Reverse Advent Calendar

Between now and the third week in December we will be doing a Reverse Advent Calendar, which means instead of taking out, we’re putting in!  Feel free to drop dried food, tins or packets into the Equity Centre or our offices until Thursday 18th December.

Monthly Music Trivia Nights!

1st Sunday of the month
3-6pm
The Equity Centre

Come take a trip down memory lane with sounds from the past to the present, from musicals to modern pop.

Get your teams of no more than three together and come along and join the musical fun. Prize for the highest scores. Will your team be the music trivia champions? Feel free to ring along your favourite piece.

Bring and share food would be appreciated.

All new and existing LGBT members welcome.

December’s theme will be musicals.

For more information contact Wendy on 01274 727759 or wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk.

November Games Night

The next games night will be Fri 17th November! For info contact wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk

Saturday Cafe – 11th November

This month’s Saturday Cafe will be held on 11th November and will include information sessions with the BME Women’s Group and Bradford Autism Services.

LGBTQ+ films at the BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) held annually in York is screening a selection of LGBTQ+ short films to promote and advocate the LGBTQ+ community. The films cover a range of topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community and we are promoting equality and diversity throughout the entire festival.

ASFF is a hotbed for new talent and the festival is a cinematic playground taking place across 18 venues in the beautiful city of York. Films come from over 40 countries with some of them being shortlisted for the 2018 Oscars. It’s an important event to discover new talent and see the next generation of filmmaking.

We also marking the 50th Anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967 and as an introduction to this year’s festival, we’re offering 25% off Passes & Tickets until 31 October. Enter ASFF2017X into the checkout. To book tickets visit: www.asff.co.uk/tickets

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Love film? See new talent and #LGBTQ films @ASFFest in York, 8-12 November. For tickets visit www.asff.co.uk

Beat the Christmas Blues

Running Tuesday 12th December, 6-8pm at the Equity Offices.

All LGBT People Welcome.

For more information and to book a place contact 01274 727759, 07914 921610 or email rachel@equitypartnership.org.uk.

Relaxation and Mindfulness Sessions

Running on Tuesdays: 7th, 14th and 21st November
6 – 8pm
Equity Offices, 82 Grattan Road

Workshop sessions designed to increase your understanding of the mind and body link in order to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Each session will include how to deal with negative emotions, self-awareness exercises and self-help techniques for relaxation, meditation and mindfulness.

All LGBT people are welcome.

For more information and to book a place contact 01274 727759, 07914 921610 or email rachel@equitypartnership.org.uk.

Keighley LGBT Group

The Keighley Group will not be meeting at Central Hall in November or December; in November, the group will meet at Cliffe Castle in the Education room at 12, starting with a guided tour of the Museum.  In December, the group is likely to be meeting up for a meal somewhere.  For more details contact helen@equitypartnership.org.uk

Music Trivia Night

Sunday 5th November
3-6pm
The Equity Centre

Come take a trip down memory lane with sounds from the past to the present, from musicals to modern pop.

Get your teams of no more than three together and come along and join the musical fun. Prize for the highest scores. Will your team be the music trivia champions? Feel free to ring along your favourite piece.

Bring and share food would be appreciated.

All new and existing LGBT members welcome.

For more information contact Wendy on 01274 727759 or wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk.

LGBT Black History Month

Saturday 28th October at the Equity Centre.
6 – 9.30pm

Come along and celebrate LBGT Black History Month. There will be authentic Caribbean food (for a small charge), music, dancing and socialising.

All LBGT members welcome – both new and old.

For more info contact Wendy on 01274 727759 or wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk

LGBT History Month Comes to Liverpool

8th November 2017
6-9pm

“LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.

Each year has a different theme to work with from the school curriculum, which is led by the organisation ‘Schools Out UK’, and strives to claim and celebrate LGBT history, which has been rendered invisible by our legal and educational systems.

This year, we are focusing on Geography: Mapping the World and we are so excited to be launching this national event at The Museum of Liverpool overlooking the wonderful river Mersey.

We will be welcoming guests from 6pm and encourage you to visit the Museums brand new exhibition of Liverpool LGBT life, ‘Tales from the City’ before our event start at 7pm.

There is a small fee of £3 for entry to this event which will support the work of LGBTHM, as a thank you, you will get a free LGBTHM 2018 badge on the evening at registration.

We hope you can join us for a night of music, entertainment and networking*

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Speakers on the night include,

Angela Eagle MP, Tony Fenwick MBE (Schools Out/LGBT History Month), Homotopia, Liverpool Pride, Museum of Liverpool, Caroline Paige, Sue Sanders (Schools Out/LGBT History Month) and the Writings on the Wall

@LGBTHM #LGBTHM18″

World AIDS Day event

Please hold Friday 1st December in your diary for Brunswick Centre’s World AIDS Day event (see attached flier) at the wonderful Square Chapel, Halifax. The event is FREE, 6 pm until 7.30 ish.

