GFest- GayWise LGBT Arts Festival 2007 – Call for Submissions

>GFest – Gaywise LGBT Arts Festival aims to provide a unique platform for Queer Arts principally created by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) artists from a variety of diverse backgrounds. The festival, which will take place in November, will present the work in a creatively safe, stimulating and artistically challenging manner. It also offers […]

Statue of Gay War Hero Unveiled

>A statue of Alan Turing, was unveiled on Tuesday 19 at Bletchley Park. Turing was the inspirational mathematician at the heart of Bletchley Park’s codebreaking successes during World War II. Historians agree that the work of the codebreakers at Bletchley Park effectively helped to shorten the war by two years. Alan Turing arrived at Bletchley […]

Allan Horsfall

>Allan Horsfall is a veteran campaigner and a part of our collective history. In 1964 he co-founded the North-West Homosexual Law Reform Committee with Colin Harvey which later became the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). Allan spoke at the pre-launch of LGBT History Month 2007 at the TUC headquarters in London on 20 November 2006. […]

Siegfried Sassoon – The Poet Who Survived

> In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg (BBC Radio 4) discusses the life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon. In 1916 the Military Cross was awarded to a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers for “conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy’s trenches”. The citation noted that he had braved “rifle and […]

Greek and Roman Love Poetry – The Pursuit of the Beloved from Sappho to Catullus

> In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg (BBC Radio 4) discusses the work of the poetess Sappho. Greek and Roman love poetry – the source of many of the images and metaphors of love that have survived in literature through the centuries. We begin with the words of Sappho, known as the Tenth Muse […]