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.

Jan
30
Tue
Her Not Him @ Theatre503
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Her Not Him @ Theatre503 | England | United Kingdom

Bea, an older woman, comes out late in life. She nabs herself a young lover, Ellie, who has aspirations of starting a family and putting them both on a path to domestic bliss. Then Bea meets Jemima, who catches her eye and steels her away from Ellie. It all falls apart when Bea finally meets James, the boy beneath Jemima’s make-up, wigs and glamour, who doesn’t excite her quite as much.

Her Not Him marks Lughnacy Productions’ debut: a comedy drama exploring the things that keep us going in life, relationships that don’t fall under tidy labels, and the very human missteps we make when it comes to sexuality and sexual politics.

Lughnacy Productions is a new female-led theatre company of multi-disciplined artists, set up in 2017 to perform works with a female and LGBTQ focus.

Jan
31
Wed
Changing Minds Launch @ York Room, Redbridge Central Library
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Changing Minds Launch @ York Room, Redbridge Central Library

Redbridge Rainbow Community in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage invite you to the launch of ‘Changing Minds’ video documentary and exhibition along with a drama therapy workshop by Dramatherapist Dan Skili ‘Sharing Stories, Sharing Memories’.

The “Changing Minds” project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has recorded and preserved the experiences of LGBT+ people living and working in the London Borough of Redbridge, and living with mental health problems.

Feb
1
Thu
From Bedroom to Battle Ground @ Hackney Museum
Feb 1 – May 19 all-day
From Bedroom to Battle Ground @ Hackney Museum

‘From Bedroom to Battleground’ has been created by members of Project Indigo, a local LGBTQI+ youth group run by Off Centre, a mental health and wellbeing charity. Facilitated by artist Liv Wynter, this exhibition shares the voices of Project Indigo members, who hope that by opening up about their personal stories, they can help teach people what it’s like to be young and LGBTQI+ in Hackney.

The ‘Out and About’ display is a collaborative wallpaper design project between artist Angela Groundwater and Out and About, an LGBTQI+ group for people aged 50 and over. Hidden within the traditional wallpaper pattern are the stories of five group members, told through objects of personal significance to them. The custom-made wallpaper weaves a narrative out of illustrations, inspired by art workshops to create the piece looking at the unique challenges older people face 51 years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.

From Bedroom to Battleground: An exhibition of young LGBTQIA people’s stories @ Hackney Museum
Feb 1 – May 5 all-day
From Bedroom to Battleground: An exhibition of young LGBTQIA people's stories @ Hackney Museum

This exhibition was created by members of the LGBT+ youth group Project Indigo and it shares their dreams, worries and hopes. The young members of Project Indigo hope that by sharing their stories they can help to teach people what it’s like to be young and LGBT+ and to make life just a little bit easier for one another.

The exhibition was facilitated by artist Liv Wynter and the project was funded by renown street artist Stik, with funds raised through the auction of his iconic ‘Hackney Pride Banner’ commissioned by Hackney Council for London Pride 2016.

LGBT+ Social Mapping of Deptford @ Deptford
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
LGBT+ Social Mapping of Deptford @ Deptford

As this years LGBT history month is entitled ‘Geography, Mapping the World’ I am continuing my social mapping project on LGBT+ history, experiences and spaces in Deptford. Last year I spoke to and interviewed a number of local organisations and individuals who told me of the personal experiences in Deptford as a member of the LGBT+ community. The results were very interesting. I asked participants to mark the map with their personal experiences. Some people labelled their favourite bars and restaurants, some marked the places they had experienced abuse or harassment, and other recalled LGBT-friendly places in Deptford that no longer exist.

Please see the website for further details.

🌈💫 If you would like to contribute your own LGBT+ experience of Deptford or share a memory of old LGBT+ spaces feel free to email me or find me on Twitter. All contributions will be added to the online map (see link) and can be anonymous. 🌈💫

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmaKMullin

Sapphic Suffragettes: The key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women @ LSE Library
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm
Sapphic Suffragettes: The key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women @ LSE Library

One hundred years on from the first granting of the vote in Britain, Hilary McCollum presents on the key role of lesbians and bi women in the fight for women’s citizenship. It explores the evidence that a number of the women leading the campaign for women’s suffrage were lesbians/had relationships with other women. These women include Commander-in-Chief Christabel Pankhurst; Chief Organisers Annie Kenney, Grace Roe and Olive Bartels; and leading militants Emily Wilding Davison, Mary Leigh and Lilian Lenton. It will also consider how concerns about such relationships fuelled the split in 1907, which gave rise to the Women’s Freedom League. Whilst there has been some recognition of sexual relationships between women within the movement, the extent of such relationships among the WSPU’s (Women’s Social and Political Union) leading figures is underexplored

LGBT Poetry Evening – Making Memories @ Tower Hamlets Local History Museum London
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBT Poetry Evening - Making Memories @ Tower Hamlets Local History Museum London | England | United Kingdom

LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson will be poeting at a lovely LGBTQ poetry evening in Dagenham hosted by ELOP! It’s called “Making Memories”, and will be at Tower Hamlets Local History Archive Museum, 6-8pm.

 

Feb
2
Fri
Loudest Whispers 2018 – Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018

Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.

Our preview night is on Friday 2nd February 2018 in The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross

Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.

Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in Sainsbury Wing entrance for 6.30 (Numbers may be limited)

Question 13: What is The Substance of Bisexuality? @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
Question 13: What is The Substance of Bisexuality? @ Omnibus Theatre

For ages 16 +
In this solo conversation-musical, which is totally a thing, bisexual theatre maker Jenifer Toksvig asks all the really big and important questions…
…Is bisexuality invisible, does it get erased, or is it just pretend? Yes, but what actually is a conversation-musical? A conversical? Would you like a chocolate?
Jenifer takes us through 12 genuine questions in her quest for the answer to that crucial Question 13.
“I just wanted more.”
Always a Critic Podcast (possibly just talking about the chocolate)
This show contains sexual references, rude drawings, and swearing. Adults only.
Trigger warning: sexual assault.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Club Kali LGBT History Month Celebration @ Kolis
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 3:00 am
Club Kali LGBT History Month Celebration @ Kolis

Join us to celebrate our Queer achievements with our Queer community in unity! Club Kali DJ’s will spin tunes from around the world from Hollywood to Bollywood. Plus Live performance on stage, all in true colourful Club Kali style. £6 Guest List* email names to info@clubkali.com by 12pm Friday 2 feb. See website details www.clubkali.com

Feb
3
Sat
Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 @ 6:00 am
Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Fifty LGBTQ+ creative practitioners. Two days to write and rehearse.
And tons of tiny LGBTQ+ shows spontaneously devised by collaborators who may have only just met.Spend the weekend bearing witness to the incredible creating and crafting or simply join us for the performance on Sunday.
“Exhausting, frenzied, funny, touching, human, daring, experimenting, ukulele-ing, sweating. laughing, encouraging, love, respect, celebration, and whatever the word is for when you think you’re going to be frightened and nervous and useless and then it just doesn’t happen like that and everything is amazing.”
Previous Participant
Trigger warnings: devised, improvised work may spontaneously include sexual content and diverse triggers.

Gift Tickets £5
Please consider adding some Gift Tickets to your order. These will be used to subsidise Pay What You Can tickets.
Pay What You Can Tickets £0-£20
Subsidised tickets may be available in increments of £5. Please enquire at Box Office.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library

This activity-led jargon-free workshop will be facilitated by Virginia Heath and Liam Livings. They’ll use 8 techniques to help you develop believable characters. Each technique is designed to appeal to a variety of people with different learning style preferences from visual, auditory, reading & kinaesthetic. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in writing, whether poetry or prose.
Here’s what previous delegates said about this workshop:
‘I have come home with a head full of characters just waiting to be unleashed!’
‘Have really enjoyed the day & come away fired up ready to kickass into all my new characters!’
Virginia Heath writes witty, fast-paced romances filled with feisty heroines and mouth-watering heroes that she would want to fall in love with. http://www.virginiaheathromance.com/
Liam Livings writes gay romances with British humour and plenty of sparkle. http://www.liamlivings.com/

Drag Me To Love @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Drag Me To Love @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
So, imagine this. You are 14 years old and you are a drag queen. It’s golden stilettos, ripped fishnets, shoulder pads, and neon bobs. It’s Doncaster, 2009.
A Bonnie and the Bonnenets production
This autobiographical show combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling. Set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter, we follow Cameron as he throws himself into a pair of 6-inch stilettos. But not everything is as it seems and slowly the glamorous world of drag fades away. We will laugh. We will cry. We will sing and we will dance. You are bound to fall as we drag you into love.
“Fun, flirty and full of classic musical hits”
A Younger Theatre
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
4
Sun
Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night @ Tipsy Bar
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night @ Tipsy Bar

PoetryLGBT started in January 2015 in Hackney, London

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

Up to 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 or take a chance and sign up on the night.

