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 […]

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 […]

Freshers Fair’s September 2013

Pride Volunteer Anna at PCA Freshers Fair 2013

Freshers Fairs September 2013, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: On the 25th September 2013 both City College and Plymouth College of Art held their Freshers Fair’s. This presented us with a challenge having to divide, transport and set up the archive display across two sites in the city. Fortunately we have enough material and […]

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, […]

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 […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive – London – Exeter and Back to London for Performance Legacies Symposium

This is a particularly busy week for our Archive Co-ordinator Plymouth University Phd Student Alan Butler who on Wednesday 20th March, was invited to attended a round table discussion, at the Heritage Lottery Headquarters in London, concerning the future of funding for oral history projects around the United Kingdom.  The HLF were very  interested in […]

Looking ahead to LGBT History Month 2013 in Plymouth

Over the last several weeks, a great deal of cataloging work has been taking place with the Plymouth LGBT Archive since it was deposited at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. The physical collection can now been searched – either in person or online at http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/archivescatalogue – where it is held under the collection […]

Press Release 27/6/12 Pride in Our Past wins National Award – Most Inspirational Community Archive

Pride in Our Past - Most Inspirational Community Archive

National award for ‘Pride in our Past’ – Most inspirational Community Archive Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history of the City of Plymouth wins’ Most Inspirational Community Archive’ A project to uncover and celebrate the little-discussed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history of the City of Plymouth has won ‘Most Inspirational Community Archive’ in […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive recognised as UK’s Most Inspirational Community Archive 2012

Plymouth LGBT Archive - Most Inspirational Community Archive

Pride in Our Past has won a prestigious national award from the Community Archive and Heritage Group it was announced at the Sixth CAHG Annual Conference held on 27th June 2012  that Pride in Our Past has won in the the Most Inspirational Community Archive category. There were 63 submissions to the Community Archive and Heritage 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 […]

Pride in Our Past Creative Writing Group 16th June 2012

pride-in-our-past-creative-writing-group, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: A group of people working at the Pride in Our Past creative writing workshop hosted by Plymouth Artist in Residence Hannah Silva. We are looking forward to receiving the results of their labours for inclusion in the Plymouth LGBT history archive. https://plymlgbtarchive.org.uk/

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 […]

FREE Creative Writing Workshop with the City’s ‘Artist in Residence’ Hannah Silva – 16th June

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: WRITING IN THE LGBT CITY WITH HANNAH SILVA Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Saturday 16 June, 10am to 4pm Join us with Plymouth’s ‘Artist in Residence’ for a one-day creative writing workshop in response to the ‘Pride in our Past’ exhibition. You will use the personal stories, objects and photographs in […]

Jubilee Joy at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Saturday 2nd June

Jubilee Joy Saturday 2 June, 11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 2.30pm Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Make crowns and bunting this Saturday in preparation for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Why not come along to one of the 60-minute creative sessions and join in the fun? Admission is […]

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 […]