Lines of Dissent – 12th Annual LGBTQ History & Archives Conference

The Plymouth LGBT Archive team are excited to be part of the Lines of Dissent conference, taking place on 6th December at the London Metropolitian Archives.   The focus this year is on LGBTQ genealogy and family history so it provides the perfect opportunity to discuss the archive group’s new “Bridging the Gap” initiative which […]

‘My Life, Being Positive to HIV’ talk at the British Red Cross Centre on July 9th

  On Wed July 9th, Kevin Kelland will be giving a talk from 6.30 to 7.00pm at the British Red Cross Centre, Crownhill, Plymouth. Kevin is a trustee and long-time supporter of the Plymouth LGBT Archive, in addition to being a much valued volunteer for Pride in Plymouth and the Red Cross, since 2010, where […]

Heaven on Earth happens in Plymouth on 28th and 29th June

‘Heaven on Earth’ comes to Plymouth University this weekend when an EU Culture funded performing arts project culminates with a series of events including as symposium at Plymouth Arts Centre entitled The Jean Genie: Why Jean Genet Still Matters. In Plymouth (And Lots of Other Places). Right Now and three performances of Heaven On Earth? in the […]

Pride in Plymouth Will Make History with the City’s first LGBT Pride Parade on Sat 9th August.

Plymouth LGBT Pride 2014

Pride in Plymouth have announced that there will be a Pride Parade through the City Centre to the FREE pride festival on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 9th August. This is Plymouth’s first proper parade, we have documented the flag procession that took place in 2008 as part of the event organised at the Guildhall by […]

Community Archives and Heritage Group Conference 2014

Thursday 12th June saw the Community Archive and Heritage Group conference, for 2014, take place at the University College London with the overarching theme being communication. Effective communication is essential for planning, organising, promoting, motivating and challenging attitudes and the message was community archives need to be proactive using all available technology to pass their […]

Local Studies Day – Plymouth LGBT Archive at the 2014 History Festival

Plymouth History Festival 2014 logo

Today the Plymouth LGBT Mobile Archive was one of the exhibits at the Local Studies Day which is one of many events being held in the city as part of the  Plymouth History Festival 2014. The Local Studies Day event is organised by Plymouth City Council Libraries, Museums and Record Office, in partnership with Plymouth University, Peninsula […]

Archive features at this year’s national Oral History Society Conference

The Oral History Society is a national organisation which promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories as well as playing a key role in facilitating and developing the use of oral history.  Part of their work includes an annual national conference and the theme for this year is year is Community Voices: Oral […]