And one-offs. Known dates:
13 December 2017 Oswestry LGBT film season Transamerica. 7.30pm at Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, SY11 1JN. Details.
1-28 February 2018 LGBT History Month exhibition at The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE. Tuesdays to Fridays 9.30am to 5.30pm. Free entry - just pop in. More info here.
1-28 February 2018Outing The Past exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Entry £4.50 including the museum and art gallery. Details here.
2 February 2018 LGBT History Month trial at the University Centre, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ. 7.30pm. Interactive audience 'trial' of Lord Alfred Douglas in front of a jury of Shrewsbury citizens. Prosecution case will be put by Peter Scott-Presland; defence by Andrew Lumsden. More info here. Free tickets available soon!
3 February 2018 LGBT History Youth/School event at The Hive, Shrewsbury. 1.30 to 4.30pm. Young people and schools experiences, music performances, plus launch of Shropshire's transgender guidance with special guest Caroline Paige (author of True Colours). More info here. To book a free place email.
5 February 2018 LGBT Pottery Workshop hosted by Stephanie Kelly for History Month, at The Hive, Shrewsbury. 7pm to 9.30pm. Get creative making your own ceramic card to mark LGBT History Month (which you can take home with you, or include in a LGBT art collection). £18 including all materials. More info here. Tickets available soon!
6 February 2018An Extraordinary Female Affection - the life and love of the Ladies of Llangollen. A talk by Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler, with Norena Shopland. Shrewsbury Library at 7.30pm. £3 on the door. Further information here.
8 February 2018 LGBT World War Two History: Soldiers in Love. University Centre, Shrewsbury at 7.30pm. A talk by Oswestry Museum Curator Mark Hignett about the recently discovered love letters between an Oswestry-based soldier and his lover. More info here. Free tickets available soon!
11 February 2018Tom of Finland. Film biopic of the creator of the homoerotic cartoons, Touko Laaksonen. 7.30pm at Old Market Hall. Details here.
13 February 2018Salop Assizes 1949, a talk by Peter Roscoe about the local gay men who were imprisoned and stigmatised by English justice. 7.30pm at Wellington Library, Wellington TF1 1LX. Details here.
19 February 2018I Am Not Your Negro. Film biopic featuring James Baldwin, the black gay civil rights campaigner. 'Thrilling' New York Times; 'A cinematic seance' The Guardian. The Hive at 7.30pm, £5 and £3. Details here.
23 February 2018 LGBT History talk. How Arena3 saved my life - Lesbian dating before the internet. University Centre at 7.30pm, with Jane Traies. More info here. Free tickets available soon!
24 February 2018 1940s Tea dance and Diamond Ring Presentationto celebrate love in all its forms. Jive and swing dance led by Jane and Fran. 2pm till 6pm in the Memorial Hall, Oswestry SY112EG. £3 on the door. Further information about Gilbert & Gordon and the ring here!
5-7 October 2018 Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival. To volunteer help or to sponsor a film contact here.
What's On !
Shrewsbury has regular monthly events:
1st Monday Chill Out Mondays social, Old Market Hall from 8.15pm till 10pm
1st Monday Fabulous at C:21 Club, Abbey Foregate with visiting cabaret act about 11pm
1st Friday Chill Out Xtra short walk or bike ride at 10am
1st Saturday Border Women social at 11am in a town centre location
2nd Saturday XYZ youth group meet up at 3.30pm in a town centre location
3rd Thursday Ex Libris book reading discussion group at 1030am, usually at The Hive in Belmont