History Project

Relaunch Event – 31 March 2018 – see Blog post and poster for full details.

We are still looking for people to share their life stories and be interviewed for the project. If you would be willing to be interviewed please contact us.

Sunday 26th August 2012 – History Project Film Event

Free film screeening ‘Before Stonewall’ at Electric Palace Cinema, High Street, Hastings. There was a discussion after the film. All LGBT were welcomed.

“Opening The Closet Door: A Celebration of LGBT Life Stories”OralHistoryFlyerSmall

LGBT Oral History event – 18th February 2012
HRRA held an exciting event to celebrate LGBT History month. This took place on Saturday 18th February 2012, at Stade Hall, Hastings. Full details on this flyer.

Link to Facebook page for the event

Link to Hastings Observer news article

This event launched our new LGBT Life History Project which aims to encourage LGBT people to share their memories. The event focused on developing an oral history of LGBT experience in Hastings and the surrounding area – there was an opportunity to share stories and memorabilia and learn how to get involved with the project and learn oral history research and interview skills. We held a day of workshops, speakers, exhibitions, recordings and film, and an evening of live entertainment.
Following the event we will continue to record life histories, with the aim of publishing extracts online or in printed form. Recordings will be preserved under guidelines determined by HRRA, within the Public Record Office collection. This will help increase the presence of LGBT voices, currently under-represented within the archive’s collections.

If you would like more information or are interested in joining the Steering group email info@hrra.org.uk or phone 07593 444677.