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 […]

Pride in Our Past will be at PRIDE in the PARK on 28th July

Pride in the Park - Pride in Plymouth logo

Over the last twelve months, our fellow Heritage Lottery Funded community group the ‘Friends of Devonport Park’ have received various HLF grants to restore the park and make other improvements. One of their more ambitious projects is the new ornate bandstand which replaces the Victorian original. In connection with this, the friends have been keen to arrange as […]

FREE FILM – A Single Man – 23rd Feb 2012

A Single Man – 23rd Feb 2012, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Pride in Our Past team up with Peninsula arts screening the award winning film A Single Man staring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. 8.15pm Thursday 23rd February 2012. Jill Craigie Cinema Roland Levinsky Building (University of Plymouth) To book […]

Photography Competition Judges

The closing date for the Pride in Our Past photography competition passed on the 14th January. We can now announce the judges who will convene on the 4th February to judge the entries. We are very impressed with the quality of the photos and the diverse range of content submitted. We will present the lucky […]

Pride in Our Past News January 2012

Pride in Our Past newsletter for January 2012 has been published in this edition: Pride in Our Past Exhibition is taking shape Our next informal drop in will be on Saturday 4th February at the Theatre Royal between 1.30 and 3.30pm. Come along for a chat, bring any memorabilia you may have. As part of […]

Pride in Our Past News – Loads Going On to Create an Exhibition to be PROUD OF

Pride in Our Past – Exhibition We have attended a series of meetings with staff from the City Museum and Art Gallery where we have started to block the exhibition on paper.  This initial draft of how the exhibition may be laid out will give the exhibition working group a lot to consider over the […]

Pride in Our Past Events around the Project and Exhibition

As mentioned in our November News we intend to arrange and promote a series of events as part of the project that will complement the main exhibition in 2012. Ideas for some events have already been received from various people that we have met with. Plymouth Libraries, various departments of the university , the Barbican […]

Pride in Our Past “Walk Like a Man” Workshop with Joseph Mercier

Joseph Mercier’s arrival in Plymouth, for a performance of his Cruising Clubbing F**king show at the Barbican Theatre, was marked with a special workshop at the Barbican Theatre’s studio last night.  Nine men and one intrepid lady explored the ways in which men have met and seduced each other through the years. The exercises opened […]

Cruising Clubbing, F**king – Theatre Workshop – 10th Nov

In connection with the dance event, Crusing, Clubbing, F**king, at the Barbican Theatre on Friday 11th November, Pride in Our Past has collaborated with creator, Joseph Mercier, to facilitate a special workshop which will consider how gay men have met and seduced each other from the 1960s until the present day.Being held at the Barbican […]

Continue to Make History – Boat Party 2011

On September 10th 1995 the Plymouth gay group called ‘All Fellas‘ organised a boat trip to Calstock the weather was wet and cold (sound familiar) but a good time was had by all. The Clarence Pub in its gay days also organised boat trips. This year we can continue to make history with ‘Rock Around […]

Pride in Our Past will be at Pride Torbay 2011

I Love Pride Torbay I Hate Homophobia

Members of the Plymouth Pride Forum and the Pride in Our Past project will be at Pride Torbay this weekend. It will be our banners first outing at a pride festival, volunteers will be handing out leaflets and promoting the project across the bay. For more information about the fantastic diverse range of events being […]

Pride in Our Past volunteers at Archives from the Attic

Saturday 23rd July 2011 saw Pride in Our Past volunteers behind a stand in the Guildhall, as part of the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office’s special event, Archives from the Attic. People were encouraged to attend the day and share their stories as well as bringing documents and memorabilia for inclusion at the records […]

This weekend is a lively one for the Pride in Our Past team

To continue the 30s theme began at our launch event on the 1st July, 2011, we’re collaborating with Hawkins Meeting House to put on a very special showing of the iconic “Wizard of Oz”. . one of the most popular films of that decade and the beginning of Judy Garland’s rise to becoming a gay […]

Pride in Our Past Media Launch 1st July 2011

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Pride in Our Past‘ project will be officially launched on Friday 1st July. Members of the Council, Plymouth MPs and journalist will shortly be receiving invitations to join us at the Barbican Theatre where we will host an evening with guest speakers and a little light entertainment. Numbers […]

Spirit of Discovery Tour

Plymouth’s past has long been associated with the Spirit of Discovery and, on June 18th, Pride in Plymouth and the Plymouth Pride Forum are giving you the chance to take part in a discovery tour of their own. With the commencement of Plymouth Pride Forum’s archive project, exploring Plymouth’s history has never been more relevant […]