Looking Back Looking Forward at LGBT+ life

The third and final event in a year long programme to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England will take place on Saturday 23 September with local poets taking part.

Looking Back, Looking Forward brings together poets and spoken word artists to examine what LGBTQIA life may be like 50 years into the future at the event which takes place at 67 Bridge Street and which is co-hosted by Derbyshire LGBT+ and LGB-QWERTY.

The event will feature performances fromĀ Holly Duffurn, Nona Wyld, Emerciana Desouza, Sam Beckett, Jenny Sissons and The Voices of LASS in association with former Derby Poet Laureate River Walton. There will also be an open mic slot and entry is free, although donations are welcome and will go directly to Derbyshire LGBT+.

Dan Webber, of LGB-QWERTY, said, “By working with The University of Derby and 67 Bridge Street, we hope to introduce new students to Derby’s incredible spoken word scene and inspire established and first-time performers alike to take the mic and share their words with us.”

The event coincides with Bi-Visibility Day and doors are at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. More information can be found here.

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