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.

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

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

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

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

Penguins @ Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Feb 1 – Feb 10 all-day
Penguins @ Birmingham Repertory Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Roy and Silo are two male Chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!

Penguins is a unique and engaging show for children about friendship, fun, identity and the ever-changing meaning of family. This delightful new theatre and dance production is inspired by a true story reported in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide.

The creative team includes award-winning children’s director Paul Bosco McEneaney and international choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra.

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

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