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
12
Tue
Bar Wotever 12th February with Kemah Bob! @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm

A night of queer cabaret, comedy, drag and music with community news and a talk by Gendered Intelligence!

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
23
Sat
Queerly Departed (Free Queer Takeover of Brompton Cemetery!) @ Brompton Cemetery
Feb 23 all-day
Queerly Departed (Free Queer Takeover of Brompton Cemetery!) @ Brompton Cemetery

Beneath those endless rows of stones and tombs of Brompton are stories.

Colourful stories.

Stories that couldn’t be openly told, shared or even heard about, because of prejudices of the times they lived.

In death, we can do something about this. For LGBT History Month 2019, come along to Brompton Cemetery’s first ever exploration of its queer heritage in the company of drag kings, queens, storytellers and performers – for an immersive event that explores its rich queer heritage and queerly departed residents, the likes of which you’ve never seen before!

The experience will run twice on Saturday 23rd of February. Please book your free tickets for either the 1:00PM or 3:30PM sessions to avoid disappointment! (Eventbrite Link will be updated at start of February)

We also invite you to come in your best death becomes her gender-bending attire as we pay our respects to the fascinating people that came before us and celebrate their lives in a way they couldn’t!

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.

Feb
25
Mon
Drag Queen Story Time @ Rhyl Library
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm

Drag Queen storytime with Mama G. Suitable for children over 3 years.

Feb
26
Tue
96 Festival @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 – Mar 24 all-day
96 Festival @ Omnibus Theatre

96 Festival is back by popular demand! A glittering lineup of artists will set up camp at Omnibus Theatre for a spectacular celebration of queerness and theatre.

A no holds barred extravaganza of cabaret, drag, burlesque, theatre, music, art and activism; 96 Festival has been conceived in remembrance and celebration of the iconic Pride party on Clapham Common in 1996

LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 – Mar 24 all-day
LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre

Presented by Critical Mass and Paul Virides Productions. Written and directed by Sarah Chew

So, I live with this geeky, kind of brilliant boy.

Every night, the clock chimes midnight, and this boy turns into the most beautiful woman in  all the world.

It’s gorgeous.

Just, it’s a fairytale.

And that makes me scared that it’s bollocks.

London, Summer 2010. Orla and Mark cordially invite you to the grand opening of their fabulous new drag bar.

There’s one problem. Orla has just returned from witnessing a failed revolution. By accident.

Part theatre, part drag cabaret, Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran is a story of rage, redemption and  weaponised  whimsy, which straddles Tehran, Derry and London.

Artwork credit Flavia Fraser Cannon