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LGBTHM18 – Curzon, Canterbury Film Showing – Special Preview: A Fantastic Woman (20-Feb-18, 18:30)


In support of LGBT History Month, Curzon Cinema, Canterbury has organised a film showing (in fact a special preview!) of A Fantastic Woman.

The showing will be on Tuesday 20 February 2018, 18:30.

The film tells the story of Marina Vidal (played by Daniela Vega), a trans woman, and her experiences of suspicion, doubt and disdain following the death of her partner.

To read more about the film and to book tickets to the screening please use the Curzon Cinema, Canterbury website.

You can also book directly by visiting the box office. You can find the cinema at Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury CT1 2BT.

If the event proves successful, it would be brilliant, as it would put us in a position to host this as an annual event. With that in mind can I please encourage you to attend, to bring a friend and to share/advertise widely! I’ve attached the poster as PDF and as a .jpg for tweeting and the like.

Curzon, Canterbury would also like to host a panel discussion following the film showing. If you have any interest or know of anyone who could participate could you please contact

If you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact the network via


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LGBT History Month 2018 – Programme of Events

As part of LGBT History Month, the network has organised a programme of events and activities.

As you can see below sets out the details of the key events we’re hosting and we’ll be sure to advertise additional activities and events hosted within the University and beyond!

LGBT Flag Raising

Date & Time: 12:00, Thursday 01-February-18

Location: Augustine House

The flag raising will kick-start our month of activity and will bring the community together to show their support for equality for all. The flag will be flown across the month to show the University’s proud support for LGBT History Month.

Global LGBT Rights in 11 Maps – Lunchtime Seminar

Date & Time: 12:00, Friday 09-February

Location: Lg25, Laud Building (NHR Campus)

Drawing on this year’s theme of ‘Geography – Mapping the World’ we have organised a lunchtime session hosted by Dr Julia Maxted (Senior Lecturer in Human Geography) focusing on the rights of LGBT peoples around the globe.

LGBT History Month Seminar with Stonewall

Date & Time: 12:00, Thursday 15-February

Location: Lg20, Laud Building (NHR Campus)

Pete Mercer, Head of Public Sector Membership Programmes from Stonewall will host an engaging session building on Stonewall’s global work including campaigning for LGBT equality, providing training, advocacy and research.

Exploring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – CPD Workshop

Date & Time: 12:00-14:00, Monday 19-February

Location: GHf05, Governors House (NHR Campus)

Led by Clara Barnes, our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, this session is an opportunity for staff to get together to find out how much we do and learn more about gender identity and sexual orientations and explore ways in which we can become more aware. Please book to attend this session via StaffSpace.

Film Screening and post-film discussion – A Different Country

Date & Time: Monday 22-February

Location: CCg16, Cathedral Court (Medway Campus)

John Gilmore (Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing) is hosting a film screening and post-film discussion on our Medway Campus. A Different Country tells the story of the LGBT community in Ireland advocating for the change of laws which made homosexuality illegal in Ireland.

CCCq Network Meal – Lets Celebrate!

Date & Time: Evening of Monday 26-February

Location: Suggestions

The network would like to invite our CCCq members, their friends and loved ones and the wider LGBT community to bring everyone together for a meal to celebrate another successful LGBT History Month!

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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!



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