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.
Glyn Salton-Cox talk, ‘Queer Communism’ @ Working Class Movement Library
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Glyn Salton-Cox talk, 'Queer Communism' @ Working Class Movement Library

For this year’s LGBT History Month we welcome Glyn Salton-Cox, Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Glyn states: ‘It is well known that many of the best-known queer writers of the 1930s were involved with Communist politics. Why, then, has there been no extended examination of this striking juncture of dissident sex and socialism?’ His talk to us explores this question, among others, aiming to transform current narratives of 20th century literary, cultural, and intellectual history from a queer Marxist perspective. It will also explore the contemporary problem of populism, arguing we can learn important lessons from the queer radicalism of the 1930s that can help formulate strategies of resistance to today’s multi-layered oppressions in both Britain and the US.
Admission free; light refreshments available; all welcome.

“First Rumours”: The Peter Tatchell Play @ Peoples History Museum
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
"First Rumours": The Peter Tatchell Play @ Peoples History Museum

Join us for a free first glimpse of a new play by PHM’s award winning Playwright in Residence Stephen M Hornby.

The play focusses on Peter Tatchell’s contested candidacy for the Labour Party in London in the early 1980s, which saw the biggest voter swing in modern political history following an extremely homophobic campaign.

After this rehearsed reading there will be a Q&A with Peter Tatchell, facilitated by LGBT activist and historian Paul Fairweather.