LGBT History Month 2016- What's on

LGBT History Month Scotland 2016 Programme

We are very excited to announce the launch of LGBT History Month in Scotland.

With the OFFICIAL LAUNCH on Tuesday the 26th of January being delivered in partnership with queer party tricksters DIVE we’re set for a dynamic and exciting month.

Their colourful cabaret kicks off a month of LGBT+ activity all over Scotland, and will give showcase a taster of Edinburgh’s vibrant, diverse LGBT+ arts scene and an opportunity to network with the movers and shakers of the LGBT+ community.

With more than 60 events it difficult to pick just a few but here are just some to look out for:

  • VILLAGE PUB THEATRE: LGBT INNOVATORS: Village Pub Theatre is taking over the Traverse Bar Café for two nights with short plays under the theme of 'LGBT Innovators' and a reading of James Ley’s new play Love Song to Lavender Menace.

  • THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES – In South Lanarkshire there’s a tour of the Vagina Monologues performances directed by Liam Dolan and staring May Miller, Cat Harvey and Michelle McManus. 

  • OUT THERE WITH ZOE STRACHAN - Award winning author Zoe Strachan leads a writing workshop at East Kilbride Arts Centre focussing on honing your writing craft.


    • The SCOTTISH QUEER INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST – A ‘show and tell’ in Dundee with Lucy Holmes Elliot (award winning film maker) leading a workshop.
    • LGBT Comedy Night At the stand with Larry Dean, Susie McCable and Bruce Devlin. Get rid of your February doldrums and come have a giggle! 

Whether it’s theatre you're into, roller disco, bowling, film shorts, exhibitions or book clubs there is something there for you!

2016 is the Year of Innovation, and we're putting the spotlight on LGBT innovators - the musicians, artists, sports people, activists and the unsung heroes who have really made a difference to LGBT life here in Scotland. Join in using the #LGBTinnovators hashtag, and share your innovators this LGBT history month. 

If you’re under 25 there’s a range of workshops and events taking place across the country - ask your local youth worker or have a look at the programme.

To find out more about what's going on in your area, visit the LGBT History Month website or download the 2016 brochure. 

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