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.

Feb
1
Wed
Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten’s Britain @ The Red House
Feb 1 – Oct 28 all-day
Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten's Britain @ The Red House | England | United Kingdom

This exhibition will mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. It will focus on Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, at a time when their relationship was illegal. Key works highlighting their relationship will be featured along with the wider cultural, political and legal situation faced by gay men in the 1950s.

Jun
27
Tue
Queers @ The Kings Head Theatre
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Queers @ The Kings Head Theatre  | England | United Kingdom

Writer Patrick Cash ( The HIV Monologues ) and director Peter Darney ( 5 Guys Chillin’ ) bringing Queers to London, an exhilarating play about LGBTQ empowerment in 2017. After storming the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, both Em-Lou Productions and Dragonflies Theatre are proud to present these vital queer stories of London life back in their native city.

★★★★★ “A glorious collage of penetrating portraits” – Gay Times

Larry is 25, on a real straight stag-do looking out for the ‘laydeez’… And perhaps a lad. Trashbag Trish is a tawdry drag queen, returning to her rural after her Irish father’s death. Carol is a schoolteacher during the time of Section 28. Young Soho barman Danny is being told a story of gay liberation by drunk Old Tom. And Sapphire dares to be black and trans on the streets of Dalston. Their lives are about to intertwine on one fateful, cruel April night…

★★★★★ “I felt myself mesmerised… A must-see” – QX Magazine

Jul
2
Sun
Ruby Red Slippers @ Arts Theatre West End
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm
Ruby Red Slippers @ Arts Theatre West End | England | United Kingdom

Throw on your high heels, slap on your lipstick and get ready to strut your stuff down at The Ruby Slippers where the power of love is tested and the truth is about to be revealed.

Raz is on top of the world, owner of his paradise Blackpool drag club, The Ruby Slippers. He has met the man of his dreams, however all is not as it seems. Raz is hopelessly in love with his flat mate and barman Ryan, unbeknownst to him the feeling is mutual. However, Ryan has a secret that could change everything, known only by his mother Helen, who supports her son’s decision and encourages him to tell Raz the whole truth. Business starts to dwindle as a rival club opens which threatens to not only steal Raz’s customers but also his star Drag Queens Phoenix and Destiny. The Ruby Slippers is a riotous comedy drama about love, friendship and identity, written by Emma Culshaw and David Paul, directed by Craig Ryder, set design by Gemma Hollywood and lighting and sound design by Oliver Bush. The play explores a subject rarely seen on the theatre stage and is produced by Bill Elms (Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles) in association with Break A Leg Productions. The talented cast is led by James Rogerson and Jamie Paul, they are joined by Debra Redcliffe , Emma Vaudrey, Craig Ryder and Jordan Simms.

THE RUBY SLIPPERS

Arts Theatre West End

Sunday 2 July – 4pm / 7.30pm

Tickets are £20 / £25 / £30

The show has an age recommendation of 16+

Jul
3
Mon
Gay Rights Activist Cleve Jones on his memoir ‘When We Rise’ @ Waterstones Trafalgar Square
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm

Join us in welcoming Cleve Jones, one of the leading figures in the gay rights movement, speaking on his memoir ‘When We Rise: My Life in the Movement’

Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. Like thousands of other young people, Jones, nearly penniless, was drawn in the early 1970s to San Francisco, a city electrified by progressive politics and sexual freedom.
Jones found community – in the hotel rooms and ramshackle apartments shared by other young adventurers, in the city’s bathhouses and gay bars like The Stud, and in the burgeoning gay district, the Castro, where a New York transplant named Harvey Milk set up a camera shop, began shouting through his bullhorn, and soon became the nation’s most outspoken gay elected official. With Milk’s encouragement, Jones dove into politics and found his calling in ‘the movement.’
When Milk was killed by an assassin’s bullet in 1978, Jones took up his mentor’s progressive mantle – only to see the arrival of AIDS transform his life once again. By turns tender and uproarious – and written entirely in his own words – When We Rise is Jones’ account of his remarkable life.