Tipsy Bar, 20 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney London N16 7XN

Feb
5
Mon
Loudest Whispers 2018 – Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 5 – Apr 19 all-day
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018
Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.
The Exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, except Bank Holidays.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross
Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.
Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

The Soul of Wittgenstein @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Soul of Wittgenstein @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 12+
If a dying man questioned what you were doing with your life, how would you answer? And would it be something that you were willing to admit?
1941.Guy’s Hospital, London. A battered copy of War and Peace, an illiterate Cockney dying of cancer, and a philosopher handing out pills. Is this all that defines them, or could they become something more? Written by Ron Elisha, winner of four Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, The Soul of Wittgenstein is a “perfectly paced … tragically beautiful play” (A Younger Theatre). It is simultaneously pertinent and engrossing, amusingly confrontational, yet tender. Directed by award-winning Dave Spencer, the play asks what happens when we open up, when we put aside our differences, and when we force ourselves to feel.
★ ★ ★ ★ “effortless … a scintillating, subtle and intense play”
London Theatre1.com
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
6
Tue
Bar Wotever 6th February! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feb 6 all-day
Bar Wotever 6th February! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The legendary Bar Wotever, created in 2005, is one of the world’s longest running weekly queer performance events. Every Tuesday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, we welcome friends old and new to enjoy live music, cabaret, comedy, dance, spoken word, community news and whatever else tickles our fancy. Friendly, fun, inclusive, meaningful and truly spectacular. Doors at 7pm, show 8.30-10.30pm, DJs pre and post show, closes midnight! Different line ups each week. This weeks headliners are Shakona Fire and Kayla MacQuarrie.

Feb
8
Thu
Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art @ Queen Mary University of London
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art @ Queen Mary University of London | England | United Kingdom

What drives artists to extreme performances, blood-shedding or endurance work? What traces are left on both the performer and the participant during one-to-one encounters? What kind of intimacy is created when sexualities are performed in public? Drawing from the pains and pleasures of subversive parenting, sexual/asexual encounters, tattoo and skin-based practices and Black dance communities, artists and writers discuss the affective relations involved in live art practices.

Presentations by Ivan Lupi, Rachael Young, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0, Nicola Hunter and keynote lecture by Dominic Johnson (Reader in Performance and Visual Culture, Queen Mary University of London). Moderated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou (co-directors at Arts Feminism Queer). #performingromance

The event will be followed by a drink reception.

This symposium is part of the live art club night and multi-disciplinary exhibition ‘DEEP TRASH Romance’, taking place on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. For more information visit https://cuntemporary.org/deep-trash-romance/. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/344849552648625/ Web: https://cuntemporary.org/love-pain-and-intimacy-in-live-art/

Book Launch: Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT rights in Britain @ Amnesty International UK
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Book Launch: Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT rights in Britain @ Amnesty International UK

Lawrence and Wishart, the Trades Union Congress and Amnesty UK are proud to sponsor an LGBT History Month book launch to mark the publication of Peter Purton’s account of LGBT organising and mobilising in British trade unions. He records a movement that tranformed UK unions into “Champions of Equality” over one generation, against the backdrop of fierce workplace struggles, stigmatisation of LGBT teens through Section 28, and the calamity of HIV and AIDS.

Peter is the former LGBT officer of the TUC and was at the forefront of many of the struggles described. He will be joined for a panel discussion by Maria Exhall of the CWU, current LGBT representative on the TUC General Council, Carola Towle, LGBT Officer of UNISON, and Mke Jackson, veteran of Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners LGSM. The panel, which will look to the past, present and future, will be moderated by Shane Enright, Amnesty UK’s trade union campaigner and veteran LGBT activist. There will be an opportunity for questions from the floor.

The panel will be followed by a “village fete” reception with activism and trade union stalls, wines and refreshments and retro 80’s and 90’s sounds and an opportunity to share solidarity and to show that love is a human right.
Peter Purton will be signing copies of Champions of Equality at the reception.

Attendance is free but booking via Eventbrite is ESSENTIAL.

The event is hosted by Amnesty UK’s Trade Union Network and Amnesty UK’s LGBTI Network.

Feb
9
Fri
Beyond The Binary @ Lomography Gallery Soho
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Beyond The Binary @ Lomography Gallery Soho

February marks the 13th queer history month in the UK since it was instated in 2003 in the wake of the abolishment of section 28. Join us for the opening of the exhibition entitled: Beyond the Binary by photographers Geoff Brokate & Kaye Martindale. Beyond The Binary is a photographic series that concerns itself in the evolving role of gender and sexuality within culture. Geoff and Kaye sought out ‘non-conventional’ families that reconfigure our understanding of how a family is made up. Beyond the Binary offers a focused look at the ways in which the traditional family model has changed in the UK to encompass same-sex couples, non-binary partnerships and transgender families.
This very special opening will include Performances from the SPIT! Collective.
The group, made up of artist Carlos Motta, art writer John Arthur Peetz and choreographer & dancer Carlos Maria Romero. They reflect on gay politics and manifestos post 1960 in order to evoke questions about LGBTQUIA+ experience today.

There will be complimentary drinks. This event is free to the public. (We will be collecting donations for the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Homeless/Crisis Shelter & Community Hub the outside project.)
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Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery | England | United Kingdom

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library

“Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in a war zone and write about it so perfectly. Moving, fascinating and completely hilarious – it’s got it all, as has the man himself!’ Miranda Hart.
All as seen in the show of the number one best seller! How a West End cabaret star accidentally ended up in Iraq. Drying his pink ballet tights on the anti-blast wall, using his Kevlar helmet as a wash bag, ending up on the naughty tank…
Come find out more at this special event!

BRUCE @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm
BRUCE @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For Ages 12+
Written and performed by Georgia Bruce, Bruceincorporates drag and musical comedy.
The show takes the traditional character comedy formula, queers it up, shakes it up and adds a healthy dose of Dolly Parton for good measure. A step en route to Georgia’s solo Fringe debut in 2018.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
10
Sat
DEEP TRASH Romance @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
DEEP TRASH Romance @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Cruise through our pleasure palace and let the waning crescent of the moon enlighten you on 10 February 2018… Deep Trash is back for an out of the ordinary, anti-Valentine affair oozing with bad romance!

Interactive cyber love, queer erotic video works, installations of ‘perverse sexualities’, cruising experiences, romantic machines, subversive maternal intimacies, eco-sex sessions, one-to-one skin encounters, live feminist porn interventions, dark and camp songs of seduction, radical self-love, a pole-dancing chrysalis ambient, butch & femme cabaret, magic tricks and… free ear piercings!

Dressing up (or undressing) highly encouraged.

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Deep Trash is a one night only exhibition-cum-performance-club-night featuring live performances, installations, artworks, visuals and videos spread over 3 floors by 50 artists in East London’s Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. #deeptrash

The venue will be open from 8pm, with a 1h30min long curated screening on loop, an exhibition area, interactive installations and all-night performances reflecting on all dark or positive aspects of romance. #DTromance

Smaragda34 DJ set will highlight the perverse and sanguine aspects of romance with a mix of trash and pop to queercore, punk and emo. To end the night, Nadine Artois (Pxssy Palace) and Nadine Davis (BBZ) will bring you two dancefloors full of deep house, hip-hop, reggaeton, funky, ballroom and afrobeats.

