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Gay Birmingham

David Talbot Rice and the Rediscovery of Byzantium

February 10 - June 11, 2017, Green Gallery. From the 1920s through the 50s, renowned archaeologist/ art historian David Talbot Rice conducted some of the first examinations of the ruins of the Byzantine Empire. Exhibited here for the first time, photos, drawing and field notes from these studies mark his contribution to bringing a forgotten empire back into the popular imagination.
Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company:
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

February 14-15, 2017, 7:30pm, the Rep. A barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard's 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this 'new' play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park!
The National Festival of LGBT History Film Screenings
Tab Hunter Confidential + Peacock

February 19, 2017, The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury. 10:30am Tab Hunter Confidential - number one at the box office/ on the music charts, Tab Hunter, Hollywood star and America’s boy next door is secretly gay. 12:30pm Peacock - Ladislav, the mischievous son of a landlord in 19th Century Bohemia, forced to hide in a monastery as war breaks out, unexpectedly discovers hidden desires.
LGBT History Month Screening
Celluloid Closet

February 19, 2017, 1:45-3:30pm, The Hive Shrewsbury, 5 Belmont. Lily Tomlin narrates this documentary that examines how mainstream Hollywood dealt with homosexuality over the years by. Using film clips and interviews, illustrating tinseltown's negative portrayal of gay stereotypes, and how over time, gay characters on screen have become more representative of the community at large.
The 2nd International
Coventry LGBTQ Film Festival 2017

April 21, 2017 at Screen 2, Ego Arts Venue, Silver St, Coventry. Friday 7:30pm feature fim. Saturday 2:30pm documentay + 7:30pm LGBTQ short films. See details as announce at their website:
Biggest Two Day LGBT Party in the UK
Birmingham Pride 2017

May 27-28, 2017, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 12 noon Carnival Parade from Victoria Square in Birmingham's Gay Village at city center; Past year included Community Village Green festival + Village Cabaret Stage, Main Stage entertainment & Chic dance arena. See media and upcoming events at their website:
Le Baiser de la fée - Pineapple Poll - Arcadia
Three Short Story Ballets

June 21-24, 2017, 7:30pm (Thu + Sat matinees). Three enthralling one-act ballets: a young boy’s life is marked from the moment a fairy saves his life in the snow, unleashing magical joys and sorrows; a thoroughly English Gilbert and Sullivan tale of a gang of girls, a crew of sailors and ballet aboard the HMS Hot Cross Bun; and the ancient god Pan is unleashed.
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival presents
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival 2017

October 6-8, 2017 at The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury and at Old Market Hall. LGBT films, discussions & guests - plus film screenings throughout the year
Festival of Queer Culture
Shout 2017

Mid-November, 2017 (TBC), eleven days at downtown Birmingham historic theatre district venues. Visual/ performance arts, queer cabaret/ film/ music/ theater/ talks/comedy/DJs/drag/workshops/gender politics, masked ball, emerging progressive/ mainstream/ marginalised talents.