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 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm York Explore Library
Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney were household names in the 1920’s. They filled the London Palladium for the farewell performance of their variety act in 1932. They were lovers between 1917 to 1931 and counted Radclyffe Hall, Jo Carstairs and Tallullah Bankhead amongst their close friends. Alison will explore the reasons these remarkable women have been excluded from cultural memory. ...
Feb 11 @ 4:05 pm – 4:25 pm The National Archives
In essence the paper looks at how sailors and those in authority looked at sexual or intimate relationships between men in the Royal Navy and how those men sought to identify themselves. A free talk as part of The National Archives hub of the National Festival of LGBT History. Please book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outing-the-past-tickets-30031949369  
Feb 11 @ 4:25 pm – 4:45 pm The National Archives
Trans his/her/they stories have systematically been written out of the historical past and remain largely ignored by the national and regional museums in the UK. Largely irretrievable and lost forever, their absence serves as a reminder of the extraordinary struggle and length of time it has taken for trans people to be recognised and respected by both the LGB community ...
Feb 17 @ 6:15 pm – 9:45 pm University Centre Shrewsbury
Plans are still a little in draft form but, if the 2016 festival is anything to go by we will have a fantastic evening of speakers, conversation, lovely little munchies, a good laugh, great company, a lot of new things to talk about and perhaps even a taster of entertainment! The launch event starts at 6.15pm with light refreshments followed ...
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm University Centre Shrewsbury
Our Saturday Festival starts with a morning with students from local schools and colleges, considering how our knowledge of our history is being used in education. If the first festival is anything to go by there may be some tears – there will certainly be admiration. Another jam-packed festival offering will then include a Key Note Speaker – to be confirmed and ...
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Executive Business Centre
OUTing the Past: Bournemouth is a free public event that along with other festival hubs around the country will present a one day showcase of historical or archival readings and personal testimonies that uncover the rich, and often lost, history of the LGBT community. A diverse and engaging programme of presentations exploring the diversity of LGBT history; hosted at the ...