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  Updated 13 February 2020 

 Welcome!

This is the site for all the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans stuff happening in the Shrewsbury area. Several groups meet regularly, and extra stuff happens too. The site's eleven pages contain links to everything. ​If you have something to add please tell us.

If you’d like to join the tiny organising teams don’t be shy -  please step forward and tell us!

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    Events Listings:

  • 1 February Border Women meet at 11am in a town centre location. Details
  • 1 February Launch of LGBT History Festival at 2pm in The Hive
  • 3 February Chill Out Mondays social. Old Market Hall cafe bar. From 8.15pm.
  • 3 February Free cabaret Fabulous night with drag artist Poppycock. Around 11pm in Havana.​ 
  • 8 February XYZ youth group in a central Shrewsbury location 2pm. Details here
  • 8 February SOFFA Marmalade support meeting for people with a loved one considering or transitioning gender. Bilbrook/Codsall fire station, Duck Lane WV8 1JS between 1pm and 4pm. Hourly train service to Bilbrook station.
  • 17 February Free cabaret Fabulous night with drag artist Mary Golds. Around 11pm at Havana.
  • 19 February Telford LGBT monthly meeting. The Wakes, Theatre Square, Oakengates TF2 6EP. 7pm. All welcome
  • 20 February Ex Libris LGBT book group. Meet at 1030 in The Hive, Belmont.
  • 22 February XYZ youth group in a central Shrewsbury location 2pm.
  • 22 February Free films at Shrewsbury Library for History Month: a programme of short films in the Hobbs Room (Library gatehouse). 10am films are rated 12A. 1.30pm films are rated 15. Popcorn provided!
  • 24 February Swimming TAGS for anyone identifying as trans. Shortwood School, Limekiln Lane, Wellington TF1 2JA at 7pm. Email to confirm

    Latest News:  

  • Shrewsbury book shop Button & Bear (pictured above) is offering 20% off all children's books of LGBT interest during February. They are located in Castle Street. They also had author Jamie Lawson speak recently about the history of LGBT+ rights. Website
  • Jonathon Cutbill's collection of 30,000 LGBT books and pamphlets were again featured by the BBC as they were removed  to the University of London. You can listen to the report here (1h 46m into the programme).
  • On 22 February there are free screenings of short films from around the world showcasing Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer lives. Hobbs Room (Shrewsbury Library gatehouse). 10am screening rated 12A; 1.30pm screening rated 15. Popcorn provided!
  • The University of London's Senate House library (which will soon be receiving 30,000 LGBT books and pamphlets from Shrewsbury courtesy of late Jonathan Cutbill) have announced a project to which you might like t respond. Tell them the queer book which most influenced you,. Share your book title here.
  • We are so fortunate living in a town with such great LGBT-related happenings right on our doorstep!! Shropshire LGBT History Festival 2020 is more eclectic than ever (and more geographically dispersed than ever) with comedy, clowning, talks, film, exhibitions and more. Though the first event has already happened, there's 24 more over the next five weeks!! The launch is on Saturday 1st but you can see what's on, and book where needed, right here
  • Not in the programme listing are four events in Ludlow this month. There's a Pride Ludlow social in Chang Thai on 3 February, and then three films being screened at the Blue Boar all at 7.30pm: The Celluloid Closet on 4 February, The Killing of Sister George on 11 February, and Victim on 25 February.
  • The BBC have covered our Festival on radio and online including this piece about Jonathan Cutbill. Jonathan's legacy - both ornithological and bibliographical - are explored in the Festival's opening sequence. 
  • National / international LGBT News here
  • Midlands LGBT News here.  And the monthly Midlands Zone magazine can be viewed here (scroll to bottom).