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 […]

It has been a Busy Summer for the Plymouth LGBT Archive

Plymouth LGBT Archive at Pride in the Park 2013

It has been a while since doing a proper news update as we have been very busy with various events through the summer, however we have been keeping followers up to date through our Twiiter feed and Facebook Page which now has over 200 likes. One of the most interesting things to come to light, […]

Community Open House for Lord Mayor’s Day

Saturday 18th May marks Lord Mayor’s Day in Plymouth.  To celebrate this event, Plymouth University are playing host to Community Open House event involving many of the groups who are playing a part in the city’s History Festival this month. The Community Open House is a fun vibrant community event  which has taken place annually […]

Plymouth Mobile Archive will be on display at the Mayday Festival on May 4th Devonport Guildhall

Plymouth Mayday Festival May 4th

The Plymouth Mayday Festival is quite significant to the Plymouth LGBT Archive back in 2011 it was the first event we attended right at the start of the Pride in Our Past Project. We didn’t have much more than a few leaflets to hand out and our stall was quite stark. This year the Mayday festival […]

Case Study – Published on The National Archives Website

National Archives building Kew

The National Archives have published a case study on the creation of the Plymouth LGBT Archive – ‘Archiving the lives and histories of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Community in Plymouth‘. The project resulted in a specific archive accession to represent the lives and histories of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community […]

LGBT History Month 2013

Plymouth LGBT Mobile Archive

A nice write up from The Herald newspaper here of our LGBT History month event on 18th February.  Thanks to everyone who came down to support and help . . . and a big thank you to Kevin Kelland for taking some wonderful pictures: http://http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/History-archive-helps-celebrate-Plymouth-s-LGBT/story-18255674-detail/story.html# More Pictures can be found on our Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com//photos/plymlgbtarchive/sets/72157632812050061/show/ […]

Introducing the Friends of Plymouth LGBT Archive – Newsletter

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We are pleased to announce the Friends of Plymouth LGBT community archive newsletter in this first issue we reflect on the successful Pride in Our Past project and exhibition. Issue two will be out in January 2013 with details of LGBT History Month events and more news about becoming a friend of the Archive. Our initial ‘friends’ […]

Pride in Our Past Exhibition 2012

Pride in Our Past Exhibition 2012, a gallery on Flickr. Via Flickr:Photos from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery The successful Pride in Our Past Exhibition was on show for nine weeks at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery between 28th April and 30th June 2012. The exhibition was created by the work of […]

Inspired Youth 2012

Out Youth is a youth group for young people aged 11 – 25 in Plymouth who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/transsexual (LGBT). The group has existed in Plymouth for over ten years with the support of the LGBT community volunteers and youth workers. It provides one to one support and a weekly youth group […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive – Shining a Light on Plymouth’s LGBT Past

When the Pride in Our Past exhibition draws to it’s conclusion on 30th June, and much of the material collected moves to its permanent home in the Plymouth and West Devon Records office, it becomes more important than ever to continue the fantastic work that has been achieved by volunteers so far. This online archive […]

Hannah Silva – Creative Writing Workshop 16th June 2012

Hannah Silva – Creative Writing Workshop 16th June 2012, a set on Flickr. As part of the Pride in Our Past project we invited Hannah Silva Plymouth’s Artist in Residence to host a one day creative writing workshop. The workshop allowed people to use the personal stories, objects and photographs in the Pride in Our […]

Lesbian Laughs at City Museum

On Friday 11th May Clare Summerskill gave a talk and comedy performance at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Pride in Our Past project, supporting the Pride in Our Past exhibition. Clare gave a very inspirational and educational talk about her work in the field of collecting oral histories from older […]