Event Calendar

Vigil for Vikki @ Bradford Magistrates Court
Nov 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Vigil for Vikki @ Bradford Magistrates Court | The Tyrls | United Kingdom

Coinciding with Trans Day of Remembrance, the timing and nature of Vikki’s untimely death while incorrectly placed in a male prison commends it for inclusion here, so with the permission of Robert Steele. Vikki’s partner.

“All are welcome to attend a vigil for Vikki at Centenary Square Bradford – Sunday 22nd November 2015.

Please arrive by 1130am at the steps of Bradford Magistrates Court where Vikki was sentenced. We shall ask for a minutes silence at 1200

I would like people to wear bright colours to signify their respect and outrage for the unnecessary death of Vikki. Following the event there will be warm drinks and a chance to support one another at Yorkshire MESMAC Offices on Chapel Street

My family and I are aware that Vikki’s death has had a massive impact for the Transgender Community. Rather than seek us out via social media you can post your good wishes on RIP Vikki Never Again”

BOUND FEET BLUES – A Life Told In Shoes @ Tristan Bates Theatre
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 9:30 pm
BOUND FEET BLUES - A Life Told In Shoes @ Tristan Bates Theatre | London | United Kingdom

In an epic journey from China via East Asia and Australia to England, British-Malaysian writer-performer Yang-May Ooi explores female empowerment and desirability through the oral histories of three generations of her family and the shoes in her life.

Yang-May uses the ancient Chinese tradition of footbinding experienced by her great-grandmother as a metaphor to investigate her search for her sexual identity.

This powerful, humorous and moving solo performance returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre after its sold-out showcase last year.

Writer & Performer Yang-May Ooi
Director Jessica Higgs
Set & Lighting Designer Hua Tan
Costume Designer Carol Alayne
Producer Eldarin Yeong

LGBT History Month 2016 Showcase @ Queens' College
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LGBT History Month 2016 Showcase @ Queens' College | Cambridge | United Kingdom

Tickets for the annual The LGBT History Month Showcase are on sale now. The Showcase for 2016 will be held at Queens’ College at The University of Cambridge on Thursday the 26th of November 2015.

The evening event includes networking in the LGBT market stall with a free glass of wine, followed by an evening of thought provoking speakers and entertainment, including Labi Siffre and Mark Jennett. The evening’s presenters are actor Cyril Nri, whose latest TV appearance was as Lance in Cucumber; and legendary singer/songwrite Claire Mooney. There will be spiritualism, speakers from every mainstream religion, paganism and atheism, all based on our theme for 2016: Religion, Belief and Philosophy. It costs a mere £5 pp + booking fee. Tickets can be purchased here

The evening rounds off the daytime Showcase, presented by Schools OUT UK, which will include lessons that usualise LGBT people in the morning, training for teachers and youth workers in the afternoon, a teatime market place with stalls run by Stakeholders in LGBT Equality such as CHE, GIRES and the ATL, UCU and NUT.

The four afternoon workshops will run from 4.30 – 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome and they are absolutely free! The choices are: a TEACHERS WORKSHOP With Tony Fenwick; a FAITH GROUP LEADERS WORKSHOP with Rev Razia Aziz; a LIBRARIANS WORKSHOP with Norfolk librarians Mary Chapman & Gemma Williams; and a YOUTH WORKERS WORKSHOP with Lara Jaffey at SexYouAlity.

Cambridge City Council are among the event’s sponsors. The Pink Punters’ Rainbow Bus shall be in the Market Place throughout the course of the day to point people in the right direction.

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK said, “Cambridge came to us and we are thrilled to be hosting our annual showcase at one of the University’s finest and most central colleges. Queens’ is Stephen Fry’s alma mater and its environs provide buildings of enormous splendour and historic importance that can house some of our events, while the daytime workshops and evening presentations can be housed in the fully-equipped modern buildings on the other side of the Mathematical Bridge”.

Steve Boyce, coordinator of this year’s Showcase and Head of Trustees for Schools OUT UK added, “The goodwill and enthusiasm of the City and of the staff at Queens’ has been awesome. Furthermore, the University chapels are firmly committed to LGBT Equality among the other protected characteristics and they have welcomed us with open arms.”


Get Happy – The Judy Garland Story – A Charity Fundraiser in Aid of METRO @ Edric Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Get Happy - The Judy Garland Story - A Charity Fundraiser in Aid of METRO @ Edric Theatre

SONET at LSBU is really thrilled to present West End star Sally Jones fabulous show ‘GET HAPPY’ for a one-off charity fundraiser night.

Taking the audience on a journey through the life of a born performer, GET HAPPY takes a sensitive, moving and entertaining look at the hugely successful and legendary actress/singer Judy Garland. The show focuses on the happy times and the inspirational stories behind this iconic performer, who Fred Astaire described as “the greatest entertainer who ever lived”.

As well as an amazing show, the evening is raising funds for local chairty METRO a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

METRO promotes health, wellbeing, equality & participation through youth services, mental health & wellbeing services, sexual & reproductive health & HIV services and community participation & involvement.

METRO works with anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.

Club de Fromage @ Dreamland Margate
Dec 12 @ 9:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Club de Fromage @ Dreamland Margate

For one night only, the pop pinnacle that is Club de Fromage is coming down to Margate. Its infectious sounds will leave you singing and dancing all night long!

As Evening Standard said, Club de Fromage combines:”Fancy dress, theatrics and a downright shameless music policy.” It’s a place where, ‘Kylie’, ‘Handbag’ and ‘Babycham’ would never be dirty words.

London’s top pop night has even had its own show on Absolute Radio 90’s, delighted the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company, EMI, curated a whole afternoon’s entertainment in Victoria Park for BT during the Olympics, as well as playing Williams Green at Glastonbury and appearing at festivals as diverse as V, Big Chill, Reading, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Isle of Wight.