Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.
May
10
Thu
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Peltz Gallery
May 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Peltz Gallery

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science delivers an international programme that uses art and public debates to raise awareness about the important impact hormone therapies can have. It explores the theme of hormone use and abuse, both in the past and in the present.

Jun
5
Tue
Testo Junkie: Hormones, power, and resistance in the pharmacopornographic regime @ Wellcome Collection
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
Testo Junkie: Hormones, power, and resistance in the pharmacopornographic regime @ Wellcome Collection | England | United Kingdom

In this lecture, Preciado will explore the invention and commercialisation of hormones, and the shift from disciplinary modes of production of sexual subjectivity towards a new regime of gender fabrication and re-organisation of the heterosexual norm.

Jun
27
Wed
Authenticity – for LGBTQI+ students who want a career in the city @ TBC
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm
Authenticity - for LGBTQI+ students who want a career in the city @ TBC | England | United Kingdom

uthentiCity is an event is supported by Stonewall, created exclusively for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT*+) students, who are looking to explore different career opportunities in the City of London.

Students will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from seven renowned firms. Each company will provide a valuable insight into their work, they will share their experiences of being LGBT* in the workplace and give students all the tips they need to gain future employment. The day will show students just how much they can accomplish whilst remaining true to who they are.

All the details you need to know…

When: 27th June 2018, 3pm – 7pm
Where: City of London. Exact address to be announced once your application has been approved. Travel expenses are reimbursed up to the value of £75 as we welcome applications from all over the UK.
Participating firms: Accenture, Aviva, BCLP, JLL, J.P. Morgan, KMPG and M&G Investments.
To apply, visit: https://authenticity-event.com/
Follow the event: @AuthCityLondon on Twitter #AuthCityLGBT

Last year, 26% of students who attended one of our events went onto be employed by one of the firms. Additionally, each student has their CV sent to the firms prior to the event, which is a fantastic opportunity to network with the representatives.

Jun
28
Thu
“This first summer month…” A Celebration of The Ruba’iya’t of Omar Khayya’m @ St Ethelburga's Centre,
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"This first summer month..." A Celebration of The Ruba'iya't of Omar Khayya'm @ St Ethelburga's Centre,

A Celebration of Liberation – of Genius awakening genius, of Light and delight.
Celebrating an enlightening and very entertaining world famous poem which has sold millions of copies ever since it was translated, adapted and published anonymously in 1859 by the gay suffolk born anglo-irish genius Edward FitzGerald 1809 – 1883.
“The eloquence of quatrain is the completion of sublimity” Persian saying

Jul
3
Tue
Wirework @ Tristan Bates Theatre
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 7 @ 8:30 pm
Wirework @ Tristan Bates Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Set in a remote South African village, a reclusive older woman, outrages her Afrikaans neighbours by collaborating with a local shepherd to turn her family home into an extraordinary piece of art.

Based on the true story of Helen Martins and Koos Malgas and their creation, ‘The Owl House’.

Inspired by images from pictures and postcards, their world becomes dominated by form and colour. In her struggle to find the ‘light’, Helen looks towards Mecca as Koos faces the reality of apartheid prejudice and survival.

BRITISH PREMIERE, first performed in South Africa, 2009

Supported by Arts Council England.

Written by Daleen Kruger. Translated by Idil Sheard.
Directed by Jessica Higgs http://jessicahiggs.org/biography/

Matinee shows: Thurs 5th July & Sat 7th July: 2:30pm

Jul
4
Wed
Trans Vegas (Boys Don’t Cry – Boys Create!) @ Royal Northern College of Music
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trans Vegas (Boys Don’t Cry – Boys Create!) @ Royal Northern College of Music | England | United Kingdom

18 years after the watershed cinema moment of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, Hotpencil Press and Trans Creative present ‘Boys Don’t Cry – Boys Create’, an evening of Trans Masculinity, reclaimed and re-spun.

For the last 18 years trans and gender nonconforming artists have been telling our own stories, performing our own narratives, demanding to be seen. This new show explores ways to show our bodies and our worlds as they are lived. Not through a mainstream lens! Not with fetishisation! Not with death and destruction! All hail the new 21st Century Boys!