On Thursday 8 February 2018, the conference ‘Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art’ at Queen Mary University (London) will introduce some of the artists and their work. Presentations by Ivan Lupi, Rachael Young, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0, Nicola Hunter and keynote lecture by Dominic Johnson (Reader in Performance and Visual Culture, Queen Mary University of London). #performingromance

This programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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PERFORMANCES: Flaviana Xavier Antunes Sampaio / Ivan Lupi / Jen Smethurst / Louise Orwin / Mystical Femmes [Katy Jalili & Tallulah Haddon] / Nicola Hunter / Philip Bedwell / Rachael Young / Sadiq Sadiq & Vendetta Vain / Senith / Slavina + Lidia Ravviso [music by Lady Maru] / Stephen Eyre / Tom Thom / VORTESSA [Lady Helena Vortex & Miss Giovanna Maria Casetta]

VIDEOS: Amanda Wolf / Alex Hovet / Agnes Momirski / Colette Copeland & Adam George / Diana Galimzyanova / Daniela Zahlner / Eggs and Legs and Kleitos Kyriakides / Georgia Day / Jam Steward / Jamie Janković / Jason Bernagozzi / Joy Kolaitis feat. Anna Goula / Kassandra Powell / Lulika / Marilou Poncin & Fannie Sosa / Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway / Rosie Gibbens / Sexon & Sharpe / Tone Haldrup Lorenzen

ARTWORKS: Anjali Prashar-Savoie & Hugh Hathaway / Craestor / Cyber Cesspool / Eliza Goroya / Face The Strange / Indigo Rain / Joseph Ridgeon / Lulu Fan / Nicol Parkinson & Phoebe Patey-Ferguson / Noe Warren [Leo Leander] / Prawnstarpoems [Amanda Hohenberg] / Rosina Godwin / Studio Prokopiou / Sugar & Ginger / TAXI [Suman & Sourav] / Vanane / VenidaDevenida

MUSIC: Smaragda34 / Nadine Artois (Pxssy Palace) / Nadine Davis (BBZ)

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Price Information

Online: £8 (1st wave) / £10 (2nd wave)

Door: £10 (before 9pm) / £12 (after 9pm)

Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/137227/chk/fcf5/ref/fbevent?widget-disable=true

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2011085509133266 Web: http://cuntemporary.org/deep-trash-romance/

General Information & Press

CUNTemporary

Arts | Feminism | Queer press@cuntemporary.org | www.cuntemporary.org

Deep Trash: https://www.facebook.com/DeepTrashClub

Venue Information

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB

Poster Image: Nicola Hunter, Motherfucker © the artist, 2017

I Guess Ideally I’d Be Me @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
I Guess Ideally I’d Be Me @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 12+
Being you sounds nice, but we don’t know who you are.
Or who we are for that matter. Maybe we are what we (who we) want? Poet and Playwright Hal Coase and actor and theatre maker Mary Higgins present an exciting night of poetry readings and monologues about desire, doubt, and what they might have to say to each other.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

HOMOSTASH presents the 12th official TUC LGBT History Month party for London, East & South East region @ Five Miles
Feb 10 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 11 @ 4:00 am
HOMOSTASH presents the 12th official TUC LGBT History Month party for London, East & South East region @ Five Miles | England | United Kingdom

Homostash has the honour to host the official party for the 12th annual London, South East and East region TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month UK. This year’s theme is celebrating EU LGBTIQ contributions in London, South East and East of England (and possible consequences of Brexit for the community) so we are bringing you a diverse mix of DJs, performers, speakers and artists who will make this an incredible one-off event you shouldn’t miss!

Chaka Khan’t will open the night with happy sounds, followed by resident DJ Tafkanik, Pavliné and Anahita Shamsaei who will play the finest tech house and techno & will culminate in a rave style party the Five Miles club is famous for!

The event will be hosted by Mark T Cox and Lulu Love who will be also one of the performers alongside Alexander Dodge Huber aka Pierre Rot and Michal. The official speakers will be Dr Maria Exall (TUC LGBT Committee Chair and Member of the TUC General Council) and Maurizio Tyke Rodorigo (Director of the Italian Trade Union Centre, London).

Alongside this event, we will premiere Nick Finegan’s short film on queer identities “Paradise Special”.

Feb
11
Sun
XPOSED @ Southwark Playhouse
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
XPOSED @ Southwark Playhouse

Following two sold out shows, Full Disclosure Theatre are proud to present XPOSED, a new writing night of eight short plays revealing the naked and entertaining truths about queer life. Whatever your preference, come discover the latest talent from a company passionate about discovering unheard voices within the community and showcasing LGBTQ+ stories. XPOSED will be staged to tie in with the celebration of LGBT History Month.

★★★★★ ‘Triumph of a showcase which London desperately needs more of.’ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ London Pub Theatres, Planet Nation, DIVA, London Theatre 1, BOYZ

‘Full disclosure is a marvel of a company. Creating theatre that is committed, relevant and gloriously entertaining, while bringing new writers, directors and performers into the spotlight.’ Rikki Beadle-Blair

Feb
12
Mon
LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS (A South London Gays event) @ The Bread & Roses pub @ The Bread and Roses pub
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS (A South London Gays event) @ The Bread & Roses pub @ The Bread and Roses pub | England | United Kingdom

“Alfred Bruce Douglas, you are charged that between 1891 and 1900 you did wilfully cause the physical, artistic and psychological murder of Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, author and gay liberation pioneer; and further, that you did conspire to contrive the death of his first and greatest lover, Robert Baldwin Ross, critic and gay liberation pioneer, between 1905 and 1918.” For the prosecution: Peter Scott-Presland; for the defence: Andrew Lumsden, QC. You are the jury.

Feb
13
Tue
Pride in STEM presents: Out Thinkers – LGBT History in Science @ The Burlington Arms
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pride in STEM presents: Out Thinkers - LGBT History in Science @ The Burlington Arms | England | United Kingdom

In our first event of the year, Pride in STEM celebrates LGBT History month! Join our speakers who will be examining the historical side of science – who are the unsung heroes from years gone by? Who advanced their field and is a queer icon?

The venue will be open from 6pm, with the event starting at 7pm. The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.

The event is free to attend but booking a ticket is required due to the size of the venue.

Out Thinkers serves to showcase the talent of LGBT+ researchers, providing a platform where people can talk about their scientific work while truly being themselves. Out Thinkers events feature a range of phenomenal speakers talking about their research and experiences as LGBT+ individuals in academia.

The Love that dare not speak its name @ Wanstead Library
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Love that dare not speak its name @ Wanstead Library | England | United Kingdom

Join Nick Dobson for a brief history of gay literature featuring five of the greatest writers in the English Language including Oscar Wilde and E. M. Forster.

Queer Night Scenes: UCL Urban Lab at Museum of London @ Museum of London
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Night Scenes: UCL Urban Lab at Museum of London @ Museum of London | England | United Kingdom

Museum of London Salon: Queer Night Scenes
Conversations and provocations on queer space in the city, past, present and future

13 February 2018, 7pm
Advanced booking required. Tickets available via Museum of London website.

Curated by UCL Urban Laboratory, this salon will queerly reimagine the 1931 Beaux Arts Ball in New York, a famously peculiar moment in urban history.

Join us to celebrate the ways that LGBTQ+ people and communities create night-spaces in the city. We will think together about how LGBTQ people have contributed to urban change in London, as well as the specific challenges and opportunities LGBTQ communities face in queering the capital at night.

The evening will be hosted by Dr Sharon Husbands (Naked Boys Reading, Ask Dr Shaz) and will feature performances and provocations from:

Travis Alabanza, OBSTACLE
Travis will read poetry from ‘before i step outside (you love me)’, including OBSTACLE, which details of experiences of harassment on a night out.
Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. Known for increasingly paving much of the UK conversation around trans politics, Alabanza has become a staple part of the London queer scene and further afield. Twitter: @travisalabanza http://travisalabanza.co.uk/

Chardine Taylor-Stone, They Only Love Us When We are Not There
Chardine will speak on the experience of reviving the Shim Sham club; and on liaising with straight venues to produce a queer club night.
Chardine is an award-winning cultural producer, writer and feminist activist. She is the founder of Black Girls Picnic a global movement in collective self care for Black women and girls, Stop Rainbow Racism and bangs the drums in Black feminist punk band Big Joanie. In 2017 she won the British LGBT award for contribution to LGBTQIA life. https://chardinetaylorstone.com/

Planning Out and Friends of the Joiners Arms in conversation
A discussion about the challenges and potentials of queering space in new urban developments – how well does the planning system work for LGBTQ+ spaces and communities? What spaces should be protected and how? How do London and the UK compare with other contexts?
Co-founded by Simon Brooksbank and Rob Krzyszowski, Planning Out is a network of LGBT+ urban planners. Friends of the Joiners Arms are a campaign group seeking to save and evolve The Joiners Arms https://thejoinersliveson.wordpress.com/

Stuart Feather, Political Protest and LGBTQIA+ Spaces
Stuart will speak from his book, ‘Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens’ (2016) http://www.zero-books.net/books/blowing-lid

Fabulous Façades, Ben Campkin, Laura Marshall, Zia Forrai, Gabrielle Basso Ricci, Sebastian Buser and Thomas Kendall
Queer readings of planning applications in the mode of the 1931 New York Beaux Arts Ball. This moment, when modernist architects famously masqueraded as their own buildings, will be evoked to highlight the bureaucracy and ephemera underpinning London’s LGBTQ+ night-spaces, bringing to life evidence collated as part of Urban Lab’s research project LGBTQ+ Nightlife in London.

