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 – Oct 28 all-day The Red House
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.
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm Omnibus
The gifted singer Jessica Walker presents a provocative evening of gay love songs in times of repression, in her uniquely androgynous performance style. The new arrangements for voice, piano and accordion are accompanied by Joseph Atkins. “Luminous, androgynous appeal” The Stage 2016 Walker’s last song programme – Mercy and Grand; the Tom Waits project – toured to critical acclaim and ...
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm York Explore Library
Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney were household names in the 1920’s. They filled the London Palladium for the farewell performance of their variety act in 1932. They were lovers between 1917 to 1931 and counted Radclyffe Hall, Jo Carstairs and Tallullah Bankhead amongst their close friends. Alison will explore the reasons these remarkable women have been excluded from cultural memory. ...
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm the Whitworth
Judy Garland sang Over The Rainbow four months before her untimely death. In a unique individual moment of undivided love and attention, FK Alexander takes your hand, fixes your gaze and sings to you alongside that very rendition, amidst the live swirls of Glasgow noise-band Okishima Tourist Association. Part of Queer Contact Festival 2017. Notes -Please be aware that ‘COBO ...
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm University of Leicester
Singer-songwriter of hits including ‘Glad to be Gay’, LGBT+ rights activist and now best known as a DJ and champion of new music artists, Tom Robinson will be speaking about his life and activism.
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm Hoxton Hall
The Fourth Choir, London’s LGBT+ a cappella choir, marks Valentine’s Day with a celebration of the most powerful emotion of all – love! Choral masterpieces from the Renaissance on the subject of love will be sung side-by-side with modern arrangements of contemporary pop. The music will be interspersed with readings of love letters from famous same-sex couples of the past ...
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day Wharf Chambers
Admission to licensed events is only for members and guests of Wharf Chambers – membership costs £1, and you will need to register at least 48 hours before the event. More info: www.wharfchambers.org/the-club/
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Join us for an afternoon recital by Scotland’s LGBT choir. This event is part of LGBT History Month.
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
Queer Contact Festival’s finale celebrates the life and music of his Purple Highness, the gender-fluid superstar and queer icon, Prince, with David McAlmont and Baby Sol on vocals, Janette Mason (MD) and an all-star band. With a back catalogue more rich and varied than perhaps any other recording artist, Prince is one of the most influential artists of his generation. ...
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm Showroom Workstation
Put on some music! Turn on the 8 Track! Grab your golden go-go boots and pull the wig down from the shelf because ‘internationally ignored song stylist’ Hedwig is in town! Grab yourself a ticket and suddenly you’ll be swept away by the one-off story of ‘a slip of a girly boy’ from East Germany, reinvented as punk rock star ...