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
Over 40 DORSET LGBT events in HISTORY MONTH 1st – 28th Feb Wide variety of events @ Dorset venues in Weymouth Bridport Dorchester Swanage Poole Bournemouth plus more!
Feb 1 all-day
Over 40 DORSET LGBT events in HISTORY MONTH 1st - 28th Feb Wide variety of events @ Dorset venues in  Weymouth Bridport Dorchester Swanage Poole Bournemouth plus more!

Copied from Weymouth Gay Group website diary events page.
February over 40 events in 28 days in DORSET ! This month is LGBT History Month
Up dated list on Weymouth Gay Group website. https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/events-diary.html
The Dorset LGBT Equality network will be running some special events in our area. Info below & at http://lgbtdorsetequality.network
Space Youth Project in Bournemouth and Poole library.
Throughout LGBT+ History Month, both Bournemouth and Poole library will be hosting display boards made by Space Youth Project. The boards will include important moments from LGBT+ History as well as LGBT+ titles worth picking up in February!

Thursday 1st Space Youth Project meeting up in Dorchester info www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 1st Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 2nd Hamworthy Friday Film Night Special! 7-9:30pm, Hamworthy Library (doors open at 6:30pm)
Tickets £5 in advance or on the door. Join Hamworthy Library for a special screening of Pride, a BAFTA Award winner, which tells the amazing true story of how a group of gay activists worked to help miners during their lengthy strike in the summer of 1984. Additionally, displays made by Space Youth Project will be on show in Hamworthy Library for this special event
Friday 2nd MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Sunday 4th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 5th – 19th February LGBT+ Exhibit at FLIRT Cafe Bournemouth
Space Youth Project commissioned Bournemouth and Poole College to create beautiful portraits of today’s LGBT+ youth. Pop down to FLIRT to have a look! Flirt Cafe is in The Triangle Bournemouth.
Monday 5th Breaking Down Barriers, 5:30, Cobham Lecture Theatre Talbot Campus Bournemouth
A multi-organisation project with Space Youth Project, Dorset Rape Crisis, and Bournemouth University looking into why the LGBT+ community may not be reporting sexual and/or domestic violence. As well as looking at questions to discuss, such as ‘Does consent need to be verbalised?’, ‘Do male victims get less sympathy?’, ‘Should there be a time limit on reporting sexual crimes?’ and ‘Is the “me too” campaign effective or slanderous?’
Monday 5th Weymouth Library LGBT History Month event – runs until Fri 9th
LGBT Inclusion & Anti-Discrimination Olympics Legacy Exhibition at Weymouth Library
Monday 5th Weymouth Library Pride & Progress Talk & Presentation
by LGBT Dorset Equality Network Weymouth Library 4pm – 5.30pm
Monday 5th Weymouth Gay Group The Nothe Tavern from 7pm
Wednesday 7th Space Youth Project meeting up in Weymouth info www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Wednesday 7th Bridport – New Group, Equality Bridport “Hello all our next meeting is being held at the Ropemakers Bridport on the 7th February 2018 we are meeting there between 7pm and 9pm it is also the night the Open mic is on so if any of you want to entertain then you are welcome to take part I will confirm the time that it runs from but think it is 9pm to 11pm.” website – https://anabelle1payne.wixsite.com/diversitybridport
More info on our WGG news page and on poster below
Thursday 8th Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 9th MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Sunday 11th Gay Outdoor Club (GOC) Shell Bay / Studland A 6-mile circular walk taking in the sea-shore and dunes. Meet 11.00 at National Trust car park on the Studland side of the Sandbanks ferry (BH19 3BA). From Bournemouth or Poole the best option is to park for free in Brownsea Rd or any of the residential roads adjoining. Take the ferry (£1 on foot return). Coming from Swanage/Studland, National Trust members can park for free in the NT car park itself. Otherwise, there is free verge parking on the ferry approach road. The walk is also bus accessible: Route 50 plies between Bournemouth and Swanage via the ferry. Lunch option is the NT café in Knoll Beach car park (01929 450305). More info https://www.goc.org.uk/events/7314
Sunday 11th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 12th Weymouth Gay Group The William Henry from 7pm
Tuesday 13th Wimborne Girls – Trans at the Minster A group of trans girls meeting for chat and a drink in a relaxed and friendly environment. Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday (19.30hrs onwards) each month at the White Hart in the centre of Wimborne Minster. At the pub great food is available and free parking (after 18.00hrs) is situated in the public car park on King Street. Entrance is usually through the garden gate into the pub from the smaller, lower section of the car park. Members living in the Salisbury, Lymington and Dorchester areas are regular attendees as well as those living more locally. Contact Tasmin on cd@qtee.biz if further information required.
Thursday 15th Space Youth Project meeting in Dorchester www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 15th Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 16th MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Saturday 17th Kiss ‘n MakeUp Flirt Café/bar, 21 The Triangle , Bournemouth BH2 5RG 3rd Saturday monthly. Followed by a visit to the DYMK club. Contact Michelle michmo@live.com Facebook page – KissNmakeup
Sunday 18th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 19th Out In Purbeck Out in Purbeck is the idea of Karen in Swanage. She writes…
“This group is just getting established and we are going to meet up roughly every third Monday from 6pm onwards.However we can be flexible about times and days.This is a great opportunity to get together with like minded people, make new friends, share interests etc.” For further details contact Karen outinpurbeck@gmail.com
Monday 19th Weymouth Gay Group The Old Rooms Inn from 7pm
Tuesday 20th BU Football vs Homophobia Football Tournament, 1-5pm Bournemouth
Join Bournemouth University in a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia, along with a symposium where there will be numerous resources and great opportunities to discover what support their is in Bournemouth.
Wednesday 21st BU Football vs Homophobia, Symposium 9-1pm (see above) Bournemouth
Wednesday 21st NEW! Pop Up lgbt Cafe Social Weymouth Revolution cafe Trinity Road Weymouth (on harbourside) A social event organised by The Dorset LGBT Equality Network and open to all. 2pm – 4pm. See poster below and our news page. This cafe meet will be on the 3rd Wednesday each month.
Wednesday 21st Bridport – New Group, Equality Bridport The Woodman Inn Bridport 7- 9pm
website – https://anabelle1payne.wixsite.com/diversitybridport More info on our news page.
Wednesday 21st Space Youth Project meeting up in Weymouth www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 22nd Gay OutDoor Club (GOC) walk. The Heaths and woods around Bere Regis
An easy 5 mile half day stroll around ancient Dorset heathland and through the woods at Bere Regis Full details…
Thursday 22nd Silver Moments. Wimborne for mature lgbt people social group 2-4pm info 07791 861 384
(scroll down for poster with info)
Thursday 22nd New for History Month. LGBT Film Night Dorset History Centre Dorchester 6.30pm – The Dorset Hisrory Centre is proud to present LGBT Britain on Tour! Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of these films spanning 1909 – 1994 as homosexuality went from crime to pride. See poster below for more info
Thursday 22nd Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 23rd Bournemouth Student Pride, 11-4pm, Students Union at Talbot Campus “Bournemouth Student Pride is kicking off on the 23rd, starting with one of the south’s most outrageous drag act Ms. Lucinda Lashes leading the days entertainment. Starting with a series of stalls and music to dance to before meeting at the AUB Courtyard for 12:30 to wave our flags of pride and show how damn special we are, and doing it with plenty of zazz and colour. The afternoon continues with local LGBT+ friendly organisations coming to campus and celebrating with us, photographers, props, food, dancing, and face painting – why be shy?”
Friday 23rd MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Saturday 24th LGBT+ Safety Event
Intercom and Dorset Police are hosting an event about self-care including hate crime, cyber crime, sexual health and mental health. This years LGBT+ History Month’s theme is geography and they plan on linking into the theme by having a huge world map where people can pin point the places in the world where it is still illegal to be LGBT+
www.intercometrust.org.uk 0800 612 3010
Sunday 25th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 26th Weymouth Gay Group “Pies & Guys night” The Pie & Ale House advance booking essential please, from 7pm

