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Fabulous! LGBT Walking Tour, Newcastle upon Tyne

3f892bf5495f4029958c6ca3b11822bd47917372.620.250.129.71.682.276I’m grateful to a friend for alerting me to this really cool looking event in Newcastle upon Tyne.

People are invited to join Richard Bliss and Kate Sweeney for a theatrical walking tour that makes accessible the social and legislative frameworks that have surrounded lesbian and gay lives from the earliest beginnings of urban life. Share undisputed facts with a peppering of fiction to imagine what LGBT life in Newcastle might have been like from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

It’s free and takes place on Monday, 12 October 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST).  You’ll need to book though and this can be done here.

Projects Galore (the team behind the event) write on their blog:

‘Lesbian and Gay History often gets overlooked, forgotten or lost.  Sometimes this is accidental, sometimes deliberate, sometimes ideological.  But times are changing and (at least in Britain) the past lives of lesbians and gay men are now being researched, captured and recorded.

‘Richard Bliss (Actor and Creative Director of Projects Galore) and Kate Sweeny (Film-maker and visual artist) have created a walking tour that makes accessible the social and legislative frameworks that have surrounded lesbian and gay lives from the earliest beginnings of urban life.  The tour shares undisputed facts with a peppering of fiction to imagine what gay life in Newcastle might have been like from the 16th to the 21stcenturies.

‘The walking tour is a circuit of approximately two miles avoiding as many obstacles as possible (such as steps and stairs and it includes standing for periods of up to 10 minutes. The tour lasts about 1hr 30 minutes.  Everyone is welcome but Richard and Kate are not able to provide personal assistance.’

I’ve booked my place and I’m really looking forward to it.  Say hello if you’re also coming along.

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