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 If you have some news or an event you'd like us to consider sharing, please contact the ReShape coordinator. For reports and videos of past events, please click here.

Upcoming events

VITO Project - London 30th August

This month VITO will take place on Wednesday 30th July with an evening of an evening of some of the best, uplifting, insightful, flirtatious and joyous women-centred short fiction and non-fiction films: Female Stories. 

Confirmed at the time of writing: 


PASTRY
Dir Eduardo Barreto / UK 2016
Love blossoms between the eclairs, in this short filmed on Columbia Road. A sweet feast for the eyes. 


KITTENS 
dir Zhanna Ozirna / Ukraine 2016
Kids, kittens, and the overthrow of social norms - just another day for a typical Ukrainian couple.

WHERE ARE WE NOW 
dir Lucie Rachel / UK 2016
A mother-daughter story and an insightful look at a queer child and her transitioning parent and how life can bring us closer together.

More to be announced.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A/open discussion. 


26th July at 7pm, Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH


Where's the hope? Dialogues for solidarity IV - London 31st August
Life experiences: Trans* people and change

The fourth session in the series will be Thursday 31st August 2017 at 7pm with Michelle Ross & Aedan WoltonJuno Roche and Rebecca De Havalland. 

This session will explore the real life experiences of trans* people of making changes over the last 40 years vs the media notion of trans* visibility.

Moving away from the “single trans* story” narrative and the perceived newness of trans* activism, the session will highlight successes, such as the development of a successful global movement despite a critical lack of resources, and explore strategies to overcome challenges such as access to friendly and smart services, control over decisions affecting the trans* community, HIV and issues of visibility, control over trans* history, etc.

Past events

Vito Project: London 26th July

This month VITO took place on Wednesday 26th July with a screening of Go Fish, a 1994 American film written by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche and directed by Rose Troche.


The screening was followed by an open discussion with Marguerite McLaughlin, film freak and feminist and Joanne Garwood, Stonewall Digital Manager and penknives collector.

Where's the hope: Dialogue for solidarity III - London 29th June
Life Experiences: African and Afro-Caribbeans communities

The report and video of this session are available here.

VITO Project - London 28th June

This month VITO took place on Wednesday 28th June with a screening of Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs, directed by preceded by The Homecoming: A short film about Ajamu by Topher Campbell. 

The screening was followed by an open discussion with Topher Campbell, filmmaker and writer and Jacob V Joyce, non binary interdisciplinary artist


28th June at 7pm, Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH

VITO Project - London 31st May

This month VITO took place on Wednesday 31st May with a screening of Johnny Guitar.

The screening was followed by an open discussion with Robert Chevara and La JohnJoseph.


31st May at 7pm, Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH

VITO Project - London 26th April

This month VITO took take place on Wednesday 26th April with a screening of The Slippers.

The screening was followed by an open discussion with Susie Boyt.


26th April at 7pm, Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH


Where's the hope: Dialogue for solidarity III - London 27th April
Life experiences: Women as service users and service providers

The report and video of this session are available here.

Launch of Where's the hope - London 27th March
GIPA principles for the 21st Century with Sean Strub

The series launched on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 7pm with Sean Strub from the US, writer, activist and director of the SERO Project, introducing the series with a explorative look at the GIPA principles for the 21st Century: Can these principles be reconfigured to jump start more effective, more community-engaged advocacy for PrEP, HCV, testing and sexual health and social wellbeing? A report and a video of the session are available here.

VITO Project - London 29th March

The 27th screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 29th March: The Women. The screening was followed by an open discussion with Neil Bartlett, director and playwright, and Matt Harris, archivist and Joan Crawford Superfan. 

Vito Project - London 22nd February

The 26th screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 22nd February: Tangerine. The screening was followed by an open discussion with Victoria Gigante, director and writer, and Ivan Cartwright, archive projects curator for the BFI. 

Vito Project - London 25th January

The 25th screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 25th January: Theorem. The screening was followed by an open discussion with Robert Chevara, director and writer, and Simon McCallum, archive projects curator for the BFI. Seán McGovern, ardent cinephile and VITO team member, will be our MC for the evening. 

VITO Project - London 29th December

The 24th screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 29th December: 9 to 5. The screening was to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary and was followed by a party and fundraiser.

VITO Project - London 30th November

The 23rd screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 30th November: Heavenly Creatures. The screening was followed by an open discussion with Helen Oakleigh, performer, writer and film maker, and Pamela Johnson, retired teacher and ardent cinephile. Neil Bartlett, director and author, was our MC for the night. 

