Gay Self-Expression in the Archives: Gay Politics & Gay Poetry in the later Twentieth Century

Event Date / Time: 22/02/2014 @ 12:00pm

Event Summary: Celebrate LGBT Histry Month with the Polari Mission!

Venue: John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
M3 3EH

Price per Person: Free

Event Full Details: As part of LGBT History Month, artists, Jez Dolan and Joseph Richardson will be introducing their arts project, the Polari Mission, an attempt to recover and resuse the lost gay language of Polari.
Additionally, archivist Matthew Schofield will be organising a collection encounter with some archive material from the Library’s collections relating to LGB politics and LGB poetry 1960s-1990s, demonstrating LGB expression through language. This will be a chance to be introduced to some of the Library’s collections and to view and handle archive material from a number of LGB writers and campaigners.
Places are free but must be reserved by emailing: or by phone on: 0161 306 0555