Never Going Underground: Welcoming LGBT+ visitors

Monday 14th August
People’s History Museum, Manchester
10:00 – 16:30

People’s History Museum is currently mid-way through a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.  We have teamed up with The Proud Trust to offer LGBT+ Awareness Training to staff and volunteers in other cultural organisations, and to share learning and best practice from our Never Going Underground season.

The LGBT Awareness training aims to encourage staff to feel more confident and able to discuss and talk about gender and sexuality as well as equipping staff with tools to be able to assess how inclusive their work currently is of LGBT people and identities and to develop a plan for how to improve current practice. The training agenda will include: 

  • LGBT terminology and definitions
  • Understanding gender and sexuality
  • Context: taking a look at LGBT experiences past and present
  • Reflection on current practice and exploring ways to make work spaces and institutions more LGBT inclusive 

This training day will particularly suit staff and volunteers working directly with the public. 

Programme

10.00am          Registration & refreshments

10.30am          Welcome & introductions

10.45am          Introduction to Never Going Underground project & tour of exhibition

11.45am          LGBT Awareness Training Part 1

1.15pm            Lunch (opportunity to visit Continuum & Queer Noise exhibitions)

2.00pm            LGBT Awareness Training Part 2

3.30pm            Reflection from PHM Front of House team on their experiences of engaging with visitors during Never Going Underground

4.00pm            Q&A – key learning points from the day

4.30pm            Workshop ends

Cost: £30 (price includes lunch and refreshments)
Booking: https://welcominglgbtvisitors.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have any questions, please contact catherine.odonnell@phm.org.uk


Further information about exhibitions on display:
 

Sat 25 February – Sun 3 September

Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent. 50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide. There was, however, nothing inevitable about that progress, and there were steps back as well as forward. Curated by members of the local LGBT+ community, this unique exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, exploring and celebrating those who campaigned and continue to campaign for equality for LGBT+ people. The exhibition details the development of an LGBT+ movement, showing the internal and external struggles, the different party political approaches to equality, and the social and historical context of the last sixty years of activism. This is the complex and compelling story of a long and often bumpy journey. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.

Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Suggested donation £5 


Sat 24 June – Sun 3 September

Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain

Recent years have seen an explosion in media interest in trans* issues – however misconceptions about the realities of trans* people’s lives remain. Curated by Artmob, Continuum showcases the diversity of trans* voices in 21st century Britain and features 14 artists from a variety of backgrounds, working across a range of artistic media. The exhibition welcomes visitors into the artists’ lives to share their stories in all their playful, heartfelt and gritted glory. Their work reveals how much there is that unites rather than divides us and, in the process, gets to the heart of what it is to be human. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.

Suitable for all ages

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Suggested donation £3


Sat 1 July – Sun 10 September

Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music & Club Culture in Manchester

Queer Noise is a community exhibition exploring how queer club culture and LGBT+ music-makers in Greater Manchester helped to redefine attitudes towards sexuality across the city and beyond. It features rarely seen material provided by Manchester District Music Archive’s online community. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.

Suitable for all ages

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Suggested donation £3

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