Press Release – OUTCOME

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PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release 11 September 2016

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Book launch & exhibition – LGBT photographic portrait project #Outcome

Book launch (invite only) – Monday 10 October 6pm till 9pmlgbt-uni-logo

(National Coming Out Day following day, October 11th)

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University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court,

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LSlgbt-uni-logo

Exhibition Monday 10 October until 15 October, 10am-5pm (4pm Monday 10th)

The Outcome project so far. Photographer Tom Dingley started his #Outcome project in 2014, to photograph LGBT people with the attributes of their everyday life – their work or their interests; and holding a picture of themselves as a child – showing that it does get better, by providing young LGBT people with role models for life beyond adolescent angst, uncertainty and bullying. The message is: No matter how hard it is growing up and coming to terms with your sexuality or identity; you can be who you are, living a successful & happy life, out of the closet. The aim is also to help breakdown stereotypes of what a LGBT person looks like, or can be – because there is no absolute definition; as the project shows.

Tom has exhibited the ongoing project at London Pride, Brighton Pride, Student Pride, Digital Pride and as part of LGBT History Month celebrations. Adding more portraits to Outcome over time; the collection now includes Lord Chris Smith, Elly Barnes MBE, Britain’s Got Talent’s La Voix, Bake Off’s John Whaite, The Apprentice’s Sanjay Sood-Smith and Emmerdale’s Alicya Eyo and many other people. The project is a celebration of all LGBT people, known and unknown.

The Launch Exhibition:

The University of Greenwich will host the launch and first exhibition as Tom is a Greenwich Alumnus and many of the portraits were taken locally. While exhibiting at the university, he plans to have as many of the 112 portraits on display as possible. Tom will have pop-up studio days for LGBT people who would like to be photographed for Outcome at the above address on Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th October – drop in or arrange beforehand. The university is organising a number of events linked to the exhibition, including a public Q&A panel on Wednesday 12th 1-2pm.

Sarah Cretch, Head of Alumni & Development at the university says: “We are so proud that Tom is an alumnus and fully support his work. Tom and the whole Outcome project are a great inspiration for all our students and staff.”

The Book.

The Outcome book published by Arachne Press contains 80 full-page portraits, with accompanying text from each of the subjects.9781909208261 

ISBN: 978-1-909208-26-1 Format: 234 x 156 mm

Extent:168 pages (170gm2) Price: £25 Review copies available from publisher

Sales: http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk Trade Distribution: http://www.distribution.nbni.co.uk

Launching on October 10th for National Coming Out Day on 11th.

Beyond the book. We plan to expand the launch exhibition into a travelling exhibition to visit colleges, schools, libraries and community centres around the UK, setting up a studio day at each location to add to the project. There is even a possibility of taking it to Europe. We also plan to create a downloadable slideshow version of the book which we hope schools will use for Sociology and Citizenship courses.

Photographer: tom_dingley@hotmail.co.uk  –  @OutcomeLGBT  –  @TomDingleyPhoto

Publisher: cherry@arachnepress.com – @ArachnePress

University of Greenwich PR Team: Tel: 020 8331 8937 – public.relations@gre.ac.uk

Outcome launches in ONE MONTH! And the books have arrived

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Big Boxes of books are once again cluttering up our hallway – but not for long!

Outcome Launch Information

We are Launching OUTCOME: LGBT  Portraits by Tom Dingley on 10th October.

As there’s nothing particular for Tom to read as we normally would do, we are launching with an exhibition at

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Queen Anne Court,
University Greenwich,
Royal Naval College, Park Row
SE10 9LS
(It is a little tricky to find, but it’s the block opposite the CHAPEL going  towards the river, on your left as you come from Cutty Sark, then, inside the arched bit shown here you turn left)
Nearest station Cutty Sark (DLR) or Greenwich (Southern); loads of buses.

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The University Gallery Manager, Alumni Office, IT staff, LGBT Staff Network, and Students’ Union LGBT group have all been amazingly generous with time and space and organisation and have got involved in the project with enthusiasm. We are very grateful!lgbt-uni-logolgbt-uni-logo

The exhibition will be open Monday 10th October 10-4, and Tuesday 11th (Coming Out Day) to Friday 14th 10-5. Everybody welcome, and we are encouraging school parties, so if that might apply to you get in touch!

The launch party and private view is invitation only – Contributors, Arachne Friends and Funders – you will be invited automatically; apologies to everyone else, but do please come to the exhibition, or the other events around the launch – which are…
Tuesday 11th (Coming out Day) and Thursday 13th: Outcome photographer, Tom, will be hosting pop-up studio days if you would like to be part of Outcome. If you are LGBT and would like to be photographed do get in touch to suggest a time. Each person will get 20 minutes – so please come ready to be photographed and ideally with a copy of a clear childhood photo of you) before the age of 15, and by yourself please. Book your slot by contacting Tom: @OutcomeLGBT  – or tom_dingley@hotmail.co.uk
Wednesday 12th 1-2pm a free public Q&A panel about coming out featuring contributors to the project and the Students’ Union LGBT group (we haven’t finalised who yet). We think there will be tea and biscuits after. There are other events just for staff and students.
The book will be on sale throughout the week in the Gallery (whenever we are there, which will be most of the time) and at Greenwich Waterstones, next to Cutty Sark Station. You can of course also buy it from us via our web shop