LGBT History Month At Brighton Museum and History Centre

black and white photo of a woman disguised as a man

Colonel Victor Barker aka Valerie Arkell-Smith.

You can learn about some hidden history this February and hear an astounding story thanks to Brighton Museum and the History Centre, marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month.

Find out about Brighton's fascinating LGBT history on February 4 from 2pm to 4pm, with photographs, documents, newspapers, books and ephemera from the collections of the Brighton History Centre. This LGBT history drop-in is a chance to browse, meet staff and learn how to use the centre's archives and facilities.

On February 8, Brighton Museum Education Pavilion is taking a look at Colonel Barker's Monstrous Regiment from 7pm to 9pm (£3). Dashing Colonel Victor Barker was a popular man about town in 1920s Brighton, but the celebrated war hero was not all he seemed… This event for LGBT History Month is the second in Brighton History Centre’s series of talks featuring Brighton’s Wayward Women. To book telephone 01273 296972

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