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
Wed
Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten’s Britain @ The Red House
Feb 1 – Oct 28 all-day
Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten's Britain @ The Red House | England | United Kingdom

This exhibition will mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. It will focus on Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, at a time when their relationship was illegal. Key works highlighting their relationship will be featured along with the wider cultural, political and legal situation faced by gay men in the 1950s.

Jul
8
Sat
Summer in London @ Theatre Royal Stratford East
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
Summer in London @ Theatre Royal Stratford East | England | United Kingdom

Come and celebrate the first play in mainstream British theatre led by an all trans cast, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and LGBTQ activist Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE.

Four friends court the same woman on a budget of nothing while the sun shines. A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Generation Rent in a city that still hides a bit of magic, if you know where to look.
As the sun sets and the drinks flow things get complicated, and we discover nothing is as it first appears.

A love letter to London and a story of friendship, love and finding yourself. Don’t miss this funny, sexy and life-affirming night out!

Jul
29
Sat
BSO Rainbow Rusties @ Abbeywood Community School
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
BSO Rainbow Rusties @ Abbeywood Community School | Stoke Gifford | England | United Kingdom

We would like to welcome the entire musical community to join together as a mighty orchestra to mark the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. To celebrate, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are holding a BSO Rusty and not so Rusty Musicians Day in Bristol.

BSO Rainbow Rusties is open to everyone but we would particularly like to hear from members of the region’s LGBT community. The day will give you the opportunity to dust off your instrument and revive your talent or provide an opportunity to play music to a high standard with like-minded people alongside members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. You will receive professional coaching throughout the day in the full tutti rehearsals to maximise your experience.

The day will culminate in a free performance at 4.15pm to share your hard work with friends and family.

Oct
27
Fri
A Revolution in Sexual Politics @ Hinde Street Methodist Church,
Oct 27 @ 7:15 pm
A Revolution in Sexual Politics @ Hinde Street Methodist Church,  | England | United Kingdom

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the (partial) decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. The programme ranges from Lieder by Schubert and Richard Strauss which have an underground gay slant, through to settings of gay poets Verlaine, Proust, Gertrude Stein, A E Housman, W H Auden and others, and music by Reynaldo Hahn, Samuel Barber, Poulenc, Britten, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Lee Hoiby, Ned Rorem, Saint-Saëns, John Ireland, and many other gay composers. We include the earliest ever gay rights protest song (Das Lila Lied by Spoliansky), written in 1921 and many other little known gems illustrating the story leading up to the 1967 Act.
Performed by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano), winner of the Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist programme and Michael Mofidian (bass baritone), a member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Song Circle, Kevin Moore (speaker), Prior Anthony in World Without End TV series, Melchior in The Inn at Lydda at Wanamaker Playhouse, and Nigel Foster (piano).