Monday 19th February 2018 7:30pm – The Hive, Shrewsbury – Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin (novelist, playwright, essayist, civil rights activist and gay man) through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image and reality of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
Sunday 11th February 2018 7pm – The Old Market Hall – A decorated officer Touko returns home to Finland after the war. But life during peacetime proves equally distressing, where homosexuality is illegal and men around him are being pressured to marry and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, who are proud and free of inhibitions.
LGBT History Month Screening: (Sunday 19th February, 13:45 – The Hive). CELLULOID CLOSET historically examines the way homosexuality has been dealt with over the years by mainstream Hollywood.
LGBT History Month Screening: (Sunday 19th February, 10:30 – The Old Market Hall). In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.
LGBT History Month Screening: (Sunday 19th February, 12:30 – The Old Market Hall). A twisted queer romance set in the 19th Century picturesque Bohemia telling a tabooed true story of birth of one of Czech’s most influential writers. Suspense, laughter, violence, hope, heart, nudity, sex, and happy ending. Mostly happy ending.
The Salopian Rainbows in Shrewsbury were thrilled to be asked to host a weekend of events 12 – 14 Feb 2016, as part of the 2nd National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Festival, along with Manchester, York, Bristol, Newcastle and London; involving local schools; national figures; theatre; film; presentations and more.
The Times of Harvey Milk – Sunday 14th February 2016 @ 14:30, The Hive. Plus: Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk, President of The Harvey Milk Foundation will be giving a talk. Like Harvey, Stuart has chosen to speak out as an openly gay advocate for not only the LGBT community, but all who remain marginalized or diminished by inequality in the law, or societal inequality.
Reel In The Closet – Sunday 14th February 2016 @ 11:00, The Old Market Hall. Feature-length documentary that let’s us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us.
Wednesday 18th February 2015 @ 20:00 at The Hive. Anne Lister (1791–1840) was a wealthy, unmarried woman who inherited Shibden Hall in West Yorkshire from her uncle in 1826. Throughout her life, she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her everyday life, including her lesbian relationships, her financial concerns, her industrial activities and her work improving Shibden Hall.
20th February 2014 8pm. The Hive, A documentary about the man who brought us all out of the “Celluloid Closet”, Vito Russo changed the face of queer film theory forever.