OUTing The Past 2019 Festival Programme: Cork

Launch Event

Date: Friday, March 1st
Time: 6:30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Gay Project, 4 South Terrance, T12 DP46
Welcome: Colette Finn, Chair of the Gay Project.
Launch: Cllr John Buttimer & Senator David Norris
Performance: Leeside Lezzies: LINC Drama Group, directed by Sonya Mathews & written by Orla Egan
Social: Wine Reception followed by a social in Fionnbarra’s

Popular LGBT+ History Festival

Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Millennium Hall, Cork City Hall, Cork, T12 T997
Registration: FREE EVENT
Tea and Coffee on arrival from 10:30am with Screening of Out & About from 10:40am

11:00-12noon: Setting the Scene Cork’s LGBT History

Chair: Diarmuid Scully
11:00-11:30: Orla Egan: Colourful Connections: Cork LGBT Community Activism
11:30-12:00: Dermot Casey: Voices from The Cork Folklore Project’s LGBT Collection

12:00-1.00: Youthful Activism

Chair: Fiachra Ó Súilleabháin
12:00-12:25: Laura Harmon: Made Grá the Law: A History of the Student Movement’s Campaign
for Marriage Equality in Ireland
12:25-12:50: Cathal Kerrigan: Afternoon Tea Explosion
12:50-1.15: Screening: Chloe

1:15-2:00 Break, light lunch, market place and showcases

2:00-4:00 From Local to Global
Part i: Stories from the North
Chair: Mary O’Rourke
2:00-2:25 Jeff Evans: Queers Dancing with the ‘Terrorists’
2:25-2:50 Richard O’Leary: The Faithful Underground: Gay Christian Activism in Northern
Ireland 1976-2016

Part ii: International Solidarity

Chair: Padraig Rice
2:50-3:15 Steve Boyce: A short history of LGBT history month
3:15-3:40 Viv Woodcock-Downey & Leviathen Hendricks: The History of the Gay Games
3:40-4:00: Screening: The Fifth
Close: Song from Choral Con Fusion
4.30-6.30 Social Event: The Poor Relation Grocery and Pub, Parnell Place

Jenny Ardrey