Until I get round to editing the video files, here are some photos from Sunday’s event, where we launched Emma Lee‘s new collection, The Significance of a Dress, and thoroughly celebrated International Women’s Day with poems and flash from Laila Sumpton, Claire Booker, Sarah Lawson, Jenny Mitchell, Julie Easley, Cherry Potts, Michelle Penn, Shamini Sriskandarajah, and Emma Lee!
Crowdfund countdown: 12 days to go…
I can’t stress how important it is that we get this crowdfund to fruition. Without 10% minimum match funding our Arts Council application will fail, and we wil be royally up the creek without paddle, sail or swan to pull us along.
We’ve tried to be imaginative and to tickle your fancy with our crowdfund rewards. Our organisers, in particular, have been very generous with their time and skills. Here’s another one!
Limited edition photographs from the site that inspired Julie to get involved in Time and Tide.
They may not be great photos but we had a lot of fun launching Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who came and bought books in large numbers, even the local cat came in to check it out, though he was let off buying a book.
Liam reading The Giant, Snow White
Join us at Basildon Library 7pm on Wednesday 12th April for more live readings from Liam.
PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release 11 September 2016
Book launch & exhibition – LGBT photographic portrait project #Outcome
Book launch (invite only) – Monday 10 October 6pm till 9pm
(National Coming Out Day following day, October 11th)
The Heritage Gallery
University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court,
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS
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 Outcome book published by Arachne Press contains 80 full-page portraits, with accompanying text from each of the subjects.
ISBN: 978-1-909208-26-1 Format: 234 x 156 mm
Extent:168 pages (170gm2) Price: £25 Review copies available from publisher
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: firstname.lastname@example.org – @OutcomeLGBT – @TomDingleyPhoto
Publisher: email@example.com – @ArachnePress
University of Greenwich PR Team: Tel: 020 8331 8937 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Heritage Gallery
Queen Anne Court,
Royal Naval College, Park Row
(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.
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!
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 email@example.com
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
We’ve raised (after fees) £2884 for Outcome, which should cover our printing costs for both the book and the launch exhibition.
You can see what it will look like here
We are inviting everyone who helped to show their colours:
so if you see this on someone’s email signature or website, you’ll know they are friendly helpful kind generous people!
And everyone who is IN the book we are asking to also show their colours:
You can preorder the book here
Thanks to our backers so far
Alicia, Bea, Cathy, Chantelle, Chris, Dan, Darren, Edward, Elaine, Ewan, Gaynor, Harrie, Isaac, Jonathan, Kevin, Laura, Malcolm, both Marks, Mike, Neil, Nick, Oliver, Patrick, all three Pauls, all three Peters, Randon, both Richards, Sian, Thomas, Tim and Tony, all of whom are incredibly special and dear to our hearts.
We have raised an amazing £3,179 which means we are just £161 off our stretch target which will fund the cost of printing and mounting the exhibition photographs, and we have about 28 hours to go before our campaign ends – Can we do it?
PLEASE spread the word – tweet, Facebook, or whatever you use, email your mates, phone your mum, TELL strangers face to face!
We’ve hit our Crowd Fund target!
In fact we are slightly over. And we are getting lots of responses to our call out for more women, so looks like we’ll hit that target too. We are on a roll. Watch this space for more news as we gear up for publication, and well… stuff… a bit overwhelmed with excitement just now.
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED.
You can still contribute for the next few days on kickstarter
With ten days to go on our crowd fund for Outcome, our first non fiction title, and our first photographic book, we are at 87% of our target. If you would like to back the crowd find you can do so on Kickstarter please spread the word, we still need £304. It’s an all or nothing crowd fund, so if we don’t meet the target we won’t get any of the money and there will be no book.
We’ll be doing a round-up of where we are with the photographs later in the week, Tom had a pop up studio at the Ku bar in Leicester Square on Friday and is planning another this Friday,probably at the same place, so if you are interested and have yet to be photographed, get in touch! Although we are aiming at 100 photos of which 80 will be int he book, the more we have the more we can choose from, and the more flexible we can be in providing tailored versions of the exhibition to galleries, libraries, museums, community centres, schools and colleges. If you run one of these and would be interested in hosting the exhibition, please get in touch.
Want to help create a little bit of LGBT history?
We are fundraising for the money to produce our first photographic book, Outcome.
If you would like to help, go to our Kickstarter campaign and pledge us some money.
If you haven’t any money, but you have a studio space we can use, an exhibition space we can exhibit in, or you are LGBT yourself and would like to be involved in the project, that all helps too.
The most immediately obvious thing is to pre-order a copy of the book, you can ONLY do this via the crowd fund, as, if we don’t raise the money we can’t do the book, and that’s that.
However we are also offering photo shoots with photographer Tom Dingley, signed copies of Tom’s brilliant shot of Peter Tatchell
invitations to the launch, and an array of Arachne Press’ other titles. We hope to have other options available soon to entice you. The crowd fund ends on March 17th.