Universal stories of oppression and exclusion faced by LGBT people in the Thatcher era'
Invisible Women: Angela and Luchia have spent the last half a century fighting for their rights— and yours. They revolutionised the lives of thousands of women and yet no record of them exists. Theirs is a story that risks disappearing from history - until now. Invisible Women tells the incredible story of these pioneers, from running out on a lobotomy to starting the Gay Liberation Front in the north, from rocking with the Northern Women’s Rock Liberation Band to taking on Margaret Thatcher and Section 28.
A Lesbian life - Outing the 70’s and 80’s: A unique filmed-interview with Amanda Russell who will be joining us, along with film-producer Janet Jones for some after-screening discussion. Amanda was Manager of Gays the Word bookshop in London at the time it was raided by HM Customs who seized imported books that they deemed ‘obscene’. The bookshop Directors were charged with conspiracy - but we won’t spoil it - come and find out what happened next.
Frankie Green will be joining us for a very special discussion. Frankie was a 60s activist in the anti-apartheid and anti-Vietnam war movements, the Gay Liberation Front then the Women’s Liberation Movement. She played drums in two early feminist groups before working in the Sisterwrite collective. Frankie has also set up an archive to document the music made by women in the UK Women’s Liberation Movement.