LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans +) History Month 2020

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Events at Surrey History Centre

LGBT+ History Month 2020 logoEvery February in the UK, since 2005, LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans +) History Month has celebrated the lives and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. The campaign provides an opportunity to discover Surrey’s LGBTQ+ past and celebrate its present and future – this hidden history can reveal some surprising and inspiring stories. Find about more about the campaign at the LGBT+ History Month website.

Poetry, Prose and Plays: E.M. Forster and friends

LGBT+ History Month 2020 poster for E.M. Forster

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This year’s LGBT+ History Month national theme is ‘Poetry, Prose and Plays’, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Surrey author E.M. Forster who is widely regarded as one of the greatest British writers of the 20th century. Our foyer display celebrates Forster’s life, sexuality and Surrey connections, including his great friend, the poet and author JR Ackerley, and his one-time lover, author Harry Daley, of Dorking.

You can also discover more about the prolific and witty Surrey author, Beverley Nichols, who lived in Ashtead and had a passion for gardens and cats.

Free display available during normal opening hours in the foyer at:
Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
Wednesday 5 February to Saturday 29 February 2020
Contact Surrey History Centre for more details:
01483 518737 (Tues-Sat)
Email: [email protected]

Discover more about the life of E.M. Forster in Surrey with our Marvel of the Month

Find out about our LGBTQ+ collections and stories on our Exploring Surrey’s Past website.

‘Oscar – A Life’

Poster for Surrey History Trust Oscar Wilde talk

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Why not celebrate LGBT+ History Month by joining us for ‘Oscar – A Life’, a talk by Matthew Sturgis, for Surrey History Trust, on Saturday 15 February, 2-3.30pm. Matthew will discuss his acclaimed biography of Oscar Wilde, and Wilde’s links with Surrey.

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