Refreshments and food are available to purchase from the café before/after the event. Guest speakers from Public Health, the local HIV Clinical Service, Brunswick Centre staff and others along with music, individual stories, a gospel singer and African drummers will be contributing to the event.

LGBT Death Café

Saturday 30th September 2–4pm facilitated by Nick & Janice.

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

Death Cafe is not a bereavement support or grief counselling setting. Death Cafes aren’t an opportunity to give people information about death and dying regardless of how good or important it is. Rather we create time to discuss death without expectations.

You don’t have to book a place…just turn up…but if ‘d be nice to know how much cake to bake. Contact Rachel on 01274 727759 and for more information on the death cafes contact Janice on 07954 574767 or visit deathcafe.com.

Recipes for the cakes from the last cafe can be found  at:

https://veggiedesserts.co.uk/best-vegan-chocolate-cake/

http://www.rhiansrecipes.com/2017/05/31/gluten-free-vegan-lemon-blueberry-cake/

‘LIVE WELL, BE WELL’ Sessions

A rewarding programme of sessions where we will be trying new things, improving skills, sharing ideas and exploring sustainable/environmental activities to maintain and enhance wellbeing in the run up to Winter.

Sessions will be weekly at the Equity Centre with two sessions happening outside of the centre at the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre and Horton Community Farm.

Dates for your diaries:

Tuesday, 10th October
Tuesday, 17th October
Tuesday, 24th October
Tuesday, 31st October
Tuesday, 7th November
Tuesday, 14th November
Tuesday, 21st November

Session times: 10.30am-12.30pm

Activities will include:

Grow your own micro-greens, cooking together, recycling for growing, whittling, fire building, caring for wildlife over Winter, candle making and allotment visit.

Contact Wendy for further details/and or to confirm your attendance on 01274 727759 or email at Wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk

Delivered by Artworks Creative Communities as part of a larger project funded by the Postcode Local Trust.

Hurricane Fundraiser

This Saturday 16 September at 4.45pm, Picturehouse at Science and Media Museum is holding a fundraiser screening of the 20-minute IMAX documentary Hurricane 3D, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross’s Hurricane Irma Appeal Fund. The tragic consequences of the Atlantic Hurricane are currently being felt across North America and the Caribbean, and local Red Cross volunteers are on the ground ready to give first aid, shelter and water to those affected.

Hurricane tells the story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane. A mere breeze at its conception, as it sweeps over the African Sahel it becomes a monsoon, before setting out across the Atlantic as a deepening depression. With this fundraiser screening, we’re hoping to raise money for the Red Cross’s fund while also increasing awareness and learning more about hurricanes.

Tickets can be booked online, in person at Box Office or via the telephone at 0871 902 5756 (13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).

Additional donations to the fund can be made via redcross.org.uk.

Film tickets are priced at £5.50 (adult), £4.50 (retired/student), £4 (child) and £16.00 (family of four). 

Queer Media Festival

Queer Media Festival is a one day event on Saturday 18th November at HOME, Manchester’s £25 million combined arts centre with tickets starting from £10.

After last year’s sell-out event, Queer Media Festival returns for the festival’s fourth year celebrating the amazing range of LGBTQ stories in all forms of media.

During the day hear from inspiring live speakers who are creating LGBTQ stories using the new digital platforms of virtual reality, online storytelling, interactive games or mobile filmmaking. Discover who mixes digital with traditional media like theatre making, journalism, playwriting, TV, radio and film, in their storytelling.

Enjoy a creative mix of engaging panel discussions, performances, workshops and films aiming to refresh the way that LGBTQ narratives are told and explore the queer rainbow of diverse stories.

One of the highlights of the Queer Media Festival will be their keynote workshop in mobile filmmaking led by BBC Academy Video/Mobile Journalism trainer Deirdre Mulcahy, who will demonstrate how the smartphone can be the vital tool for new budding filmmakers and help tell the stories of marginalised communities.

In the evening following the talks will be Hilda vs Deirdre: Queer Corrie Spectacular a fabulous interactive experience to celebrate the camp heritage of Coronation Street, through four archive episodes of the soap opera featuring the iconic characters of Hilda Ogden and Deirdre Barlow. Hosted by Manchester drag queens as we look back at the Ogden’s second honeymoon, Hilda’s lost washing drama, Deirdre’s Christmas Day revelation of Ken’s affair and the day she went to prison. Episodes are from: 1977, 1981, 1989, 1998. With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive and ITV Archive.

To close the festival is Queering Animation a celebration of the medium of animation in telling queer narratives. Expect an amazing array of LGBTQ animated short films created from live action, hand drawn illustrations, computer generated to stop motion techniques exploring the queer colourful cartoon rainbow of diverse stories.

Find out more by visiting the festival’s website at queermedia.org.uk, following them on Twitter and Instagram at @QueerMediaUK and liking their Facebook page at facebook.com/qmfuk.