Dress code: anything goes. We’ll be personifying our favourite queer spaces and any ball-goers who want to join us in DIY city-themed drag, or dress to evoke their favourite queer space, are more than welcome.

Entry £15 (£11 conc.) and includes a French 75 (a popular cocktail in 1930s New York and London). **Tickets available**.

Curated by Ben Campkin and Laura Marshall (UCL Urban Laboratory) in partnership with the Museum of London, City Now City Future, a season of ideas, debate and inspiration.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/210631462841466/
Twitter @lgbtqiLDN #QueerScenes

Film Screening: The Circle (Der Kreis) @ Hackney Attic
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Film Screening: The Circle (Der Kreis) @ Hackney Attic | England | United Kingdom

Swiss docudrama, written and directed by Stefan Haupt, screening for LGBT History Month 2018, which has a theme of Geography: Mapping the World.

Zurich, 1956. The young shy teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organization DER KREIS (The Circle), whose publication unites the fragile yet vibrant post World War II gay community in Switzerland. Upon meeting cabaret singer and female impersonator Röbi Rapp, Ernst falls head over heels in love, and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and acceptance of his homosexuality. For Röbi, it is a relationship that proves to last a lifetime.

Featuring a unique blend of narrative and documentary formats with the modern day protagonists commenting on the scripted sequences of the film, THE CIRCLE deftly charts the increasing repression against homosexuals in Zurich as the two young and very different men fight for their love, and, together with their friends, for the rights of gays.

This is an informal screening in our Attic Events Bar, there will be table seating and you are free to get up, wander around and enjoy a drink throughout the film.

Tickets £6

The Break-Up Monologues @ Poplar Union
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Break-Up Monologues @ Poplar Union

Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?!

As part of our What’s Love Got to do With It? Season, award-winning comedian, author and Radio 4 regular, Rosie Wilby, hosts a themed comedy storytelling night, The Breakup Monologues.

The show features a rotating cast of acclaimed performers and follows Rosie’s trilogy of solo pieces on love and relationships and her book, Is Monogamy Dead?

Guests on the night:

Multi award-winner Pippa Evans
Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Best Show nominee and BBC Talent Hotlist featured Elf Lyons
Melbourne-born festival regular and internationally renowned Sarah Bennetto
Highly inventive multimedia performance artist Paula Varjack

Feb
14
Wed
Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm
Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library | England | United Kingdom

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of our film night. Come along and view a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The films document a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and charts the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Featuring some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection begins with a 1909 film featuring a drag queen competing for a prize, while later films explore the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences, and the fight for transgender rights in the European Court. It’s a wonderful collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.
Film collection supplied by the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) a registered charity bringing non-commercial films to audiences who may not normally have access to them. In collaboration with the British Film Institute they have launched Britain on Film on Tour – a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.
Please note: the programme contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect audience members with photosensitive epilepsy.
Free. Just turn up. Popcorn will be provided.
Information: Contact Rhonda on 020 8708 2409 or email rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.org.uk.

Feb
15
Thu
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:00 pm
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)

Celebrating LGBT History Month this exhibition on the history of local LGBTQ+ people and communities delves into the Southwark Archives to uncover a world of queer culture and forgotten stories.

Looking back to the 18th and 19th century we discover key Trans histories in the stories of ‘female husbands’ like James Allen who was born a woman but spent his life living as a man with his wife in Bermondsey. In the gorgeous 1930s photographs of Tooley Street lad Ralph Hall we see a life of domestic happiness with his lover Monty and their love letters written when Ralph was posted off to war.

Into the 1960s we enter a time of glorious pub drag culture followed by the emergence of the gay disco scene pioneered by DJ Tricky Dicky in 1970s Camberwell as well as saucy drag shows and boozy dancing at the fabulous Ship & Whale.

Moving into the 80s, through the amazing work of forgotten local groups like the Southwark Sappho Sisters, Peckham Black Women’s Centre Lesbians, Gay Men In Southwark and the Black Gay & Lesbian Centre we come to understand how Southwark’s LGBTQ+ community confronted key issues of the time, campaigning against Section 28 and fighting for rights that were finally realised in the 1990s and 2000s.

The exhibition has been curated by Chris Scales (Heritage Officer, Southwark Council) with production support from Rina Mushonga. Supported by Southwark LGBT Network.

“How Arena 3 saved my life”: Lesbian networking before the Internet @ LSE Library (Education Room)
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm
“How Arena 3 saved my life”: Lesbian networking before the Internet @ LSE Library (Education Room) | England | United Kingdom

In these days of Diva, dating sites and meet-ups, it’s easy to forget that as recently fifty years ago, simply finding each other was a real challenge for lesbians. Jane Traies details the arrival of the very first lesbian newsletter, Arena Three, in 1964, which was a quiet revolution. This presentation foregrounds the oral testimonies of older lesbians whose lives were changed by this new contact with other women like themselves.

There will also be original copies of Arena Three from the 1960s and 1970s, collected by the Hall-Carpenter Archive, available to see.

Badge Making: Family activities for LGBT+ History Month @ LSE Library (Gallery)
Feb 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Badge Making: Family activities for LGBT+ History Month @ LSE Library (Gallery) | England | United Kingdom

What message do you want to wear? Come and be inspired by our collection of campaigning LGBTQ+ badges to design your own, then make one to take away. Aimed at ages 6-10 years approx. Drop in!

VIP Reception for the Launch of the (online) Exhibition ‘Rainbow Pilgrims’ @ Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VIP Reception for the Launch of the (online) Exhibition  'Rainbow Pilgrims' @ Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide | England | United Kingdom

The Reception for the Launch of the Rainbow Pilgrims (online) Exhibition
‘Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain’.

Be one of our VIP guests and snatch up an exclusive invitation to our reception – this is due to venue restrictions an invite only event and only a few tickets will be released publicly for LGBT History Month friends.

Enjoy speeches, screenings, schmooze & BAREFOOT wine tasting.

Future Past: the impact of LGBT+ History Today @ LSE Library (LSE Life - Workspace2, Ground Floor)
Feb 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

A panel discussion looking at the impact of past figures and campaigns and the lessons to be learnt today; with Steve Slack on ‘Edward Carpenter – His LGBT+ legacy’, Sue Sanders, ‘What did Section 28 do for us?’ and Meg-John Barker, ‘Non-Binary Gender Across Time and Space’.

Edward Carpenter – His LGBT+ legacy
Edward Carpenter is not as widely known about as he should be. His writings on LGBT+ issues, the life he lead as a lover of other men and his influence on modern day LGBT+ rights need to be recognised and celebrated. Here in Sheffield we are raising funds to have a public piece of art produced in his name. This is his story and the story of our journey to get him more widely recognised.

What did Section 28 do for us?
Section 28 had a profound effect on our community and our allies, many don’t understand how it came about or how we fought it. In these days of Trump DUP and May, we need to know how to be vigilant and have ideas on how to resist

Non-Binary Gender Across Time and Space
This presentation provides the brief – often hidden – history of the UK non-binary movement, based on the chapter on non-binary gender from Christine Burns’s recent edited collection ‘Trans Britain’. It traces the deep history of non-binary thinking about gender, as well as charting how gender is understood in different ways geographically – around the world. It then focuses in on the untold story of the years leading up to the current UK non-binary movement, and the very recent history of that movement which is currently moving very fast.

Meg-John Barker is an author, academic, activist and psychotherapist. A Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University in the United Kingdom.

Sue Sanders is Professor Emeritus at Harvey Milk Institute and is Chair of Schools OUT UK, an organisation for educators that helps them include LGBT people in the classroom.

Steve Slack is Chief Executive of SAYiT, which works with young LGBT+ people and on the Friends of Edward Carpenter Committee.

Feb
16
Fri
HIP @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 16 all-day
HIP @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 16+

Contains adult themes

A Brighton flat caught between two timelines and personalities.
Your host Jolie Booth welcomes you into her squat in 2002, before transporting you away in space and time, to the home of Anne Clarke during 70s Bohemian Brighton. A semi-autobiographical one-woman show based around found objects.
With a strong connection with her audience, Jolie will soon make you feel at home in her cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles. Her soothing and passionate storytelling interweaves Anne’s real letters and diaries with vestiges from her own life to reveal an immediate and clear association.
“An authentic and human exploration of inherently unstable modern tribalism”
Sick of the Fringe
“We are invited to explore questions around memory, tribe, kinship, and connections between lives”
Fringe Review
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 16 all-day
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

LGBTQ Love Late @ Greenwich Heritage Centre
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
LGBTQ Love Late @ Greenwich Heritage Centre

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust welcomes you to join us in marking LGBT History Month this February.

