May 2015 Update

 

history logoThis May (2015) has been an exciting month for Pride in Plymouth CIC . . . and the Plymouth LGBT Archive project, which it continues to support.

On the 20th May, as part of Plymouth’s History Festival month, Alan Butler took a group of intrepid explorers on walk around the city centre to experience a little of the LGBT history which has existed in Plymouth. We visited sites that were off significance to the LGBT community, such as site of The Lockyer Tavern and even recreated the Pride march of 2009 with mini rainbow flags.

WP_20150520_11_30_37_Pro Volunteers with the archive project were particular glad to be  invited to     be part of the city’s annual history celebration and to  see stories and recollections from the LGBT community being  included and celebrated     as part of Plymouth’s past.

 

 

Then looking to the future, on 22nd May, Pride in Plymouth  moved into its new office space at the Plymouth School for  Creative Arts on Millbay Road. IMG_6006_640The school is currently home to a  number of community groups, who are all endeavouring to make a real difference in the city, and we’re particularly excited to be working with PSCA, and its students, around our Oral History archive work which encourages people to explore being “different” and unique individuals and so acknowledge their place in history while, in turn, using that approach to support the school’s main purpose of “Creating Individuals, Making Futures”.

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The day was made even more special as it concluded with a celebration by the Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council to officially open their new space and so provided a great chance to catch up with some old friends who are now our neighbours.

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