Previous Grant Recipients | Round 1 - January 2022

75 Years Our Story

Gloucester’s Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities share their stories from the 75 years. We will create a month-long, interactive, dual-language and multi artform exhibition, culminating in a live one day festival style event which animates the exhibition and celebrates the stories of local people.

Gloucester Firsts – Gloucester’s First Interracial Marriage

We aim to create 4-5 minute documentary piece looking at the first interracial marriage in the city of Gloucester. We hope to help develop the conversation around identity, race and culture, challenging  societal norms and historic views in this area.

History of Muslims in Gloucester

A short film, photography exhibition, website and handbook to capture the History of Muslims in  Gloucester. The project will be created/displayed at The Friendship Cafe. There will also be an online presence with a dedicated website and a documentary and printed publications.

LGBTQ Nightlife in Gloucestershire

I want to create a visual documentary, focusing on the LGBT nightlife and community in Gloucestershire, spanning the years 1980-1990. A tribute to the thriving LGBT bars of the 80s and 90s – simultaneously celebrating the LGBGT community and the places they found liberation and hope, whilst mourning the scene and highlighting how important these places were. It ends on a message of hope, unlike other pieces on the loss of these venues. It is an engaging documentary, inciting feelings of hope and positivity.

The Lost Library of Llanthony: Rediscovering Llanthony Secunda’s medieval manuscripts

The Lost Library of Llanthony project is both a film and outreach project which explores in depth the remarkable survival of 180 mediaeval manuscripts created or once held at Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester. 90 of the books date from the 12th century, providing a unique insight into mediaeval life and scholarship.

Queer City Voices

A sung exhibition with Queer Voices Gloucestershire and friends. A free/donations event at St Mary’s to include; A live performance from the choir with a variety of old and new songs related to our community including a piece written and arranged for the choir and this event; A selection of LGBTQ+ local performers before the choir sings such as dance, poetry or music; A photo exhibition of quotes and pictures of our community and our lived experiences in Gloucester and in relation to the choir; Songs will be introduced by community members who would like to share their lived experiences with the audience.


A collection of studio recordings of new original songs inspired by encounters with elder members of the community. An organised collection of video, photography and audio online that is available to the public via the project website and dedicated channels/accounts on streaming and social media platforms. A ticketed public performance at DeCrypt featuring the collection of songs performed by a music group made up of professional musicians with local musicians. Paper documents, audio and video that will be preserved as a complete project in the archives at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub.

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