barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Families: LGBTQ+ History Month

Celebrate families of all shapes and sizes this LGBTQ+ history month.

Join us for some creative fun this February half term! Get making, hear stories, become a superhero and discover the galleries with a family trail. Everyone is welcome.


Brilliant Bags, Tuesday 18 February, 11am – 3pm.

Celebrate your fabulous family! Design and decorate your very own tote bag to take home – what will you draw on yours?

Free; drop in.


Drag Queen Story Time, Thursday 20 February, 12noon – 1pm. Suitable for under-8s.

Hear terrific tales all about diversity, acceptance and family – told with style by Drag Queen Story Time!

Free; please book here. Please book yourself a space along with your child – there is limited space in the gallery.


Rainbow Family Day, Saturday 22 February, 11am – 3pm.

What’s your superpower? Make your own superhero accessories – and find heroes in the collection with fantastic storyteller Sacha Coward.

Have fun face painting, enjoy a cake sale and explore the galleries with a family trail.

Sacha’s tours will be at 12noon & 2pm.


Illustrations by Maxene Brown.

Half term at the Barber!

Saturday 15 - Sunday 23 Feb 2020

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Students / Adults: LGBTQ+ History Month

February 2020

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Thursday Walk & Draw

Monthly Thursdays, 12noon - 12.30pm

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Lates – Embarrassing: A guide to writing and editing queer love poetry

Tuesday 25 February, 6 – 8pm

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