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Dublin Festival of History explores untold LGBT+ stories

Dublin Festival of History explores untold LGBT+ stories

Dublin Festival of History to explore untold stories from LGBT+ Communities Drawing on histories that were previously swept under the carpet, the Dublin Festival of History will celebrate the lesser-known stories of the city’s LGBT+ communities as part of this year’s varied programme of events. The Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions, and talks, taking […]

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

Reading Prison – a forbidding Victorian gaol turned LGBT landmark – is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright, Oscar Wilde, for ‘gross indecency’. Campaigners had hoped to turn the austere brick prison, which lies just west of London, into an arts centre, to preserve a site […]

Great FREE Events For Culture Night This Year!

Great FREE Events For Culture Night This Year!

Frances Winston gives us a run-down on what we can expect from Culture Night this year, with some great events for the LGBTQ community! From humble beginnings in 2006, Culture Night has grown to become an annual institution that sees cultural activities, venues, tours, and one-off events open to the public totally gratis for one […]

Italy: Famed ancient skeletons buried hand-in-hand revealed to be two men

Italy: Famed ancient skeletons buried hand-in-hand revealed to be two men

A pair of ancient skeletons, known as the ‘Lovers of Modena’ after being found in Italy buried hand-in-hand, were actually two men, Italian scientists have found. Discovered in 2009 in the northern city of Modena, the remains, dating from between the 4th and 6th centuries AD, had degraded so much it was thought impossible to […]

NI: Taking Pride in the Past – Hillsborough Castle LGBTQ+ Tour

NI: Taking Pride in the Past – Hillsborough Castle LGBTQ+ Tour

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens has announced it will host its first LGBTQ+ tour. Launching Saturday 31 August, this specialist tour explores the evolving attitudes and fascinating stories from the Castle’s past. Visitors will learn the diverse history of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, a place of political evolution, challenge and change, reflected in the collection of […]

PÚCA: Fáilte Ireland’s Brand-New Festival Celebrating Halloween

PÚCA: Fáilte Ireland’s Brand-New Festival Celebrating Halloween

PÚCA – WHERE HALLOWEEN’S STORY BEGINS Fáilte Ireland’s Brand-New Festival Celebrating Halloween: 3 Breath-taking Nights of Music, Food, Light & Spectacle ATHBOY – DROGHEDA – TRIM 31 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2019 The walls of stunning and ancient Trim Castle, and St. Laurence’s Gate in Drogheda, will come alive after dark with some of the best projection […]

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

(Reuters) – Mathematician, Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two with his code-cracking, but committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England’s next 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday. “As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing’s […]