Jul
6
Thu
Marlene Dietrich – Ultimate Gay Icon @ The Cinema Museum
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Marlene Dietrich - Ultimate Gay Icon @ The Cinema Museum | England | United Kingdom

Marlene Dietrich has been a favourite gay icon for both men and women over several generations. In this highly-praised show, Terry Sanderson explores her extraordinary life and career. From her start in the ‘divinely decadent’ cabarets of Weimar Berlin, where she enthusiastically embraced the liberated sexual attitudes of the time, to superstardom in Hollywood and a stunning career on the concert stage. Along the way she became a medal-winning war hero, abandoning her native Germany in order to fight her own war against the Nazis.
We’ll have generous clips from her campest movies, rare archive film of her war exploits and a showing, in full on a big screen, of her fabulous one-woman show – which is a once-seen never forgotten experience.
Marlene never made a secret of her sexual preferences and her heroic story is a perfect Pride treat.

Jul
7
Fri
What makes an object LGBTQ? @ The British Museum
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
What makes an object LGBTQ? @ The British Museum | England | United Kingdom

A panel of speakers tries to answer one question
What makes an object LGBTQ?
7th July 2017
18.30–19.45
The British Museum
Tickets £5/£3

Jul
8
Sat
Summer in London @ Theatre Royal Stratford East
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
Summer in London @ Theatre Royal Stratford East | England | United Kingdom

Come and celebrate the first play in mainstream British theatre led by an all trans cast, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and LGBTQ activist Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE.

Four friends court the same woman on a budget of nothing while the sun shines. A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Generation Rent in a city that still hides a bit of magic, if you know where to look.
As the sun sets and the drinks flow things get complicated, and we discover nothing is as it first appears.

A love letter to London and a story of friendship, love and finding yourself. Don’t miss this funny, sexy and life-affirming night out!

Jul
22
Sat
A step forward?: 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act @ The National Archives
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
A step forward?: 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act @ The National Archives | England | United Kingdom

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act – a significant step in the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in Britain – this event will take a closer look at the documents within The National Archives’ collection that shed light on this pivotal moment in British history.

With varied offerings, ranging from contextual talks to an in-depth workshop on the secretive Polari language, this afternoon offers a dynamic and collaborative means to engage with the original documents and the real-life experiences that lie within them.

Event programme:

13.30 Sammy Sturgess, the lives of men from 1953 to the ’67 Act

14.00 Mark Dunton, the Sexual Offences Act

14.30 Caroline Derry, Learning from Wolfenden’s silent women

15.00 Break and document display

15.45 Polari workshop: Dan Glass and Chris Park

16.30 Jeffrey Weeks on life after the 67 act.

16.50 Closing comments and questions

Jul
27
Thu
Fighting Proud: The untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars @ The Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fighting Proud: The untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars @ The Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics | England | United Kingdom

On the 50th anniversary of the day the Sexual Offences Bill gained royal assent and became an Act of Parliament, Stephen Bourne presents an illustrated talk followed by a Q&A about some of the gay men who are featured in his latest book Fighting Proud (I B Tauris, £17.99), a history of the contribution gay men in Britain made during the World Wars. These include Lord Kitchener, Battle of Britain hero Ian Gleed, writer Hector Bolitho, Police Constable Harry Daley, Noel Coward and bandleader Ken “Snakehips” Johnson.
Stephen Bourne is a writer and historian. An expert on Black and LGBT British history, he has written for BBC History Magazine, History Today and has written over 40 entries on prominent black Britons for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is the author of Black Poppies (History Press, 2013), a history of the contribution of black men and women to the First World War and his forthcoming book Fighting Proud will be published in July 2017 by I. B. Tauris. He is the winner of the Southwark Arts Form Award for Literature. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from London South Bank University for his contribution to diversity

The nearest tube station is Holborn.

London/Budapest @ Arcola Theatre
Jul 27 @ 8:30 pm
London/Budapest @ Arcola Theatre | England | United Kingdom

LONDON/BUDAPEST by David Thame
Thursday 27 July at 8.30pm
“What a trail we leave behind us…..And we never look back to see who is
shoveling it up.”
Rent boys and writers; saunas and spies: two deadly Sunday evenings in a
London flat, fifty years apart.
Two men take a high-stakes gamble. One in the shadow of the Cold War
Burgess/Maclean defection and the anti-gay purges of the 1950s. The other
caught up in today’s chilly relationship with Putin’s Russia. Their choice is between
desire and politics, success and failure. But what happens when your history
catches up with you, and you cannot press “delete”?
LONDON/ BUDAPEST is a tense, tender and compelling look at the price of
getting it wrong inspired by real life Hungarian emigée Adam de Hegedus, author
of the UK’s first gay bestseller The Heart in Exile (1953); and by the notorious
spy-in-the-sports-bag case of 2010.
Director: Richard Speir

Jul
29
Sat
BSO Rainbow Rusties @ Abbeywood Community School
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
BSO Rainbow Rusties @ Abbeywood Community School | Stoke Gifford | England | United Kingdom

We would like to welcome the entire musical community to join together as a mighty orchestra to mark the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. To celebrate, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are holding a BSO Rusty and not so Rusty Musicians Day in Bristol.

