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West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase

  • The Hyde Park Picture House (map)

The West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase is a celebration of queer experience past and present. This free event features a selection of new short films brought to life by discussion and artefacts from local LGBTIQ+ history.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories has been gathering oral histories from a diverse range of LGBTIQ+ people across the region, as part of an archiving initiative supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Yorkshire MESMAC. The resulting films and recordings will not only help diversify the collections of local museums and archives, but also feed into new resources, artistic endeavours and the way we think about the people’s history of Leeds and beyond.

This event will showcase a range of new short films made especially for the project, exploring queer people’s relationships to the objects and heirlooms they hold dear, and how the memories attached can be preserved for the future.

You do not a ticket in advance for this event.

Doors open at 6pm for visitors to browse the accompanying artefacts.

Cert.15 (advisory)

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This event is part of Heritage Open Days, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

To find out more about how the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the Hyde Park Park Picture House, please visit: thepicturehouseproject.com

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, giving everyone the opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences, all of which are free. For more info, visit: heritageopendays.org.uk

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