Last Saturday we celebrated our second York Rainbow Plaques day as part of LGBT History Month.
As part of York’s LBGT History Month, York’s Alternative History are hosting (for the second year)…
York’s LGBT History: make your own rainbow plaque
20th February, 1pm-5pm
There are over seventy blue plaques around York commemorating famous people or events.
To celebrate York LGBT History Month 2016, we invite you to create your own rainbow plaques to mark places of personal and political significance to LGBT history. Drop into Explore York between 1pm and 3pm to make your removable cardboard plaque. After 3pm, we’ll distribute them around the city. If you arrive after that time, we’ll leave contact details with Explore so you can find out how to join us en route.
Venue: Marriott Room, Explore York Libraries & Archives, Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS
Accessibility: Baby changing, Wheelchair access
Tickets: None required
Photos from last year’s event:
Here is link to the Historypin tour of the Rainbow Plaques event we held in February… a blog reflecting on the event and it’s various ripples to follow.
Meet at 1pm at Friends Meeting House
In York there are over seventy blue plaques around York commemorating famous people or events.
To celebrate York LGBT History Month 2015, we invite you to create your own rainbow plaque telling the LGBT history of our city. Together we’ll mark places of personal significance and political importance, highlighting the diverse stories that run through York’s streets. We’ll then distribute (the safe and easily removable) cardboard plaques around the city, recording the stories and photographing them for an archive of the day.
There are two options for sharing your histories, stories and memories:
1) Send us your plaque entries in advance and we’ll get them printed out on our cardboard rainbow plaques to be ceremoniously unveiled on the day. Deadline for this is 22nd February 2014. Send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Drop in during the afternoon to customize one of the rainbow plaques.
The event is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s ‘Connected Communities’ programme via a research project ‘How should decisions about heritage be made?’
Organised by: York’s Alternative History and the York:Living With History project