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.
Global Queer Voices play submission @ Arcola Theatre
Jan 23 – Feb 14 all-day
Global Queer Voices play submission @ Arcola Theatre

Global Voices Play Submission: Global Queer Voices at Arcola Theatre

Global Voices Theatre is a platform introducing international theatre by often under-represented playwrights in the UK. We curate one-off evenings of rehearsed readings, showcasing excerpts of plays from around the globe. Collaborating with local creatives, Global Voices is a bridge between UK venues, theatre makers and playwrights from around the globe.
Global Queer Voices will premiere excerpts of plays in translation and from the wider English-speaking world. We are welcoming submissions from all LGBT+ identifying playwrights that are based (or previously resided) outside of the UK, or who are part of the international community.

The performances of rehearsed excerpts will be taking place on Saturday 6th April 2019 at the Arcola Theatre.

We are looking for plays from contexts beyond the UK; exploring issues and settings that audiences might not otherwise see in London theatres.

Plays can be any length, from any period, and with any number of characters; and must be in, or translated into, English.

If you are submitting a play that has been translated and if the play or translation is still under copyright, you must ensure that both the playwright and the translator (or the relevant rights-holders) give their authorisation for the translation to be submitted and to participate. This is a paid opportunity, dependent on funding.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 12 noon, 14th February 2019

OUTing the past, Bergen, Norway @ Bergen public library
Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

For the first time, Norway is part of this international festival. The Norwegian Queer Archive is the organizer together with 17 other venues in the world.

With the queer history as theme, a number of lectures are presented:

-Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen, A brief history of Pride activism in Norway, 1969-2019. (Lecture in English.)

-Severe Christoffer Guldberg, Gender unearthed: Exploring gender diversity in the Scandinavian Viking Age. (Lecture in English.)

-Tonje Louise Skjoldhammer, Offensive and Unseemly Behavior, Prosecution of sex between women in the mid-eighteen hundreds in Norway. (Lecture in English.)

-Jeanette Solstad, Respecting Diversity. (Lecture in English.)

-Gary Chapman, The Rocky Twins. Norway’s outrageous Jazz age beauties. (Lecture in English.)

-Sigrid Sandal, The administrative practice to demand irreversible sterilization to recognize the correct legal gender in Norway? (Lecture in Norwegian.)

-Siri Sunde, the Church and love. (Lecture in Norwegian.)

OUTing the Past Dublin 2019 @ National gallery of Ireland
Mar 23 all-day
OUTing the Past Dublin 2019 @ National gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to bring OUTing the Past to Dublin for the first time on the 23rd March 2019. In 2018 we launched LGBTQ+ themed tours of the collection, and we are looking forward to going bigger and bolder with our LGBTQ+ programming in 2019. The Festival offers Gallery visitors a new educational perspective by viewing the National Collection through a LGBTQ+ lens. Hidden stories within the collection will be brought to light for the public to experience.

The Festival will be a mix of historical knowledge and engaging discussion linking directly to the Gallery’s collection. The public will be able to book free tickets online (tickets will be live soon). A morning of fascinating speakers in the Gallery’s Lecture Theatre will include author and historian Brian Lacey and University College Dublin Professor Katherine O’Donnell, both discussing Irish LGBTQ+ writers and artists. Rainer Schulze from the University of Essex will explore Suleika Aldini and gender expression through Cabaret performance in Berlin.

After lunch in the architecturally stunning Courtyard, Kate Drinane, a member of the Gallery’s Education Team and founder of our LGBTQ+ programming, will introduce delegates to the queer works in the Gallery’s collection. Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on discussion and engagement, with conversations from Laura Harmon, Equality Campaigner and former president of the Union of Students in Ireland, and Patrick McDonagh, PhD Researcher, as well as Michael Cronin from Maynooth University, with Mary McAuliffe, Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD.

A special archival display will be curated by Leah Benson, Gallery archivist and Tonie Walsh founder of the Irish Queer Archive. Prominent LGBTQ+ Irish artists will also lead practical workshops. The day will finish with a performance and talk in the spectacular Shaw Room. The full program of talks, tours, activities and music will be announced soon – watch this space!