LAGNA presents Chris Birch and Mike Jackson on Pride
Chris Birch, a friend of the activists featured in Pride, and Mike Jackson, co-founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, talk about the importance of the film and the lives of the people who inspired it.
Mar 28, 7:30 PM
BFI Reuben Library, BFI Southbank
Please note tickets for this event can be booked from 11.30AM Mon 2 March.
Chris Birch, an elected governor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and a retired journalist, was a friend of both Mark Ashton and Mike Jackson, co-founders of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Following Mark’s death from HIV, he set up a Terrence Higgins Trust Red Ribbon fund in his memory. In 2007, on the 20th anniversary of Mark’s death, he organised a reunion of Mark’s friends. In this special event, Chris will talk about Mark’s life and death and the importance of the film Pride.
We are delighted to announce that Mike Jackson, co-founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, will be joining Chris Birch for this discussion.
LAGNA is a national archive of over 200,000 press cuttings relating to LGBT life as it was reflected in mainstream newspapers from the 1950s onwards. The collection was established in the early 1980s and can now be accessed at the library of the Bishopsgate Institute. LAGNA volunteers will present an overview of archives in the collection which reflect the period and activities illustrated in Pride.
This is a free event but tickets should be booked in advance by calling the Box Office on 020 7928 3232 (11:30 AM-8:30 PM daily).
Total event time c80 mins