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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 12th screening of the VITO Project, took place on Wed 30th december with a screening of Cabaret. To 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 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 Taylor. CLICK HERE to access videos of the discussion.
'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.
Dear Colleagues,HIV/AIDS Reporters’ Meeting 2014We 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 MorganHIV/STI Information AssistantCentre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control (CIDSC) | Public Health England61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ I 0208 3277005
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
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Room 234, 15-17 Tavistock Place
London. WC1H 9SH