On the night you can expect free fizz on arrival, a wig making competition station, cocktails, and an exclusive performance from Grace Shush, when asked to describe the performance, Grace replied: ‘She is beauty, she is grace, she’s a hyper bearded Adele.’

You do not want to miss this.

The night will be themed around 1950s and 1960s, dressing accordingly is not required, but you might be rewarded for it.

LGBTQ Love Late will be photographed by our in-house photographer, please let a member of staff know on the night if you do not wish to be photographed.

This night is in honour of the LGBTQ community and looks particularly at the history in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. With support from the Metro Charity, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust is proud to present a night of celebration.

Tickets £9.50 | Free fizz on arrival | Free canapes | Cocktails, mocktails and beer on pay bar

Feb
17
Sat
Identity in Motion: A smart-phone-app-storytelling WORKSHOP (for LGBTQI+ BAMER young people) @ Islington Museum
Feb 17 all-day
Identity in Motion: A smart-phone-app-storytelling WORKSHOP (for LGBTQI+ BAMER young people) @ Islington Museum

Rainbow Pilgrims ‘Young People’s programme’ presents:
Identity in Motion – A Workshop facilitated by Vijay Patel

Learn how to create a quick and easy stop motion animation using cut-outs, photographs and more!
What makes you who you are? What people, experiences and places have shaped you? We will discuss these themes and give you the opportunity to create an animated story. You’ll have the chance to discover various stop motion animation techniques. There will be lots of visual materials to hand for creating your own story board and capturing your animation stills. Using the ‘Stop-Motion Movie Creator” smartphone app you’ll be able to create and publish your own short film.

Please note: it is advisable for participants to have their own smartphone to work with, or attend with someone who is able to share their device.

This workshop has a limited number of places, and is aimed at young people aged 14-25 – QTPoC; LGBTQI+ BAME & other minority backgrounds including faith, migrant, refugee/asylum seeker or LGBTQI+ GRT (Gypsy Roma Traveller) communities;
Conditions apply for safeguarding reasons, pls enquire with organiser before signing up.

Participants are invited to donate drafts/a copy of their work to the Rainbow Pilgrims archive collection (optional).

A Rainbow Pilgrims multi-media pop-up display can be found at the Islington Museum from 17 February 2018 for LGBT History Month.

Check out our full #LGBTHM18 programme

https://www.rainbowpilgrims.com/event/lgbt-history-month-2018-programme/

Mottistone & Paget: Partners in Design @ St Paul's Cathedral
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mottistone & Paget: Partners in Design @ St Paul's Cathedral

Mottistone and Paget: Partners in Design

St Paul’s Collections Department – free lunchtime talk
The Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral Crypt
Saturday 17.02.2018
13:00 – 14:00
John Seely & Paul Paget were brought together both in a life partnership and in a professional architectural practice. Both men were Surveyors of St Paul’s Cathedral and together they oversaw some of the most significant architectural additions to the building of the twentieth century. John was the eldest surviving son of the 1st Baron Mottistone. Born in 1899, he read architecture at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he met Paul Edward Paget. The son of a bishop, Paget was an extrovert and entertainer. The pair became inseparable: in Paget’s words, ‘it was just the marriage of two minds … we became virtually one person’. The pair went into business in 1922 and lived and worked together. This talk will look at the lives of the two men, how their personalities complemented one another and how the fruits of their partnership are reflected in the fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Wheelchair access is via a lift in the South Churchyard.

Tube: St Paul’s, Mansion House; Rail: City Thameslink, Blackfriars; 242,25,4,11

Feb
18
Sun
Really Want to Hurt Me – a new play about surviving homophobia in the ’80s by Ben SantaMaria @ Old Red Lion Theatre
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day
Really Want to Hurt Me - a new play about surviving homophobia in the '80s by Ben SantaMaria @ Old Red Lion Theatre

2 performances only of a searingly honest new play written and directed by Ben SantaMaria, performed by Ryan Price.

Devon, 1984-86. How do you survive being gay at high school with only Culture Club, Eurythmics and Tears for Fears on your side? A funny and painfully honest solo performance about beating the bullies with the magic force fields of pop music and acting in plays.

Raw confessions. Dancing to your Walkman. First crushes. Discovering The Smiths and the Cocteau Twins. A bittersweet celebration of those mixed-up teenage years. A long time ago… but maybe not all that different from now. “Do you really want to hurt me?”

Developed with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Once Upon a City @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Once Upon a City @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Sun 18 Feb, 11 am & 2pm

For ages 4-7 and their families.
Join us in this interactive storytelling session, as we follow the story of one brilliant princess in her journey from the North to the South of the City to meet another, equally brilliant princess.
Bring your imagination with you so we can build the story together, creating unexpected twists, eccentric characters and magical moments. Expect puppetry, shadow play and hilarious jokes as we head off on a storytelling adventure together.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Rainbow Families Day: Mapping our Families Across the World @ Idea Store
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

An event aimed at all families with children: storytelling, art, face painting, games, mini
disco to celebrate LGBT History. We will map our families across the world.

Feb
19
Mon
Amnesty International UK Present Inclusion For All with Shaun Dellenty @ Amnesty HQ
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Amnesty International UK Present Inclusion For All with Shaun Dellenty @ Amnesty HQ  | England | United Kingdom

Shaun Dellenty, an award-winning education trainer who works to positively prevent LGBT+ and identity-based prejudice in the UK education system, will present a talk on his multi-award winning programme, Inclusion for All, and its aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in UK schools from nursery upwards.
Inclusion for All is a programme of training and teaching strategies developed by Shaun that aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in schools, homes and communities, and thus significantly reduce incidents of prejudice-related bullying and language.
Rooted in schools and training, Inclusion for All empowers schools to develop cognitive empathy from the outset, to represent the diversity of family life in the 21st century without assumption or judgement and to take great joy in celebrating heritage and diversity in authentic individuals and whole school communities from the very first day in nursery. Shaun has also worked trained teachers on the Amnesty Teacher Programme for the past five years on positive LGBT+ inclusion and activism. Please join us for this inspiring and enlightening talk on education and LGBT+ inclusion. The Human Rights Action Centre will be open for an hour after the event for further discussion, networking and to meet with Shaun.

SPEAKER
A highly experienced ex school leader, Shaun Dellenty has trained teachers, parents, governors, school leadership teams and non-teaching staff in hundreds of primary, secondary, and faith schools around the UK in addition to lecturing at many initial teacher training faculties across the UK and abroad.
Shaun has advised on education policy at Westminster and his work has featured on television and in the national press. He was awarded the designation ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2016. Shaun was awarded the ‘Education Champion Award’ at Excellence in Diversity Awards in 2016 and his work was recently officially recognised by the 3 Faiths Forum.
Shaun Dellenty developed and piloted the programme Inclusion for All www.inclusionforall.co.uk
Twitter: @ShaunDellenty

Feb
20
Tue
Bar Wotever with The KOC Initiative 20th Feb! @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Bar Wotever with The KOC Initiative 20th Feb! @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The legendary Bar Wotever, created in 2005, is one of the world’s longest running weekly queer performance events. Every Tuesday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, we welcome friends old and new to enjoy live music, cabaret, comedy, dance, spoken word, community news and whatever else tickles our fancy. Friendly, fun, inclusive, meaningful and truly spectacular. Doors at 7pm, show 8.30-10.30pm, DJs pre and post show, closes midnight! Different line ups each week. This week with The KOC Initiative!

Love Happens Here – An LGBTQI+ Cabaret @ Stockwell Playhouse
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 10:30 pm
Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI+ Cabaret @ Stockwell Playhouse | England | United Kingdom

Like the LGBTQI community, their soundtrack is vast and diverse, from dance classics from big-voiced divas to soul searching slow jams that mirror struggles with self-acceptance and social rejection. Centre Stage London is proud of our LGBTQI members and the connection we have with this vibrant community and is excited to celebrate a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love in Love Happens Here: An LGBTQI Cabaret.

Think a mix of classics and modern jams: from Lou Reed to Lady Gaga, Somewhere Over The Rainbow to Dancing Queen, and songs from musicals like Fun Home, Kinky Boots and Taboo; Love Happens Here is a cabaret/concert mash-up of music celebrated and loved by the LGBTQI community and it’s Centre Stage allies.

This February, for three nights only, join us to celebrate love in all its forms and to be part of a celebration that symbolises everything rich, colourful, vibrant and courageous in our community.

