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
9
Fri
From Isaac Hitchen to the Female Husband: Records of Lancashire’s LGBT History @ Lancaster City Museum
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
From Isaac Hitchen to the Female Husband: Records of Lancashire's LGBT History @ Lancaster City Museum

Lancashire Archives in Preston holds a wealth of materials relating to the LGB&T heritage of Lancashire over the decades. From the tale of Isaac Hitchen whose loyalty to his gay friends led to him being publicly executed in 1806 at Lancaster Castle, to the tale of the ‘Female Husband’ – there is a rich local LGB&T history just waiting to be told…

Join Vicci McCann from Lancashire Archives for this exclusive talk as she reveals Lancashire’s hidden LGB&T histories.

Tickets for this talk are FREE but must be booked in advance

Feb
13
Tue
The Break-Up Monologues @ Poplar Union
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Break-Up Monologues @ Poplar Union

Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?!

As part of our What’s Love Got to do With It? Season, award-winning comedian, author and Radio 4 regular, Rosie Wilby, hosts a themed comedy storytelling night, The Breakup Monologues.

The show features a rotating cast of acclaimed performers and follows Rosie’s trilogy of solo pieces on love and relationships and her book, Is Monogamy Dead?

Guests on the night:

Multi award-winner Pippa Evans
Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Best Show nominee and BBC Talent Hotlist featured Elf Lyons
Melbourne-born festival regular and internationally renowned Sarah Bennetto
Highly inventive multimedia performance artist Paula Varjack

Feb
14
Wed
LGBTQI Migrant & Travelling Communities Perspectives: The Rainbow Pilgrims Symposium @ Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe Campus
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
LGBTQI Migrant & Travelling Communities Perspectives: The Rainbow Pilgrims Symposium @ Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe Campus | England | United Kingdom

This Symposium is to set a platform for dialogue across communities and sector, to meet and share experiences around issues of migration, identity and faith, in the UK and beyond.
Line-up includes: UKLGIG (The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group); Stonewall; Peter Tatchell Foundation; SOGICA; GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) stories; 3FaithsForum; House Of Rainbow; Hidayah LGBT Muslims; Progressive Rabbis & Humanists.

The day will include panels, presentations, talks, pop-exhibitions, artwork, and multi-media. Lunch is included.

The event is accessible and open to all. Easy & affordable train travel

Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a landmark oral history and archive project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and proudly hosted by Liberal Judaism.

Feb
17
Sat
Identity in Motion: A smart-phone-app-storytelling WORKSHOP (for LGBTQI+ BAMER young people) @ Islington Museum
Feb 17 all-day
Identity in Motion: A smart-phone-app-storytelling WORKSHOP (for LGBTQI+ BAMER young people) @ Islington Museum

Rainbow Pilgrims ‘Young People’s programme’ presents:
Identity in Motion – A Workshop facilitated by Vijay Patel

Learn how to create a quick and easy stop motion animation using cut-outs, photographs and more!
What makes you who you are? What people, experiences and places have shaped you? We will discuss these themes and give you the opportunity to create an animated story. You’ll have the chance to discover various stop motion animation techniques. There will be lots of visual materials to hand for creating your own story board and capturing your animation stills. Using the ‘Stop-Motion Movie Creator” smartphone app you’ll be able to create and publish your own short film.

Please note: it is advisable for participants to have their own smartphone to work with, or attend with someone who is able to share their device.

This workshop has a limited number of places, and is aimed at young people aged 14-25 – QTPoC; LGBTQI+ BAME & other minority backgrounds including faith, migrant, refugee/asylum seeker or LGBTQI+ GRT (Gypsy Roma Traveller) communities;
Conditions apply for safeguarding reasons, pls enquire with organiser before signing up.

Participants are invited to donate drafts/a copy of their work to the Rainbow Pilgrims archive collection (optional).

A Rainbow Pilgrims multi-media pop-up display can be found at the Islington Museum from 17 February 2018 for LGBT History Month.

Check out our full #LGBTHM18 programme

https://www.rainbowpilgrims.com/event/lgbt-history-month-2018-programme/

Feb
21
Wed
LGBT History Month – Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
LGBT History Month - Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library

Join us at the Barbican Music Library for an evening of music and entertainment in celebration of LGBT History Month. Vocalist Julian Fox will perform a number of original songs, before Project Adorno delight us with their performance collage Jarman in Pieces. Celebrating the life of director and gay rights activist Derek Jarman, the show brings together a mix of original songs, film, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word.

Praise for Project Adorno:

“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” ScotsGay magazine.

“A stunning exercise in electronic beat poetry”
Record Collector Magazine

“A bizarrely enjoyable hour of nerdy oddness”
Cheltenham Literature Festival

Feb
22
Thu
Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition Launch @Migration Museum LATE @ The Workshop
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition Launch @Migration Museum LATE @ The Workshop | England | United Kingdom

Join us for the Launch of Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain – A Pop-Up Exhibition & Event.

in collaboration with The Workshop & The Migration Museum LATE.

Programme starts 18:00. Exhibition open from 11:00.

Groundfloor

Explore our Rainbow Pilgrims multi-media pop-up Exhibition:
put your headphones on and immerse yourself into the #pilgrims audio installation
watch mini-documentaries in our pop-up cinema.
grab a limited-edition hard copy of our Rainbow Pilgrims exhibition booklet.
get creative and make your own zine.
meet the team, have a drink & chat with other #pilgrims.
Upstairs

Visit the Migration Museum LATE
learn about seven migration moments throughout history that changed Britain
discover the Empathy Museum immersive exhibit A Mile in My Shoes.
build an origami boat
more info: http://www.migrationmuseum.org/events/

Feb
28
Wed
“Reel In The Closet” Film Screening @ Lancaster Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Reel In The Closet" Film Screening @ Lancaster Library

Want to know what it was like to be out in 1940? How it felt to be different in 1960? Watch the home movies of the people who lived it! Join us for this FREE screening of the fascinating LGBTQ documentary, “Reel In The Closet”.

From the director of the award winning ‘Gen Silent’ comes ‘Reel In The Closet’, a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with LGBTQ people from the past through the rare home movies that they left behind for us.

Prior to the screening, there will be a live performance of ‘The Room’ by local artist, Briggsy. ‘The Room’ is a visually arresting, poignant and socially relevant piece of physical theatre. ‘The Room’ was created to explore LGBTQ identities and challenge, head on, the discrimination and hatred directed towards people that are just trying to be the truest version of themselves.

Also featuring creative contributions from PYRO LGBT Youth Group in partnership with Ludus Dance

*Please note – ‘Reel In The Closet’ contains brief scenes of mild nudity and strong language