A project has been launched to share the hidden history of LGBT+ life in Bristol through film, print and social media.
Talking LGBT+ Bristol is a ground breaking project masterminded by Bristol based website Bristol 24/7 and is aimed at sharing the rich history of LGBT+ life in Bristol with a wider audience. From LGBT history month in February, to Pride in July, the strength and vibrancy of Bristol’s support for the LGBT+ community shows how much potential this project has.
This September, the project will launch the discovery period with many exciting opportunities for individuals, companies and charities to come forward with stories and experiences about LGBT+ life in Bristol.
But we want to delve deeper. To help find those precious stories, the project are looking for a team of volunteers to work alongside the Bristol24/7 team and their film partners, Tusko.
This digitally-led campaign comes at a time when the government is championing digital media and how it can help people access culture through its #cultureisdigital project. The aim of the project is to use digital as a tool to help others access and learn about Bristol’s LGBT heritage.
As we begin to unearth the voices and places that encapsulate LGBT+ life, we will document them in video and create a feed of digital content on the Bristol24/7 website. To safeguard people, we will always offer voice overs when capturing stories.
After 6 months of unearthing stories, we will combine the digital content to form a short film. The finale of the project will be marked with a screening and celebration event ahead of Bristol Pride 2018. The film will be available on the Bristol24/7 website and shared with schools as an educational resource.
If you would like to get involved or contribute to the film, or if you are interested in the film placement, please get in touch with Partnerships Manager Caragh Jones.
In the meantime, please join the conversation using the hashtag #LGBT247.
More information can be found on the Bristol 24/7 website.