Event Calendar

Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm Wellcome Collection
10.00am – 6.00pm Tuesday – Sunday and 10.00am – 10.00pm on Thursday. Closed Monday This changing exhibition will examine perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience. Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, mesmerism, and disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition will examine ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what ...
Sep 20 – Oct 15 all-day Arcola Theatre
London, 1949. Terence Rattigan is one of the best-known playwrights in town, but his relationship with the actor Kenneth Morgan is a closely-guarded secret. When Kenny falls into the arms of a younger man, emotions reach fever pitch. Behind the closed doors of a flat in Camden Town, the unspeakable will have to be spoken. After a sold-out run, Kenny ...
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day OMH cinema
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival is a wall-to-wall journey of LGBT films from around the world. In our 11th year, we have: two short film events, seven feature films, a World Premiere of a short film made by Gabriel Virata and Joan Montesinos in Shrewsbury, especially for the Festival, talks, discussions, Q&A’s…there’s something for everyone! The cinema is fully accessible. Please ...
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day Arcola Theatre
Four queer stories scattered across time and space. In London, 1680, opera star Arabella Hunt has secretly entered into the first recorded gay marriage in UK history. In Worcester, 1936, Alan Turing pays one final visit to Isobel Morcom, mother of his lost first love, Christopher. In the San Fernando Valley, 1979, Tammy Frazer arrives at Callisto Studios, searching for ...
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Siobhan Davies Dance Studios
We are bringing you a fabulous special Diwali dance. Come and celebrate the Festival of Lights with us. All we ask you to do is come and dance. This is a conscious dance space – a little like a dance meditation. The aim is to help you connect a little deeper with your body, heart and mind as well as ...
Nov 7 – Nov 19 all-day Rich Mix, Arthouse Crouch End, Tate Modern, RADA Studio, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Menier Gallery
London’s eclectic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) cross art festival showcases film screenings, art exhibition and performance works by LGBTQI artists, an annual event in November also includes debate and talks. GFEST 2016 dates: Monday the 7th November to Saturday the 19th November 2016.
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Speakers Chambers House of Commons
The Launch of 2017 History Month with a reception to explore our theme of Law, Citizenship, and PSHE
Dec 3 @ 9:33 am – 4:33 pm London Metropolitan Archives
The 14th LGBTQ History and Archives Conference has been created with the involvement of the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Sexualities and Localities project (a collaboration between Birkbeck College and Leeds Beckett University) MORNING PROGRAMME BREAKING OUT! NEW PROJECTS, RESEARCH AND IDEAS The morning workshops introduce new and emerging LGBTQ projects which use history, culture and archive material in ...
Feb 11 all-day York Explore Library
The Marriott Room at York Explore Library and Archive will play host to a fascinating variety of free talks on all aspects of LGBT history. Visitors can drop in throughout the day to discover hidden stories and forgotten heroes, and to find out about the other exciting events taking place throughout the month of February. Hot drinks, snacks and lunch ...
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am York Explore Library
The unique story of Maurice Dobson (1912-1990): a gay ex-coal miner, WW2 veteran and antiques collector who lived in Darfield, South Yorkshire. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am York Explore Library
How did prosecution of sex between men change over this 120-year period? A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm York Explore Library
The untold story of what it meant to be transgender in the British military before and after permissive service. From 1980 to 2014, the highs and the lows, in peacetime and in war. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm York Explore Library
The story of the development of Kop Outs, Liverpool FC’s LGBT fan club, from a time when being LGBT and a football fan appeared mutually exclusive, to the development of a club-recognised fan group helping enable LGBT fans to attend the match in confidence. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm York Explore Library
Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney were household names in the 1920’s. They filled the London Palladium for the farewell performance of their variety act in 1932. They were lovers from 1915 to 1931 and counted Radclyffe Hall, Jo Carstairs and Talullah Bankhead amongst their close friends. Ali Child explores the reasons these remarkable women have been excluded from cultural memory. ...
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm York Explore Library
Juno draws on her personal experience of activism with the Gay Liberation Front to provide the background and origins of LGBT direct action in the UK and eyewitness accounts of protests from the Miss World Contest to the London Stock Exchange. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm York Explore Library
In 2017 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Act of Parliament which partially decriminalised homosexuality between men. Lesbians, never having been illegal, are not officially part of this story – but the media spotlight that was trained on their gay brothers at that time sometimes illuminated their struggle, too. This presentation draws on contemporary reporting and on Jane’s own ...
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm York Explore Library
Rainer tells the story of the long battle for recognition and acceptance in (West) Germany following the defeat of Nazism up to the partial decriminalisation of (male) homosexuality in 1969. Given the battles for recognition and acceptance in other parts of the world right now, can we learn from history and from each other? A free talk as part of ...
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University
Join in a panel conversation on LGBT+ identity, rights, pride and community. You are invited to be inspired, enlightened and challenged by a lively discussion of the gains and continuing work to ensure diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are fully accepted and celebrated in UK society and communities. We will be looking at ways of belonging and creating a ...