Photograph of a pile of cards. The top card reads 'Well behaved women seldom make history' with a drawing of a rainbow flag.

About Little Earthquake: Nevertheless, We Persisted

Inspired by and featuring cards, letters and messages of support sent to Anderton Park School, Sparkhill from across the globe during the 2019 protests around LGBTQIA+ inclusive teaching. This exhibition showcases the gentle, eloquent force of the handwritten note as a powerful form of activism.

Coinciding with LGBT+ History Month, the exhibition explores pivotal milestones, from the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967 through to contemporary lived experience and some of the ways young people are educated in schools. It has been curated by MAC’s Associates, Little Earthquake.

Little Earthquake have compiled additional resources to accompany the exhibition available online, including:

  • A timeline capturing key milestones across 500 years of changing social and legal attitudes towards LGBTQ+ identity in Britain
  • A reading list of books for children which explore messages of inclusivity and equality
  • Signposts to local and national support resources relating to themes raised in the exhibition
  • The Department for Education’s full guidance on Relationships Education

For access to these resources please get in touch with [email protected].

With enormous thanks to staff and governors at Anderton Park Road, Sparkhill. Financial support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Inspired by the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Little Earthquake, Nevertheless, We Persisted, 2021. Image by Tegen Kimbley.