BSO Rainbow Rusties is open to everyone but we would particularly like to hear from members of the region’s LGBT community. The day will give you the opportunity to dust off your instrument and revive your talent or provide an opportunity to play music to a high standard with like-minded people alongside members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. You will receive professional coaching throughout the day in the full tutti rehearsals to maximise your experience.

The day will culminate in a free performance at 4.15pm to share your hard work with friends and family.

Sep
6
Wed
Bar Wotever @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern with Mawaan Rizwan
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
Bar Wotever @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern with Mawaan Rizwan

Michael Twaits will be our host for the whole of September! Joining them for this event will be comedy genius Mawaan Rizwan! Plus, making a welcome return will be the talented powerhouse Shakona Fire!
We will also have Le Fil and, from Brooklyn, queer band Permanent Wave!
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Bar Wotever – Queer Tuesdays at RVT
Doors: from 7pm, Show start 8.30pm, ends abt 10.30

Then DJs play until we close at Midnight

Entry: £6 / conc with proof £4
In advance £5

Full eventslist at: https://www.facebook.com/WoteverWorldLtd
www.woteverworld.com

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If you would like to perform in one of our Open Mic slots, please fill in this form and follow the instructions: https://www.facebook.com/notes/bar-wotever/open-mic-application-form/1381508308531747
First come first served!

At our Open Mic you get max 8 minutes on stage. We do not tolerate Homo and/or Transphobia or Racism in any way or form. If you create a mess – you clean it up!
Join Us, Join In!

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Share what you are up to with all of us.
After the Interval – where the Community share what’s on with the Community that is there! If you have things to share, be prepared directly after the first hald of the show, bring flyers and printed info to hand out if you can/have + Always post it in our Bar Wotever group on FB after, so more can see and get the info!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/barwotever/
twitter @BarWot
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Bar Wotever
Queer Cabaret
Tuesdays at RVT

We work with some of the best LGBT & Queer Performers in London, UK and the World, plus encourage newcomers and beginners with great attitude and things to say. We also champion a big group of Residential Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In 2017 we celebrate our Twelfth Year of creating space for Queer Art and Culture!

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Accessibility Info

The RVT has flat across and we can accommodate wheelchairs on the lower tables with uninterrupted sight lines to the stage. We endure no strobes and minimise flashing lights at the RVT.
There is no wheelchair access to the stage. There are 4 steps at the front and four into the dressing room. There are toilet cubicles that can be accessed without steps, however there are no wheelchair accessible toilets at the venue. Nearest one is by Vauxhall bus station.
We are working to improve accessibility to all our events. If you are able to assist in ensuring all of our diverse audience is accommodated please contact admin@rvt.org.uk // woteverworld@gmail.com
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Bar Wotever in Uganda

Since May 2015 Bar Wotever pay the rent for a LGBT SANCTUARY HOUSE in Kampala, Uganda. We ask for donations now and then at Bar Wotever – but you can also help via this link if you so wish: https://paypal.me/woteverworld

Sep
19
Tue
Bar Wotever 19th September with Oedipussi! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Bar Wotever 19th September with Oedipussi! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern | England | United Kingdom

Joining Michael Twaits this week will be the fabulous Oedipussi, Ebony Rose Dark, Life By Veronica, Nick Field and, from Canada, Cazzwell Van Dyke!
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Bar Wotever – Queer Tuesdays at RVT
Doors: from 7pm, Show start 8.30pm, ends abt 10.30

Then DJs play until we close at Midnight

Entry: £6 / conc with proof £4
In advance £5

Full eventslist at: https://www.facebook.com/WoteverWorldLtd
www.woteverworld.com

Sep
21
Thu
Royal Vauxhall @ The Garage
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Royal Vauxhall @ The Garage | England | United Kingdom

A new musical by Desmond O’Connor

Royal Vauxhall is a wild romp of a musical which plays out the imagined events of the true story of the night Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett took Princess Diana in drag to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The story, widely reported in the press following the revelation by Cleo Rocos in her 1998 autobiography, is used as a springboard to delve into the lives of three of the most famous and best loved faces of Britain in the 1980s. The show highlights the relationship between Freddie and Kenny; what it meant to be gay and out (or not) in the 1980s. The work also examines how AIDS made gay men the common enemy of the decade, just as immigrants had been feared in the 1960s and the IRA was abhorred in the 70s.

Age: 16+
Duration: 90 minutes (including interval)

Sep
26
Tue
Bar Wotever 26th September with The Phoenix! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Bar Wotever 26th September with The Phoenix! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern | England | United Kingdom

Joining our host, Michael Twaits, is all-round wonder of the cabaret scene The Phoenix (with one of Rhys’ pieces)! We also have resident king Benjamin Butch, Orlando, Bae Sharam, Gareth Edwards and MIcah Nx!
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Bar Wotever – Queer Tuesdays at RVT
Doors: from 7pm, Show start 8.30pm, ends abt 10.30

Then DJs play until we close at Midnight

Entry: £6 / conc with proof £4
In advance £5

Full eventslist at: https://www.facebook.com/WoteverWorldLtd
www.woteverworld.com

Oct
3
Tue
Bar Wotever 3rd October with Doctor Woof @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
Bar Wotever 3rd October with Doctor Woof @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern  | England | United Kingdom

Bar Wotever favourite and star of X Factor Dr Woof is our host for October! Joining them tonight will be resident performer Katy Jalili, Lianne Hall, Victoria Elizabeth, Dickie Dalliance and Francis Drag King! More acts TBA.
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Bar Wotever – Queer Tuesdays at RVT
Doors: from 7pm, Show start 8.30pm, ends abt 10.30

Then DJs play until we close at Midnight

Entry: £6 / conc with proof £4
In advance £5

Full eventslist at: https://www.facebook.com/WoteverWorldLtd
www.woteverworld.com

Oct
5
Thu
‘Moonlight’ film screening @ The University of Birmingham @ Room LR1, Arts Building, The University of Birmingham
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
'Moonlight' film screening @ The University of Birmingham @ Room LR1, Arts Building, The University of Birmingham | England | United Kingdom

The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network celebrates Black History Month with the screening of the Oscar-winning film ‘Moonlight’. The film, which was released in 2016, shows the coming-of-age story of an African-American gay man growing up in America.

Oct
6
Fri
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival @ Old Market Hall Cinema
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival @ Old Market Hall Cinema

Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival, in it’s 12th year, screens LGBTQ+ films. There are feature films, documentaries, International & UK short films, Q & A sessions with visiting speakers/directors. This year, we have a lecture: ‘Looking Awry: Bisexual Desires on Screen’, by Jacob Engelburg, a Film Programmer based in Brighton, England where he runs the queer film strand Eyes Wide Open Cinema. The films reflect LGBTQ+ lives and experiences from around the world. There are stories of celebration, struggle, comedy – there is something for everyone! Audience comments on 2016: ‘Really terrific festival’…’Good mixture of documentary, love story and polemic’…’The variety of films and issues was brilliant’…’I love the atmosphere/the personal feel to the whole event’ So, why not pack your toothbrush and come to Shrewsbury for the weekend?!
The Festival opens on Friday, 6th October, at 7.30pm. The opening film starts at 8.00pm. Saturday starts at 11.00am and films/lectures continue throughout the day, until 10.00pm (finish time). Sunday starts at 11.00am and finishes at 8.40pm. Short film sessions are free; for other films: prices vary according to time of day. Please contact the Old Market Hall Cinema for details. www.oldmarkethall.co.uk Booking in advance is advisable.

Oct
8
Sun
Pink Narcissus @ The Bike Shed Theatre
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am
Pink Narcissus @ The Bike Shed Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Beacons, Icons and Dykons brings you an evening of performance inspired by and featuring the best moments from Pink Narcissus (James Bidgood, 1971)

An American arthouse drama about the erotic reveries of a gay male prostitute in his Manhattan apartment. This is a unique experience in visual fantasy, shot in 8mm film with kitsch interiors with bright, otherworldly lighting and unsettling, saturated colour.

A host of BID’s favourites will punctuate the evening with performance exploring the film’s themes. Artists include performance artist Paul Hurley, whose work uses action, ritual, queerness and humour. Dance from Panic Lab, who are highly visual, and physical cabaret performance artist extraordinaire Liz Clarke who blurs the boundaries of reality & dreamscapes, and BID’s effervescent compere Tom Marshman.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeaconsIconsDykons/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bidqueer

Oct
14
Sat
LGBTQ Film Day in partnership with LGBT Forum Camden @ The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum
Oct 14 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 am
LGBTQ Film Day in partnership with LGBT Forum Camden @ The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum | England | United Kingdom

This year’s LGBTQ film day is inspired by objects and themes from the Room 69a display Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories and the accompanying trail around the Museum. With a range of films narrating the stories of LGBTQ people from the Pacific to the Arctic, this event explores LGBTQ experiences on a global scale. The event will take place in the Stevenson Lecture theatre at the British Museum on Saturday the 14th of October. Curated in collaboration with Camden LGBT Forum the event is free and open to the public, each film is ticketed separately and it is essential to book on the Museum’s website. For more information and to book for any of the three film screenings search for the BM events calendar http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx . If you scroll down to the 14th of October you should be able to find the 3 screenings listed there and book your selected one.

Oct
15
Sun
Poetry LGBT South London @ The Albany
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Poetry LGBT South London @ The Albany | England | United Kingdom

#PoetryLGBT started in January 2015 in Hackney and now has a new monthly addition in Deptford from October 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers.

15 poets will each have 5 minutes to share their poems.

There are 3 five minute slots available for singers, rappers, comedians, dancers, musicians, burlesque, magicians, drag queens and drag kings.
Please contact us in advance if you would like to be added to the line up and you will be sent a confirmation message.

*Poets
*Singers
*Rappers
*Musicians
*Networking
*Music
*Free Raffle Prizes
*Sweets
*Good Vibes
*Entertainment
*Large Audience
*Ad hoc challenges
*Warm Host
*Warm welcome
*Fully accessible venue

Sunday 15th October 2017
Sunday 18th November 2017
Sunday 16th December 2017

6pm – 10pm

@ Albany Cafe Douglas Way Deptford London SE8 4AG

Train: Deptford Overground Station (2 mins walk), New Cross Overground Station (5 mins walk)
DLR: Deptford Bridge (7 mins walk)
Bus: 21, 36, 47, 53, 136, 177, 188, 199, 225

This is the 1st installment of this fantastic event in this fully accessible venue.

ONLY £5 on the door

INCENTIVE: If you attend before 6:30pm you will receive 2 free raffle tickets for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION PLEASE NOTE:
Poetry LGBT North is held at Tipsy Bar 20 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston Hackney N16 7XN on the 1st Sunday of every month (NOT ACCESSIBLE)
&
Poetry LGBT South is held in the Albany Cafe, Douglas Way, Deptford SE8 4AG on the 3rd Sunday of every month (FULLY ACCESSIBLE)

Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @poetrylgbt
Like our Poetry Lgbt Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/PoetryLoungeLondon?fref=ts
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Email poetryloungelgbt@hotmail.com

Oct
27
Fri
A Revolution in Sexual Politics @ Hinde Street Methodist Church,
Oct 27 @ 7:15 pm
A Revolution in Sexual Politics @ Hinde Street Methodist Church,  | England | United Kingdom

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the (partial) decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. The programme ranges from Lieder by Schubert and Richard Strauss which have an underground gay slant, through to settings of gay poets Verlaine, Proust, Gertrude Stein, A E Housman, W H Auden and others, and music by Reynaldo Hahn, Samuel Barber, Poulenc, Britten, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Lee Hoiby, Ned Rorem, Saint-Saëns, John Ireland, and many other gay composers. We include the earliest ever gay rights protest song (Das Lila Lied by Spoliansky), written in 1921 and many other little known gems illustrating the story leading up to the 1967 Act.
Performed by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano), winner of the Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist programme and Michael Mofidian (bass baritone), a member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Song Circle, Kevin Moore (speaker), Prior Anthony in World Without End TV series, Melchior in The Inn at Lydda at Wanamaker Playhouse, and Nigel Foster (piano).

Nov
3
Fri
Women’s Lives and Loves @ Hinde Street Methodist Church
Nov 3 @ 7:15 pm
Women’s Lives and Loves @ Hinde Street Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Gemma Summerfield – Soprano,
Nigel Foster – Piano
Gay Soper – Speaker

A performance of Frauenliebe und Leben, Schumann’s iconic cycle of a woman’s life and love, and other songs by women composers, with readings from the diaries and journals of famous and infamous lesbians throughout history, including Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Radclyffe Hall, Anne Lister and others. Sung by soprano Gemma Summerfield, winner of the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Award, “A show-stopper – pure vocal champagne” (Rupert Christiansen: The Daily Telegraph), with speaker Gay Soper, West End leads include Godspell, Sundaz in the Park, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Nigel Foster (piano)

Nov
4
Sat
Springs and Roundabouts: Afternoon Tea with Miss Hope Springs @ Hinde Street Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm
Springs and Roundabouts: Afternoon Tea with Miss Hope Springs @ Hinde Street Methodist Church

A very special milestone for the London Song Festival, as towering blonde glamour-puss, composer – lyricist and ex Vegas nightclub chanteuse Miss Hope Springs brings you songs from her unreleased 1969 LP.

She reflects “There are so many circles, spirals and revolutions on the journey of life. I was personally entertaining Fidel Castro when the Cuban one broke out in 1953 and the windmills of my mind have been on spin-cycle ever since. It feels like I have been going round in circles for years…and strangely not getting any further than the camper van in Dungeness that I share with my husband Irving and his hairdresser pal Carlos.”

More will be revealed in Hope’s London Song Festival debut as she plays the piano and sings numbers from her self-penned award-winning, witty, toe-tapping showstoppers and smouldering torch songs.

” I will take you down the convoluted route that is my own personal Memory Lane and trust me…It’s not always a pretty sight.”

As a special favour for the London Song Festival, Miss Hope Springs will join the audience over tea and cakes after the concert.

‘A carefully scripted and beautifully delivered mixture of hilarious anecdote and original song’ Broadway Baby ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

‘A rich vein of comedy…Witty and intelligent’ The Stage ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

‘A repertoire to be reckoned with…Quite simply brilliant’ Fringe Review ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

Nov
5
Sun
Poetry LGBT North London Open Mic Night @ Tipsy Bar
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Poetry LGBT North London Open Mic Night @ Tipsy Bar | England | United Kingdom

#PoetryLGBT started in January 2015 in Hackney and now has a new monthly addition in Deptford from October 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers.

15 poets will each have 5 minutes to share their poems.

There are 3 five minute slots available for singers, rappers, comedians, dancers, musicians, burlesque, magicians, drag queens and drag kings.
Please contact us in advance if you would like to be added to the line up and you will be sent a confirmation message.

*Poets
*Singers
*Rappers
*Musicians
*Networking
*Music
*Free Raffle Prizes
*Sweets
*Good Vibes
*Entertainment
*Large Audience
*Ad hoc challenges
*Warm Host
*Warm welcome

Watch this 2 minute promo video if you have never attended a Poetry LGBT event. Once you attend you will come again. Yes it is that good.

Please read this glowing review from 2015 of our fantastic event by LGBT UNDERGROUND.

https://lgbtudrgrd.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/eventreview-poetry-lgbt-sunday-5th-july-uk/

Sunday 5th November 2017

6pm – 10pm

@ Tipsy Bar 20 Stoke Newington Road London N16 7XN
A 5 minute walk from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland Overground Stations.
Buses: 67, 76, 149, 243

Apologies this venue is NOT wheelchair accessible.

This is the 31st installment of this fantastic event in this venue.

ONLY £5 on the door.

INCENTIVE: If you attend before 6:30pm you will receive 2 free raffle tickets for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION PLEASE NOTE:
Poetry LGBT North is held at Tipsy Bar 20 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston Hackney N16 7XN on the 1st Sunday of every month (NOT ACCESSIBLE)
&
Poetry LGBT South is held in the Albany Cafe, Douglas Way, Deptford Lewisham SE8 4AG on the 3rd Sunday of every month (FULLY ACCESSIBLE)

Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @poetrylgbt
Like our Poetry Lgbt Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/PoetryLoungeLondon?fref=ts
Call us 07539608078
Email poetryloungelgbt@hotmail.com

The Wiz, Presented by Beacons, Icons and Dykons @ The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Wiz, Presented by Beacons, Icons and Dykons @ The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Beacons, Icons and Dykons presents an evening of performance inspired by and featuring the best moments from musical spectacular The Wiz. (Sidney Lumet, 1978)

Starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor, the film retells the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz with an African American cast, where the Land of Oz is a fantasy version of New York City.

A host of BID’s favourites will punctuate the evening with performance as we show the film’s best moments. Performers include Harold Offeh, who employs humour and explores aspects of contemporary culture, multidimensional artist and professional show-off Steve Nice, Paula Varjack who explores identity, the unsaid, and making the invisible visible and BID’s very own Tom Marshman.

Nov
6
Mon
LGBT rights: what next? panel discussion with Angela Mason, Chris Smith and Peter Tatchell @ LSE Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Nov 6 all-day
LGBT rights: what next? panel discussion with Angela Mason, Chris Smith and Peter Tatchell @ LSE Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building | England | United Kingdom

What has been achieved since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and the partial discrimination of homosexuality? What hurdles still have to be overcome for LGBT rights? Angela Mason, Chris Smith and Peter Tatchell will discuss these questions and answer your questions.

Angela Mason is Labour Councillor of Camden Council, and former Director of Stonewall and Chair of the Fawcett Society.

Chris Smith, one of the first openly gay MPs, is Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) is a human rights campaigner and Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

The event is free but you will need a ticket which are available from 3 October.
Starts at 6.30pm.

Nov
13
Mon
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2017 @ Various Venues across London
Nov 13 – Nov 25 all-day
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2017 @ Various Venues across London

London’s annual “All Arts, All Welcome” GFEST films, performances, visual art exhibition and debates tell awesome LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and intersex) stories of “Arts Protest” from all over the world. Organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST 2017 events will be running from Mon 13 Nov to Sat 25 Nov.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of an ECLECTIC SHOWCASE OF ART, FILMS AND PERFORMANCE WORK BY LGBTQI ARTISTS FROM LONDON, UK AND BEYOND.

GFEST 2017 full programme details are live on the GFEST website: https://gaywisefestival.org.uk

Nov
18
Sat
A Jarman Winterreise @ Hinde Street Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm
A Jarman Winterreise @ Hinde Street Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Simon Wallfisch – Baritone,
Nigel Foster – Piano
Kevin Moore – Speaker

Baritone Simon Wallfisch (“There was an energy and buzz every time Simon Wallfisch was on stage”: Opera Today) and Nigel Foster (piano) perform Schubert’s extraordinary song-cycle Winterreise, interspersed with readings from the diary of Derek Jarman, charting his winter journey from his diagnosis as HIV positive in 1986 to his death from AIDS in 1994. This will be a very moving and emotional combination of arguably the greatest song cycle ever written, with the words of one of the true Renaissance men of the twentieth century; film director, artist, author, gardener, stage designer and diarist. Performed with Kevin Moore (speaker), Prior Anthony in World Without End TV series, Melchior in The Inn at Lydda at Wanamaker Playhouse.

Nov
24
Fri
A Housman Dichterliebe @ Hinde Street Methodist Church
Nov 24 @ 7:15 pm
A Housman Dichterliebe @ Hinde Street Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Gareth Brynmor John – Baritone, Nigel Foster – Piano
Speaker – Gabirel Woolf
Schumann’s great cycle of love and loss, combined with readings of A E Housman’s later poems, which reveal his struggles with his sexuality that he could never express. These poems are less well known than his Shropshire Lad, but are arguably more intense and personal. Sung by baritone Gareth Brynmor John, winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award 2010, with speaker Gabriel Woolf, best known for his portrayal of Sir Percival in the 1953 film Knights of the Round Table, and Sutekh in the 1975 Doctor Who serial Pyramids of Mars, and Nigel Foster (piano).

Feb
21
Wed
Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite, above the Loft Lounge
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite, above the Loft Lounge | England | United Kingdom

For LGBT History Month, Pink Sou’westers invite you and your friends to our ninth annual Queer Quiz on Wednesday 21st February, 7.00pm at the Penthouse Suite above the Loft Lounge on Bromsgrove Street.
Explore, expand or show off your knowledge of all things LGBT from the past right up to the present in this original LGBT themed quiz covering popular entertainment, music, art, sport, politics or local. Come on your own, we’ll find you team mates, or as a team. Team and individual prizes, but it’s not all about the winning, it’s about learning more about all things LGBT, and having a fun and sociable evening! £4/£2 low income, pay on the door. Fully accessible. Private bar. Please forward to anyone else who might be interested.