The 5th LGBT+ History Festival is now taking place in venues around Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin from 26th January to 5th March.
The festival is entirely volunteer run and offers an exciting programme of events open to all. The idea is to increase knowledge and understanding of LGBT+ lives and have fun!
There is something for everyone: from teenagers who fancy a go at clowning, spoken word enthusiasts in Church Stretton, film buffs in Oswestry, to bird watchers in Shrewsbury. All events are open to LGBT+ people, friends, allies, family and colleagues.
Events include: an afternoon singing workshop with some joyful and rousing LGBT+ anthems; the Head of Special Collections at the University of London talks about a particularly unique book collection which puts Shropshire on the map; award-winning film Directors take part in post-film Q & A sessions; young people celebrate inclusive practice in local schools and Clare Summerskill returns to the county for a celebratory evening of songs and comedy.
This year’s festival has been helped by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.
Many events are free and others have discounted tickets. For more information and to book, visit www.shrewsburylgbthistory.org.uk
Note-take a look at the events pages on this website as we have listed some of what is happening during this month: https://shropshire-disability.net/events/