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 […]

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 […]

Archives from the Attic on 25th May

Archives from the Attic 2013: The Way We Live Saturday 25 May, 10am to 4pm Portland Square Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA Come along to this event to find out more about your own old documents and photos. Experts from Plymouth City Council’s Record Office, the Friends of Devon Archives and the […]

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 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 […]

Sailors and Sweethearts

Until 16th March, The Drum theatre in Plymouth is playing host to a very special play.  Sailors and Sweethearts is a celebration of the work of local artist Beryl Cook, one of Britain’s best know painters whose paintings concerned themselves with “ordinary people enjoying themselves”. Many of those ordinary folks were inhabitants of the city […]

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 […]

Pride in Our Past enter Community Archive Awards

We have submitted entries for the Community Archive Awards providing details about our fantastic project and the creation of a permanent physical and on-line LGBT history archive for the city of Plymouth. In support of our entry Professor Roberta Mock (Plymouth University) provided the following statement: “The Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research […]

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 […]

Make Some Noise World AIDS Day 2011

Many of the Pride in Our Past volunteers will be joining with Plymouth Pride Forum for the World AIDS Day event happening in Plymouth on Thursday, 1st, December, 2011. People are asked to meet at the steps of the Roland Levinsky building (University of Plymouth) at 6.45pm. Wear something red and join the formation 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 […]