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
LGBT Poetry Evening – Making Memories @ Tower Hamlets Local History Museum London
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBT Poetry Evening - Making Memories @ Tower Hamlets Local History Museum London | England | United Kingdom

LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson will be poeting at a lovely LGBTQ poetry evening in Dagenham hosted by ELOP! It’s called “Making Memories”, and will be at Tower Hamlets Local History Archive Museum, 6-8pm.

 

Feb
3
Sat
Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library

This activity-led jargon-free workshop will be facilitated by Virginia Heath and Liam Livings. They’ll use 8 techniques to help you develop believable characters. Each technique is designed to appeal to a variety of people with different learning style preferences from visual, auditory, reading & kinaesthetic. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in writing, whether poetry or prose.
Here’s what previous delegates said about this workshop:
‘I have come home with a head full of characters just waiting to be unleashed!’
‘Have really enjoyed the day & come away fired up ready to kickass into all my new characters!’
Virginia Heath writes witty, fast-paced romances filled with feisty heroines and mouth-watering heroes that she would want to fall in love with. http://www.virginiaheathromance.com/
Liam Livings writes gay romances with British humour and plenty of sparkle. http://www.liamlivings.com/

Feb
14
Wed
Lunch Poems @ The Eagle and Child
Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Taking its name from gay New York poet Frank O’Hara’s celebrated collection ‘Lunch Poems’ (1964), academics and poets from York St John University will host a lunch time discussion and reading group of poetry on LGBT themes, over lunch. Poems will be circulated in advance to ticket holders, but you do not need any previous experience or knowledge of poetry to take part. Tickets are free, but do NOT include food. Please register to receive the poetry pack and menu in advance of the event.

Organised by: York St John University
Tickets: Free – register to receive the poems and menu
More information: Kimberly Campanello (k.campanello@yorksj.ac.uk)
Accessibility: ASK

Mar
6
Tue
Identity – open mic poetry night @ The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Identity – open mic poetry night @ The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University | United Kingdom

Exploring the themes of this year’s Oxford Human Rights Festival (Identity) and LGBT+ History Month (Geography: mapping the world), we invite local poets and Oxford Brookes students to read and perform work inspired by the themes – either by themselves or by other poets.

This event marks the opening of Identity, an exhibition in the Glass Tank and centrepiece of the 16th annual Oxford Human Rights Festival.

Refreshments provided

This event is a collaboration between The Poetry Centre, the Oxford Human Rights Festival and Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum.

Jun
28
Thu
“This first summer month…” A Celebration of The Ruba’iya’t of Omar Khayya’m @ St Ethelburga's Centre,
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"This first summer month..." A Celebration of The Ruba'iya't of Omar Khayya'm @ St Ethelburga's Centre,

A Celebration of Liberation – of Genius awakening genius, of Light and delight.
Celebrating an enlightening and very entertaining world famous poem which has sold millions of copies ever since it was translated, adapted and published anonymously in 1859 by the gay suffolk born anglo-irish genius Edward FitzGerald 1809 – 1883.
“The eloquence of quatrain is the completion of sublimity” Persian saying