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.

Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm
Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library | England | United Kingdom

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of our film night. Come along and view a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The films document a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and charts the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Featuring some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection begins with a 1909 film featuring a drag queen competing for a prize, while later films explore the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences, and the fight for transgender rights in the European Court. It’s a wonderful collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.
Film collection supplied by the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) a registered charity bringing non-commercial films to audiences who may not normally have access to them. In collaboration with the British Film Institute they have launched Britain on Film on Tour – a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.
Please note: the programme contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect audience members with photosensitive epilepsy.
Free. Just turn up. Popcorn will be provided.
Information: Contact Rhonda on 020 8708 2409 or email rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.org.uk.

Britain on Film: LGBT Britain @ Winchester Discovery Centre
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm

Britain in FIlm: LGBT Britain tells the inspiring stories of queer life in the UK throughout the 20th century. From early innuendo-laden silent shorts to the busy streets of London’s Pride, this oollection reveals a century of explosive social change. Celebrate the courageous activism and lives that have shaped modern Britain.

Film Screening, ‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’ by Ed Webb-Ingall @ Lomography Gallery Store Soho
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Film Screening, ‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’ by Ed Webb-Ingall @ Lomography Gallery Store Soho  | England | United Kingdom

Lomography Gallery Soho Welcomes you to this very fabulous screening of ‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’. This is a new 40-minute single-screen video made by Ed Webb-Ingall that looks at the legacy of Section 28, the role of activism and our understanding of this piece of legislation thirty years on. It is made up of archival materials and interviews with those affected by Section 28.

This screening is £5 and includes complimentary drinks & popcorn. Please call 02074341466 to book your place.

Britain on Film – LGBT Britain @ Swansea Central Library
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm

To mark LGBT History Month Swansea Libraries are screening this 85 minute compilation of historic film footage showing visions of LGBT life in Britain from 1909 up to 1994, documenting a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride.

Before the film Local Studies Librarian Gwilym Games will provide a brief introduction to the film and discuss some features of LGBT history in Swansea.