6 History Festivals for February 16

Following the massive success of the first ever LGBT History Festival to be held in the UK, Schools OUT UK is presenting 6 festivals over LGBT History Month in 2016. The festivals cover several regions in England and will cover popular LGBT history presentations by experts in their field, as well as having a presentations for teachers and schools.
The festival hubs are as follows: February the 5th to the 7th will be in London, at the V&A, The Metropolitan Archive and The Museum of London, with a launch at The Imperial war Museum. Meanwhile on the 6th of the month York will be holding its LGBT History Festival at St John’s University. From the 12th to the 14th of February the Midlands LGBT History Festival of that weekend will be held in Shrewsbury. Over the weekend from the 19th to the 21st it’s the turn of Bristol, which hosts its LGBT History Festival at The M Shed. Meanwhile, the North East’s LGBT History Festival will be hosted in The Civic Centre and The Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 19th and 20th. During the final weekend of February, Manchester will host its LGBT History Festival in The People’s Museum on the 25th to the 27th.
Among the hundreds of presentations on offer Nigerian Gay Rights activist Adebisi Ademola Alimi will talk about the ‘Impact of Religion on Sexuality and Gender in Black British Community’, Rainer Schulze will talk about the history and significance of the pink triangle, Kit Heyam will present  ‘medieval and early modern chronicles, drama and poetry’ and Natalie Newton will talk about the LGBT diaspora in Vietnam. Plus Schools OUT will present a presentation of its work over the past 40 years.
Admission to these popular festivals will be free of charge. For further information and updates watch this space or go to http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/national-festival/
As well as all this Schools OUT UK will be hosting the Third National ‘What is and How to Do LGBT History?’ academic festival in Manchester. Further details at http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/2nd-call-for-history-archival-presentations-for-the-2nd-national-festival-of-lgbt-history/ This will be held on the 27th and 28th of February at Manchester’s universities.