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Invitation to Stephen M Hornby’s First Rumours debut- 10 February at 3pm

Feb 06, 2019

Stephen Hornby and Peter Tatchell
Stephen Hornby (left) and Peter Tatchell (photo credit: Nicolas Chinardet)

Salford PhD student, Stephen M Hornby, will be debuting his play, First Rumors, at the People's History Museum this Sunday, 10 February, at 3pm. Stephen, who has been working as Writer in Residence at the People’s History Museum since October, will debut his play with a rehearsed reading as part of OUTing the Past, the national festival for LGBT history.

First Rumours is a one-act play that looks at the life of Peter Tatchell, who stood as the Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate in the Bermondsey by-election of 1983. This was a campaign that would go down in political history, notably for the homophobic abuse received by Tatchell. Stephen’s play reflects on and examines these events, using archives from the People’s History Museum, where Tatchell’s papers and those of the Labour Party are held.

Following on from the reading, there will be a Q & A with Peter Tatchell himself, facilitated by LGBT activist and historian, Paul Fairweather.

Stephen’s position as Playwright in Residence at People’s History Museum has been made possible with the support of the University of Salford, as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP). 

Stephen would appreciate staff members' support in attendence. Free tickets can be found here and more information here


(Photo credit: Peter Tatchell)