LGBT History Month, February 2016

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February is LGBT History Month and Lewisham will be marking it in style with a programme of events by Lewisham Library & Information Service under the theme ‘Lewisham Pride’. Events have been devised with partners including the Broadway Theatre and the Lewisham LGBT Staff forum.

LGBT History Month is a national initiative to raise awareness and promote equality, inclusion and diversity in the community.

Events include films in libraries across the Lewisham, an LGBT Health & Wellbeing event at Deptford Lounge, Susan Hailes (LGBT Hate Crime Met Police liaison for Lewisham) at The Metro Centre.   Cherry Potts will be launching her new novel The Dowry Blade on 24 February at Lewisham Library and a show stopping night of comedy and Cabaret at the Broadway Theatre on 16 February with stand up from VG Lee and music and sparkle from The Fabulettes. Tickets priced £15 are available now from the Broadway Theatre.

#Outcome portrait exhibition in gallery space, Broadway Theatre by local photographer Tom Dingley –  images of the LGBT people holding childhood photos and props representing what they do now.

Read one of the library books of the month: Still Standing by Paul O’Grady, a fantastic first hand account of being gay in 1980’s Britain and Miss Carter’s War: Sheila Hancock, a highly recommended novel about a teacher in post war Britain finding that outside of the classroom, Britain is changing fast including the advent of gay rights.

For more information see www.lewisham.gov.uk/libraries and www.lewisham.gov.uk/lgbt

For tickets to Cabaret evening at The Broadway see http://www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk/

For more information on LGBT History Month see http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/

For specific enquiries email thomas.skinner@lewisham.gov.uk

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