Proud Heritage Online Museum Launched

>After three years of careful research and development, Proud Heritage, the national museum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and cultural ancestry, opened its doors online officially on 18 April. There was a special preview event for the public on the 14th which featured a biographic interview with Peter Tatchell. During the event, organised […]

Rare Portrait of Playwright Saved

>In November last year, we mentioned on this blog that the National Portrait Gallery was launching a public appeal for the purchase of a portrait of Elizabethan playwright John Fletcher. The appeal to raise £218,000 has been successful and the Gallery will now be able to add the painting to its collections. Rare portrait of […]

Lecture: Daphne Du Maurier

>To mark the centenary of her birth, the National Portriat Gallery is hold a lecture examining the life of Daphne du Maurier, author of many bestselling novels including The Breaking Point(1959) and The Birds, which was later adapted to become a successful Alfred Hitchcock film in 1963. Sunday 8 July, 15.00 National Portrait Gallery Ondaatje […]

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 […]