The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister: film screening

Wednesday 18th February 2015 8pm at The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury


Come and join SpringOut and the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival crew for a screening of the Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister as part of our LGBT History Month celebrations.

Free entry – please book a seat via Eventbrite – click here –  so we know how many to expect

Starring Maxine Peake & Anna Madeley, this is a bold and passionate drama telling the story of Anne Lister, 1791-1840, a Yorkshire landowner, industrialist, traveller and diarist. She was a lesbian, who, despite needing to keep her orientation secret from society at large, in private defied the conventions of her times by living with her female lover.

Anne kept a detailed account of her life, her loves and her emotions in a fascinating and painfully honest 4,000,000-word journal. A sizeable portion was written in code, and the deciphering of the diaries a few years ago provides an astonishing insight into the life of the woman who has been called Britain’s first modern lesbian

Oxford Film Company, UK 2010  92 mins

Director James Kent