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International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, Biphobia (IDAHOBT) – Surrey Event – LGBTQ+ Writing To The Beat Of Your Life!

In the run up to #idahot day (International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia) Gary Thomas will teach a writing workshop at Surrey History Centre to coincide with his play ‘Hidden’.

After viewing a range of archive sources relating the LGBTQ+ experiences of Surrey people over the centuries, come & find out how to write about your own life in a compelling way. Learn how to present it and even get the chance to submit your writing to the Mass Observation day archive.

In this workshop you will:

  • See archives of LGBTQ+ people in Surrey
  • Discover more about Gary’s work including his successful Arts Council projects
  • Explore ideas for writing about your own life and how to write a brief outline / synopsis
  • Learn practical exercises on creating a compelling opening chapter of your own memoir
  • You will also be able to submit your writing to the Mass Observation day archive the day after the workshop.

It’ll be a fun, informal way of learning about writing your own life in a way that will make others want to carry on reading!


The workshop will take place on 11th May from 1.30 – 3.30pm and is funded by Arts Council England.

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