You are invited to celebrate the launch of 'In The Pink' at Grand Union on Friday 2nd November from 6pm until late as part of November's Digbeth First Friday.
DJS - Jeanie Crystal and DJ Forgets
Performance - Olivia Sparrow
Video - Jeffrey Hinton
Between 1986 and 1990, 'In The Pink' was a free LGBT+ newspaper published monthly at the Trade Union Resource Centre in Digbeth and distributed to groups, pubs, and clubs around the West Midlands. The paper's content varied from interview and listings to more political articles, thought pieces and health advice.
For this year's festival, SHOUT Artist in Residence Sean Burns has edited a new issue of the paper, referencing the original formatting and commissioning a new collective of voices to reflect on Birmingham in the 1980s, discuss personal and collective histories and address some of the matters facing LGBTQ+ people in the region today.
With contributions from Clare Lyndsy, Danni Ebanks-Ingram, Elly Clarke, Harry Alimo, James Bartholomew, James Lawrence Slattery, Kim McAleese, Olivia Sparrow, Rhiannon Williams, Rico Johnson-Sinclair, Ryan Kearney, Sarah Dolman, Sean Burns, Trevor Pitt and Twiggy.
Join us for a pre-festival 'In The Pink' launch party at Grand Union on Friday 2nd November from 6 pm as part of November’s Digbeth First Friday and be the first to see this new edition. Issues will be distributed at venues across the Gay Village and the West Midlands throughout November.
(Image credit: Elly Clarke, 2018 from 'Queer Encounter: Twiggy' featured in 'In The Pink', 2018)