This International Women's Day join Opening Doors London for the exhibition launch of From a Whisper To a Roar project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund 

The afternoon will be an opportunity to learn more about the project and the 50+ interviews conducted with lesbian, bi and trans women across Britain documenting their experiences in a variety of ways.

We invite you to join us for an exclusive look at the exhibition as well as a chance to hear more about how it has been created with many of those involved. 

Project story 

From a Whisper to a Roar traces the history and development of the modern LGBTQ movement through the voices of the women who lived it during the last 50 years. Women’s experiences and contributions are often missing from history; here is a chance to experience an alternative version – the sistory.

The unique and powerful testimony of these lesbian, bisexual and trans women who lived through this tumultuous period in our history is vividly portrayed as they speak about their lives, loves and their extraordinary activism.

The last fifty years have seen a swathe of legislation enacted to improve LGBTQ rights. Women were a vital part of the warp and weft of the fabric of activism at this time which was vibrantly coloured through the political, social and cultural activities of these women.

They campaigned, protested, debated and had impassioned rows as they fought for the rights and freedoms previously denied them as women and in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. They also knew how to party, make music, dance together, fall wildly in lust and deeply in love.

Their stories, accompanied by strong visual imagery is From a Whisper to a Roar!

Epsiode one of the podcast can be found here.

Curator and visual artist: Lesley Greening

Sound artist: Lori E Ellen

Print artist: Clare Somerville-Perkins

Accessibility information: 

We apologise but there is no disabled toilet access at this venue.

If you have any access requirements please contact [email protected]