Salford PhD student organises international OUTing the Past Virtual Symposium

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

This Saturday a special LGBT+ History Symposium is taking place online from 11am-4.30pm. The event has been organised by our very own Stephen M Horby, alongside others. Stephen is a PhD student from the Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology, as well as an award-winning playwright and director.


“The theme of the symposium is creativity and history,” said Stephen. “It's about how people are using their creative practice to create knowledge about the past and what status that knowledge has.”

Panelists will share and discuss the impulses that compel them to tell stories about the LGBT+ past in the ways they do; their impressions of the potential benefits and limitations of creative responses to the past; and their thoughts on areas of contestation that have arisen - or are likely to emerge - among practitioners and/or audiences.

Attendees can expect to hear from a long list of talent, including Dan Vo of the BBC’s Museum From Home fame, Nigerian-born British actor, writer, and director Cyril Nri, Artistic Director of TransAction Theatre Joey Hateley and of course Salford’s Stephen M Hornby (catch his panel session on Creatively engaging with the LGBT+ past at 3pm).

The symposium will take place on Zoom. It is free to all, but registration is required. 

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