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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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/

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 News – December 2011

In this months news World AIDS Day 2011, Creative Writing workshops and a report from the 9th annual Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History and Archives Conference.  

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 […]

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 […]

Project Update 16th October 2011

Helen our project coordinator has had a busy week meeting most of the volunteers working on setting the record straight in Plymouth. Helen will catch up with those she missed over the next week or so. This has provided Helen with a good insight into the work done so far and will enable her to […]

Collaborative Phd Student takes up post

We are pleased to announce that Alan Butler officially started his research at the University of Plymouth today. The collaborative doctoral project is sponsored by Plymouth Pride Forum as part of the Pride in Our Past project, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Alan will be working as part of the […]

Volunteers Learn about collecting Oral Histories

On Sat 25th June, volunteers from the Pride in Our Past project visited the Plymouth and West Devon Records office to learn more about the collection of oral histories from Plymouth’s LGBT community. Oral history is nothing more complicated than someone telling someone else your story and having it recorded for history. Traditional history seems […]

Pride Forum Sponsors Phd Student

In connection with the PPF’s archive project, the forum are now also involved in the creation of a collaborative doctoral project in conjunction with the University of Plymouth.  The successful student will be working as part of the Theatre and Performing Arts department on a thesis entitled “Performing LGBT Pride in Plymouth 1950 – 2000”.  […]

Record Office Visit Update

All spaces have now been filed for the Visit to Plymouth and West Devon Records Office that will take place on 7th May. We are pleased with the interest shown so far and there will be more visits planned during the course of the project. There are many ways in which you can be part […]