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 22nd February
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 27th April 2016
The European ChemSex Forum
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 VITO Project – London 24th February 2016
The VITO Project – London 27th January 2016
The VITO Project – London 30th December 2015
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 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.
The VITO Project – London 28th October 2015
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.
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 Barlow, and 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 Cando, Producer 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 Taylor.
The VITO Project – London 1st July 2015
Trans Action 2014 @ The University of East
Anglia – Norwich on September 5th (evening) 6th & 7th 2014.
Yusef Azad from National AIDS Trust shares NAT plans with ReShape at our last general meeting
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.
Roundtable discussion with Sean Strub – London 16th September 2014
“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
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.
HIV/AIDS Reporters Meeting, Public Health England
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.
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
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!
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