Friday, 27 July 2012

The April Ashley Project

An Evening with April Ashley at the Southbank Centre - 18 February 2009
Arts festival Homotopia is preparing to launch a two year heritage project to research, explore and document the experiences of transgender people in Britain over the past 70 years, focussing on the life of trans model and actress April Ashley MBE.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, there will be a number of ‘reminiscence’ workshops and opportunities for members of the transgender community to share their own experiences.

One of the outcomes of the project activities will be a 12 month exhibition in collaboration with the Museum of Liverpool.

More on this at:

Lawless Entertainment has been appointed worldwide agent for The April Ashley Project, which will bring audiences the life story of April Ashley, one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

Ashley started life as George Jameson during World War II and went on to become a model. She will receive an MBE this autumn.

For more information about April:

A video of interviews (6mins 29secs) with April is here:

The Museum of Liverpool:

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

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