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 […]

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/ […]

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 […]

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

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

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/

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 […]

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 Exhibition Exciting News

Lady Nancy Astor, Plymouth Hoe ,1941

The narrative for the exhibition has been finalised and work has started on building the panels and exhibit pieces. Throughout the exhibition there will be listening post to hear snippets of oral histories relevant to the theme. In addition to the local histories, memories and memorabilia collected  we can announce that there will be some […]

Capturing Our Past – Photography is so Glamorous

Capturing Our Past, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: One of our photographers capturing buildings that were once home to a gay venue or important to the gay social scene in Plymouth. The images captured will be used in the Pride in Our Past Exhibition which opens on the 28th […]

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 […]

Drop ins and Exhibition Update

On Saturday 21st January 2012 we are holding the first of a series of informal drop ins where you can meet members of the Pride in Our Past team to find out more about the project and the up and coming exhibition that will open in April. We have chosen to hold our first drop […]

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 November News

Pride in Our Past November update:

Let’s Put Some Colour in to The Archive

During the course of the Pride in Our Past project we are creating a series of postcards to help publicise the project. We will have a a great set by the time the Pride in Our Past exhibition opens at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery in April 2012.