Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.

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

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

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

A new musical by Desmond O’Connor

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

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