Helena Smart

Mini Exhibition On Tour

The ‘April Ashley, portrait of a lady’ touring exhibition arrived in Liverpool’s Central Library today on it’s journey around community libraries in the north west of England. Pictured with one of the panels and the book is Archivist Helena Smart who helped start the entire exhibition process by providing invaluable assistance to our volunteers when…


Trans Day of Remembrance – Remembering Victims of Hate

Over 40 people gathered in the April Ashley exhibition in the Museum of Liverpool yesterday – 20th November – to pay their respects to all the transgendered people who have been victims of Hate Crime. There were 238 known murders of Trans people last year – however only 60 countries collate information on Trans Hate…

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Training at the museum

Saturday morning 9am. No rest for the wicked the saying goes but this morning it was Sister Maria Renate and Anthony Griffin who had an early start as they ran a trangender equality briefing for the staff at the Museum of Liverpool. All the participants were really interested to hear about the April Ashley exhibition…


Community involvement

Over the past year we have promoted the project to thousands of members of the trans* community at group meetings in north Wales and Manchester and at the Sparkle celebration. We have shared some of April’s personal photographs, talked about her life and listened to reminiscences and captured oral histories. A lot of people remember…

April Ashley

Egg, chips and champagne