Wordy Women – Three authors @ The Lounge, Chingford Assembly Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wordy Women - Three authors @ The Lounge, Chingford Assembly Hall

Three authors come together to celebrate LGBTQ History Month. Hosted by Chingford Lesbian Reading group. Kaite Welsh, author of ‘Wages of Sin” 2017, a Feminist Historical Crime Novel. Catherine Hall, winner of the Green Carnation prize, working on a new novel about the first female ice-cream seller. Olumide Popoola, author of ‘When we speak of nothing’ 2017,a story of two young black friends, struggling with different aspects of identity, at the time of the Tottenham riots.

Feb
21
Wed
Black Gay Ink 2 @ Brixton Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Black Gay Ink 2 @ Brixton Library

Black Gay Writers Group
Present an evening of their theatre readings, music, and guest speaker
Free event, all welcome.

LGBT History Month – Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
LGBT History Month - Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library

Join us at the Barbican Music Library for an evening of music and entertainment in celebration of LGBT History Month. Vocalist Julian Fox will perform a number of original songs, before Project Adorno delight us with their performance collage Jarman in Pieces. Celebrating the life of director and gay rights activist Derek Jarman, the show brings together a mix of original songs, film, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word.

Praise for Project Adorno:

“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” ScotsGay magazine.

“A stunning exercise in electronic beat poetry”
Record Collector Magazine

“A bizarrely enjoyable hour of nerdy oddness”
Cheltenham Literature Festival

Kingston LGBT Forum AGM: Professor Jeffrey Weeks on LGBT History @ Kingston Quaker Centre
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kingston LGBT Forum AGM: Professor Jeffrey Weeks on LGBT History @ Kingston Quaker Centre

All are welcome at our annual general meeting to hear our eminent guest speaker, Professor Jeffrey Weeks. Jeffrey is a gay activist and an historian and sociologist specialising in work on sexuality. He is an accomplished public speaker.

This is also an opportunity to learn more about Kingston LGBT Forum and elect the Committee for 2018-19.

All welcome. Light refreshments served. Changing facilities available.

Feb
22
Thu
Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition Launch @Migration Museum LATE @ The Workshop
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition Launch @Migration Museum LATE @ The Workshop | England | United Kingdom

Join us for the Launch of Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain – A Pop-Up Exhibition & Event.

in collaboration with The Workshop & The Migration Museum LATE.

Programme starts 18:00. Exhibition open from 11:00.

Groundfloor

Explore our Rainbow Pilgrims multi-media pop-up Exhibition:
put your headphones on and immerse yourself into the #pilgrims audio installation
watch mini-documentaries in our pop-up cinema.
grab a limited-edition hard copy of our Rainbow Pilgrims exhibition booklet.
get creative and make your own zine.
meet the team, have a drink & chat with other #pilgrims.
Upstairs

Visit the Migration Museum LATE
learn about seven migration moments throughout history that changed Britain
discover the Empathy Museum immersive exhibit A Mile in My Shoes.
build an origami boat
more info: http://www.migrationmuseum.org/events/

Exploring LGBTQ histories at the British Museum @ The British Museum, Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This year we are excited to continue delving into LGBTQ histories by taking part in OUTing the Past National Festival. We invite you to join our curators in exploring the collections they curate. On Thursday the 22nd of February, the talks will be held in the Stevenson Lecture theatre in the Clore Education Centre at the Museum (3-5pm).

Queer(in)g Croydon: Panel Discussion, exhibition opening & Live Performances @ LOFT, Croydon Arts Store
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Queer(in)g Croydon: Panel Discussion, exhibition opening & Live Performances @ LOFT, Croydon Arts Store

PANEL DISCUSSION
Queer(in)g Croydon | Exploring the potential towards a common safe place

The evening is a private viewing of Ruhul Abdin’s Reclined Nude Scrolls, two 20 metre long drawings of friends and lovers. There will be a panel discussion on the potential to create a new queer place for Croydon’s diverse LGBTQIA community – followed by a series of live performances. The idea will centre on the potential to use existing venues, spaces and places as well as make better use of disused places, and connect different groups to help program and develop an inclusive & sustainable model. 

The discussion will briefly explore existing models of successful community organisations and what a community-led model could be for a queer place in Croydon. It will also propose questions, especially in ways of understanding what a safe space could potentially be for diverse members of the community. Croydon is the largest London borough with a population over 380,000+ people and itself has a deep history with LGBT+ activities. It is represented currently in events such as the Croydon Pridefest, its participation in LGBT History Month, IDAHO as well as diverse groups such as the Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS) that meet regularly. At the same time there has been the erosion and closure of entertainment and other venues that catered specifically for the LGBT+ community across London and this means new models of place-making need to be explored. This panel discussion will look to talk about a more dynamic, community-led model, and the panelists will discuss aspects of their experiences and what they believe could be a collective vision for a safe space for the queer community. The evening will allocate ample time for questions.

We will invite local council members, LGBTQIA community leaders, along with wider London advocates including academics, activists and cultural leaders for a meaningful discussion.

The outcomes of this discussion will be used to develop a proposal for making a temporary or permanent queer space in Croydon.

Itinerary

17.30 
Registration

18.00 
Introduction and presentation
(To be confirmed) 

18.15 
The panel Discussion 

Queer(in)g Croydon | Exploring the potential towards a common place

Panelists:
Almass Badat
Ana Benlloch
Mandisa Apena
Fahmida Islam
Anisha Jagoni
+others

19.00- 19:20
 Q&A to be chaired by Ruhul Abdin
Followed by live music by Tom and Jett of the Ninetales Collective & refreshments
Other performers to be confirmed

20:00
 Close

Women, War & Diversity: Nursing in the Great War @ Royal College of Nursing
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Women, War & Diversity: Nursing in the Great War @ Royal College of Nursing

While we are all familiar with tales of nursing in World War One, we hear much less about those women who served alongside their female lovers. Jane Mackelworth explores the lives of a small handful of such women, particularly Vera ‘Jack’ Holme. This diversity continues to be valued in a health care environment. Jayne King, leader of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ LGBT staff forum celebrates the contributions of lesbian health workers today.

The talks will be live subtitled, and followed by a drinks reception and exhibition viewing until 7.30pm.

QUEER ECOLOGIES ϟ DIGITAL PLANES @ SPACE,
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
QUEER ECOLOGIES ϟ DIGITAL PLANES @ SPACE, | England | United Kingdom

Join Millicent Hawk and a collaborator for a presentation on distinctive non-human ecologies. As a group we will follow with an open discussion of their potential to help us navigate the intersections of sexuality and terrain – whether analogue or digital, organic or mechanic.

Can non-human ecologies help us to think about forms of regenerative simulations and narratives to position us in relation to technology and non-human entities with which we are interdependent? As a group we will look at John Conway’s ‘Game of Life’, an autonomous digital ecology, and at non-binary aquatic life forms.

Three unusual aquatic life forms – a ‘pond scum’ with up to seven sexes (Tetrahymena thermophila), a transgender algae (Volvox), and the immortal jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii) – offer alternative ecological perspectives to human kind. Can aspects of non-human ecologies combine with digital systems to shift thinking beyond binary bias?

Rather than a distancing effect – where being digitally ‘connected’ can counter-intuitively have the opposite outcome – could programming intimacy and interconnection in code narrow the distance between analogue worlds and digital planes?

Building A Bridge @ Farm Street Parish Hall
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Building A Bridge @ Farm Street Parish Hall

The LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council welcomes you to monthly reflection and discussion evenings, beginning 22 February, based on the controversial book by Father James Martin SJ – BUILDING A BRIDGE. Endorsed by prominent Catholic Cardinals, bishops and LGBT activists, the book has been condemned by ultra-conservative Catholics. These sessions are intended to create dialogue between LGBT Catholics and wider church communities.

Film Screening, ‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’ by Ed Webb-Ingall @ Lomography Gallery Store Soho
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Film Screening, ‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’ by Ed Webb-Ingall @ Lomography Gallery Store Soho  | England | United Kingdom

Lomography Gallery Soho Welcomes you to this very fabulous screening of ‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’. This is a new 40-minute single-screen video made by Ed Webb-Ingall that looks at the legacy of Section 28, the role of activism and our understanding of this piece of legislation thirty years on. It is made up of archival materials and interviews with those affected by Section 28.

This screening is £5 and includes complimentary drinks & popcorn. Please call 02074341466 to book your place.

Feb
23
Fri
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

The Ice King + Director Q&A @ Picturehouse Central
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ice King + Director Q&A @ Picturehouse Central | England | United Kingdom

After the screening we’ll be joined by director James Erskine for a Q&A.

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian at a time when homosexuality wasn’t even fully legal. Toxic yet charming, rebellious yet elitist, emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy, ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, he was a man forever on the run – from his father’s ghost, his country and himself. The Ice King is a searing documentary about a lost cultural icon, and a story of art, sport, sexuality and rebellion.

