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
Sat
Queering the Collection: Cruising the Baths of Dürer’s Nuremberg @ Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

A queer reading of The Bath House by Albrecht Durer. Ryan Kearney will talk through the image but through a queer ‘contemporary’ lens, importing references or ideas from queerness today to a situation where queerness didn’t necessarily exist or at least not how we understand it. The talk will focus on public sex, cruising queer spaces such as the bathhouse and how that relates to the work in 1496.

The talk takes place at 13:30 and 15:00.

Ryan Kearney (b. 1995) is an independent writer and curator based between London and Birmingham. His on-going research centres on participatory and socially engaged curatorial practices, as well as how the displaying of queer archival histories can facilitate communal and intergenerational discussions.

Ryan’s writing has appeared in this is tomorrow and In the Pink, a publication launched by Grand Union and SHOUT Festival in November 2018. Recent projects include Three Models for Change, STRYX (2018); Rainbow Flag / Trojan Horse: Ian Giles, Recent Activity (2018); and Queering the Archive, Recent Activity (2017). He assists in delivering the public programme of Recent Activity, an artist-run space based in Birmingham.

Feb
5
Tue
LUNCHTIME TALK: Finding the LGBTQ Stories in Museums @ Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Feb 5 @ 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
LUNCHTIME TALK: Finding the LGBTQ Stories in Museums @ Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Dan Vo founded the award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at V&A, London. He works with museums and galleries to shine a light on objects which explore gender and sexual identities through a queer lens. This talk is part of LGBT History Month 2019.

Feb
7
Thu
Drawing Larry @ The Sparrowhawk Pub
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drawing Larry @ The Sparrowhawk Pub

2019 heralds 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York that kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement. This LGBT History Month, aptly themed ‘Peace, Reconciliation, Activism’, we bring you a series of life drawing events celebrating the advent of Pride, starting with Drawing Larry at The Sparrowhawk.

Larry Marks is Peace. He is the Age of Aquarius, and will be modelling nude to the spirit of the flower child era.

All abilities welcome, relaxed and informal. Drinks and food available at the bar. 18+

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

Feb
11
Mon
Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Photography and Decolonising Queer Art History @ Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This lecture by Dr Greg Salter explores the art of Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-89), a Nigerian-born, British-based photographer. Through his representations of the black queer body, Fani-Kayode’s work combines references to the AIDS crisis, the gay leather scene, Yoruba spirit possession, and histories of slavery. This lecture considers how Fani-Kayode brings these disparate elements together and how this might reshape narratives of queer British art history.

Greg Salter is lecturer in art history at the University of Birmingham. He is completing his first book Art And Masculinity In Post-War Britain: Reconstructing Home (Bloomsbury), and is in the early stages of a new project on queer British art history and decolonisation.

Feb
12
Tue
Drastik Measures is Starkers at The Glory @ The Glory
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drastik Measures is Starkers at The Glory @ The Glory

2019 heralds 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York that kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement. This LGBT History Month, aptly themed ‘Peace, Reconciliation, Activism’, we bring you a series of life drawing events celebrating the advent of Pride, continuing with Drastik Measures as Starkers at The Glory.

Drastik is Reconciliation. Modelling nude, she will be channeling the essence of those early disco divas who proved anyone can be anything, and everyone is beautiful, on the dark, divine dance floor.

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

Pub doors 5pm. 18+.

Feb
15
Fri
Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show @ Jerwood Gallery
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Bird la Bird's Travelling Queer People's History Show @ Jerwood Gallery

Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show showcases hidden queer histories beneath some of the UK’s best known museums and galleries, an outrageous exploration which blurs the lines between comedy and performance art.
Portrait of Bird © Sarah Jane Moon

Feb
20
Wed
Life Drawing Late @ The Paxton Centre
Feb 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Life Drawing Late @ The Paxton Centre

2019 heralds 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York that kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement. This LGBT History Month, aptly themed ‘Peace, Reconciliation, Activism’, we bring you a series of life drawing events celebrating the advent of Pride, continuing with a special Life Drawing Late. Theme, Activism.

The nude life model will be inspired by personalities who protested against institutional homophobia and fought discrimination with placards, marches and raised voices.

Join us for a life drawing event supreme!

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

Feb
26
Tue
96 Festival @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 – Mar 24 all-day
96 Festival @ Omnibus Theatre

96 Festival is back by popular demand! A glittering lineup of artists will set up camp at Omnibus Theatre for a spectacular celebration of queerness and theatre.

A no holds barred extravaganza of cabaret, drag, burlesque, theatre, music, art and activism; 96 Festival has been conceived in remembrance and celebration of the iconic Pride party on Clapham Common in 1996