On Sunday 28th February 2016 Pride in Plymouth teamed up with House Of Fraiser and Plymouth Pavilions supporting the main catwalk show. Our volunteers were given the opportunity to strut their stuff on the Catwalk to ensure same sex couples and trans people were included in the program. We coordinated 7 couples to take part ensuring there was maximum diversity across age and gender. All participating volunteers had a great
LGBT History Month is celebrated in the UK during the month February. In 2016 Pride in Plymouth Presented a series of events with many partner organisations to mark LGBT History Month.
With a small grant from the Plymouth City Council Diverse Communities Fund For Events we screened two films we had also planned to introduce the Danish Girl at Plymouth Arts Centre and host a post screening discussion. Unfortunately due to a technical fault the evening was cancelled at short notice. However we will be showing other Trans interest films as part of our community cinema program which we have launched in partnership with Cinema for All.
The University of St Mark & St John presented an LGBT Artist Showcase supporting Pride in Plymouth the evening held in the Nelson Mandela Theatre consisted of Dance, Music, Poetry and Readings.
The event was well supported by both students and staff including the Vice-Chancellor Professor Cara Aitchison.
Our main project for LGBT History Month 2016 was ‘In Other Words‘ which was a writing and performance project in partnership with We’ll Meet in Moscow and the Barbican Theatre which saw six short plays written by local people from the LGBT community and read by actors at the Barbican Theatre on Sunday 28th February. Where we also had the ‘Pride in Our Past’ exhibition on show. In the evening we presented a LGBT History quiz in the B-Bar.
On the Same day we also coordinated seven couples to take part in the main catwalk show at the Big Day Wedding Show held at Plymouth Pavilions.