Friday, February 17 is Launch Night for the 2017 National Festival of LGBT History in Shrewsbury.
Launch Night - also known as Back in Time 2 - kicks off at 6.15pm at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell, with events on Saturday and Sunday taking place at UCS and at The Hive, 5 Belmont SY1 1TE.
The Friday night line-up includes some remarkable presentations:
Tales of Hidden Heroes - Lesbians and Modernism: Diana Souhami
Modernism would not have happened without the lesbians who gravitated to Paris, formed their own community and were at the vanguard of cultural revolution...
True Colours - Trailblazing Transgender Service in the Military: Caroline Paige
The untold story of what it meant to be transgender in the British military before and after permissive service. From 1980 to 2014, the highs and the lows, in peacetime and in war.
Heroic Architects of the 1967 Act: Peter Scott Presland and Andrew Lumsden
One of the most inspiring stories that students can ever hope to hear about our 20th century history is that moment, in July 1967, when England and Wales – having stood out against every modernising tendency in Europe for nearly 200 years – suddenly drew ahead, even of the US, and began the process of reining in the police.
On Saturday, February 18 at 12.30pm at UCS, Dr James Pardoe and Emma-Kate Lanyon ask Whose Heritage Is It Anyway?
Find out more about the weekend's events here.