Willow Persephone Ginbey-Fear, 2016

Youth opportunity: Queer Heritage Youth Programme

Are you aged 16-25 and interested in LGBTQ+ heritage?

Get involved in a training programme for young people from the Brighton area exploring LGBTQ+ history. Take on a role in building a new organisation to preserve the wealth of LGBTQ+ heritage in Brighton. Learn creative skills including curation and programming, gain leadership experience and work with archives and collections.

You can now take part in a series of bi-monthly workshops, meet artists and heritage professionals, learn about the rich LGBTQ+ history of the south, and create your own work.

You can come to one or all of the sessions, according to your taste and interest.

Wednesday 19 June – Cut and paste: Making art with archives
Looking at how artists have worked with archives with a focus on zine making. How do we bring archives back to life, how can we use archival material in our art practice.

Wednesday 3 July – See me now: Queer self portraits
Discussing photographic representations, or lack of, in archives we will create our own self-portraits using film photography.

Wednesday 17 July – Put your hands around a memory: Archiving 101
Join guest speakers and museum professionals as we talk about the history and practices of archives.

Wednesday 31 July – Queer self-preservation: Reinventing the archive
Looking at community archiving practices we will discover how the queer community has organised to preserve its history. We will think about how this could be done in the future, what will digital archiving mean for our community, and how should we create our own archive practices.

August and September sessions to be announced.

The sessions will take place from 6.30 to 8.30pm at the Young People’s Centre – 69 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE.

If you have any questions about the programme please email heritage@queerinbrighton.co.uk

A partnership project with Marlborough Productions CIC and New Writing South funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.