Working in partnership with Bradford Council, we are coordinating and promoting LGBT History Month 2018 in Bradford, continuing the work of many brilliant dedicated individuals and organisations to make sure Bradford is a safe and welcoming place for those in the LGBT+ communities. The whole programme is available on the LGBT Bradford website but here are a few things we’re especially looking forward to…
– Art Queries at Cartwright Hall – this ‘queering’ workshop involves discussing artworks and creating new interpretations revealing LGBTQ+ stories and exploring gender, the body, identity and power, creating alternative labels
– ‘The Ward’ and ‘Hard Copy’ exhibition at Gallery II – ‘The Ward’: Acclaimed photo essay by Gideon Mendel is the moving story of treatment on an HIV ward at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1992, and the human story behind the AIDS hysteria of that time. Plus an archive display of posters, magazines, flyers, photo’s and videos, reflecting the rich history of radical gay action in Bradford from 1970s-1990s, before the world went on line.
– POC exhibition at The Brick Box Rooms – an exhibition celebrating LGBT+ people of colour.
– The Big Gay Disco also at The Brick Box Rooms – DJs, performance, workshops, art, love and magic. Everyone is welcome – gay, straight or otherwise – as long as you can boogie!
– Eat Your Heart Out supper club at The Brick Box Rooms – reject mass market romance this Valentine’s Day, and come celebrate/commiserate love, loss and lust in all its forms at the Brick Box Rooms, with a themed vegan meal by Sonia Sandhu.
– ‘A Fantastic Woman’ screening at the Picturehouse / Media Museum – new Chilean film following Marina, ‘a trans woman dealing with grief, transphobia and cold, humiliating bureaucracy’.
– Bradford Youth Service will be partnering with Just A Ball Game? to deliver futsal sessions, creating maps of LGBT+ football fanbases around the world.
– Peter Tatchell talk – the Nazi war on gay people at Bradford College.