LGBT History Month – events in Birmingham

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FILM  “Moonlight” preview screening

Sunday 5th February, 8.15pm

mac

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

£8/ £6

To book: 0121 446 3232            https://macbirmingham.co.uk/book?id=388348

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

Plus a special introduction from Come The Revolution.

 

FILM & TALK  LGBT Asylum Seekers

Tuesday 7th February, 5.30pm – 8pm

University of Birmingham

Nuffield building G17, Main Campus, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Free

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbt-history-month-lgbt-asylum-seekers-tickets-31256895215

Join us for this fascinating event to explore the complex issues faced by LGBT Asylum Seekers from two different perspectives. Nicola Mai and Clare Summerskill will each talk about recent projects, the short film “Samira” and the verbatim play “Rights of Passage”, with a drinks reception in between.

 

TALK  Asexuality and the Law

Wednesday 15th February, 5pm – 6pm

University of Birmingham

Aston Webb building WG12, Main Campus, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Free

No need to book

Stephen Broughton will give a talk about asexuality and the legal grey areas affecting asexual people, including marriage and divorce, hate crime, harassment and bullying, and enforced disclosure.

 

TOUR & TALK  Sexuality, Identity and Ambiguity

Thursday 16th February, 1pm – 2pm

University of Birmingham

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Main Campus, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Free

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 0121 414 2261    education@barber.org.uk

A revealing tour of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts that considers portrayals of gender and identity in its paintings. Consider issues such as the ‘effeminate’ pose of Alexander the Great, the ambiguous body of Beccafumi’s nymph and the unsettling nudes in Francis Bacon’s Two Figures in a Room.

 

FILM & TALK  Birmingham LGBT History Festival: Under Your Nose

Wednesday 22nd February, 6.30pm

Birmingham City University

The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Free

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-lgbt-history-festival-under-your-nose-plus-q-a-tickets-31487093745?aff=efbevent

Where and when was the world’s first Black Lesbian and Gay Centre opened? Here, in Britain, back in the turbulent 80s of Thatcherism, AIDS, and Section 28. Under Your Nose documents the struggles to set up this safe space.

UNMUTED has teamed up with Birmingham City University’s Black Studies Research Cluster and LGBT+ Staff Network, together with the University of Birmingham’s Staff Rainbow Network, to welcome to Birmingham Veronica McKenzie, to screen her film, and to facilitate discussion about it, across the boundaries between generations.

 

QUIZ  Pink Sou’westers Queer Quiz

Wednesday 22nd February, 7pm

Penthouse (above Loft Lounge)

Bromsgrove St, Birmingham B5 6RG

£4/ £2

To book: 07976 274 271            swbgroup@blueyonder.co.uk

Explore, expand or show off your knowledge of all things lesbian, gay, bi and trans from past to present. Rounds include music, sport, entertainment, politics & society, geography, Culture and ‘local’.

Come as a team of five max, or alone – we will find you team-mates.

 

TALK  Transgender Jurisprudence: Moving Beyond (Gender) Regulation

Thursday 23rd February, 5.15pm – 6.15pm

University of Birmingham

Aston Webb building WG12, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Free

No need to book

In this talk, Flora Renz will consider some of the key problematic aspects of the Gender Recognition Act, particularly regarding its effect on people who deviate from accepted gender norms. Beyond evaluating the existing legal framework for gender recognition, this talk will further explore the inherent limitations of legal attempts to regulate and certify gender identity.

 

FILM & TALK  Birmingham LGBT History Festival: The Killing of Sister George, plus Q&A

Thursday 23rd February, 7pm

mac

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Free

To book: 0121 446 3232            https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/the-killing-of-sister-george-q-a

A free screening, discussion and Q&A of the iconic and controversial film ‘The Killing of Sister George’. The film follows the turbulent relationship that takes place between lovers June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) and Childie (Susannah York), and earned an X rating in the US and faced censorship challenges in Britain for its explicit portrayal of lesbian sexuality. It is full of negative stereotypes and sensationalised drama, but it also offers a glimpse into the real-life world of lesbian social life in 1960s Britain, including a scene shot in the famous Gateways Club.

Our panel discussion and Q&A lead by Dr Mo Moulton (University of Birmingham) will place the film in its historical context and talk about the importance of bars to lesbian culture, then and now.

Dr Mo Moulton is lecturer in the history of race and empire at the University of Birmingham. In addition to her work on decolonization, she has published in “British Queer History” an essay on the queer life of Anglo-Irish builder and writer Katherine Everett. She also teaches on subcultures and sexual and ethnic minorities in modern Britain.

 

FILM & TALK  Birmingham LGBT History Festival: The AIDs Generation & “Uncle Howard” screening

Friday 24th February, 6.30pm

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HS

Free

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-lgbt-history-festival-the-aids-generation-screening-of-uncle-howard-tickets-31455122117?aff=es2

Presented in partnership with IKON gallery, Jose Arroyo (University of Warwick) will introduce a talk on ‘the AIDS Generation’ exploring the history of the AIDS Crisis in the 1980s and its representation on screen.

This will be followed by a screening of the 2016 critically-acclaimed documentary ‘Uncle Howard’.

 

EXHIBITION  Birmingham LGBT History Festival: Sharing Birmingham’s History

Saturday 25th February, 2pm – 4pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre

38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

Free

No need to book

Join us for a rare opportunity to reflect on Birmingham’s LGBT History. This informal afternoon event will present an exclusive opportunity to see a newly unearthed collection of photographs documenting Birmingham’s Gay Liberation Front in the 1970s, we will also invite people to share their experiences of Gay Birmingham both past and present, launching a new long-term project to uncover more of the city’s LGBT history told through the experiences of its people.

 

FILM  Birmingham LGBT History Festival: “Moonlight”         

Saturday 25th February, 8pm

Electric Cinema

47–49 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY

£9.50/ £6.50

To book: 0121 643 7879            http://www.theelectric.co.uk/book.php?date=23142

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, Moonlight is a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man (played by Ashton Sanders) from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

 

TOUR & TALK  Francis Bacon and the Spaces of Queer Intimacy

Monday 27th February, 5.30 – 6pm: Refreshments; 6 – 7pm: Lecture; 7 – 7.30pm: Gallery viewing

University of Birmingham

Barber Institute Concert Hall, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Free

No need to book

Bacon’s paintings of the immediate post-war period include several works that explore the spaces and experiences of queer intimacy. Dr Greg Salter, University History of Art Lecturer examines these works, exploring Bacon’s sense of being at home in London before homosexuality was decriminalised in 1967.

 

FILM  Noël Coward in “The Italian Job”

Tuesday 28th February, 5.30pm – 8pm

University of Birmingham

Muirhead Tower, Cadbury Research Library seminar room, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Free

To book: special-collections@bham.ac.uk

Finish LGBT History Month in style by exploring Noël Coward’s role in the film through archive material and a short introductory talk by Jessica Clark, Noël Coward Project Archivist, Cadbury Research Library.

 

 

These listings were correct on going to print, but may be subject to change – check with the venue.

Produced by Ageing Better in Birmingham LGBT Hub

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