LGBT History month 2024
Sunday 18th February
Badge making from 1pm
Films start at 2pm
Join us at Hyde Park Picture House to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BAFTA-winning film Pride, telling the true story of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) movement of the 1980s.
Under attack by both the Thatcher government and the police, striking miners found perhaps unexpected allies in the LGBT community. Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners organised to raise funds and awareness about the miners’ cause, including providing transportation and other logistical support throughout the 1984-1985 strike.
Pride brings this story to life, with an all-star cast including Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, and Andrew Scott. Directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford.
Come along to see this important slice of queer history, and pick up a copy of the programme for Leeds Queer Film Festival 2024!
We are especially excited to screen Pride alongside All Out! Dancing in Dulais, a short documentary made by members of LGSM. As well as memorable footage that includes the Blaenant Lodge banner leading the 1985 Lesbian and Gay Pride march and LGSM members struggling with bingo at the local community hall, the film documents the wider political impact of this alliance.
Tickets are Pay What You Can and can be reserved in advance or pay on the door.
More Info and Tickets
Badge Making workshop
Join us before the film screening in making queer pins which you can keep forever (or at least til they fall off your backpack/ jacket). Take inspiration from activists of the past or come up with designs and share your own LGBT history.
All materials provided.
Sunday 18th February from 1pm in the community room at Hyde Park Picture House
Free - no booking required, just turn up