Join us for a day aimed at our LGBT communities and their allies. See one of our films on the theme of ageing. Hear from the first British transgendered person to be featured in a documentary on UK television. Be one of very few people to handle REAL objects from the British Museum’s collections. Inspired? Check out the schedule below. ALL WELCOME.

at 11:30–17:30
British Museum

Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG London, United Kingdom


11.30-12.45 OBJECT HANDLING SESSION 
Includes introduction to the Museum’s collections and provides informal training on the exploration of objects and their cultural meanings. Gives you the chance to make connections and tell stories around real objects. To book a place please email nigel.harris@camdenlgbtforum.org.uk or call Camden LGBT Forum on 020 7388 5720 and we will confirm with joining instructions. The event is free but places are limited to 30 so please get in touch soon.

12.45-13.30 LUNCH

For all the following events, please note sign up instructions at the foot of the listing.

13.30-14.00 FILM: BEAUTY BEFORE AGE (1997 Dir. Johnny Symons)*
Film documentary provides reflections on growing older. Gay men of different ages ponder what it means to get older in a culture that is youth obsessed.

14.10-15.10 Q&A with Julia Grant and Stuart Lorimer*
1n 1979 Julia Grant became a household name when she featured in the BBC’s ground-breaking documentary ‘A Change of Sex’. 40 years later – what has changed? Julia will be joined by Stuart Lorimer, Consultant Psychiatrist and Gender Specialist at Charing Cross Hospital to explore this question.

15.20-17.30 FILM: LES INVISIBLES (2012 Dir. Sebastien Lifshitz)*
Several elderly gay and bisexual men and women speak frankly about their pioneering lives, their fearless decision to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them.

Tickets are FREE but booking essential from the British Museum’s box office on 020 7323 8181 or online at http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx. For the Q and A see separate joining notes above.

Camden LGBT Forum and the British Museum look forward to welcoming you on our activity day!

LGBT Activity Day at the British Museum
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