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
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
9
Fri
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!

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
13
Tue
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
23
Fri
An Evening with David Hoyle @ Lecture Theatre 2, Centre for Medicine Building, University of Leicester
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a very special performance by the sensational anti-drag queen, David Hoyle, followed by a Q & A. Hoyle came to prominence in the 1990s as the Divine David. He appeared in several late night Channel 4 shows and later in Chris Morris’s Nathan Barley but now performs live under his own name. He is closely associated with the Royal Vauxhall Tavern but has also performed at the Soho Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Victoria & Albert Museum. Expect biting satire, bravura costumes and high comedy. “There is nothing quite like it: bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane” – Time Out. Sponsored by the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Feb
25
Sun
Marcus Morgan: Bisexuality Is Magic @ Secular Hall
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm

Leicester Secular Society present:
Bisexuality Is Magic

with Marcus Morgan

Bisexuality makes people invisible but is it really a magical power?

Activist and magician Marcus Morgan explains and explores. He’s a member of The Magic Circle so expect some surprises and a little audience participation
Free entry with tea and biscuits
All welcome

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
19
Mon
DollyWould @ Soho Theatre
Mar 19 – Apr 14 all-day
DollyWould @ Soho Theatre

Oh look, 2016 Fringe First winners SH!T THEATRE again. What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again? No, it’s a show about Dolly Parton. We f*cking love her.

‘Exhilaratingly daft – Sh!t Theatre overshare their love for Dolly Parton, with delightful results’
★★★★ Time Out

‘An icon is unpacked, satirised and worshipped all at once – gleefully scrappy and frequently silly’
★★★★ The Stage

‘Wonderfully daft – they deliver a tour-de-force’
★★★★ Evening Standard

Apr
30
Mon
BEFORE IT STARTS ★★★★★ @Etcetera Theatre (Camden) @ Etcetera Theatre
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
BEFORE IT STARTS ★★★★★ @Etcetera Theatre (Camden) @ Etcetera Theatre

Growing up is hard and when a new girl starts school and reveals her controversial sexuality her friends have a lot to laugh about. But when the jokes turn sour and the playful banter becomes bullying the group realise they have a lot to be sorry for.

★★★★★
Everything is in place: enthusiasm, integrity, uncompromising message: the result is a highly effective piece of theatre.
Peter Yates, London Theatre 1

Based on true events and real life stories; Naked Frank Theatre combine written accounts and verbatim text to tell a cold story about homophobia in schools in an outlandish, controversial and hilarious manner.

Unlike other conventional homophobia stories that pity the victim, Before It Starts approaches this story from the bully’s point of view, making them likeable, funny, charismatic and oblivious of their own actions.

So sit back, relax and get ready for the rawest, funniest and most offensive ride of your life. It’s playful, it’s honest, it’s daring, it’s an education for all! Oh, and remember, it’s based on true events and real life accounts. Yes, people actually said these things. Teenagers can be shockingly funny!

(Audience Age Restriction: 15+)
Follow the link for ticket options: https://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/before-it-starts.html

GROUP OFFER: (Bookings over 20 people receive a free 90 minute forum theatre workshop, email: nakedfranktheatrecompany@email.com or call Carleigh on 07873588787)

May
8
Tue
BEFORE IT STARTS ★★★★★ @BETCamberwell Blue Elephant Theatre (Camberwell) @ The Blue Elephant Theatre
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – May 10 @ 9:15 pm
BEFORE IT STARTS ★★★★★ @BETCamberwell Blue Elephant Theatre (Camberwell) @ The Blue Elephant Theatre

Growing up is hard and when a new girl starts school and reveals her controversial sexuality her friends have a lot to laugh about. But when the jokes turn sour and the playful banter becomes bullying the group realise they have a lot to be sorry for.

★★★★★
Everything is in place: enthusiasm, integrity, uncompromising message: the result is a highly effective piece of theatre.
Peter Yates, London Theatre 1

Based on true events and real life stories; Naked Frank Theatre combine written accounts and verbatim text to tell a cold story about homophobia in schools in an outlandish, controversial and hilarious manner.

Unlike other conventional homophobia stories that pity the victim, Before It Starts approaches this story from the bully’s point of view, making them likeable, funny, charismatic and oblivious of their own actions.

So sit back, relax and get ready for the rawest, funniest and most offensive ride of your life. It’s playful, it’s honest, it’s daring, it’s an education for all! Oh, and remember, it’s based on true events and real life accounts. Yes, people actually said these things. Teenagers can be shockingly funny!

(Audience Age Restriction: 15+)
Follow the link for ticket options: https://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/before-it-starts.html

GROUP OFFER: (Bookings over 20 people receive a free 90 minute forum theatre workshop, email: nakedfranktheatrecompany@email.com or call Carleigh on 07873588787)