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
2
Fri
Loudest Whispers 2018 – Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018

Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.

Our preview night is on Friday 2nd February 2018 in The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross

Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.

Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in Sainsbury Wing entrance for 6.30 (Numbers may be limited)

Feb
5
Mon
Loudest Whispers 2018 – Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 5 – Apr 19 all-day
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018
Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.
The Exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, except Bank Holidays.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross
Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.
Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

Feb
9
Fri
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery | England | United Kingdom

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

Feb
12
Mon
Art History and Queerness @ Attenborough Arts Centre
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm

A lecture detailing contributions to fine art by some notable and lesser-known gay, lesbian and transgender people. This will also cover changing themes in queer art from pre-legalisation, through the culture wars of 20th century and up to the present. Finishing with a long view of the issues surrounding the definitions of “queer” and its application in the arts. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Feb
13
Tue
Queer Night Scenes: UCL Urban Lab at Museum of London @ Museum of London
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Night Scenes: UCL Urban Lab at Museum of London @ Museum of London | England | United Kingdom

Museum of London Salon: Queer Night Scenes
Conversations and provocations on queer space in the city, past, present and future

13 February 2018, 7pm
Advanced booking required. Tickets available via Museum of London website.

Curated by UCL Urban Laboratory, this salon will queerly reimagine the 1931 Beaux Arts Ball in New York, a famously peculiar moment in urban history.

Join us to celebrate the ways that LGBTQ+ people and communities create night-spaces in the city. We will think together about how LGBTQ people have contributed to urban change in London, as well as the specific challenges and opportunities LGBTQ communities face in queering the capital at night.

The evening will be hosted by Dr Sharon Husbands (Naked Boys Reading, Ask Dr Shaz) and will feature performances and provocations from:

Travis Alabanza, OBSTACLE
Travis will read poetry from ‘before i step outside (you love me)’, including OBSTACLE, which details of experiences of harassment on a night out.
Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. Known for increasingly paving much of the UK conversation around trans politics, Alabanza has become a staple part of the London queer scene and further afield. Twitter: @travisalabanza http://travisalabanza.co.uk/

Chardine Taylor-Stone, They Only Love Us When We are Not There
Chardine will speak on the experience of reviving the Shim Sham club; and on liaising with straight venues to produce a queer club night.
Chardine is an award-winning cultural producer, writer and feminist activist. She is the founder of Black Girls Picnic a global movement in collective self care for Black women and girls, Stop Rainbow Racism and bangs the drums in Black feminist punk band Big Joanie. In 2017 she won the British LGBT award for contribution to LGBTQIA life. https://chardinetaylorstone.com/

Planning Out and Friends of the Joiners Arms in conversation
A discussion about the challenges and potentials of queering space in new urban developments – how well does the planning system work for LGBTQ+ spaces and communities? What spaces should be protected and how? How do London and the UK compare with other contexts?
Co-founded by Simon Brooksbank and Rob Krzyszowski, Planning Out is a network of LGBT+ urban planners. Friends of the Joiners Arms are a campaign group seeking to save and evolve The Joiners Arms https://thejoinersliveson.wordpress.com/

Stuart Feather, Political Protest and LGBTQIA+ Spaces
Stuart will speak from his book, ‘Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens’ (2016) http://www.zero-books.net/books/blowing-lid

Fabulous Façades, Ben Campkin, Laura Marshall, Zia Forrai, Gabrielle Basso Ricci, Sebastian Buser and Thomas Kendall
Queer readings of planning applications in the mode of the 1931 New York Beaux Arts Ball. This moment, when modernist architects famously masqueraded as their own buildings, will be evoked to highlight the bureaucracy and ephemera underpinning London’s LGBTQ+ night-spaces, bringing to life evidence collated as part of Urban Lab’s research project LGBTQ+ Nightlife in London.

Dress code: anything goes. We’ll be personifying our favourite queer spaces and any ball-goers who want to join us in DIY city-themed drag, or dress to evoke their favourite queer space, are more than welcome.

Entry £15 (£11 conc.) and includes a French 75 (a popular cocktail in 1930s New York and London). **Tickets available**.

Curated by Ben Campkin and Laura Marshall (UCL Urban Laboratory) in partnership with the Museum of London, City Now City Future, a season of ideas, debate and inspiration.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/210631462841466/
Twitter @lgbtqiLDN #QueerScenes

Feb
16
Fri
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 16 all-day
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

Tom of Finland (18) + After Party @ Showroom Cinema
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
Tom of Finland (18) + After Party @ Showroom Cinema

fascinating and fitting tribute to a true subversive gay hero – but who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows the life of artist, Touko Laaksonen from the trenches of WWII and repressive 1950s’ society, through the struggle to finally get his work published amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. A beacon to finding refuge and liberation through art – Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY: Drawing Attention with. qween of swords

Feb
22
Thu
Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre

Are women controlled by their hormones or do they control them? Or is it neither? Have pharmaceutical companies developed a multi-billion pound industry out of convincing women that hormones are something they can control? If there is such a thing as control, how is this gained and maintained? And what impact can and will new technologies have on these kinds of treatments?

All of these questions will be raised and addressed as we begin our discussion by presenting the works of two artists from the Transitional States exhibition. We will then welcome historians of medicine and sexuality who will offer differing perspectives on the use of hormones throughout recent history.

This discussion will address topics such as the history of the contraceptive pill, IVF and the introduction of new medical technologies, with a specific focus on whether such technologies have changed women’s sexual behaviour.

Moderator:

Professor Krista Cowman

Speakers:

– Dr Hera Cook (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Dr Alana Harris (King’s College London)
Sara Homewood (artist)
Holly Slingsby (artist)

Feb
23
Fri
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)