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
Thu
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus

What effect do hormone uses have on emotions, sensations, sexual expression and desire? This video art exhibition presents the work of 15 artists and collectives who explore the immense role hormones have on our everyday life. The works raise crucial questions about how society influences and regulates gender identity, and capture broader explorations of sexuality and gender fluidity. The featured artists take viewers on sometimes intensely personal journeys and demonstrate the liberation they have experienced through the use of hormones. Other works look at the medicalisation of women’s bodies in relation to birth control, menopause and ageing, and offer an important commentary on how we use hormones to improve and sometimes constrain our lives in ways we rarely consider.

Artists, performers, writers and activists have employed various techniques to produce these works, including 3D animation, stop motion, and infrared video, and use a range of formats such as performance for the camera, music video, documentary, TV show and online feeds.

An international jury selected participants following a world-wide open call and the exhibition features 15 established and emerging artists from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, Uruguay and the USA.

The artists are: Camila Levy Daniel, Leyla de la Hoz and Pedro Giacomolli; Gérard Chauvin and Lanah Shaï; Fox and Owl; Holly Slingsby; Jennie Pedley; Juliet Jacques and Ker Wallwork; Marianna Simnett; Marne Lucas aka CuntemporaryArtist; Mary Maggic, Mango Chijo Tree and The Jayder; Nicola Mette; Orlando Myxx; Raju Rage;Sarah Homewood; SenzaFissaDimora Teatro; Zaya Barroso.

Feb
8
Thu
From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People. @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People. @ Jackson Lecture Theatre | Brayford Pool | England | United Kingdom

Join Fox Fisher (artist, film maker and trans activist), Paris Lees (writer and broadcaster), 
Owl (Ugla Stefanía – artist and non-binary trans activist) and Rebecca Root (actress) as they discuss how the media’s representations of trans people has changed.

In 1991, the public was terrorised by the image of a supposedly trans-identifying serial killer in Silence of the Lambs. Their subsequent demise at the hands of the movie’s heroine saw the defeat of a much reviled character who was at odds with the experiences and representations of the trans community.

For many years, the media, films and culture at large were characterised by a lack of positive representations of trans women and trans men.

Yet as the 2010s began, trans people entered the mainstream media in a more positive light, especially with the launch of television series such as Orange is the New Black, Transparent and Boy Meets Girl.

This public discussion focuses on the representations of trans and gender diverse people in media, films and culture and will look at what has changed – and what has not – when it comes to their representation within mainstream media.

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
17
Sat
“Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” – An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows" - An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library | England | United Kingdom

Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: ‘Time’ declared 2014 a “trans tipping point”, while American ‘Vogue’ named 2015 “the year of trans visibility”. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgender people have suddenly become part of the zeitgeist.

Christine Burns’ new book “Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” chronicles this journey in the words of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today. Here is everything you always to know about the background of the trans community, but never knew how to ask…

Join Christine Burns MBE at the FREE event for a presentation and Q&A session about her new book and the rich trans history of the UK.

Feb
21
Wed
LGBTQ Day of Celebration and Information @ Newington Community Centre
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A day for the LGBTQ community and allies to join together in a day of celebration and information-sharing. Speakers, stalls, music & dance and a prize-winning quiz will all make for a fabulous event. Organised by Newington Wellbeing Network in Ramsgate, Kent.

May
10
Thu
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Peltz Gallery
May 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Peltz Gallery

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science delivers an international programme that uses art and public debates to raise awareness about the important impact hormone therapies can have. It explores the theme of hormone use and abuse, both in the past and in the present.