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Events calendar

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Tuesday 3 February 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day: Keep the Memory Alive

Quad South Hall, York St John Unversity, 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Please contact Victoria Nesfield e: v.nesfield@yorksj.ac.uk t: 01904 876382 for more details.

Friday 6 February 2015

York LGBT History Month 2015 Launch: Reclaiming our Past

Temple Hall, York St John Unversity, 6.30pm - 10.00pm

York LGBT History Month 2015 is set to start in style with an exciting evening featuring live music from local bands, an exhibition by a local artist, speeches, a quiz and short films including Screen Yorkshire's award-winning Private Life. In addition to all the fun, the event will provide a great opportunity for networking with LGBT groups and organisations, event organisers and local councillors.

Take note:

  • bring cash for drinks at the bar and a raffle;
  • the dress code is smart/casual, but wear whatever makes you comfortable;
  • the event will be BSL/English interpreted.

See York LBGT History Month Website for more information.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

All Out: How can we be Out at Work?

Temple Hall, York St John University, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

What does it mean to be 'out' at work and why is it so important? 'Being out' or 'coming out of the closet' are terms that are heard quite often regarding the LGBT community, as it is a huge step forward in realising your authentic self. But coming out is not limited to sexual orientation or gender. Starting with a networking lunch the event will include workshops from specialists in this field and guest speakers including Kellie Maloney.

The event will be BSL/English interpreted.

Please contact mathew.harper@jrf.org.uk for more details.

Thursday 12 February 2015

Queerness is Forming: Opening Night

Quad South Foyer, York St John University, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

This exhibition of work by local artist Nathan Chenery moves on from last year's Queer Horizons. Reflecting on the last LGBT History Month, Nathan's MA focused on 'Queer Art' and what this could be in a contemporary setting. The work uses structures based around the idea of the horizon and borders pushing what can be represented. Through these forms the work looks at a mix of his views, queer theory and importantly queer art of the last century. With a focus on our shared identity as 'other', the work questions ideas of assimilation over acceptance.

Please contact nathanchenery@gmail.com or nathanchenery.co.uk for more details.

Thursday 12 February 2015

GO York Lectures

Gary Verity - Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire

How Yorkshire wowed the Tour de France

York St John University, Fountains Lecture Theatre, 6.30pm. Doors open for light refreshments at 5.45pm.

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Thursday 19 February 2015

Idols and Icons

De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University, 6.00pm - 8.00pm arrival

A celebration of our rich history as a panel present their LGBT idols and icons from the past, the present and the fictional.

See artsevents@yorksj.ac.uk for more information.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

The Well of Loneliness of the Deaths of Despair? An evening with Radclyffe Hall

Quad South Lecture Theatre, York St John University, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Celebrated York writer Fiona Shaw will host an evening of debate around Radclyffe Hall’s novel The Well of Loneliness, published in 1928.  After a short introductory presentation, she and three other panel members will engage the audience in a discussion which will consider the novel’s impact on the LGBT community, its place in the literary canon, and the novel’s potential  to speak to a contemporary audience. Fiona will also be available to sign copies of her own work on the night.

See artsevents@yorksj.ac.uk for more information.

Thursday 26 February 2015 

GO York Lectures

Rikki Arundel - Professional Speaker, coach and Diversity expert specialising in Sex, Gender and Equality.

York St John University, Fountains Lecture Theatre, 6.30pm. Doors open for light refreshments at 5.45pm.

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Friday 27 February 2015 

Queer Art Now (and Then)

PH/011, York St John University

Queer art really came into its own during the late 1980s and early 1990s when AIDS put the spotlight onto LGBT culture. This is not to say there were not queer artists or indeed art before this point but this changed what queer art was and could be. The talk, by local artist Nathan Chenery, will look at what is happening now and how it differs, evolving out of a relatively short history. It will engage the subject critically while equally drawing on Nathan's practice as a contemporary (queer) artist. The talk will end with a short informal discussion.

Contact nathanchenery@gmail.com or nathanchenery.co.uk for more information