For updates check Weymouth Gay Group website

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.

Exhibition: Shropshire’s LGBT History Boards @ The Hive
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm
Exhibition: Shropshire's LGBT History Boards @ The Hive

A Unique collection of local LGBT history in a national context.

Feb
2
Fri
Loudest Whispers 2018 – Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018

Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.

Our preview night is on Friday 2nd February 2018 in The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross

Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.

Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

Feb
5
Mon
Loudest Whispers 2018 – Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 5 – Apr 19 all-day
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018
Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.
The Exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, except Bank Holidays.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross
Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.
Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

Feb
9
Fri
Beyond The Binary @ Lomography Gallery Soho
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Beyond The Binary @ Lomography Gallery Soho

February marks the 13th queer history month in the UK since it was instated in 2003 in the wake of the abolishment of section 28. Join us for the opening of the exhibition entitled: Beyond the Binary by photographers Geoff Brokate & Kaye Martindale. Beyond The Binary is a photographic series that concerns itself in the evolving role of gender and sexuality within culture. Geoff and Kaye sought out ‘non-conventional’ families that reconfigure our understanding of how a family is made up. Beyond the Binary offers a focused look at the ways in which the traditional family model has changed in the UK to encompass same-sex couples, non-binary partnerships and transgender families.
This very special opening will include Performances from the SPIT! Collective.
The group, made up of artist Carlos Motta, art writer John Arthur Peetz and choreographer & dancer Carlos Maria Romero. They reflect on gay politics and manifestos post 1960 in order to evoke questions about LGBTQUIA+ experience today.

There will be complimentary drinks. This event is free to the public. (We will be collecting donations for the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Homeless/Crisis Shelter & Community Hub the outside project.)
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Feb
15
Thu
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:00 pm
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)

Celebrating LGBT History Month this exhibition on the history of local LGBTQ+ people and communities delves into the Southwark Archives to uncover a world of queer culture and forgotten stories.

Looking back to the 18th and 19th century we discover key Trans histories in the stories of ‘female husbands’ like James Allen who was born a woman but spent his life living as a man with his wife in Bermondsey. In the gorgeous 1930s photographs of Tooley Street lad Ralph Hall we see a life of domestic happiness with his lover Monty and their love letters written when Ralph was posted off to war.

Into the 1960s we enter a time of glorious pub drag culture followed by the emergence of the gay disco scene pioneered by DJ Tricky Dicky in 1970s Camberwell as well as saucy drag shows and boozy dancing at the fabulous Ship & Whale.

Moving into the 80s, through the amazing work of forgotten local groups like the Southwark Sappho Sisters, Peckham Black Women’s Centre Lesbians, Gay Men In Southwark and the Black Gay & Lesbian Centre we come to understand how Southwark’s LGBTQ+ community confronted key issues of the time, campaigning against Section 28 and fighting for rights that were finally realised in the 1990s and 2000s.

The exhibition has been curated by Chris Scales (Heritage Officer, Southwark Council) with production support from Rina Mushonga. Supported by Southwark LGBT Network.