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
Tomorrow’s Great Pageant @ The Place Theatre
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tomorrow's Great Pageant @ The Place Theatre

Are you interested in gender and freedom? Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community? For the launch of LGBTQ+ season at The Place Bedford, join Post Workers Theatre for the launch of their new project, Tomorrow’s Great Pageant. This re-imagining of the iconic Suffrage play A Pageant for Great Women is being re-written for a 21st-century non-binary context. Post Workers Theatre in collaboration with The Place Bedford and Bedford Creative Arts, will be joined by a panel of guest writers, critics, practitioners and community activists to collectively discuss and consider a new cast of iconic great people who can begin to represent the values and ideals of a diverse 21st Century LGBTQ+ community.

The original play, written by the dramatist and actor Ciceley Hamilton in 1909, was a popular allegorical work of political agitation, which featured the embodiment of ‘Justice’, ‘Woman’ and ‘Prejudice’. The play served, in part, to recover knowledge of great women of the past, with a cast of 45 historic women, and to promote a feminist perspective on emancipation. Over one hundred years later the struggle for gender equality continues and to revisit the structure and values of A Pageant of Great Women, will offer a new platform for collective understanding, awareness and celebration.

A reading of the original script will be followed by discussions and collective brainstorming, working with actors, activists and designers to creatively engage with hopes, fears and ideas of alternative narratives. Join us for the conversation.

Feb
5
Tue
A Musical Night @ West Herts College
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Musical Night @ West Herts College

Our names are Beth, Sam and Jeremy, and together, we form BS Productions. We are currently college students at West Herts College, Watford. We are putting on a fundraising event for the LGBT Foundation. We chose this charity as February is LGBT History Month, so is a great time to celebrate, and donate to, the LGBT Foundation

Feb
9
Sat
Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition @ South Lecture Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition @ South Lecture Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Explore the rites and passages of LGBTQI migrants in Britain through this incredible interactive exhibition. Available to view for one day only.

Feb
15
Fri
Outreach youth LGBT History Month Event @ The Think Tank
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Outreach youth LGBT History Month Event @ The Think Tank

Join us for our young people’s social action project celebrating LGBT History Month and their activism plans for 2019/2020.

RSVP on info@outreachyouth.org.uk

Feb
16
Sat
OUTing the Past Festival The Higgins Bedford Hub @ The Higgins Bedford
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm
OUTing the Past Festival The Higgins Bedford Hub @ The Higgins Bedford | England | United Kingdom

The Higgins Bedford is very excited to be hosting its 2nd OUTing the Past Festival as a hub venue. We have a dynamic range of speakers on a wide range of themes on our Festival date of Saturday 16th February. We would like to introduce our speakers and their themes, who are Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler of Living Histories Cymru presenting ‘ “The oldest New Woman and her incorrigible Welsh friend”; Miss Frances Power Cobbe and Miss Mary Charlotte Lloyd in conversation’, Sacha Coward of The National Maritime Museum presenting ‘Mermaids: A Twist In The Tale’, Kate Hutchinson presenting ‘Are we nearly there yet’ on the history and context of Trans-rights; and Peter Scott-Presland presenting ‘What shall we tell the children?’ on the history and controversy regarding sex education in schools. Everyone welcome!

Feb
19
Tue
Shaun Dellenty Book Talk ‘Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools’ at Cambridge University @ University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Feb 19 all-day
Shaun Dellenty Book Talk 'Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools' at Cambridge University @ University of Cambridge Faculty of Education

Shaun Dellenty, a nationally celebrated LGBT inclusion in education advocate and educator who was honoured in 2016 by the U.K. Prime Minister for services to LGBT and education communities has written a ground-breaking book Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT + Inclusion aimed at empowering school leaders, school governors and teachers to facilitate lasting organisational change within their schools in respect of positive LGBT inclusion.

Celebrating Difference is published by Bloomsbury Education in May 2019 and coincides with Shaun’s tenth year of work in the field of LGBT inclusion in education, where he is recognised as breaking new ground, particularly in the primary and faith school sectors.

In 2009 whilst working as a primary school leader and in response to homophobic bullying in his own school he ‘came out’ to his whole school community Shaun was widely reported in the press as being one of the first fully ‘out’ LGBT primary school leaders in the country, inspiring other teaching staff to come out as LGBT . Shaun devised a pioneering LGBT inclusion training and awareness strategy ‘Inclusion For All’ for staff in primary, secondary and faith schools. Shaun’s adopted a multi-layered approach; bringing awareness of LGBT identities across a variety of media, including social media, blogging, news and television.

Find and connect with Shaun at @ShaunDellenty (Twitter)
www.inclusionforall.co.uk (website)
https://www.facebook.com/shaundellentycelebratingdifference/ (Facebook)
This talk is part of the Arts and Creativities Research Group series.

Feb
20
Wed
Out Of The Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Out Of The Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about Workhouse objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

Out of the Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Museum
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Out of the Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about Workhouse objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

Feb
21
Thu
Appropriate Behaviour @ Stevenage Community Arts Centre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Appropriate Behaviour @ Stevenage Community Arts Centre

Thursday 21st February 2019
Appropriate Behaviour (15)
LGBT Friends and Allies Film Night

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm film.

All tickets just £4

After the success of Love Simon we are proud to present Appropriate Behaviour

From writer/director/actress Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post) comes an ironic, Iranian, hipster date movie; APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR is an achingly cool, post-feminist comedy about what happens when a girl comes out and discovers that extraordinary is the new ordinary.

This film will be shown at The Stevenage Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, London Road, Stevenage SG1 1XN.

Everyone welcome regardless of their sexual orientation.

Feb
22
Fri
Out of The Closet Tours @ The Lynn Museum
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Out of The Closet Tours @ The Lynn Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about King’s Lynn Museum objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

Out of the Closet Tours @ Lynn Museum
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm
Out of the Closet Tours @ Lynn Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours of Lynn Museum, focusing on objects relating to Queer history. Tours take place at 2pm and 3.30pm. No need to book, just come along.

Out of the Closet Tours @ The Kings Lynn Museum
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Out of the Closet Tours @ The Kings Lynn Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about King’s Lynn Museum objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

Love conquers hate – Basildon LGBTQI+ history month event @ Colors nightclub
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Love conquers hate - Basildon LGBTQI+ history month event @ Colors nightclub

A free event that explores the theme of history and what that means for LGBTQI+ people who live, work and visit Basildon. It looks at the history of Basildon and why ‘love conquers hate’ is an important part of Basildon’s LGBTQI+ history. This event celebrates that we are unique and diverse individuals.