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10 September – 31 October 2016

Special Exhibition Gallery, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

As the final presentation of the 2-year project, our exhibition will be in the Special Exhibition Gallery at the Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery.

Featuring well-known events and individuals, such as best-selling author Sir Hugh Walpole and artist Percy Kelly, as well as stories of everyday people and their friends and family, the exhibition showcases the previously undiscovered history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) people in Cumbria.

Those stories will be brought to life through audio recordings of interviews collected through the project, and a series of photographs by artist Colin Tennant – who has worked a group of LGBT people over 50 in the last 10 months to document their everyday life and to explore issues around age, gender and sexuality in a rural region.

Tullie House regular admission apply (Adults – £7.70; Concessions (senior citizens, students over 18 years) – £5.50), however visitors from Carlisle City Council area can sign up for Tullie House membership for £4 for a year.

Group visits are free, please contact Catherine Moss-Luffrum to book: 01228 618705

Participants in CELEBRATE and their guest can visit the exhibition for free – please give your name to the reception upon arrival.

Lunch Time Lecture: LGBT History in Cumbria

Tuesday 6th September 1pm

Join Tonia Lu, project co-ordinator, for an exciting preview of what’s coming up in CELEBRATE LGBT History in Cumbria exhibition at Tullie House museum.  Learn a little bit more about the stories of the people who feature in the exhibition from artist Percy Kelly to best-selling author Sir Hugh Walpole.  This talk will feature photographs from visual artist Colin Tennant and an introduction to the other aspects of the project and its legacy the Elements Festival.


Saturday 1st October 10am – 4.30pm

With Special Guest: Sue SandersChair, Schools Out & LGBT History Month UK

Join us to hear directly from those who have been involved in the project, experts on some of the subjects featured in the exhibition and guest speakers who put the project in the national context.

FREE but booking required, a £5 deposite will be charged, but will be refunded upon attendance.