in Matlock on 27 May to discover what resources and materials they have available that can help us uncover stories from LGBT+ history. Staff from the record office will talk attendees through the materials available and how they can be accessed, with a particular focus on LGBT+ relevant sources. Those attending will also be able to view the display on LGBT history on show at the Record Office until the end of the month. Full details:

Saturday 27 May, 10am-1pm – Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock DE4 3FE. Limited parking is available on site and there are a number of blue-badge spaces in the car park adjacent to the record office.

Attendees will be asked to sign-up as project volunteers before attending and will have the opportunity to learn skills that can help our project find more previously hidden stories from our community’s past.

Email heritage@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk for more details and to sign-up.

 We will be announcing further training sessions like these throughout the project and in other locations around the county. This will include training on recording oral history interviews, so even if you can’t make these events, please get in touch by emailing heritage@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk if you’re interested in attending in future. Find out more about the history project by following the project on social media @LGBT_heritage / facebook.com/lgbtheritage or looking at our blog otherstorieslgbt.wordpress.com: