LGBT+ Heritage Briefing and Network event 9th February 2018

The South East Museum Development Programme is working in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Classic Boat Museum to offer a special twilight LGBT+ Heritage Projects – Heritage Lottery Fund Briefing and Networking Event.

The event is scheduled to coincide with the launch of the Classic Boat Museum’s new display in its East Cowes Gallery about the extraordinary story of Joe Carstairs, ‘the fastest woman on water.’ The Classic Boat Museum holds a wealth of information about Joe’s time on the Isle of Wight, including trophies, albums, press cutting books and many photographs and has redeveloped its displays about Joe as part of the ‘Hidden Heroes of the Isle of Wight’ partnership project, supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

By taking part in the event, people can:

  • Have a special tour of the Classic Boat Museum Gallery’s new display about Joe Carstairs.
  • Find out about the Heritage Lottery Fund programmes that you can apply for projects that explore, commemorate and share the history of LGBT+ communities and their experiences.
  • Hear some great examples of HLF-funded LGBT+ projects that are already happening.
  • Get an update from HLF on how to access support for funding applications
  • Network with others who are interested in developing LGBT+ history projects.

The event is free of charge and open to all. Full details and booking are here:

LGBT History Month (UPDATE)

Suggestions for LGBT History Month are coming in from Pulse Network colleagues, and we’ll be collaborating with the Student Union on some great activities! Watch this space for more information; the calendar for February 2018 will be released soon and is shaping up with something for everyone.

There’s still time if you have ideas for what you could do for LGBT History Month, so get in touch.

Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Chair

New Year and new opportunities

Happy New Year!

I hope that you’re all recharged after the break and have the best foot forward for 2018. As we’re all probably aware, this year will bring many changes across the University, so it’s important for us to remain focused on how we can help keep our colleagues and communities together.

Your input is needed to shape and deliver what Pulse is about, and an ideal opportunity is coming up in February for LGBT History Month. Plans are in place for the Annual Stonewall Lecture – details to be released shortly for 14th Feb – and this week a meeting is happening with the Student Union to think about what events the Pulse Network can collaborate on.

So the question is, what events or activities could you make happen, or like to see for LGBT History Month?

Please get in touch by the end of this week (cop Friday 12th Jan) with your ideas, so they can be added to a calendar of events and if extra support is needed this can be agreed. You may also have other ideas for events later on this year, so again get in touch. This is our network, and your input is needed to help make it the best it can be.

See you soon,

Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Chair