We are delighted to say that we have a few events on our calendar for the LGBT History Month 2016 with Tullie House in Carlisle and Florence Arts Centre in Egremont! How Photography Changed the World 7th February 1-3pm, Florence Arts Centre – Egremont 8th February 2-4pm & 5.30-7.30pm, Tullie House – Carlisle FREE but booking essential via 01228 618705 /…

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE                                                                           29 October 2015 Bring Our LGBT History to Life Appeal for Information for LGBT History in Cumbria Cumbria’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) history project, CELEBRATE, is appealing to the people of Cumbria for information of significant organisations and events in the local LGBT History. The partnership project…

Born in 1973 in the Lake District and brought up in Eskdale, Catherine Hall left Cumbria to study English Literature at Cambridge University when she was 18, and has since worked in journalism and communication in London. Now an award-winning writer who travels around the country to talk about her books, Catherine remembers her life…

Last week I went down to London to visit two amazing archives housing great collections of documents of LGBT History – the Hall-Carpenter Archives in LSE Library, and the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive. One of the most exciting discovery, were the vast of monthly newsletters produced by the Cumbria and The Borders CHE (Campaign for…

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE                                                                           31 July 2015   Contributions Invited for the Interactive Map Cumbria’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) history project, CELEBRATE, launched its crowd-sourced LGBT History Map on its new website (www.celebratecumbria.co.uk). The map invites people to add locations and share their stories related to the LGBT community online. The…

Thanks again for everyone who came and see us at the Cumbria Pride last month – and here we see some one blogging about us. We are delighted to see that we will be at the Newcastle Pride this coming weekend – and thanks to GADD (Gay Advice Darlington/Durham) for sharing their space with us!…

Thanks to everyone who came and see us at Cumbria Pride on Saturday! It’s been a brilliant day! We have some exciting news as well – we have been busy developing a crowd sourced LGBT History Map for Cumbria and hope to have it officially online in the next week! The map will give everyone…

[SIGN UP HERE] *IMPORTANT: Although we have an open deadline for volunteer recruitment, if you’d like to attend the Oral History training day on the 22nd of August, please apply by 4pm on the 17th of August 2015. CELEBRATE: LGBT History in Cumbria is calling for motivated volunteers who can commit their times to the…

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE                   22 January 2015 Exhibition to celebrate our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community An exhibition and new collections will be created through a new project exploring the history of Cumbria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Heritage Lottery Funded project is the result of an exciting partnership between…