Pride in Our Past Exhibition Supporting Events

The Pride in Our Past exhibition opened on April 28th, and on May 4th over 100 invited guests joined volunteers and contributors at an evening reception and private view at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Ted and Don with their portrait painted by Robert Lenkiewicz

Ted and Don with their portrait painted by Robert Lenkiewicz on show at the Pride in Our Past Exhibition

Our first supporting event will take place on Friday 11th May between 6.15pm and 8.30pm at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

TALK AND COMEDY PERFORMANCE: GATEWAY TO HEAVEN WITH CLARE SUMMERSKILL
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Clare SummerskillJoin Clare Summerskill from 6.15pm to 7.15pm for a talk and question and answer session about creating artistic projects from interviews with older LGBT people, in connection with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s ‘Pride in our Past’ exhibition.

Clare will also perform her stand-up routine and comedy songs from 8pm to 8.30pm. There will be an opportunity for you to have a look at the exhibition in between.

Clare Summerskill is a playwright, a singer-songwriter and a lesbian comedienne. Clare regularly performs her own one-woman comedy shows and tours them to theatres internationally. She has written and produced several plays and films in the verbatim theatre style, made entirely from interviews and performed by professional actors. These projects include Gateway To Heaven, a play based on memories given by older LGBT people and Queens’ Evidence, a film about the relationship between the Metropolitan Police and older LGBT people.

Admission is FREE but advance booking is essential on 01752 304774.

Guided Tours of the Pride in Our Past exhibition will take place on 16th and 30th May and 6th and 20th June 2012 1pm to 1.45pm.

Admission is free but places are limited. Please collect a ticket from the Museum Welcome Desk or phone 01752 304774 and we will post or put one aside for you.

For more information about the Pride in Our Past Project, the exhibition and supporting events visit the project website:

http://lgbt-history.prideinplymouth.co.uk/

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