PETER TATCHELL AND PAUL SINHA

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PETERTATCHELL
TOWNHALL, BIRMINGHAM
7.30PM, MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2010
£7.50

PAULSINHA
TOWNHALL, BIRMINGHAM
8.00PM, TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2010
£12

A talk by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and a show from GP-turned-comedianPaul Sinha will be taking place at Town Hall Birmingham this November as part of thecity?s SHOUT festival programme.

The Grade I listed landmark building hosts a lecture entitled ?The global struggle for LGBT freedom? by the Australian born activist at 7.30pm on Monday 15 November.

The campaigner and ex-journalist Peter Tatchell, well known for his work with LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] social movements, has campaigned on many social and political issues over the past forty years, co-founded the gay rights group Outrage! and more recently was involved in demonstrating against a state visit to the UK by Pope Benedict XVI.

Closing the SHOUT Festival with his Extreme Anti-White Vitriol show at 8.00pm on Tuesday 23 November, Paul Sinha – lovelorn gay bachelor, quiz fanatic, social coward and now acclaimed stand-up comedian – tackles the thorny issue of being called a racist – by a racist.

In the last few years the 40 year old has established himself as one of the most critically acclaimed comedians at the Edinburgh Festival. As well as travelling the globe telling tales, he has made numerous radio appearances on shows such as Just a Minute, The News Quiz, The Now Show and Fighting Talk, and has contributed to a plethora of topical discussion programmes.

The SHOUT Festival aims to promote the diversity of the city?s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities whilst consolidating Birmingham?s developing role as an LGBT tourist destination.

This year?s festival is based on the theme of ?Invisible/Visible?, exploring the place of Black and Asian LGBT people in the city?s cultural landscape and covers a number of strands including: film, theatre, visual arts, music, performance, literature and community.

Tickets to Peter Tatchell: The global struggle for LGBT freedom and Paul Sinha: Extreme Anti-White Vitriol are available from the Town Hall and Symphony hall Box Office at http://www.thsh.co.uk or on 0121 780 3333

http://www.petertatchell.net/
http://www.paulsinha.com/
http://www.getreadytoshout.org.uk/

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Notes to editor:

Listings:

Peter Tatchell
Town Hall, Birmingham
7.30pm, Monday 15 November 2010
£7.50
http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/peter-tatchell

Paul Sinha
Town Hall, Birmingham
8.00pm, Tuesday 23 November 2010
£12.00
http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/paul-sinha

Town Hall and Symphony Hall are managed together by Performances Birmingham Limited, a Registered Charity No 1053937. Between them, the two halls present an exciting and varied programme of over 600 concerts and events a year, designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Over 500,000 people visit Town Hall and Symphony Hall annually, and a thriving Education and Community department reaches a further 10,000 people of all ages.

Town Hall Birmingham re-opened in October 2007 following a £35m renovation funded by Birmingham City Council (£18.3m), Heritage Lottery Fund (£13.7m), European Regional Development Fund (£3m).

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Issue date: Monday 18 October 2010