Lancashire Archives: Outing the Past 4 – Music, Archives & LGBT History

Posted on - 17th January, 2014 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Uncategorized
O'Hooley & Tidow

Critically acclaimed folk band O’Hooley & Tidow

As part of Lancashire’s LGBT History Month the Lancashire Archives will be hosting a celebration of LGBT music culture with talks by Clive Taylor (Lancashire in the 1970s and 1980s) and Abigail Ward (Queer Noise: The Hidden History of Manchester’s LGBT music culture).


The afternoon will also include a short film by Drew Drake, “The Love that Dare Not Speak its Name” and a Q & A with critically acclaimed folk band O’Hooley & Tidow.

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Here is the complete agenda for the day’s entertainment:

2pm                Open with Preston Musical Comedy Society Choir (tbc)

2.20pm           Clive Taylor, Hotpot and Hotpants: a talk about LGBT music history and culture in Lancashire in the 1970s and 80s, followed by discussion


2.55pm           “The Love that Dare Not Speak its Name”, a short film by Drew Drake

3.15pm           Break for refreshments

3.30pm           Abigail Ward, Manchester District Music Archive, Noise: The Hidden History of Manchester’s LGBT music culture, a digital archive project

4.20pm           O’Hooley & Tidow, Gentleman Jack: A Q & A session with BBC Radio 2’s Folk Music Award nominees and critically acclaimed folk band who have used the diaries of Anne Lister as inspiration for writing music

4.50pm           Performance of Gentleman Jack by O’Hooley & Tidow

5.00pm           Break for refreshments and hot pies

Booking is essential. Please click this link to book a place for the afternoon session

Saturday 1 February 2014
Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE
From 5.45-7.00pm O’Hooley & Tidow play live at Lancashire Archives

Phone (01772) 533033 or email to book a place. Entry costs £5 payable in cash on arrival please.

Will you go to this event? If you do let us know what you thought of it in the comments below

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