Click here to see the trailer

Switchboard Concert @ The Gresham Centre (St Ann and St Agnes Church),
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Switchboard LGBT History Month Concert
The event is an eclectic ensemble evening featuring musicians, poets and choirs bridged by our host Rosie Wilby. Held in a brilliant venue.On Friday 23rd February. Switchboard, the national LGBT+ helpline, will host an LGBT History Month celebration at the renowned London classical music venue, The Gresham Centre.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Rosie Wilby the event features a diverse array of performers including the London Gay Men’s Chorus, aclaimed string quartet Anything Goes, acapella choir The Noteables and Let It Shine’s Jordan Charles. There’ll be music from acclaimed harpist Mike Parker and we’ll hear readings from LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and poets Dean Atta and Artie Carden.

Set in the intimate, historic surrounds of The Gresham Centre near St Paul’s Cathedral, the event will include classical and contemporary music, poetry, choral and ensemble music and instrumental performances from rising voices from the LGBT+ community and beyond. Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/switchboards-lgbt-history-month-concert-tickets-42042537361. £12 in advance, £15 on the night, concessions available.

The Other Team @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm
The Other Team @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
Jessy and Nicholas are big gays. Well, Nicholas is big, Jessy is quite little. But they are still Grown Up Gays.
They feel like they’ve been there, done that, got the queershirt. The hard part is done, whoever they were before can be forgotten. Life, love and YOU start at coming out. Someone said that. Could have sworn it. Right?
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
24
Sat
Pink Proms @ Normansfield Theatre
Feb 24 all-day
Pink Proms @ Normansfield Theatre

It’s back! Get your tickets for Pink Night at the Proms and experience this musical concert extravaganza.
The annual Pink Night at the Proms returns to Teddington in celebrating LGBTQ history month on Saturday, 24th February 2018 at 7.30pm and it promises to be better than ever.
The event, at Normansfield Theatre in Teddington, is hosted by the LGBT Equality & Ally groups, with music from the London Gay Symphonic Winds.
The Proms will be hosted by comedian Cally Beaton, winner of New Comedian of the Year 2018 Piccadilly Comedy Club and her appearance in QI on BBC2 went out in January 2018.
Attendees will have a fantastic time being entertained with all the proceeds going to Opening Doors, an LGBT charity providing day care for the elderly LGBT community.
Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Lisa Blakemore will be in attendance and said:
“This is always an incredibly fun night out for the whole community to enjoy and raises money for a very good cause. It will be very popular so book early to avoid missing out and don’t forget your dancing shoes!”
This is a free event but booking is essential. You can book by phone on 0333 1212 300 or by emailing lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk

Queer Expressions – History Month at the V&A @ Victoria & Albert Museum
Feb 24 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Queer Expressions - History Month at the V&A @ Victoria & Albert Museum

Join the LGBTQ Working Group of the V&A for an afternoon of talks and tours exploring lesbian and gay artists and designers, plus the numerous ‘queer connections’ that can be found in the V&A collections and galleries. All events are free. No booking required. See below for the titles and timings of the four talks:

An Intimate Dinner with Constance Spry, Hostess Extraordinaire (Prints & Drawings Study Room 12.00-12.45)

‘Don’t tell anybody that we are wearing clothes made by Pierre Balmain’ (Seminar Room 3 from 13.00 -13:45)

‘Britain’s Most Romantic Museum’? Lesbian Spectatorship and Sculpture’ (Meeting Point, Grand Entrance 14.00 – 14:45)

A Queer Eye on Sci-Fi (Seminar Room 3 from 15.00 – 15:45)

LGBTQ Volunteer Gallery Tour (Meeting Point, Grand Entrance 16:00 – 17:00)

Further information can be found on the following blog:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/network/queer-expressions-lgbt-history-month-sat-24th-february

Cultural Conversation: LGBT Arts and Culture @ Vestry House Museum
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Waltham Forest is proud to be one of the London hubs for the National Festival of LGBT History Month for the first time in 2018. LGBT History Month and Waltham Forest Council will host a talk at Vestry House museum on Saturday 24th February with creator of the Pansy Project, Paul Harfleet and Joan Burnett from Liverpool Pride. They will be sharing their experiences alongside local artists and activists as we question how LGBT artists and residents can be best represented in the borough’s cultural offer.
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In 2017 London Borough of Waltham Forest was awarded £1.36 million from the Great Places Scheme funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, working with Arts Council England and Historic England, to put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of our community over the next three years. The programme, called Creative Connections, kicks off with opportunities for all residents to help shape the programme through a series of conversations. These events and forums will cover a wide range of issues from the role which the arts can play in improving our quality of life to how we might use culture to build communities and how the design of our public spaces can contribute to our mental wellbeing.

reserve your place at www.wfculture.eventbrite.com

Hotter @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm
Hotter @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
“People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history” – Ann (97)
Devised by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, HOTTER is a show about blushing, sweating, pinkness and pleasure. The moments when our bodies give us away. It’s about being embarrassed and embarrassing. It’s about your best friend, teenage crush, frenemy, mother, teacher, lover. The first, worst and best time you came. Most of all it’s about your body and being able to love it and laugh at it.
“Frequently funny, endearingly frank”
Three Weeks
“A dynamic love letter to bodies, theirs and yours”
Edinburgh Guide
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A Younger Theatre

This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
25
Sun
Desi Lesbians @ Upstairs, Ritzy Picturehouse
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Desi Lesbians @ Upstairs, Ritzy Picturehouse

What are the reasons behind the lack of visible, out, lesbian and bi South Asian women?

We discuss the cultural factors that lead to desi lesbian invisibility. Our panel is made up of pioneering women, spanning five decades, sharing experiences and herstories.

We will be screening female-led films, followed by discussion and DJ sets.

Tell Me the Truth About Love @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Tell Me the Truth About Love @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

A new play by Sue Blundell celebrating the relationship between the composer Benjamin Britten and his long-term partner, tenor Peter Pears.
Based on “My Beloved Man: The Letters of Britten and Pears” (published by Aldeburgh Studies in Music) the play opened Fitzfest 2017 to great acclaim.
Two actors, six musicians and one opera singer tell the story of a great British composer who struggled with society’s attitude to same-sex relationships, in a fascinating combination of live music and dynamic physical theatre.
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
26
Mon
Learning to Swim in the Abyss (A Live Improv Death Show) @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Learning to Swim in the Abyss (A Live Improv Death Show) @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Mon 26 – Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pm

For ages 14+
An improvised solo show about life and death, grief and joy, and making some sense of the space in between.
Stella Duffy has written sixteen novels, dozens of short stories, and devised and written fourteen plays. She has written and performed two other solo shows, directed and acted in many more. This will not be like any of that. She’s had cancer twice. This might be a bit about that. She’s been improvising since 1987, that’ll help.
It’s not rehearsed, it’s not written, it will be very live and about process as much as product – quite a lot like life.
Please note the Tuesday 27 show will be a relaxed performance.
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
27
Tue
Telling our stories – Why history is important for LGBT equality @ North Prospect House
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm
Telling our stories - Why history is important for LGBT equality @ North Prospect House  | England | United Kingdom

LGBT History: in the workplace and in society

Nearly everyone now knows the story of Pride, where LGBT and union campaigners created a common cause in pursuit of equality. Yet too much of LGBT history is still hidden. This year Prospect is celebrating LGBT History Month by looking at how we tell our stories and create a shared understanding of our diverse heritage. The National Trust has been leading this work with its Prejudice & Pride campaign exploring the hidden histories of our historic places – and we are proud that our members at the National Trust have been at the forefront of making this campaign a success.

We will be joined by:

Paul Stewart, President of Prospect’s National Trust branch who was our lead representative working on Prejudice & Pride campaign.

Tom Freshwater, National Public Programmes Manager for the National Trust

Amy Lame, LGBT campaigner, author and the Mayor of London’s Night Czar, who recently published the first LGBT+ history book for young adults.

We will also have a short video featuring some of our LGBT+ members about why being involved in the Pride movement is important. Followed by an opportunity to Network

Bar Wotever Femmebrary 27th Feb! @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Bar Wotever Femmebrary 27th Feb! @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The legendary Bar Wotever, created in 2005, is one of the world’s longest running weekly queer performance events. Every Tuesday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, we welcome friends old and new to enjoy live music, cabaret, comedy, dance, spoken word, community news and whatever else tickles our fancy. Friendly, fun, inclusive, meaningful and truly spectacular. Doors at 7pm, show 8.30-10.30pm, DJs pre and post show, closes midnight! Different line ups each week. This week celebrating Femme with acts including Kheski Kobler, Katy Jalili, Bae Sharam and Diva Regina!

