A pretty remarkable man. Join us for a showing of ‘Carvaggio’ in celebration of LGBT History Month and also marking the anniversary of Jarman’s death. The film we be preceded by a Q&A session with Jarman’s former partner Keith Collins who is travelling back to the Tyneside to mark the occaision. Jarman and Collins met at the Tyneside in the 1980’s at an arts festival and the rest, as they say, is history. Q&A will be hosted by Dr Keith McDonald, Head of Film and Media Programme at York St John University.
See you there!
Derek Jarman 10/02/2014Posted by JAMES in Uncategorized.
Tags: Derek Jarman, LGBT History Month, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Tyneside Cinema, UCU
Is this the most exciting thing that has happened in a long while …. whilst sat mulling over a cappucino in the Tyneside we bounced ideas around about LGBT film, the North East and “were there any links”. After some research and bantering we discovdered that in an Independent article in, well it must have been, 2000, Derek Jarman spoke about his finding love in the Tyneside – with his life partner Keith Collins. A couple of years later we managed to track him down (if you pardon the use of phrases) and he agreed to come up to the North East to celebrate the Jarman Legacy. Join us for an inconversation style Q&A session prior to a showing of Carvaggio
University takes action 10/01/2013Posted by JAMES in Uncategorized.
This was a really interesting article on a University taking action on an accredited university link based in Uganda. Really demonstrates the impact of equality legislation on international partnerships. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/01/08/ugandan-university-loses-uk-accreditation-over-anti-gay-legislation/
New Year 10/01/2013Posted by JAMES in Uncategorized.
A long Christmas break and a really rapid week of easing back into work. We managed to have a meeting with friends at Northumbria University who was keen to link up on events and diversity related type things: exciting and rejuvinating discussion. All this and a number of really exciting events which are taking place as part of the University’s Diversity Season 2013. See our events page for more info.
Role Models 25/10/2012Posted by JAMES in LGBT.
Tags: Independent; Newcastle University
Good morning, well we have been doing a lot of work recently trying to raise the issue of identifying role models across diversity areas here at the University. Really interested to see the Independent is inviting nomiations this year for the Pink List. Great idea as there are plenty more campaigners, academics, community champions and general positive role models in our community who don’t often get recognised. It is so important for us to show the world that there is life beyond stereotypes and pigeon holes (although we also recognise that these are actually quite important too).
Call for Diversity Season Suggestions 22/10/2012Posted by JAMES in Uncategorized.
Following a recent meeting of the University’s Diversity Consultative Group we are very much all steam ahead for Diversity Season in 2013. We are currently looking at speakers for a LGBT themed lecture and will also be running a number of events with the Tyneside Cinema around LGBT History month (end of February). Diversity season is shaping up nicely, so if you have any suggestions or would be happy to badge exisiting events under the Diversity umbrella, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallup Special Report: The LGBT Vote in the 2012 Presidential Election | Williams Institute 22/10/2012Posted by JAMES in LGBT.
Really interesting how this issue could sway the US elections: LGBT voters may decided the next President.
IDAHO 17/05/2012Posted by JAMES in Uncategorized.
Tags: IDAHO, Newcastle University
Happy IDAHO which is celebrated today, May 17th. Watch this space to find out more about our planned events in the coming year. We continue to raise the profile of the issues we face as a community here and, particularly, abroad and its great to see the Rainbow Flag flying over at the Civic Centre. Maybe we can do this next year!
Things are heating up 28/03/2012Posted by JAMES in Uncategorized.
Just like King’s Gate and its rather undemocratic self regulating heating system, Mosaic is hotting up. Next Tuesday we have our informal lunch gathering at Northern Stage. Come along and say hello at 12:30pm. We have also just finised discussing a forthcoming event led by Northern Pride which sees them bring over Fiona Shaw, the author, who will be talking about her new book ‘Tell It To The Bees’ in a guaranteed cool King’s Gate Building on Saturday 28th May at 2pm. More details to come next week. We are excited to be joining up with other regional universities staff lgbt groups to run after work drinks on Thursday 3rd May. Put it in your diary or else!