Come and share in a month of events celebrating LGBT+ history and culture in and around Worcestershire.
LGBT History Month Launch Party
8pm Saturday 2nd Feb, The Flag, 50 Lowesmoor, Worcester WR12 SG
Join us for a special early evening opening event hosted by Rockella at the Flag.
Meet Out2gether and Worcestershire Pride and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or juice and snacks, networking opportunities, raffle.
Find out about this year’s theme of ‘Peace, Reconciliation and Activism’ and the other events planned for the month.
Free entry, LGBT History Month metal badge for first 30 people arriving.
(NB because of the venue’s license this is an over 18s only event)
Out2gether Tea Shop Tour
10.30am-12.30pm Sat 9 Feb – House of Coffee 104, High Street, Worcester
Our roving social event is hosted this month by Tom at House of Coffee.
All members of the LGBT Community, their families, friends and allies are welcome to join us for a morning’s friendly chat.
Out2gether Saturday Brunch Social
10.30am-12.30pm Sat 23 Feb – Coffee Warehouse 12, The Foregate, Worcester
Our regular monthly meet-up in Coffee Warehouse where all members of the LGBT Community, their families, friends and allies are welcome to join us for a catch-up and a lovely breakfast.
LGBT History Month Curry and Quiz Night
6pm Sunday 24th Feb – Balti Mahal 37, Astwood Road, Worcester, WR3 8EA
Hosted by the wonderful folks at the Balti Mahal restaurant the Out2gether LGBT History Month Quiz returns to test your knowledge on all things related to this year’s theme (Peace, Reconciliation and Activism) and of course the wider LGBT+ world. Excellent fun and delicious food. Come as a team or by yourself and join in with our friendly annual challenge. Meet new friends and have a laugh in this most inclusive of Worcester’s curry houses. Ticket price £10 on the door - includes food and quiz. Exciting prizes to be won!!
1-7 Feb, The Courtyard Theatre, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
The tale of suspected axe murderer Lizzie Borden (Sevigny), who stood accused of the murder of her father and stepmother at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1892, is brought to the screen again in this reimagined take for our times. Surviving a claustrophobic life, despite a father’s domineering control, social outcast Lizzie discovers friendship and sexual intimacy with a young maid, Bridget Sullivan (Stewart) and they soon develop a wicked plan. A psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is beautifully shot. Themes of fierce revenge, darkness, and dominance prevail in this genre-twisting tale.
Box office: 01432 340 555 Website: courtyard.org.uk
Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope
Weds 13 Feb – Artrix Arts Centre, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN
From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day. This much-acclaimed solo play, following a UK tour and off-West End season, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York. Box Office: 01527 577330 Website: artrix.co.uk
Wyred For Pride – an evening of comedy, poetry and music
Doors 7pm Fri 15 Feb – The Corn Exchange, Kidderminster Town Hall
The KDYT Flannel Youth Group presents an evening of comedy, poetry and music to celebrate LGBT History Month. Info stalls – bar and food available – suitable for ages 13+
Free entry – donations going to KDYT. More info 01562 228113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss the chance to catch these recent LGBT+ interest films at the Roses Theatre in Tewksbury during February:
10-19 Feb Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
12-13 Feb Disobedience (15)
25-28 Feb Colette (15)
Box office 01684 295074 website rosestheatre.org