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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/ […]

LGBT History Month – Display and Film – Monday 18th Feb

Poster - Display LGBTHM 2013

On Monday 18th February 2013 the Plymouth LGBT Archive will have a display at the Rowland Levinsky Building (Plymouth University). Our co-ordinator will be on hand to answer questions, inform you about the ongoing work of the archive and the future. Pop along between 10am and 7pm  to discover some of the histories we have […]

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 […]

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 […]