© Charlie Snow From the series 'My First Pride' 2016

Into the Outside Blog

The Into the Outside project now has a blog curated by participant Charlie Snow. It gives the young people involved a chance to tell the story of the project from their perspective.

The blog features work from group, their thoughts on being part of an exhibition and gives an insight into what happens during the sessions. It was launched 18 January 2017 and is being updated three times a week for the duration of the project.

Into the Outside is a learning project for 13-25 year olds in Brighton & Hove who have been examining the issues faced today by young people identifying as LGBTQ+ and comparing them with those faced by young LGBTQ+ people over the past 40 years in the same city. The overall aim is to create a new archive of queer youth experiences for the city. An exhibition of the work, created by the group will be displayed at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton, coinciding with LGBTQ+ History Month.

Participants for Into the Outside were recruited by an open call through social media, schools and community groups. The thirteen-month heritage-learning project is being delivered in collaboration with Brighton & Hove Libraries Services, and the Mass Observation Archive. Many other organisations from across the city are also involved including: The East Sussex Record Office, Queer in Brighton and the Brighton & Hove Aldridge Community Academies.

To read more about the project from the young people that are involved, head on over to the Into the Outside blog : http://intotheoutsidebrighton.tumblr.com