Agenda item

Community Information Exchange


LGBTQ History month events

·         History month pop up in the Grosvenor during half term week (15 to 22nd Feb)

·         History walk of Northampton – details to follow. If anyone has any local LGBTQ history to imput or memorabilia please get in touch with Will or Zach

·         University have various history month plans including a film night in the Engine shed each Wednesday, various cake days, a religion, sexuality and gender panel discussion. Will to circulate full details once known.

·         Qstory relaxed event promoting LGBTQ book list at the University along with setting up a webpage.

·         NLive Radio are happy to support and share information in their broadcasts – please contact



·         Looking to combine the film and book festivals next year (2021) including linking with other minority communities as well as LGBTQ.

·         Book event at the University on 21 May with emerging authors – save the date.

·         Anthropology project update: Need to understand what interest there is in the project before confirming if it will go ahead. If you are interested please email or respond to the Facebook event. Please see project leaflet sent out with minutes.

·         Cat has recently undertaken a teacher training qualification and is looking for community groups/community organisers to support. If you are interested please contact Cat on the above email.



QFilm have met with Northampton filmhouse to look at increasing attendance.  Changes coming to film scheduling including varying times and days of showings and incorporating mainstream films with LGBTQ themes into Qfilm promnotion. Aiming to give a months lead in time so that the next film can be advertised during a screening and on Qfilm website and social media @qfilmnorthampton. 


Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH)

NPH are looking to improve engagement with all tenants and specifically groups such as LGBTQ and are receiving training from Qspace for staff in February. Noted it is a challenge to engage with certain groups, including LGBTQ tenants, and would appreciate any ideas or information that would help them to better engage with, share messages and support LGBTQ tenants.


Knife Angel

C2C have been successful in a bid to bring the Knife Angel to Northampton in June. The 27ft Angel made of 1000’s of knives is a symbol condemning, not just knife crime, but all violence and will be located on the All Saints Church Plaza for the whole month.  Northampton Borough Council is supporting to provide a timetable of events for Northampton to meet the 28 day commitment to anti-violence activity and awareness raising events during the month. NBC will be helping to coordinate activity for the town for the first 1-2 weeks whilst officers in other parts of the county will lead on the rest of the timetable.

If any groups or individuals are interested in being involved in the planning and coordination of the events you are welcome to attend the next meeting on Thursday 27 February. Please contact Aimee if you wish to attend.



Upcoming events:

·         LGBTQ Social meet up, 29 January, from 7pm. For future meet ups please see the meet ups Facebook page


·         Trangst – The Optimist, Tuesday 3 Feb, 7pm. For trans people or those with a connection.


·         All Inclusive meet up every Saturday from 12-2pm at Olly B’s (Ask for Natalie).