Category Archives: Events

CCCq goes to the theatre!

We are looking to brighten the autumn with trips to the theatre and to ensure we get tickets, we’re asking if you’d like to come along in plenty of time! Below you will find Doodle polls for a variety of shows available at the Marlowe for the autumn season. Please can you indicate if and when you’d be interested in coming along. Tick all dates and times you can do. Remember that partners, friends and family are welcome, simply indicate this in the name field, e.g. ‘Katja + 1 guest’, so I have an accurate idea of numbers.

I will book the tickets in June, so please can I ask you to fill the polls by Wed 31/05.

Show: War Horse, 15/09-14/10

Show: Grease, 23-28/10

Show: Laid Bare Cabaret, 28/10
Poll: (only one performance so just tick if you’d like to come along!)

Show: The Little Mermaid, 14-18/11

Show: Peter Pan, 24/11-14/01


History Month Progamme

LGBT History Month is almost here! To celebrate, CCCq have organised a programme of events. The programme poster is below in full, and the key events will also have individual posters that you can download and use to advertise. But here in plain text:

01/02 13-14 Flag raising at Augustine House, followed by ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger: LGBT at the Olympic Games’ talk by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou & James Brighton in AH3.22 Augustine House Canterbury Campus. Download poster here: olympics

08/02 13-14 Flag raising at Old Sessions House, followed by Transgender Health seminar by Marissa Dainton in Jg07 Johnson Building Canterbury Campus. Download poster here: trans-health

15/02 13-13.45 ‘Katie’ film screening & discussion by John Gilmore in RWg19 Rowan Williams Court Medway Campus. Download poster here: katie

15/02 18-19.30 Public lecture ‘The Life & Legacy of Audre Lorde’ by Dr Stella Bolaki in Lg26 Laud Building Canterbury Campus. Organised in collaboration with CCCU BME and Women’s staff networks, and in partnership with University of Kent LGBT Writers week. Download poster here: audre-lorde

22/02 13.15-14 ‘UK LGBT History’ talk by Sue Sanders Professor Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute in Cg47 Carey Building Broadstairs Campus. Download poster here: sue-sanders

27/02 18-19.30 ‘Swoon’ film screening & discussion by Andrew Butler in Ns01 Newton Building Canterbury Campus. Download poster here: swoon

All February the University Bookshop will also host a display on LGBT+ writers

All events are open to staff, students and public. Looking forward to celebrating with you!



Burn Bright with Pride

CCCq is delighted to invite you to a Burns Night Social, in the evening of Wed Jan 25th. We will meet in Two Sawyers Pub in Canterbury from 7pm onwards, after the INCISE public lecture on Queering the Caymans by Dr Leo Raznovic (see website for details).

This is an informal opportunity to meet network members and share food, company and laughter. And perhaps even poetry as it is Burns Night after all!

We hope to see you there!


World Aids Day 2016

On December 1st a small number of staff, students and friends gathered outside the University Chapel to commemorate World AIDS Day

The evening commenced with a facilitated discussion an PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV) led by Sexual Health at Kent Community Health NHS Trust.

John Gilmore Co-Chair of CCCq welcomed the group on behalf of the University and reflected on the meaning of the day.

‘Today we wear a Red Ribbon to remember the more than 35 million people who have died because of AIDS and HIV related illness.

We remember those denied research and treatment.
We remember those treated like outcasts.
We remember those told that they deserved it.
We remember those denied love and compassion.

It is also a day to be thankful.

Thankful that because of research, education and treatment it is possible to live a long and healthy life HIV positive.

Thankful for the activists, for the researchers and for the healthcare professionals who have made this possible.

Today is also a day to stand up.

Stand up against the prejudice and stigma associated with HIV.

Stand up to the ignorance. To Educate.

To shout out as loud as we can that we will not accept the corporate greed, political apathy and prejudice that means some people living with HIV do not live a full and happy life.

People still die because of HIV.

Dying of AIDS because they cannot afford treatment, die by suicide because of stigma and rejection.

People needlessly contract this virus because of a lack of free condoms, because they cannot access PrEP, because their sexual health education is abysmal.

HIV is a political crisis.

We are the first generation who can actually end transmission of HIV, who can stop people dying from AIDS. Let’s do it!’

The group then entered the chapel for a candle lit vigil led by Dr Stephen O’Connor CCCq member. Candles were lit and a number of prayers and poems were read before the group joined together to sing Labi Siffre’s So Strong.

A lantern lit Red Ribbon route followed to St Paul’s Church where a mulled wine and mince pie reception was hosted.

The event was jointly organised by CCCq and Kent Community Health. Many thanks to all who supported especially the chaplaincy team at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent County Council and St Martin and St Paul.

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