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Welcome to Our Story Liverpool

Our Story Liverpool is a community history project managed by the unitytheatre and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We aim to uncover, record and archive the experiences of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) community of Liverpool.

The history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people (sometimes characterised as queer history) has been largely ignored and unrecorded. What little history that has been gathered in England has focused mostly on London.

Our Story Liverpool aims to uncover and record the experiences of LGBT people in Liverpool to help set the records straight!

A social history of Liverpool is not complete without the experiences of all Liverpool’s communities.
By recording oral histories and running reminiscence workshops we aim to capture the first hand accounts of LGBT people. We will then use the recordings and written memories to create a new piece of drama, an exhibition, a CD and booklet so that as many people as possible can have access to the history we uncover.

We want you to take part – tell us your story, encourage your friends to get involved.
Contact Us and we will tell you how you can participate.




Our Partners

We are working with National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool Libraries and North West Sound Archive.

We aim to provide oral history interviews for the National Museums Liverpool to use in their 800 Lives exhibition celebrating Liverpool’s 800th birthday.

We will create a CD of interview clips and a booklet with some of the archive material. Both the CD and booklet will be available as library loan stock in 2008. We will also create an exhibition of archive material which will tour community libraries in 2008.

North West Sound Archive will provide Our Story Liverpool volunteers with specialist training to record oral histories. They will also store the resulting interviews as part of their permanent archive.


Confidentiality and Copyright

We would like to use your stories to create a new dramatic production, an exhibition, booklet and CD but we will only do so with your permission.

All material gathered for the archive can remain confidential if you require. Contact Us and we will explain about copyright and confidentiality.


Content warning

Some of the written content of this website may be sexually descriptive and unsuitable for young children.


Support

We gratefully acknowledge support from: National Lottery Heritage Fund

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