VITO Project - London 26th October

The 22nd screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 26th October: Stranger by the Lake. The screening was followed by an open discussion with Stephen Pelton, dancer and choreographer, and Damien Hughes, actor, writer. Neil Bartlett was our MC for the night. 

VITO Project - London 28th September

The 21st screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 28th September: Stranger Inside. The screening was followed by an open discussion with Campbell X and Dorett Jones. Tabitha Benjamint was our MC for the night. 

VITO Project - London 31st August

The 20th screening of the VITO project took place on Wed 31st August: Bette Bourne: It goes with the Shoes. The screening was followed by an open discussion with Bette Bourne and Paul Shaw. Neil Bartlett was our MC for the night. 

VITO Project - London 27 July 2016

The 19th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 27th July: Strangers on a TrainThe screening was followed by an open discussion with Brian Mullin and Stephane Duckett and Sean McGovern was our MC for the night. 

VITO Project - London 29th June 2016

The 18th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 29th June: She Done Him WrongThe screening was followed by an open discussion with Jan Pimblett and Dom Agius and Neil Bartlett was our MC for the night. 

VITO Project - London 25th May 2016

The 17th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 25th May: PolyesterThe screening was followed by an open discussion with Ben Walters and Stuart Feather and Amy Lamé was our MC for the night. 

 VITO Project - London 27th April 2016

The 16th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 27th April: Theo and HugoThe screening was followed by an open discussion led Sean McGovern, queer activist, educator and cinephile, and Brian Robinson, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival senior programmer.
The European ChemSex Forum was a preliminary intelligence gathering and networking event that will provide a platform to engage in international, cross-sector, multi-disciplinary dialogue and discussions around ChemSex – defined by the use of specific drugs ("Chems") in a sexual context.

The focus of the Forum was to identify the key trends across Europe and, by sharing good practice and examples of effective community responses, provide some of the developing answers to ensure the sexual health and well being of gay men and other men who have sex with men.

The Forum took place over three days, starting with a training day for up to 65 frontline staff from the WHO European region, and followed by two days of presentations and discussions for up to 200 participants.

 VITO Project - London 30th March 2016

The 15th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 30th March: Madchen in Uniform. The screening was followed by an open discussion led by Erica Carter, Professor of German and Film at King’s College, and Muffin Hix, film programmer and festival organiser.

The VITO Project - London 24th February 2016

The 14th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 24th February: Pariah. The screening was followed by an open discussion led by Chardine Taylor-Stone, cultural producer, musician, DJ and activist, and Gray Akoteydesigner, entrepreneur, vlogger and aspiring filmmaker.

The VITO Project - London 27th January 2016

The 13th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 27th January: Fox and his Friends. The screening was followed by an open discussion led by Neil Bartlettqueer author and director and Alexis Gregory, actor, writer and producer. Brian Mullin was our host for the evening

The VITO Project - London 30th December 2015

The 12th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 30th december with a screening of CabaretTo celebrate our first year of screenings, as well as the holiday season and the end of the year, the screening was followed by a party rather than a discussion. The night proved to be a success with a full capacity crowd. Photos of the night are available on our Tumblr page.

The VITO Project - London 28th October 2015

The 11th screening of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas, took place on Wed 25th November: We Were Here!. The screening was followed by an open discussion led by Ben Collins, long term HIV and HepC activist and Duncan Hamilton, representing the new generation of activists. 

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP 
+ Q&A with Sarah Schulman - London 14th November

ACT UP London, ReShape and Cinema Museum's VITO Project, London Artists Projects and Hackney Attic presented:
A special screening of Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman’s UNITED IN ANGER: A History of ACT UP followed by Q&A with the film's co-producer Sarah Schulman

Saturday 14th November, Hackney Picture House at 3pm
Doors 2.45pm / Film 3pm / Bar until 7pm
Tickets available here.

The VITO Project - London 28th October 2015

The tenth screening of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas, took place on Wed 28th October: Outrageous!. The screening was followed by an open discussion. 

Proud and PrEPared goes on tour

Following the world premiere screening of PROUD in London, ReShape organised a series of screenings around the country. PROUD is a video documentary, directed by Nicholas Feustel and funded by the MRC, on the PROUD Study, a two year study that showed how a daily pill could offer excellent protection against HIV in the real world.

Each screening was followed by an open discussion on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a panel of community experts.

@ LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus, B1 1EQ, Birmingham

Brighton25th August 2015 at 18.30
@ Brighton Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Brighton

East London: 18th August 2015 at 19.00
@ The Glory, 281 Kingsland Road, E2 8AS London, United Kingdom
On the panel: 
Iain Reeves (Consultant at Homerton University Hospital);
Charlie Witzel (PROUD participant and Research Assistant at Sigma Research);
Yusef Azad (Director of Strategy at National Aids Trust)
The event was facilitated by Will Nutland from Sigma Research.

The VITO Project - London 30th September 2015

The ninth screening of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas, will take place on Wed 26th August: Les Invisibles. The screening will be followed by an open discussion led by Chris Barlowand Theresa Heath

The VITO Project - London 26th August 2015

The eighth screening of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas, took place on Wed 26th August: Stud Life. The screening was followed by an open discussion led by Ingo CandoProducer of Wotever World events and Happenings and another speaker to be annouced soon. Cambell X, the film director will also join us as a special guest.  

The VITO Project - London 29th July 2015

The seventh screening of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas, took place on Wed 29th July: The Killing of Sister George. The screening was followed by an open discussion led by Stella Duffy and Amie TaylorCLICK HERE to access videos of the discussion.

Proud and PrEPared - London 1st July 2015

For information on speakers at the event, please click here. To access the video documentary please click here. For a list of resources on Prophylaxis Pre-exposition (PrEP), please click here.

Roundtable discussion on self-stigma and HIV - London 23rd June 2015. 

This roundtable on self-stigma was supported by International HIV Partnerships and ViiV Healthcare and coordinated by ReShape. 

A video of the roundtable is available on our youtube channel. To view the speakers' presentations please click here

Roundtable discussion with Sean Strub - London 16th September 2014. Click here to read the report.

Trans Action 2014 @ The University of East Anglia - Norwich on September 5th (evening) 6th & 7th 2014. Click on image below to visit the site.

Yusef Azad from National AIDS Trust shares NAT plans with ReShape at our last general meeting.

"MSM Consent to Sex while High on Drugs"; 
an awareness-raising day for stakeholders.

At the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) Training day, Brussels

Poz Pub Crawl

The Positive Pub Crawl is a monthly event borne from ReShape's HIV Prevention Lab, and in partnership with GMFA; read more about the event HERE.

Let's Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs

'Let's Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs': A communication forum open to all gay men living in London, to come talk about their experience of sex and drugs in the modern capital. Do you think there are still lingering elements of shame around gay sex? Do you think there is a problem with sexualised drug use on the gay scene, such as mephedrone, G and crystal meth? Or do you think the matter has been blown out of proportion? 

Come and have your say - everyone gets five minutes in front of the mic, and there's no interrupting. This is not a public debate, it's a platform designed to express and listen to different voices, with each voice as valid as the next. Discussion afterwards is encouraged, though. 

Speak in whichever format you feel most comfortable with, be it the telling of a story that's happened to you, spoken word poetics or simply getting stuff off your chest. To sign up for a slot leave a message on the event wall or send a private message.

From 6-8pm at Manbar, 79 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0NE.

Hosted by Pat Cash of QX Magazine, in association with David Stuart of 56 Dean Street. 56 Dean Street will also be on site offering free sexual health testing and advice upstairs.

READ MORE HERE   SEE VIDEO HERE

 

HIV/AIDS Reporters Meeting, Public Health England

Dear Colleagues,
 HIV/AIDS Reporters’ Meeting 2014
We are pleased to invite you to our annual HIV Reporters’ Meeting. To be held at Public Health England, Colindale, London on 14th April, 2014. (see Agenda).
 
The meeting attracts many participants each year and is an opportunity for us to thank those who are directly involved with reporting HIV & STI surveillance data. Please do forward this invitation to other colleagues who may also be interested in attending.
 
The meeting is CPD accredited. If you would like to book a place please email me with your name and organisation as you prefer to see on the badge. We will be providing free lunch to all but we cannot reimburse travel cost. Please confirm your attendance before the 7th April 2014.
 
We look forward to seeing you in April.
Yours sincerely,
Janice Morgan
HIV/STI Information Assistant
Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control (CIDSC) | Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ I 0208 3277005
 

Sigma Research evaluation

Dear Colleagues, 

Sigma Research is undertaking an evaluation of HIV Prevention England campaign materials and online interventions among those populations that these materials target (Black African people of all sexualities and MSM of all ethnicities). If you want to take part, CLICK HERE.
And if you're in a position to circulate the fliers/posters and let other interested people know about the focus groups we will be holding in the coming weeks, it would be MUCH appreciated!
Regards, 
Dr Catherine Dodds
Lecturer and Deputy Director of Distance Learning in Global Health Policy
Sigma Research 
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Room 234, 15-17 Tavistock Place
London. WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom