History Month 2014: Music – Want to be involved in 2014 ?

The video of the November launch of LGBT History Month 2014 is now available!

We hope seeing the student workshops, guest speakers and musical performances inspires YOU to stage an event yourself, or to help your local, school, museum, gallery or where you work celebrate the unifying power of diversity through music.
Watch now:

University of Birmingham Launch for LGBT HM 2014 – Music

Want to be involved during 2014?

If you are an available artist or group of artists, email me your details – promotions@schools-out.org.uk
If you are a venue with space available for artists and acts, email me – promotions@schools-out.org.uk
LGBT History Month 2014 Event Calendar: http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/event-calendar/



LGBT History Month 2014 is Dedicated to combatting homophobia through music.

Are you a venue with space available in February – perhaps you run a community centre, concert hall or function space?
Are you an artist/performer/group of people who want to organise an event to celebrate History Month 2014? Have the stories of our musical icons inspired you to promote diversity and equality through jazz, rap, soul, folk or even disco?
For inclusive LGBT-related Music Lesson Plans: http://the-classroom.org.uk/

Below are some useful pages of information about our Musical ‘Faces’ of 2014

Ethel Smyth
Ethel Smyth information

Benjamin Britten
Sir Peter Pears (Britten’s lover and muse) information

Bessie Smith

Angela Morley
Other Music-related resource sites:

Venues With Space Available :

Elite Venue, Gravesend, Kent: free venue hire, you take the ticket sales we take the food and bar sale. If interested call Jag on 01474 323817 www.elitevenue.co.uk
Steve Doran is LGBT representative for St John’s College Oxford and is looking to host performances from musicians or speakers for LGBT history month in February. They are able to offer accommodation and payment, so do let them know if you are available! Email: steven.doran@sjc.ox.ac.uk

People Looking For A Space:

Rose Collis: her one-woman musical cabaret show ‘Trouser-Wearing Characters’ combines LGBT history, music and comedy. You can read more about the show – and the worldwide critical acclaim it’s received – here: http://www.rosecollis.com/trouser-wearing-characters-one-woman-musical-cabaret-show/ Technical requirements are minimal: it’s just Rose, plus two pop-up banners, a music stand, and a banjolele and its stand, all of which she carries with her. No amplification necessary in venues that have a seating capacity of less than 75, and it just requires good general cover lighting. She is constantly ‘refreshing’ the show – in response to LGBT news, such as the anti-gay legislation in Russia – and ‘interact’ with each audience, no two performances are ever quite the same.