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What's Happening this LGBT+ History Month

The theme for 2021 is 'Body, Mind and Spirit'... 

This 2021 we’re proud to be supporting LGBT+ History Month in February and beyond. A series of exciting, thought-provoking and celebratory events are planned for staff and students to join, organised by the CCCq staff network and the student LGBT SU society. 

In line with this year’s theme ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’, we’re focusing on keeping our community connected and supporting our wellbeing. We invite you to view the events schedule below and join us as we celebrate #LGBTHM21 #CCCUAllofUs 

February events: 

Progress Pride Flag Raising at Augustine House, Canterbury - Mon 1 Feb

We’re filming the flag raising for everyone to watch from home this year! Follow @CanterburyCCUni, @CanterburyCCCq and @LGBTcccu to see the new Progress Pride flag on display.

Unconscious bias workshops - Wed 3 Feb, 10 to 12pm and 2 to 2pm

Define and understand conscious bias and learn about it's impact. Delivered by Laurence Harvey Training.

For staff. Please book via StaffSpace. 

Mindfulness Meditation - Wed 10 Feb, 4 to 5pm

A chance to lightly explore and reflect on the mind, body and emotions connectedness and includes moments for practising mindfulness (further mindfulness sessions available in March and April).

For staff. Please book via StaffSpace. 

Veronica McKenzie: Under Your Nose – documentary viewing and Q&A - Thu 11 Feb, 5.30 to 7pm

Thirty-six years ago, a group of activists came together with the aim to open a centre for the BME LGBT community in London. Against the backdrop of 1980s politics, Thatcherism, AIDS and burgeoning gay rights, ‘Under Your Nose’ celebrates those trailblazing human rights workers whose political legacy is still apparent today. Much of this work was undocumented and under-reported until Veronica McKenzie's ground-breaking documentary film.

For staff and students - Reserve your FREE place now

Story Time and family Q&A with Olly Pike from Pop'N'Olly - Fri 12 Feb at 10am

Join us for a children's inclusive story reading and Q&A event with Olly Pike from Pop'n'Olly to celebrate LGBT+ History Month 2021. Olly will be reading some of his fabulous inclusive, intersectional children's books, showing some of the animated videos of the books, and answering some of your questions. Pop'n'Olly produce some wonderful resources for parents and teachers to start conversations with children about equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Perfect for families and anyone who is currently homeschooling (open to staff, students and our local community) - Reserve your FREE place now 

LGBT SU society film night: “Tucked” - Sat 13 Feb

Join the LGBT SU Society for a film night!

For students, please email the society to join: 

Mind, Body and Spirit, an inclusive approach to wellbeing - Mon 22 Feb, 4 to 5pm

A wellbeing and mindfulness session organised by the University's People Development team.

Free for students and staff, please register by email:

Pride heart cross stitch workshop with Canterbury Christ Church Creatives - Tue 23 Feb, 7 to 9pm

Learn to make a counted cross stitch heart in one of the Pride Flags colours at a workshop led by Canterbury Christ Church Creatives via Teams. Suitable for beginners to cross stitch. Ahead of the workshop, you’ll be sent a kit with the materials you’ll need including a display card for your finished heart.

For students and staff only: 10 places available, on a first come, first served basis. Deadline to book is 11 Feb.

Fee: Small charge of £3, payable via PayPal, to cover the kit and postage.

Please email: 

In Conversation with Sara Davidman and Davide Meneghello, Art of Queering the Archive - Thu 25 Feb at 4pm 

Led by Dr Sam Vale, Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts & Industries.

In this event, artists Sara Davidmann and Davide Meneghello discuss their creative responses to archival records. Through their creative interventions, both artists highlight queer narratives that are not immediately present in the original material. 

Reserve your free place now.

LGBT SU society Kahoot Quiz - Sat 27 Feb at 8pm 

Join the LGBT SU Society for a kahoot quiz! It's free to get involved, email: 

March events

Ruby Blue/Gypo film Q&A with Jan Dunn and cast - Mon 8 March, 6 to 7pm

Creative Arts and Industries PhD student and filmmaker Jan Dunn hosts a Q&A of her two films Ruby Blue and Gypo together with members of the cast. Both films will be able for you to watch once you register for the event. 

Reserve your free place now


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Last edited: 25/02/2021 09:32:00