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.

Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm Islington Museum
This exhibition takes a look at some of Islington’s LGBT+ heritage through the organisations, people and places where history was made. Over the next two years we aim to collect, archive and explore Islington’s important LGBT+ heritage. Closed Wednesday and Sunday
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Camden and Islington
2017 celebrates 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in the UK for those aged 21 and over. But how many of us know how this came about? What about the years that followed 1967: was it rosy for us all? With so much to achieve for our diverse communities in the next 50 years a solid ...
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm The Conference Centre
The annual Loudest Whispers exhibitions are unique in London’s art exhibition art culture and attract an eclectic mix of professional and self taught outsider artists. The theme ‘Citizenship and the Law’ has inspired an installation “38 Green Carnations “by Peter Herbert with Fionn Wilson that reflects on the incarceration of Oscar Wilde in Reading Gaol in 1895. Artists returning with ...
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm Phoenix Artist Club
Free LGBT Poetry in an iconic West End venue. Celebrate our History with LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson. Showcasing poetry as diverse as we are! Special Guests: Fay Roberts: Words of Wit. Wonder and Wisdom. Keith Jarret: Fierce. Funny. Sexy and Sunny.Open-mic session after the interval. Access is via stairs to basement
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm The Conference Centre
Introduced by LGBT Historian Val Remy and film archivist Peter Herbert, Stephen Haupt’ s The Circle is both a real love story and a fascinating history lesson about the first European gay rights organisation to emerge from the aftermath of WW2. 15 CERT. 2014.102 MINS Free: Intro at 6.15pm Film at 6.30pm Light refreshments available with donation
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hugh Cubitt Centre
Camden LGBT Forum, in partnership with Peabody Housing present the 1961 film “Victim”, directed by Basil Dearden, starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Sims. The film is followed by a panel led discussion examining how the film encouraged a shift in British public attitudes towards homosexuality at the time of its partial decriminalisation in 1967. Refreshments provided
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm Central Station
In 1962, two Islington residents, aspiring writer Joe Orton and his partner and mentor Kenneth Halliwell, were each sentenced to six months imprisonment for malicious damage to Islington Public Library books. Mark Aston, curator of the Joe Orton Collection of defaced book covers at Islington Museum, tells the story surrounding the life and crimes of Orton and Halliwell in the ...
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm Central Station
Ray Reynolds presents video and audio clips of great drag entertainers, including Mrs Shufflewick, Phil Starr, Dockyard Doris. Ray was one of the Tricky Dickie DJ’s who hosted gay events in upstairs bars of “straight” pubs before the West End scene arrived. Free entry – There is a collection for Central London Samaritans Ramp and wheelchair access to ground floor ...
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm The Phoenix Artist Club
A Night devoted to the weird, the wonderful, and the fabulous. Host Wayne Carter, Consistently hilarious and perpetually bizarre (EdFringe Review), has handpicked acts from the cabaret, burlesque, and comedy scene, for an unforgettable night. £5 tickets from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ thephoenixartistclub
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Islington Town Hall,
‘Yesterqueer’ is an opportunity to develop a Camden / Islington Queer heritage walking tour – to see ourselves and our history reflected in our built environment. ‘Yesterqueer’ exists to celebrate previous generations of queer figures and cultivate the next generation of LGBT change-makers. Come and tell us about buildings that kicked off a movement, houses where key figures lived or ...
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm Camden Town Hall
Vivid docudrama about pioneer gay rights activist Peter Wildeblood whose book, Against the Law (1955) played a key role in providing the evidence of the vulnerability and plight of homosexual men in Britain in this period and highlighted in particular the appalling prison conditions which they had to endure. Stars: Nicholas Le Prevost, Harriet Eastcott, Sam Heughan. Running time 85 ...
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm British Museum
Enjoy talks and creative family activities focused on objects with LGBTQ stories. This event is part of the OUTing the Past National Festival of LGBT History in collaboration with LGBT History Month. Free – just drop in
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm TBC
The Wolfenden Report of 1957 formed the basis of the 1967 Act. Its author, Sir John Wolfenden, had a son, Jeremy, who was openly gay. Valerie Remy and Brenda McKay explore the contrasting lives of the two men. Followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion.
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Gay's The Word Bookshop
It will be a chance to listen to the recorded interviews from London Irish LGBT Network’s ‘Getting To Know Ourselves Project’ which is collecting stories of Irish people in London who were born in each of the decades since the 1930s. The event will combine listening with chatting about the themes raised across the generations and the future direction of ...
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am 42 Beans Café
Camden LGBT Forum and 42 Beans Café presents: “Out 4 Coffee” an LGBT coffee meet up on the last Wednesday of each month at 11am. Come along for coffee and a chat and there’s even a space to discuss any LGBT safety concerns with local LGBT police Liaison Officers.
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Join Egyptologist John J Johnston and a panel of guests as they delve into the Petrie Collections to find their objects of desire as part of LGBTQ History Month. Tickets £5 includes glass of wine
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm Islington Town Hall,
Over 50% of LGBT venues in London have closed in the last decade. The potential for this to damage social cohesion, destroy culture and diminish safety is well catalogued. How do we protect our safe spaces while acknowledging the need for our existing venues to increase their audience base and diversity? Join a panel of leading activists and commentators. All ...
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm Conway Hall
Citizens of Queeropolis lend me your dancing shoes! Lana Pillay (Star of Eat the Rich and the Comic Strip Presents) requests your presence for a showcase of top entertainers. Featuring headliner and 80s chart topper SONIA, Mary Portas, LGBT Poet Laurette Trudy Howson, The Beyonce Experience, David Ryder Prangley and DJs Alexander Price and Jason Prince. Dress Code – Civic ...
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Princess Louise Pub
What did Rimbaud and Virginia Woolf ‘s lot get up to? How does our experience now compare? Let’s talk about it. LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson explores through poetry, prose and personal experience. Sex & Sensibility. Then and Now.
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm Islington Central Library
Davis Mac-Ayala is a Nigerian LGBT rights activist. He established the Nigerian wing of the British Changing Attitude organisation, which presses for internal reform of the Anglican Communion for further inclusion of Anglican sexual minorities. He has faced stiff opposition from both the religious elite and their lay constituents in Nigeria, which is a heavily conservative nation. He has been ...
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm Islington Town Hall
On January 8th 1907, just 100 years before the founding of Translondon, a young German was granted a legal change of gender enabling him to marry his female lover. Valerie Remy recounts how his Memoirs of a Man’s Maiden Years became a milestone in the First Wave of the LGBT+ movement.
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm Central Station
Alex Smith, Project Manager will give a presentation outlining this exciting project to collect, archive and explore Islington’s important LGBT heritage. The borough has been home to many ground-breaking organisations, individuals and events that have helped to change the face of LGBT rights and community throughout the 20th and 21st century. Your help is needed in collecting memories and stories ...