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.
96 Festival Launch Party @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
96 Festival Launch Party @ Omnibus Theatre

This year 96 Festival, London’s only queer arts event under one roof, is launching with an informal conversation between artists, makers, creators, performers, activists and anyone interested in sharing their viewpoint on the changing landscape of art and LGBTQIA+ issues. How can art enact positive change in our communities?

For our first hangout of the festival, we’re thrilled to welcome Board Director of GLAAD and Diva Magazine publisher Linda Riley; actor in The Danish Girl and Colette, Rebecca Root; chair of Stonewall UK, Jan Gooding; Co-founder of Stonewall and former MEP, Lord Michael Cashman; producer of The Cocoa Butter Club – the queer collective celebrating Performers of Colour – Cassie Leon; and writer, producer, podcaster and theatre-maker Nemo Martin.

They’ll explore how queer communities experience divides around class, ability, race and gender and how art can bring us together in shared moments of connection. How can we reinvent queer activism? The conversation will be facilitated but unscripted. Come to participate in the conversation or just listen and observe, we are open.

After the conversation, artists from 96 Festival’s glittering programme will take to the stage, sharing snippets of dance, theatre and cabaret as the debate ascends into a late night party where we encourage further conversation, merrymaking and coming together.

LGBTQ+ Social and Open Mic @ Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Social and Open Mic @ Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre

An invitation calling all LGBTQ+ identified creatives, artists and theatre makers in Exeter.

A new creative platform in collaboration with Exeter Phoenix, initiated by playwright Natalie McGrath is happening on Sunday 24th February as part of LGBTQ+ History Month. It will be in the Workshop space between 6-8pm.

Do you identify as LGBTQ+?
Are you creative?
Want to meet and collaborate with other LGBTQ+ Artists and theatre makers in a safe space?

There will be a mic and stand in the room so if anyone wants to share any short extracts of work you can. But no pressure.

It’s a pilot to see if there is any interest.

Any questions you can direct message Natalie via Twitter @NatLMcG

This Island’s Mine by Philip Osment @ King's Head Theatre
May 15 – Jun 8 all-day
This Island's Mine by Philip Osment @ King's Head Theatre

Ardent Theatre Company presents

This Island’s Mine
by Philip Osment
Director and Designer Philip Wilson

1988: Thatcher’s Britain.

Seventeen-year-old Luke runs away from home – to London, and to Uncle Martin, who he once saw with his arms around another man at a march. In the city, Mark is sacked because colleagues won’t work with ‘someone like him’. His boyfriend, Selwyn, faces being beaten up both by the police and by his own stepbrother. Debbie battles with her son, who doesn’t want to live with her and her girlfriend. And Miss Rosenblum – who sought refuge here from a terror that swept away her family in 1930s Vienna – has seen this hatred and fear before.

Soon, these individual stories – of first loves and old flames, alliances and abandonment, missed opportunities and new chances – intertwine…

This Island’s Mine was originally performed by Gay Sweatshop in 1988. Now, three decades after the introduction of Section 28 banning positive representations of homosexuality, Philip Osment’s passionate and lyrical play, of outsiders, exiles and refugees, is all too resonant.