Artists include Husk, Elijah W Harris with Tallulah Rose Haddon, Jamie Hale, Krishna Istha and more tba.

Following the performance event Zorian Clayton of BFI Flare will host a panel to discuss the legacy of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and the trans masculine experience on stage and screen over the past two decades.

Event curated by Dr B. and Serge of Hotpencil Press (‘There Is No Word For It’, ‘The (Trans) Mangina Monologues‘, ‘The Butch Monologues’).

Supported by Arts Council England and Superbia at Manchester Pride.

Aug
8
Wed
Woof @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Woof @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Two years ago, two of the UK’s now finest Drag Kings simultaneously began their cabaret journey, attempting to take it by storm. Through their struggles and barriers as two trans bodies, and in the case of Chiyo – being QTIPOC, these two best friends have decided it’s time to take on a night of their own.

INTRODUCING… WOOF. The night for the stray mutts. It’s time to redefine what is sexy.

WOOF: Redefining Sexy is a smoking hot celebration of alternative/neo burlesque and drag; serving sex and smut. It’s a platform showcasing performers who do not fit the cookie cutter mold of the typical definition of sexy! [Read: those who do not fit the mold of skinny able-bodied cis white man].

We exist to dismantle these barriers that tell us we aren’t good enough.

YOU ARE NOT READY FOR THE LINE-UP WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOUR GORGEOUS ASSES!

Special WOOF performances from:

Rhys’ Pieces

Rubyyy Jones

Zayn Phallic

Soroya Marchelle

Hosted by straight up sexy, Chiyo!

Plus performances from Woof creators, Chiyo and Benjamin Butch!

Smut Bucks will also be available to buy on the door so you can tip the performers if you wish!

If you are a lover of underwear, sexxx, dismantling the cis white patriarchy, neo-burlesque and alternative drag, WOOF.

Doors open at 7pm
Tickets £8/£6 advance and £10/£8 on the door.
Tickets available here: https://www.outsavvy.com/event/1590/woof-tickets

Aug
18
Sat
girl.boy.child @ Smallhythe
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
girl.boy.child @ Smallhythe | Tenterden | England | United Kingdom

girl.boy.child – a mesmerising blend of history, song and image, performed by the inimitable David McAlmont – comes to Smallhythe, home to Christopher St John whose life and writing was a major source of inspiration behind this unique performance.

The performance is the culmination of research during the National Trust’s 2017 national public programme, Prejudice and Pride, and a collaboration with the University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG).

girl.boy.child @ Smallhythe
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
girl.boy.child @ Smallhythe | Tenterden | England | United Kingdom

Renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont delves into the closets of the UK’s historic houses to explore LGBTQ histories and their contemporary significance to create a new performance, girl.boy.child.

Sep
22
Sat
DEEP TRASH Escoria @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
DEEP TRASH Escoria @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

DEEP TRASH Escoria
Saturday 22 September 2018
at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
20:00-02:00 (last entry midnight)
£10/12

The legendary East London exhibition-cum-performance club night Deep Trash is back, with an episode entirely dedicated to the worldwide Spanish-speaking and Latinx contexts…. Bienvenidxs to… DEEP TRASH Escoria!

With never before seen performances in the UK, Deep Trash Escoria will take you through acts that consist of subversive flamenco, indigenous counteractions, radical analities, border-crossing resistance, Spanish anti-nationalisms and Latinx burlesque. Immerse yourself in a parallel exhibition of kuir, feminista y transmaricabollo cultures from across the globe: from ecosexual criticism to Frida Khalo’s re-stagings, from cyborgian pre-Hispanic sexual hybrids to contemporary drag, trans & non-binary lives – from Colombia to Uruguay and beyond!

Dressing up (or undressing) is highly encouraged.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/260041158157497/
Web: https://cuntemporary.org/deep-trash-escoria/

Sep
26
Wed
WITCiH Presents: The State of Gender? @ The Barge House
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 11:00 pm
WITCiH Presents: The State of Gender? @ The Barge House

WITCiH – The State of Gender? is a three-night festival at The Barge House, Dalston from 26th-28th September 2018 celebrating Women, Technology & Creativity

WITCiH has commissioned four new music based audiovisual works created by four new up & coming artists, which will receive their world premiere at the festival.

