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.

Jul
2
Sun
Ruby Red Slippers @ Arts Theatre West End
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm
Ruby Red Slippers @ Arts Theatre West End | England | United Kingdom

Throw on your high heels, slap on your lipstick and get ready to strut your stuff down at The Ruby Slippers where the power of love is tested and the truth is about to be revealed.

Raz is on top of the world, owner of his paradise Blackpool drag club, The Ruby Slippers. He has met the man of his dreams, however all is not as it seems. Raz is hopelessly in love with his flat mate and barman Ryan, unbeknownst to him the feeling is mutual. However, Ryan has a secret that could change everything, known only by his mother Helen, who supports her son’s decision and encourages him to tell Raz the whole truth. Business starts to dwindle as a rival club opens which threatens to not only steal Raz’s customers but also his star Drag Queens Phoenix and Destiny. The Ruby Slippers is a riotous comedy drama about love, friendship and identity, written by Emma Culshaw and David Paul, directed by Craig Ryder, set design by Gemma Hollywood and lighting and sound design by Oliver Bush. The play explores a subject rarely seen on the theatre stage and is produced by Bill Elms (Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles) in association with Break A Leg Productions. The talented cast is led by James Rogerson and Jamie Paul, they are joined by Debra Redcliffe , Emma Vaudrey, Craig Ryder and Jordan Simms.

THE RUBY SLIPPERS

Arts Theatre West End

Sunday 2 July – 4pm / 7.30pm

Tickets are £20 / £25 / £30

The show has an age recommendation of 16+

Oct
8
Sun
Pink Narcissus @ The Bike Shed Theatre
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am
Pink Narcissus @ The Bike Shed Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Beacons, Icons and Dykons brings you an evening of performance inspired by and featuring the best moments from Pink Narcissus (James Bidgood, 1971)

An American arthouse drama about the erotic reveries of a gay male prostitute in his Manhattan apartment. This is a unique experience in visual fantasy, shot in 8mm film with kitsch interiors with bright, otherworldly lighting and unsettling, saturated colour.

A host of BID’s favourites will punctuate the evening with performance exploring the film’s themes. Artists include performance artist Paul Hurley, whose work uses action, ritual, queerness and humour. Dance from Panic Lab, who are highly visual, and physical cabaret performance artist extraordinaire Liz Clarke who blurs the boundaries of reality & dreamscapes, and BID’s effervescent compere Tom Marshman.

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Nov
5
Sun
The Wiz, Presented by Beacons, Icons and Dykons @ The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Wiz, Presented by Beacons, Icons and Dykons @ The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Beacons, Icons and Dykons presents an evening of performance inspired by and featuring the best moments from musical spectacular The Wiz. (Sidney Lumet, 1978)

Starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor, the film retells the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz with an African American cast, where the Land of Oz is a fantasy version of New York City.

A host of BID’s favourites will punctuate the evening with performance as we show the film’s best moments. Performers include Harold Offeh, who employs humour and explores aspects of contemporary culture, multidimensional artist and professional show-off Steve Nice, Paula Varjack who explores identity, the unsaid, and making the invisible visible and BID’s very own Tom Marshman.

Nov
8
Wed
Teachers’ Event: Raising Awareness of LGBT+ Issues with Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK @ Museum of Liverpool
Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Teachers' Event: Raising Awareness of LGBT+ Issues with Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK @ Museum of Liverpool | England | United Kingdom

This CPD event is designed to empower teachers to lead on LGBT+ issues in the classroom and understand the free resources we have within our museums to help facilitate this.
Pre-booking essential – to book, or if you have any questions about the teachers’ event please contact julia.bryan@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Following this event teachers will have the opportunity to have a guided tour of our special exhibition Tales from the city with the exhibition curator and then join us 6-9pm for the LGBT History Month launch event, free of charge.
This event is delivered in partnership with Schools OUT UK- an organisation which has led the way since 1974, in striving to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) communities. Including teachers, lecturers and trainers;  pupils and students; parents and guardians; teaching and learning support staff; site-officers, catering and cleaning staff; and as head teachers, managers and governors.
This event is part of the Tales from the city exhibition and our Tales from the city event series.

Feb
1
Thu
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus

What effect do hormone uses have on emotions, sensations, sexual expression and desire? This video art exhibition presents the work of 15 artists and collectives who explore the immense role hormones have on our everyday life. The works raise crucial questions about how society influences and regulates gender identity, and capture broader explorations of sexuality and gender fluidity. The featured artists take viewers on sometimes intensely personal journeys and demonstrate the liberation they have experienced through the use of hormones. Other works look at the medicalisation of women’s bodies in relation to birth control, menopause and ageing, and offer an important commentary on how we use hormones to improve and sometimes constrain our lives in ways we rarely consider.

Artists, performers, writers and activists have employed various techniques to produce these works, including 3D animation, stop motion, and infrared video, and use a range of formats such as performance for the camera, music video, documentary, TV show and online feeds.

An international jury selected participants following a world-wide open call and the exhibition features 15 established and emerging artists from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, Uruguay and the USA.

The artists are: Camila Levy Daniel, Leyla de la Hoz and Pedro Giacomolli; Gérard Chauvin and Lanah Shaï; Fox and Owl; Holly Slingsby; Jennie Pedley; Juliet Jacques and Ker Wallwork; Marianna Simnett; Marne Lucas aka CuntemporaryArtist; Mary Maggic, Mango Chijo Tree and The Jayder; Nicola Mette; Orlando Myxx; Raju Rage;Sarah Homewood; SenzaFissaDimora Teatro; Zaya Barroso.