September’s Saturday Cafe

September’s Saturday Cafe will be hosted by Phoenix.
 
Come along on Sat 8th September, 1-4pm for a cuppa and a chat!

The BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) returns 7-11 November, taking place across the city of York, UK.

Celebrating diversity and individual perspectives, Iris Prize Festival return to ASFF, showcasing a selection of LGBTQ+ shorts that ponder on the question of what defines a gay film. Audiences will have the chance to experience the breadth of gay cinema, through a curated collection of inspiring and thought-provoking short films.

With an introduction from Festival Director Berwyn Rowlands, these films offer a variety of approaches and examples of gay cinema, highlighting the relevance of coming out stories in 2018, the role of comedy and questioning whether LGBTQ+ film is an exclusive domain for the young and beautiful.

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the ASFF celebrates its eighth edition, with a dynamic programme bursting with over 300 films screenings, over 80 industry-led masterclasses, various networking sessions and special events.

Tickets now on sale. Runs 7-11 November: https://bit.ly/2w2bom0

 

Moving Forward has been working hard to help provide a space for people to talk about mental health and start to address the subject, if this could help you don’t hesitate to come and find support.

You can find the group in the Equity Centre every Thursday from 1-3 pm.

This Saturday 25th the menopause cafe is making its Equity debut!
From 1 – 3:30 pm at the Equity Centre and open to all LGBT women, come along and join us for tea, cake and a chance to ask any questions you might not have had the chance ask about menopause.

The BME men’s group will be meeting this Sunday, if you’re a new member and want to know more details don’t hesitate to email admin@equitypartnership.org.uk for more information!

Stressed out and need help to relax?
Come and try the Relaxation and Mindfulness sessions this August to help deal with any negative emotions, learn self-awareness exercises and mindfulness.

The group is open to LGBT asylum seekers and immigrants and meets every Wednesday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Equity Centre.
Come along and meet new friends and support each other while going through the same experiences.

Mesmac’s West Yorkshire Queer Stories project will be at the Equity Centre tonight from 6-7.30 pm. Come along and have your stories and experiences heard!

This months Saturday Cafe is being hosted by the LGBT Women’s Group from 1-4 pm at the Equity Centre!
Come along and see what’s happening the centre this Saturday!

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the park funded by The Big Lunch Great Get Together. Sunday 15th July 1-4 pm at Lister Park, Manningham, Bradford.

Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon picnic in the Park sponsored by The Big Lunch Get Together!

Play a game of rounders, tour the museum, take a boat trip or just relax in the sun!

Friend and Allies welcome. Some food and drinks provided but please feel free to bring some food to share.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Mesmac’s West Yorkshire Queer Stories project will be visiting the Equity Centre on Tuesday 24th July 6-7.30 pm for anyone interested to give their stories and experiences to the project.

The West Yorkshire Queer Stories project aims to collect and preserve LGBTQ+ experiences and objects. For too long LGBTQ+ histories have been ignored or seen as unimportant; the West Yorkshire Queer Stories Project aims to change that. It’s important that a range of people from all over West Yorkshire are involved so that all our voices are heard. The project will record personal memories, as well as collecting objects like badges and photos. Everything we collect will add to our LGBTQ+ heritage and show the remarkable range of people and experiences within our communities.

Rachel & Ross are currently recruiting volunteers for the project and participants to tell their stories or donate things. If you’re interested in being involved, they’d love to hear from you!

 

Email

Rachel: r.larman@mesmac.co.uk
Ross: r.horsley@mesmac.co.uk

Twitter/Facebook:    @wyqueerstories

Girlington Growers – Get together day

Saturday 14th July, 10:30 am – 1 pm

St Philips Church, Thorn St, Girlington

Cleaning up and planting.

Refreshments will be available

Come along and make help make Girlington greener and cleaner!

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Mesmac’s West Yorkshire Queer Stories project will be visiting various groups to collect information from anyone interested.

The West Yorkshire Queer Stories project aims to collect and preserve LGBTQ+ experiences and objects. For too long LGBTQ+ histories have been ignored or seen as unimportant; the West Yorkshire Queer Stories Project aims to change that. It’s important that a range of people from all over West Yorkshire are involved so that all our voices are heard. The project will record personal memories, as well as collecting objects like badges and photos. Everything we collect will add to our LGBTQ+ heritage and show the remarkable range of people and experiences within our communities.

Rachel & Ross are currently recruiting volunteers for the project and participants to tell their stories or donate things. If you’re interested in being involved, they’d love to hear from you!

 

Email

Rachel: r.larman@mesmac.co.uk
Ross: r.horsley@mesmac.co.uk

Twitter/Facebook:    @wyqueerstories

Eid Party this Saturday

There will be an Eid party this Saturday at the Equity Centre and all are welcome to attend!

The party starts at 7 pm!

There will be food and drinks provided but any contributions are welcomed, the party will be a dry event so there will be no alcohol and none should be brought.

Equity Partnership Choir

We are looking to  start an Equity Partnership Choir to begin in September and will be run by Ruth of Ruth Nielsen Music.

If this interests you please contact wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk for more information.

Moving Forward LGBT peer support group on Every Thursday 1-3pm @ The Equity Centre.

July Saturday Café

The Saturday Cafe in July will be hosted by the LGBT Women’s Group. Why not come along on Sat 14th July, 1-4pm at the Equity Centre.