Fred Barnes – Music Hall Star and Queer Pioneer

Lunchtime talk with David Viney (Birmingham LGBT)

Tuesday 11th February 1pm – Heritage Learning Space

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Fred Barnes (1885-1938)

To celebrate LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) History Month our regular Tuesday lunchtime local history lecture celebrates the life and times of Birmingham Music Hall Star Fred Barnes who rose from rags to riches and then back again.  Barnes who debuted at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham in 1906, lived an openly gay life at a time of persecution and hostility and together we’ll be celebrating his life and extraordinary times.

Admission is free but booking is recommended via The Box (tel 0121 245 4455) quoting “Birmingham and its people”.

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