Topping the bill each will be a star guest performer or lecturer talking about their own unique journey through creative tech.

FULL LISTINGS

WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Chagall
Bishi
Miri Kat

THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
Dr. Di Mainstone
Bishi
Lia Mice
Vicky O’Neon

FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
Gazelle Twin {Special Lecture}
Bishi
Rebekah Ubuntu

Funded by the PRS Foundation, this is the inauguration of WITCiH as a commissioning platform.

WITCiH believes in increasing visibility for Women in the creative industries. WITCiH believes ‘The State Of Gender?’ is constantly evolving and needs questioning as the tech industries develop and pushes women to the forefront of change.

Everyone is Welcome.

Oct
4
Thu
Suicide Prevention Awareness Training @ Clifford Chance
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Suicide Prevention Awareness Training @ Clifford Chance | England | United Kingdom

Every 85 minutes, someone dies from suicide in the UK and the risk is elevated for LGBT adolescents. There were 6,188 suicides in 2015 in the UK, compared with 1,730 deaths by traffic accidents. 31 people drowned in the Thames in 2015, which is double the number of cyclist deaths in London.

The location and distinctive infrastructure of the City and Canary Wharf can provide different vehicles for suicide; the City of London Corporation and Business Healthy are committed to playing a core role in reducing this tragic loss of life, with the help and support of the local business community. This collaboration is vital to guaranteeing the success of preventative measures.

The causes of suicide are complex and approximately 90 per cent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health problem at their time of death. Whatever the circumstances, suicide has a profound effect on entire communities, including those within a workplace.

Following well-attended sessions held in the past, Business Healthy and the Samaritans, supported by Clifford Chance, are hosting another suicide prevention awareness training session, aimed at those looking after health and wellbeing, facilities or security, within businesses of all sizes in the City and Canary Wharf.

The Samaritans-led workshop aims to equip individuals with the tools to identify mental illness among staff members they have responsibility for, such as core listening skills, to build resilient teams and to either provide support themselves or to be able signpost team members to existing services, ensuring that for those experiencing problems, suicide is not the way out.

Spaces are limited, and are reserved on a first come, first served basis. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided. Half of all profits from the training session will be donated to Samaritans’ Central London branch.

Here is some feedback we’ve received from previous attendees:
•”Excellent session and very informative”
•”This is a difficult subject that was communicated with compassion and sensitivity to provide a valuable learning experience”
•”Even though I have experience in this field, the training has increased and added to my understanding”
•”In the organisation I work in we already deliver ‘managing mental health’ workshops and this workshop was a lovely refresher and CPD”
•”Knowledgeable speakers and good Q&A session”
•”Makes me see how important it is to step in if you see someone who looks like they’re suicidal”
•”I would like this to be available to everyone in my organisation”

Speakers:

•Will Skinner, Regional Partnerships Officer, Samaritans

•Karen Gill, Deputy Director – Mentoring at Inner South West London branch, Samaritans

•Further speakers TBC

Outline:

8:30am: Arrival and breakfast

8:45am – 10:15am: Workshop, including Q&A

10:15am – 10:30am: Networking

10:30am: Close

Please note that refunds will not be permitted for tickets purchased.

Oct
6
Sat
QUEER MIGRANT TAKEOVER: DEEPER ROUTES @ Rich Mix
Oct 6 all-day
QUEER MIGRANT TAKEOVER: DEEPER ROUTES @ Rich Mix

A one-day festival celebrating co-existence, the historical contributions of migrant and refugee artists and contemporary performance makers that are exploring their migrant and queer identities in their art.

Deeper Routes is an artistic intervention, a celebration and a space for co-existence of multi-national queers and their allies who resist today’s ‘hostile’ political environment. The festival dives head-first into nuances of belonging and presence and will see artists, activists and DJs coming together for the first time to explore all of these concepts together.

EVENT LINKS
Website: https://www.richmix.org.uk/festivals/queer-migrant-takeover-deeper-routes
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291567184971906/

Oct
17
Wed
SwanSong @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
SwanSong @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern

A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new play written and directed by Nathan Evans, starring the leg-endary Lavinia Co-op, David Meyer and Nathanael Campbell. This bittersweet comedy with an opulent operatic soundtrack is staged site-specifically at the RVT as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival then travels to the Marlborough in Brighton.

