A series of live performances will bring the stories of five Bolton LGBTQ pioneers to life. The monologues have been produced by local writers and performers, Stephen M Hornby and Inkbrew Productions. The project has been organised to coincide with ‘Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories in Bolton’. Actors will portray Victorian era male impersonator Vesta Tilley pictured, author Matt Cain, renowned photographer Humphrey Spender, a young member of the LGBT Youth Group Liaison Initiative and J W Wallace who corresponded with America poet Walt Whitman. Museum Monologues can be seen in the temporary exhibition gallery on the dates and times below.
Saturday, May 11 at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm,
Thursday, May 16 at 3pm, 5pm and 6pm,
Friday, May 17 at 12pm and 3pm,
Saturday, May 18 at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (signed performance),
Saturday, 25 May at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm