Event Calendar

Feb 1 – Feb 27 all-day Swansea University
All throughout the month of February we will be flying the 3 main LGBT flags from Fulton House, to celebrate Swansea University’s commitment to its LGBT staff and students. These flags are the LGBT pride, Bisexual pride, and Transgender pride flags.
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day THE ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME …WATCH AND VOTE FOR -MAGDA’S LESBIAN LOVER in this online film festival. http://www.theonlinefilmfest.com/magdas-lesbian-lover-by-will-moore-toff-feb-2015/ Click on the link and vote, its the ONLY LGBT film in the competition. Competition closes on 28th Feb. Thanks.
Feb 5 – Mar 29 all-day Sutton House, Hackney
You are invited to ‘126’ an LGBTQ audiovisual exhibition, as part of ‘Queer Season’ at Sutton House, running throughout February and March 2015. Building on February 2014’s exhibition ‘Master-Mistress’, the first LGBT History Month event to be held in a National Trust property, ‘126’ is a crowd-sourced audiovisual experience featuring all 126 of Shakespeare’s Fair Youth sonnets as read by ...
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wise Thoughts
Marcus Dickey Horley, Curator of Access Projects at Tate Modern, looks at 100 years of LGBT art from the Tate collection in his illustrated lecture. Whether by LGBT artists, or dealing with LGBT subjects, this is a chance to see how the Tate collection reflects LGBT diversity within its collection. The talk is suitable for people of all ages. This ...
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm Artrix Arts Centre
Join us from 6.30pm as we celebrate LGBT History Month for the SIXTH year running in partnership with Bromsgrove District Council. This FREE family-friendly event features stalls, refreshments, face painting and rounds off with a FREE screening of the 1988 original film of ‘Hairspray’ starring Ricki Lake, Debbie Harry and Divine.
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm Sutton Central Library
A presentation by Chris Park of the LGBT History Project, based on the material on display in the libraries of the London Borough of Sutton.
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm University of York (ask for details)
Dr Paul Johnson will give a talk on LGBT rights and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). This issue is currently very topical given the Conservative Party proposals to reform the relationship between the UK and the ECtHR. Paul will examine how important the ECtHR has been for the development of LGBT rights in the UK, and why it ...
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm Print Room Café
A quiz on LGBT+ women’s history, including a pictures round and exciting prizes for the winners and runners-up. Form a team in advance or on the night. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. All welcome – no need to be a UCL student!
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm Contact
THEATRE Amy is a sex worker. Her sister, Rosana, is a shaven-headed lesbian. They are both feminists. In Sister they present a bold and unflinching examination of themselves: their family bonds, shared experiences, and the differing paths their lives have taken. Sister is a powerful and joyous performance exploring feminism and choice. PLEASE NOTE: This show contains full nudity throughout. ...
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
MUSIC Opening this year’s Queer Contact Festival, we are delighted to welcome Fingersnap – the incredible voice of David McAlmont with musical partner and pianist Guy Davies. The popular duo make a welcome return to Manchester, with McAlmont and Butler hits, original material, astute covers and tracks from the Great American Songbook. Melodic, joyous and haunting by turns – an ...
Feb 5 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 14 @ 10:30 pm King's Head Theatre
After huge success in Dublin, Cape Town, Brighton and Edinburgh, and a sell-out Summer season at The King’s Head in August, the sexy South African returns for a limited season from January. The play is a edgy, fast paced and visceral exploration of male sexuality. It follows three intertwining story lines: an acting instructor as he coaches a young student ...
Feb 5 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 7 @ 10:30 pm Contact
THEATRE A show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. Eggs Collective Get A Round explores friendship, kindness and belonging against the backdrop of a big night out. Smart and energetic, entertaining and political, this is a piece of theatre that warms hearts and reeks of Blossom Hill. http://www.eggscollective.com PRAISE FOR EGGS COLLECTIVE ‘Laugh out loud funny ...
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day CAMBRIDGE BELFRY HOTEL
This free event is open to National Union of Teachers (NUT) members in the Eastern region who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans. Friday evening will provide an opportunity to network and socialise with other LGBT members, and Saturday will feature a number of sessions, including:  ‘Being Out in School’ panel discussion;  Making your workplace LGBT ...
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm Working Men's College
A FREE six week course which will explore LGBT History through crafts Unleash your creativity and to learn more about local and national LGBT* history in relation to art, craft and language Sample at least three simple crafting techniques (cross-stitch/embroidery/fabric-printing) • Identify a range of local and national historical facts on LGBT* history • Sample at least three simple crafting ...
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Working Men's College
An evening of exploration of sexual orientation contextualised within religion and belief with short presentations and Q&A with representatives from various faith, Including father Bernard Lynch and Dr Rusi Jaspal. Dr Rusi Jaspal is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Dr Jaspal ...
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Working men's College
An evening of exploration of sexual orientation contextualised within religion and belief with short presentations and Q&A with representatives from various faith, Including father Bernard Lynch and Dr Rusi Jaspal. Dr Rusi Jaspal is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Dr Jaspal ...
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm Nucleus Arts, Chatham
The Kent and Medway Community Action Group present an exhibition of mixed media work by various artists. The exhibition explores sexuality, gender, identity, love and equality as part of LGBT History Month 2015. Exhibition preview with live music by Jayne Snow & Leah Gaynor on Friday 6th February 6-8pm.
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm TBC
Dr Lola Frost, Leverhulme Artist in Residence at Kings College London, Winter Pride UK Arts Award winner Hollie Mackenzie, and Dr Iain MacKenzie from the Centre for Critical Thought discuss the possibilities of art and how they have explored these possibilities as practices of resistance. This looks set to be a talk that will inspire debate, challenge perception and broaden ...
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Contact
DEBATE To shed a little light on our diverse community’s desires, DIVA magazine has invited five speakers to open up a lively and arousing debate. Featuring: Campbell X Sarah Graham (addiction expert) Dr. Rachel Morris (Cosmopolitan Magazine) Dr. Monica Pearl (The University of Manchester) Kathy McGuirk (The Lesbian and Gay Foundation) Hosted by: DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska. http://www.divamag.co.uk NOTES Suitable ...
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
York LGBT History Month 2015 is set to start in style with an exciting evening featuring live music from local bands, an exhibition by a local artist, speeches, a quiz and short films including Screen Yorkshire’s award-winning Private Life. In addition to all the fun, the event will provide a great opportunity for networking with LGBT groups and organisations, event ...
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
OUTINGS By Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott Friday 6 February 7.30pm Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley’s did, but for whoever’s saying ‘I’m gay’ it’s a life-changing moment. Inspired by recent high-profile ‘comings-out’, this powerful, funny and confessional collation of over 20 true stories is performed by an acclaimed cast of four comics, joined by a ...
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
OUTINGS By Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott Friday 6 February 7.30pm Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Dalely’s did, but for whoever’s saying ‘I’m gay’ it’s a life-changing moment. Inspired by recent high-profile ‘comings out’, this powerful, funny and confessional collation of over 20 true stories is performed by an acclaimed cast of four comics, joined by ...
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Holiday Inn Birmingham
The NASUWT will be once again hosting its highly successful LGBT Teachers’ Conference in early February 2015. This event will provide LGBT teachers with the opportunity to share experiences, receive information, advice and support and network with colleagues from across the UK. There will be a range of guest speakers and the opportunity to engage in professional development workshops This ...
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Todmorden Library
Speakers in the morning: Jan Bridget, David Glover, Helena Whitbread plus BBC Documentary (1994) A Skirt Through History: A Marriage. Break for lunch. Afternoon BBC film The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Contact
An exciting day of short films, performances and in-conversation events showcasing LGBT storytelling worldwide and including the launch of LGBT media award – the Janus Award in film and transmedia. @QueerMediaUK http://www.queermediauk.wordpress.com GUESTS: V-Squared aka Vinny and Luke (YouTube stars) John Bird Media (blogger) Greg Thorpe (DJ, freelance writer) Anna McNay (arts editor, DIVA) Paul Brand (Northern Political Correspondent, ITV) ...
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us to explore York’s LGBT history at this special roadshow. York Castle Museum’s Assistant Curator and York LGBT History Month Assistant Coordinator Philip Newton and City Archivist Victoria Hoyle will share the limited LGBT objects and archives already in the city’s collections. Bring your own objects, documents and stories to preserve, as the first step in building a new ...
Feb 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Lancashire Archives
Join us at Lancashire Archives for a very special, afternoon meeting – the first of a trio for LGBT History Month. Find out more about the past seven years of Lancashire’s LGBT Network, share your ideas about the future, enjoy a variety of interesting talks, add your information to the NHS LGBT timeline and join in with this opportunity to ...
Feb 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm M Shed,
Cheryl Morgan – A Potted History of Gender Variance Because trans rights have only recently been talked about in public, many people assume that being trans is a modern invention, perhaps something invented by psychiatrists. However, gender-variant people have always been with us. Cheryl Morgan takes us on a tour of some notable cases from history, and makes the case ...
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Gorilla
DANCE After sold out success at Queer Contact 2014, The House of Suarez return bigger and better! Club culture meets high art, as Vogue Houses come together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy in a catwalk spectacular reminiscent of 1970s/80s New York at its most glamorous. http://www.houseofsuarez.co.uk NOTES Suitable for over 18s. This event will take place ...
Feb 7 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 4:00 am Kraak Gallery
CLUB Hip Hop, house and electro club night focusing on female headliners, a strong feminist aesthetic and concept driven stage production. Witch*unt is Manchester Evening News’ most exciting club night of 2014 and will be celebrating its first birthday as part of Queer Contact 2015. NOTES Suitable for over 18s only. This event will take place at Kraak Gallery, 11 ...