A veteran of Gay Lib and no stranger to conflict, Joan dons battle dress with relish, seeking an ally in the young, gay but disappointingly conventional care assistant Craig for his attempt to overturn the heteronormativity of the care system. Then, in this most unlikely of settings, Joan is offered love by a gentleman called Jim…

‘Lavinia Co-op was perfect as Joan. It felt as if he had literally walked off the street and into the show. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished production: I confidently predict a crying audience, standing ovations and excellent reviews for what is a really beautiful and emotional story with a strong message that comes straight from the heart.’ LondonTheatre1, on a reading of SwanSong in the King’s Head Theatre’s Queer Festival ‘17

Photograph of Lavinia Co-op © Justin David

Oct
27
Sat
Albert Kennedy Create Your Future Youth Conference @ Salesforce
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Albert Kennedy Create Your Future Youth Conference @ Salesforce | England | United Kingdom

The Albert Kennedy Trust invites people aged 16-25 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or gender diverse, queer or part of the amazing rainbow community to a one-day national conference.

Bringing together young people from across the United Kingdom, you are invited to a series of amazing panels and workshops looking at how we create the futures we want to see for ourselves, our communities and our world.

This event is free to attend, and there is travel support available.

We aim to make this event as accessible as possible. The venue is wheelchair accessible and we are committed to working with you around access needs.

SwanSong @ THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
SwanSong @ THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE | England | United Kingdom

A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new play written and directed by Nathan Evans, starring leg-endary Lavinia Co-op and produced by 89th Productions as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival.
A veteran of Gay Lib, Joan dons battle dress, seeking an ally in the young, gay but disappointingly conventional care assistant Craig for his assault on the heteronormativity of the care system. Then, in this most unlikely of settings, Joan is offered love by a gentleman called Jim…

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Photograph of Lavinia Co-op © Justin David

Nov
14
Wed
Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day
Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Nathan Evans takes a comic and poetic look at a pair of botched departures from forty-year unions: the UK’s exit from Europe, bien sûr, and Nathan’s British-born, Brittany-residing, Brexit-supporting father’s departure from the state of matrimony. A brand new solo show marrying the personal and political, spoken word and storytelling, music and film.

‘witty, engaging and inquisitive’ Exeunt

In 2002, having worked decades in a job he hated to raise three then twenty-something sons, Nathan’s Dad took redundancy, sold his semi-detached in Medway and bought a farmhouse in Brittany. The only French he knew was ‘oui’. Nathan’s Mum took the passenger seat, reluctantly.

In 2016, the UK voted ‘non’ to the EU, dividing the nation (and family dinner tables) almost down the middle. In 2018, as Viola! begins, those separation negotiations are due to end and this new work-in-progress marrying personal and political, spoken word and storytelling, music and film, will reflect upon the cultural and generational divisions we are left with upon leaving.

Photo Credit: Justin David

Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day
Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Britain is bowing out of Europe. Nathan’s British-born, Brittany-residing, Brexit-supporting Dad has closed the curtain on his marriage. Well, sort of. A pair of botched departures from forty-year unions. A metaphor waiting to happen. Part of Voila! Festival 2018.

‘witty, engaging and inquisitive’ Exeunt on Flights of Fancy, Soho Theatre 2017

In 2002, Nathan’s Dad sold his semi in Medway, bought a farmstead en France and left the country. Nathan’s Mum took the passenger seat, reluctantly. In 2012, Dad left her in the middle of Breton nowhere (without a car). And Nathan had to play ‘Michel Barnier’ in the separation negotiations.
In 2016, the UK voted non to the EU, dividing the nation (and dinner tables) down the middle. In 2018, as Viola! begins, those separation negotiations will end. This new show marrying personal and political, the humorous and the heartfelt through spoken word, storytelling, music and film will reflect on the social and generational divisions we’re left with upon leaving.
‘a beautiful story with a strong message that comes straight from the heart’ LondonTheatre on SwanSong, King’s Head Theatre 2017