Screening of Tom of Finland @ hmvCurzon Wimbledon
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Screening of Tom of Finland @ hmvCurzon Wimbledon

Merton LGBT+ Forum have once again partnered with Wimbledon Film Club to host a showing of the 2017 movie Tom of Finland, a biographical drama about the Finnish homoerotic artist.

Feb
28
Wed
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins @ Barbican Art Gallery
Feb 28 – May 27 all-day
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins @ Barbican Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom

Gazing directly into the camera, Paz Errazuriz’s arresting image of Pilar (shown above), a cross-dresser working in an underground brothel in Chile during the 1980s forms part of a larger body of work titled Adam’s Apple, 1983. Taken during Chile’s military dictatorship at a time when gender non-conforming people were regularly subjected to curfews, persecutions and police brutality, this photograph represents a collaborative and defiant act of political resistance for both Errazuriz and Pilar.

“It was our means of showing that we were there and fighting back”.
Paz Errazuriz

Paz Errazuriz is just one of the 20 photographers featured in Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins – that also includes Larry Clark, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov and Dayanita Singh. Celebrating photography’s enduring and unique relationship with individual and communities operating on the margins, the exhibition reflects a more diverse, authentic and complex view of the world from the 1950s onwards. Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, counter and sub-cultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features work by photographers who spent months, years or even decades with their subjects.

Advance booking recommended.

Image credit: Paz Errázuriz. From the series La Manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple), 1983. © Paz Errázuriz. Courtesy of the artist.

Lunchtime Lecture: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My! @ Victoria & Albert Museum
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunchtime Lecture: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My! @ Victoria & Albert Museum | England | United Kingdom

Discover the art of Peter Travis AM, gay designer and ceramicist. Travis was the first Australian artist to have work purchased by the V&A, and his brightly coloured giant kites, dubbed “aerial sculptures”, once hung proudly in the museum. Also a respected designer, Travis is probably best remembered for his revolutionary design for Speedo in 1961: his swimming briefs which became an Australian icon, nicknamed the budgie smuggler. Join Dan Vo, coordinator of the award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at the V&A, as he pays tribute to an inspirational man and a beloved teacher of art and design.

#LGBTHM18 Celebration Evening @ ‘The Reach’ Community Hub, 11 Oliphant Street, London, E14 0GB
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE EVENT – Tickets available via www.eventbrite.co.uk (search #LGBTHM18
Celebration)
An evening of guest speakers and presentations; LGBT History Month Quiz focused
on this year’s theme for LGBT History Month: ‘Geography: Mapping the World.’
This event is open to professionals, residents and anyone else who would like to
attend. Refreshments from 6.00pm

‘Player Kings and Queens: Equity Founders and Friends in LGBT History’ with Rose Collis @ Equity HQ, Guild House
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm
'Player Kings and Queens: Equity Founders and Friends in LGBT History' with Rose Collis @ Equity HQ, Guild House | England | United Kingdom

Rose Collis will be presenting a new illustrated talk, Player Kings and Queens: Equity Founders and Friends in LGBT History’, at a special LGBT History Month event for entertainment union Equity.

Equity was formed in 1930 and its founding members included many major lesbian, gay and bisexual stage stars of the day, including Ivor Novello, John Gielgud and the union’s first female President Beatrix Lehmann. Rose will share stories and pictures of these major stage stars and their creative cohort, including Clemence Dane’s ‘Tavistock Set’.
The Sussex-based writer and performer was elected to Equity’s national LGBT+ Equalities Committee in June 2017 and is best-known for her plays and books featuring real-life LGBT personalities, including ‘Trouser-Wearing Characters’, ‘Not Wanted on Voyage’ and ‘Wanting The Moon’.
The event will be introduced Introduced by former Committee member, presenter and London Night Czar Amy Lamé.
There will be wine and snacks on the night.
‘Player Kings and Queens’, written and presented by Rose Collis, will be on Wednesday 28 February, 6.30pm, at Equity’s head office, Guild House, Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9EG (Tube: Leicester Sq).
All are welcome — (including non-members). The event is free, but booking is recommended: tickets are available at: https://tinyurl.com/ya5z6a3j
For more information, contact Ian Manborde at imanborde@equity.org.uk

Young, disabled and LGBT+ @ British Academy
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young, disabled and LGBT+ @ British Academy | England | United Kingdom

Based on new research by British Academy award holder Alex Toft and colleagues at Coventry University, we look at the challenges young disabled LGBT+ people face growing up in Britain today. Join us for an evening of talks, workshops and discussions.

Mar
1
Thu
LGBT+ Physical sciences network social and climate survey launch @ Institute of Physics
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm
LGBT+ Physical sciences network social and climate survey launch @ Institute of Physics | England | United Kingdom

An event to celebrate the launch of the LGBT+ physical sciences survey, the first UK and Ireland survey of the working, teaching and studying climate for LGBT+ physicists, astronomers and chemists and those in related sciences.

Speakers from the community will be sharing their perspectives on the successes and challenges of creating a climate that enables everyone to be fully themselves in the workplace and place of study. The event is also an opportunity to find out more about the survey and meet other members of the network at an informal reception with drinks and snacks.

13:00 – 16:00 talks and discussions
16:00 – 17.30 informal reception / social/ networking

We will be joined by chair and introductory speaker for the afternoon Professor Peter Coles @telescoper and

Niamh Kavanagh @NiamhTalking90
Dr James Claverley@drclaverley
Dr Ashley Spindler @Ashley_Nova_
Professor Dave Smith @Professor_Dave

The event is open to all, you do not need to be a member of the network. The event is free to attend but registration is required due to venue size.

If you are interested in joining the LGBT+ physical sciences network then please visit http://www.iop.org/lgbt

Mar
2
Fri
Coming Out to Play @ Leyton Orient FC
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Coming Out to Play @ Leyton Orient FC | England | United Kingdom

If you like Peter Kaye or Alan Bennet, you’ll love these warm and funny stories. Come and hear them for free. There’s a voluntary ‘pay what you can’ donation to charity and a friendly drink at the bar. Think ‘Jackanory for adults’ or a ‘live’ Audiobook. The stories reveal what it’s like to be shy, gay and living in Leyton – and everyone is welcome, that’s the point. It’s why we’ve teamed up with the mighty Leyton Orient Football Club to host this world premiere event. Book a ticket and these moving little stories will make you raise three things: a smile, a drink and a hankie.

Written by Rob Young

Read by the actor and campaigner Jonathan Blake, who inspired the BAFTA-winning film Pride.

“A fascinating playwright”, The Times.

“Young has an unnatural way with small lethal details that tell entire stories”, The Times.

Pay what you can. Suggested charity donation £10

All money raised by ticket sales will be split between the club’s own charity, Leyton Orient Trust and towards post-production costs for feature documentary ‘After 82’, which tells the stories of the first generation of HIV Survivors in the UK.

Please note: If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket and free up the space for another person. Check your confirmation email for instructions or click here

Mar
21
Wed
Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino
Mar 21 – May 6 all-day
Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino

‘A BLITZY ROMANCE OF GIN, GENTS, GARTER BELTS AND TERRIFIC SONGS!’ The Times

An intimate underground cabaret club opens in the heart of London. A saucy new star shines under the spotlight. Two men struggle to bring their illicit love out of the shadows. The war-torn capital has never been so revealing!

Welcome to the Glitz of the Blitz; where showgirls, secrets and scandal abound. A world where aristocrats jostle with black-market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and nothing is quite as it seems.

Maggie Brown, an aspiring singer and her best friend George Nowodny, a songwriter and Jewish refugee, perform a dazzling act at the newest night club in town, owned by wealthy socialite and RAF war-hero, Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. Maggie’s beau Tom Connor, paves the way for the sexy and charismatic ‘Miss Nightingale’ to be born, and the musical duo quickly find themselves with a West-End hit! However, what the leading lady doesn’t know, is that George and Sir Frank are hiding a secret and as Miss Nightingale’s success grows, so does a forbidden love between the two men!

Miss Nightingale, the brand-new British musical, receives its West-End premiere at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino following five sold-out UK tours and a headline season at The Vaults in 2017. Having been hailed as one of the Guardian’s Top 50 must-sees, now is your chance to experience the show-stopping 1942 set musical, where gay glamour, vintage sounds and spunky Blitz spirit are brought sensationally to life.

Immerse yourself in the wartime world of Miss Nightingale- you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to come back for more. Book cabaret style seating now for an unrivalled West End experience unlike any other.