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LGBTQ+ Creative Writing Competition

February 1 - February 21

Encompass, in partnership with Cambridge University Press (CUP) and the Kite Trust, is proud to announce our History Month LGBTQ+ Creative Writing Competition. There are categories for under-16s and all ages, poetry and short stories, and each category will have a first prizes of £50 and a runner-up prize of £25 in a combination of...

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Exhibition: Hurricane Bells by Peter Shenai

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - February 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Heong Gallery, Downing College, Regent Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1DQ United Kingdom
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The Heong Gallery presents the first exhibition of Hurricane Bells – a project by contemporary artist Peter Shenai. Shenai has designed and cast five bronze bells, whose shapes are based on the structure of Hurricane Katrina – the storm that devastated New Orleans in August 2005. About Hung in a line and struck in order...

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February 18 @ 7:00 pm - February 22 @ 9:00 pm
Corpus Playroom, 10 St Edward's Passage
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3PJ United Kingdom
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Maurice is coming to the Corpus Playroom for five nights from Tuesday to Saturday.   "Well, I'm here now. I'll always be here." Revealed posthumously with the note 'publishable, but worth it?', Maurice is a gay love story by E.M. Forster that encapsulates the struggle of being a closeted gay man in Edwardian England and the joy...

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4:00 pm

Rainbow Crossings: Safe Spaces for LGBT+ at Home and Abroad

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Michaelhouse Cafe, St. Michael's Church, Trinity Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1SU United Kingdom
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An enduring search for safe spaces has defined the precarious movement of the LGBTQI+ communities and minorities. During the LGBT History Month, this event seeks to discuss safer spaces within Cambridge. The panel and workshop will bring together activists, artists and academics. Which streets do you take/ avoid when walking at home at night? Which...

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5:45 pm

LGBT+ Rights: A Lifetime of Campaigning (Lord Chris Smith)

February 19 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Pembroke College, Trumpington Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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The Master of Pembroke College, Lord Chris Smith, joins Pembroke Politics, Jo Cox FemSoc, and Pembroke LGBT+ Society for a special LGBT+ History month talk on his life as a campaigner for LGBT+ rights. As the first openly gay MP, and the first MP to publicly announce that he was HIV positive, Chris has since...

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6:00 pm

Rebel Dyke Histories

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DF United Kingdom
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The Rebel Dyke History Project is preserving the stories of the kick-ass young dykes of post-punk London with an extensive archive and upcoming feature-length documentary. Encompassing landmark moments in queer history like Greenham Common peace camp, histories of squatting, sex and fetish clubs, AIDS protests, abseiling into the House of Lords and Section 28, the...

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8:00 pm

Diamonds Central

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boathouse, 14 Chesterton Road,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 3AX United Kingdom
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Transgender support and social group: we are friendly and informal, based in Cambridge. The main weekly meeting takes place every Wednesday in the Boathouse pub (Chesterton Road) from 8-11 pm. This provides a chance to relax, meet others, grab a snack and have a few drinks, seek support, and discuss events and issues in a...

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