2016 Launch Night


Friday Night is Launch Night for the 2017 National Festival of LGBT History in Shrewsbury and we are looking forward to seeing you there.

Doors open at 6.15pm at University Centre Shrewsbury on Friday 17th February. Entry is FREE but by ticket only, so please do make sure you book – here is how to do it.

2016 Launch Night

2016 Launch Night

Tickets. The first release (Dec) has 'sold out'; the second (Jan) is going fast. Please book your ticket here: FRIDAY TICKETS.

The Friday launch night is a big celebration – the start of a weekend full of fascinating, fun, thought-provoking experiences. The line-up includes some remarkable presentations:

Diana Souhami

Diana Souhami

Tales of Hidden Heroes: Lesbians and Modernism: Diana Souhami
Modernism would not have happened without the lesbians who gravitated to Paris, formed their own community and were at the vanguard of cultural revolution …


Caroline Paige

True Colours: Trailblazing Transgender Service in the Military: Caroline Paige
The untold story of what it meant to be transgender in the British military before and after permissive service. From 1980 to 2014, the highs and the lows, in peacetime and in war.

Andrew & Peter

Andrew & Peter

Heroic Architects of the 1967 Act: Peter Scott Presland and Andrew Lumsden

One of the most inspiring stories that LGBT and Straight students can ever hope to hear about our 20th century history is that moment, in July 1967, when England and Wales – having stood out against every modernising tendency in Continental Europe for nearly 200 years – suddenly drew ahead, even of the continental United States and began the process of reining in the police.

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