LGBT History Month 2016

Programme of Events

Jubilee Library Foyer 2 – 28 February, Eve Shepherd ‘White’ Exhibition   

Queer, internationally acclaimed and award-winning figurative sculptor Eve Shepherd MRBS, SPS, exhibits a retrospective of her work created over a period of 15 years. Eve’s classically styled contemporary sculptures, have received much public recognition in exhibitions across the globe. Using a series of sophisticated portraits, her work challenges social prejudices around LGBT issues, age, birth, death, disability, mental health, faith, spirituality and body image.

‘White’ brings together a range of life-like sculptures in one place for the very first time and includes portraits of Professor Stephen Hawking, Rodin’s lover and protégé Camille Claudel, Nico a 21 year old NEET young man and Joyce a 75 year old feminist I.T. tutor.

Eve will also be working live in the foyer at Jubilee Library on Saturdays throughout February


James Wharton – Out in the Army

Thursday February 11 6.30 – 7.30pm Hove Library

Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind - and he found it. At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the daily trials of army life but all the while James faces a battle of his own: he is gay and finding the courage to tell not only his family and friends but his fellow soldiers will be the biggest challenge of all. Written with searing honesty, James charts his incredible journey from punch bag to poster boy, along the way describing the troubles and trials of coming to terms with his sexuality. This is James's life out in the army.

James left the Army in 2013 after a decade's service and now works in magazine publishing; he was last year awarded the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his campaigning work within the gay community and frequently visits schools across the country to discuss homophobia and the negative stereotyping of gay people. He lives in London.

Event: £3 including a glass of wine. Discount on book price with your ticket. Tickets from any Brighton & Hove Library


Eve Shepherd in Conversation

Saturday 13 February 2 - 3pm  Jubilee Library Conference room 1  

Eve Shepherd will be talking about her work and that of other female sculptors and the role of women in the profession.

After 23 years working as a sculptor, Eve is sadly part of a dying breed of sculptors who with a fluidity of skill and inspired intuition, appears to almost effortlessly create powerful work that not only inspires the audience to think but also strikes a chord with something deep within.

Come along and hear her talk about her work and her experience.

Free tickets from


Rainbow families parade

Rainbow Families are hosting an LGBT Family Day

Saturday 20 February 10 - 2pm Jubilee Library Children’s Area

Bring the kids along to celebrate LGBT History month at Jubilee Library with Rainbow Families. There’ll lots going on – face painting, badge making, story-time, singing and crafts – there’s a play area for under 5’s provided by the Early Childhood Project too! Also there’ll be chance to find out about fostering and adoption and about the Rainbow Families group too.

As part of the day Georgia Rooney, head of production at MWP Digital Media will be filming a documentary about the history of Rainbow Families and LGBT parenting – so if you‘ve been involved with RF in the past or want to get involved it’s a great chance to be visible, share your stories of being an LGBT family and be part of a unique history project.

Free event. Just turn up


1.30pm Sunday Films in February at Jubilee Library

Every Sunday at 1.30pm there will a film screening with a LGBT theme.

Look out for details in the library. Free event, no need to book

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