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
18
Mon
#WeAreTheBlackCap: Four Years Fighting – a retrospective photography exhibition with talks and films @ Castlehaven Community Association
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm
#WeAreTheBlackCap: Four Years Fighting - a retrospective photography exhibition with talks and films @ Castlehaven Community Association

#WeAreTheBlackCap – Four years fighting: a retrospective photography exhibition, talks and films. Curated by Peter Herbert from the Arts Project and Chris Barlow & Michael Chan from Outings in Art.

The Black Cap, London’s legendary LGBTQ+ pub and cabaret venue, has been a haven and centre of queer life and culture since the early 1960s. In April 2015 it was suddenly closed to be turned into luxury flats. For nearly four years since then, then #WeAreTheBlackCap grassroots campaign has campaigned for the venue to re-open, successfully resisting numerous attempts to repurpose the building and maintaining a colourful and noisy presence outside the Black Cap nearly every Saturday since the closure.

This small exhibition looks back at the campaign so far, with a selection of lively photographs from the last four years plus talks and short films about what has been called the country’s most visible LGBTQ+ campaign.

Feb
24
Sun
Back to the Black Cap: a reunion social @ The Edinboro Castle
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Back to the Black Cap: a reunion social @ The Edinboro Castle

Do you have fond memories of Camden’s legendary LGBTQ+ pub and cabaret bar the Black Cap? We’re hosting a get-together for anyone and everyone who has ever loved the Cap: regulars, irregulars, staff, and performers. This LGBT History Month, come and have a drink, share your memories of the ‘Palladium of Drag’, maybe reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Drop by whenever you like and stay as long as you like. The Edinboro Castle is a laid-back Camden pub just a few minutes’ walk from the Black Cap and Camden Town tube. Visit www.edinborocastlepub.co.uk for more information including food menus and dietary / allergy information.

The pub has level access and there is an accessible toilet. If you would like any further accessibility information, please let us know.

We will be happy to designate a table or two as a sober space if any guests would find that helpful.

XPOSED LGBTQ+ New Writing Night @ Southwark Playhouse
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
XPOSED LGBTQ+ New Writing Night @ Southwark Playhouse

Full Disclosure Theatre return with their new writing night XPOSED, 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
★★★★★ ‘Showcases just how fabulously diverse the LGBTQ+ umbrella can be.’ London Theatre 1
★★★★ ‘The future of compelling queer theatre is in very good hands.’ Jack the Lad

‘Full Disclosure is a marvel of a company. Young, impassioned and so badly needed, creating theatre that is committed, relevant and gloriously entertaining. If I was a reviewer, this would be a five star review, but I’m no reviewer – just one of their many fans.’ – Rikki Beadle-Blair