© Bette Davies, Colin Livens, Persephone Window Plant, James Warren, From 'Into the Outside', 2016

Brighton & Hove Pride Weekend 2016 – Help Make LGBTQ+ History

2 August 2016

Young people in our home city of Brighton & Hove are being invited to take part in our Into the Outside project and share their experiences of contemporary LGBTQ+ life

Are you aged 13 – 25? Would you like to share your experiences or thoughts on LGBTQ+ life?

During Brighton & Hove Pride weekend, young participants from our Into the Outside arts & heritage project,  are inviting other young people to contribute their thoughts and experiences of LGBTQ+ life in the city in the 21st century.

Free, drop in sessions will be held at:

Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE
Friday 5 August 2016 11.30am – 3.00pm
Saturday 6 August 2016 2.30pm – 4.00pm

This is an event for all young people aged 13 – 25. Their thoughts and opinions will help to build a new queer youth archive for Brighton & Hove.

This new archive will consist of photographs and oral histories collected from young people right across the city, creating a snapshot of contemporary youth attitudes and experiences of LGBTQ+ representation and lives that will be captured and held at the Keep, a world class archive resource centre for generations to come.

What to expect?
It will be a relaxed and fun affair, and doesn’t take very long (about half an hour). Young people who have been trained in oral history techniques will chat  about the project, and invite other young people to a quiet space in which to be interviewed. Young photographers will invite participants to be photographed in our professional pop up studio (optional), and be sent a free copy afterwards.

This is a chance to have your say, and be part of this unique project. Although the conversation will be guided, you can talk about anything you like, and it is up to you whether you are named as part of the archive.

What is Into the Outside?
Into the Outside is a youth project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered by Photoworks in partnership with Brighton & Hove Libraries Services and The Keep. Supported by a range of arts and cultural professionals, young people from Brighton & Hove are examining how issues faced today by young people identifying as LGBTQ+ compare with those faced by young LGBTQ+ people over the past forty years. Participants have been recruited by an open call through social media, schools and community groups.

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Image from “Queer Brighton”, Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, curated by Martin Parr
Related project: Into the Outside

Photoworks has been awarded a £47k grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to lead Into the Outside – a learning project with local young people, re-examining their city’s rich LGBTQ past and creating a new archive of queer youth experiences.

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