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2021 LGBT and History Festival

Start Date:
6th February 2021

End Date:
13th March 2021

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Event title: 2021 LGBT and History Festival
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.shrewsburylgbthistory.org.uk/
Name: Shrewsbury LGBT
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07966 294323
Event description: To the 6th Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival. As always, events are open to LGBT people, friends and allies. Unusually, this year our reach is much wider as 100% of our events are online. 

The production of the festival has been tailored to adhere with current circumstances, so will be held virtually with a range of live streams, film screenings, lectures, discussions, and Q&A’s, from the comfort of your own home. All events are free and can be booked via the Shrewsbury LGBT+ History website, however donations are appreciated to enable this fantastic celebration of the LGBT+ community and its history to continue in the future.  Thanks to the players of the National Lottery, we are delighted to announce that this year the festival is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and we are proudly in partnership with the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival.

The festival is welcoming both members and non-members of the LGBT+ community to learn about significant issues currently faced by LGBT+ individuals that are important to understand when uniting to create a safer, more inclusive future for society. 

Throughout the duration of the festival there are a diverse range of films being shown, such as ‘The Archivettes’ by Megan Rossman streaming on the 12th of February, which is about The Lesbian Herstory Archives – the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. The film explores the fascinating origins of the organisation and is a tribute to second-wave feminism and intergenerational connection, as well as an urgent rallying cry for continued activism in a politically charged moment.

On the 7th of February, the festival is proudly hosting a virtual Q&A with Dan Glass, who is an activist, mentor and author of ‘United Queerdom’ – a book focussing on the history of the Gay Liberation Front and its long-lasting legacy for the LGBT+ culture.

Later in the month on the 23rd of February there will be a discussion with Mark Hignett, who during our 2017 festival led a presentation regarding love letters that were exchanged between two servicemen during WW2 that were found inadvertently in a trunk in 2008. These letters demonstrated how the two gentlemen’s love was constrained by the moral and legal circumstances at the time, and this year Mark is back to discuss what happened next.

The festival itinerary also includes a screening of ‘Say My Name’ on the 26th of February, which is brought to you by our partner, the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival.  This film-documentary highlights the issues faced by two transgender women when trying to change their names and gender on official documents and whilst seeking respect from both their families and society, demonstrating the human right constraints the LGBT+ community are still facing.

Click here to tour the LGBT Exhibition:  https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/4353116/shrewsbury-lgbt-festival-exhibition

View information about Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival’s 8 selected short films and other events by downloading this flyer: LGBY History Festival 2021

All events are free to attend but donations are welcome. To book your place for all our on-line events click here: https://www.shrewsburylgbthistory.org.uk/home

For further information please email [email protected] or call 07966 294323

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Gen Silent Screening -Livestream plus Q and A

Start Date:
28th February 2021

End Date:
28th February 2021

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
2030

Event title: Gen Silent Screening -Livestream plus Q and A
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.shrewsburylgbthistory.org.uk/
Name: Shrewsbury LGBT
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07966 294323
Event description: To the 6th Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival. As always, events are open to LGBT people, friends and allies. Unusually, this year our reach is much wider as 100% of our events are online. They are also free to attend–with donations welcomed.

The Clowder Group zoom in live from San Francisco to host the screening of this documentary which follows LGBT+ people as they age and consider how their lives are changing. Filmed in Boston in 2010, this is the motivational force behind local initiative SAND which is working across Shropshire Telford & Wrekin to address some of the barriers to equality of care. Followed by a Q & A with the Directors.

Gen Silent Flyer: Gen Silent Flyer

Book your free tickets at this link https://www.shrewsburylgbthistory.org.uk/event-details/gen-silent-film-screening

This ground-breaking film premiered in the UK at the 2012 Shrewsbury LGBT History Festival and inspired the start of SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination). Sponsored by Shropshire Council

To download a PDF of all films and events taking place in February to March 2021 as Shrewsbury LGBT History Festival 2021 click here: LGBY History Festival 2021

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Join us for our Quiz Night 23rd August

Start Date:
23rd August 2017

End Date:
23rd August 2017

Start Time:
7pm

End Time:
9pm

Join us for an evening of fun and laughter at our Quiz night on Wednesday 23rd August starting at 7 pm at the The Harry Hotspur, Harlescott Lane,  Shrewsbury. 

By coming along you are supporting your organisation. Not only will you be able to meet other people, you will help us raise funds so that we can continue our work in Shropshire. We will be having a raffle giving you opportunity of taking home a prize even if you are not on the winning team. We have some great prizes so if you want to win one, put the date in your diary now and join us for a good night.

Cost £1 per team member and no more than 5 members to a team. Not got  a team together, then still join us as we can link you together with others.

For more details click here: Quiz-August

Autism Advice

Autism Advice Session at Shrewsbury and Support

Start Date:
11th September 2017

End Date:
11th September 2017

Start Time:
09.30

End Time:
15.30

Event title: Autism Advice Session at Shrewsbury and Support
Venue: Richmond House, Rutland, Harlescott Grange, Shrewsbury SY1 3QG
Weblink: www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0303 03 00 111
Event description: Would you like some specific advice about autism and/or support for your child?

Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance.

Please do not bring your child with autism to this appointment.

Cost: Free

Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact the Helpline Team by telephone on 0303 03 00 111 or email [email protected]

This event is funded by Shropshire Council and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group- Oswestry

Start Date:
6th December 2017

End Date:
6th December 2017

Start Time:
10:00

End Time:
12:00

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Sight & Hearing Loss Support
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168
Event description: SLOG groups offer all kinds of interesting and adventurous activities to encourage people who have sight loss to keep active, stay confident, meet and make new friends and have some fun. Please contact us for a programme.

If you need any more information on anything above please do contact Susann Mitchell on 01743 342163 or by email [email protected]

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Floreat Omega, Bedding Plants Sale

Start Date:
16th August 2017

End Date:
18th August 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Floreat Omega, Bedding Plants Sale
Venue: Omega, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TX
Weblink: www.omega.uk.net
Name: Omega
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 245 088
Event description: Why not order your annual bedding plants from Omega and collect from London House, Shrewsbury anytime between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (16th to 18th August)
By buying your locally grown annual bedding plants you will be helping the national charity Omega for End of Life Care.

Click on this link to order your plants London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TX    https://omegacareforlife-my.sharepoint.com/personal/finance_omega_uk_net/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?guestaccesstoken=GsEnE9USzsreVRyuopBldtBWsVIM3o82KDwrxh3Pb3o%3d&docid=1_16394b131c57041699c632eee4f3f5b88&wdFormId=%7BE4C05428-94F2-4383-ABC3-C12F0BD3C124%7D&action=formsubmit

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Coffee Morning to kick off Lip Reading Awareness Week

Start Date:
9th September 2017

End Date:
9th September 2017

Start Time:
11.00

End Time:
14.00

Event title: Coffee Morning to kick off Lip Reading Awareness Week
Venue: Lindale Court, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8NU
Name: Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Lipreading awareness week is from 11th to 15th September and the Shropshire Deaf and hard of hearing forum are having a coffee morning to kick off the week.

We will be doing coffee and cake on the day along with a tombola and raffle, we will also be doing retubing and hearing aid maintenance.

Join us at Lindale Court anytime between 11 am and 2 pm, we would love to see you.

Click here for poster: Shropshire Deaf and hard of hearing coffee morning

Autism Advice

Autism Advice Session at Oswestry

Start Date:
6th October 2017

End Date:
6th October 2017

Start Time:
11.00

End Time:
16.00

Event title: Autism Advice Session at Oswestry
Venue: Oswestry Youth Centre, The Centre, Oak Street, Oswestry SY11 1LW
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 250 962
Event description: Would you like some specific advice about autism and your child?

Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance.

Please do not bring your child with autism to this appointment.

Cost: Free

Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact the Helpline Team by telephone on 0303 03 00 111 or email [email protected]

This event is funded by Shropshire Council and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Shrewsbury Police Open Day

Start Date:
3rd September 2017

End Date:
3rd September 2017

Start Time:
11.00

End Time:
16.00

Event title: Shrewsbury Police Open Day
Venue: Shrewsbury Police Station, Clive Road, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, SY2 5RW.
Name: Shrewsbury Police
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: West Mercia Police are celebrating 50 years this year.
Why not come along to our Police Open Day at Shrewsbury Police Station on Sunday 3rd September 11 am to 4 pm.

A great day with lots to see and do.

  • • Police Dogs
  • • Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • • Custody Tours
  • • RNLI & Stormy Stan
  • • Crime Prevention Advice
  • • Homeless Outreach Team
  • • Force Mascot: Peeler The Dog
  • • Samaritans
  • • Forensic Input
  • • Street Pastors
  • • Police Cadets
  • • Special Constabulary
  • • Safer Places
  • • Police vehicles (including motorcycles)
  • • Cuan House Wildlife Rescue
  • • Playbus
  • • Cop Cards
  • …and much more!

For poster click here: Police_Open_Day_Poster_-_Shrewsbury

Shropshire Disability Network have been invited to have a stand, with an emphasis on Safe Place Shropshire.

Click here for SDN diary of events: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2017-Members-August 2017 onwards

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Funky Friday @The Red House

Start Date:
4th August 2017

End Date:
4th August 2017

Start Time:
19.00

End Time:
21.30

Event title: Funky Friday @The Red House
Venue: The Red House Inn, Wellington Road, Lilleshall TF10 9FW
Name: Val, Liz and Adam
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: Val on 07946 717 963 or Liz on 07481 568 524
Event description: Funky Friday is a disco for young adults aged 15 plus with SEN/Disabilities.
Entry £3 per person and carers go free.
There is a bar and snacks plus hot food to order.

If this is successful it is hoped to make this a monthly event on the first Friday ie 1st September, 6th October.

Click for poster: Funky Friday
For more information please contact Val on 07946 717 963 or Liz on 07481 568 524 or email [email protected]