In Other Words Project 2015-16

In other words

In Other Words is a Vital Sparks funded project seeking to provide new and more established LGBT+ writers for the stage in Plymouth with a crucial creative resource. In Other Words is working in partnership with Plymouth’s LGBT community, Pride in Plymouth,Plymouth LGBT Archive, We’ll Meet In Moscow, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, Dreadnought South West. We are […]

May 2015 Update

  This 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 […]

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 […]

World AIDS Day 2013

Today marks World AIDS Day 2013 and The Independent on Sunday reports that the battle against Aids is being won, with deaths down, a record numbers of people being treated, and new cases among children down by more than half. But ongoing discrimination against sufferers remains the biggest obstacle to winning the war, according to […]

Congratulations to Archive Photographer

Pride Volunteer Anna at PCA Freshers Fair 2013

Anna’s space exploration YOUNG photographer and  Archive committee member Anna Whittall has a four-day exhibition in London’s arts hub. The 22-year-old was chosen from hundreds of artists across the UK to take part in Zealous X, on the South Bank. Her photos go on show from Friday, November 29 in the Bargehouse, a warehouse gallery […]

LGBT History and Archives Conference 2013

London Metropolitan Archives Logo

Next on the Horizon for the Plymouth LGBT Archive is the 11th LGBT History and Archives Conference taking place at the London Metropolitan Archives on Saturday 7th December 2013. The theme for this year is ‘Unspeakable‘ that surrounds the idea that much of LGBT History has been shaped around legal and political landmarks relating mainly […]

Brook Green Centre for Learning Visit

Brook Green Centre for Learning, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: On Thursday 14th November, Alan Butler visiting Brook Green Centre for Learning weighed down with a sizeable group of items from the Plymouth LGBT Archive. Fortunately, three of the young people he was there to visit met him at the door and help him […]

Plymouth Fairness Comission Listening Event

The work involved in the formation of Plymouth’s LGBT Archive, and the associated  Pride in Our Past exhibition, highlighted just how important it was for voices from all across the city’s LGBT community to be captured and shared. Next week, the Plymouth Fairness Commission wants to look to the city’s future by listening to as […]

LGBT Pride and History at Plymouth Respect Festival 2013

Plymouth Respect Festival 2013

We are very excited to have been offered the use of a large space on the first floor of the Roland Lavinsky Building at Plymouth University as part Plymouth Respect Festival that will take place over the weekend of 12th and 13th October 2013. This will enable us to display a considerable amount of the […]