Celebrate LGBT History Month

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February is LGBT History throughout the UK. To celebrate the diverse and fabulous LGBT community in Islington (and beyond), we have put together the below list of events for you to enjoy. The full list can be found here.

Celebrate the launch of a booklist curated especially with young children in mind. You can find the full list in all Islington Libraries, as well as online here. Get in touch and tell us which books you read and enjoyed!

 

The list comprises classics such as ‘Red: a Crayon’s story’, ‘Donovan’s Big Day’, ‘I am Jazz’ and many more. For more information on the booklist, visit www.islington.gov.uk/libraries or follow Islington Libraries on twitter at @Islingtonlibs

Join Islington Guided Walks and Islington’s Pride on two of our latest LGBTQ+ adventures through heritage, including the rich heritage of clubs like Trade and French Kiss, and important LGBT community spaces like the London Lesbian and Gay Centre. The walks are free, but bookings are essential. Book your place here.

Dates: Sunday 24 February & Sunday 17 March

Time: 11am

Where: The walk leader will get in touch about the exact meeting spot once your ticket has been booked.

What: Find out more about London Friend, Central Station, and the Gay Liberation Front on this King’s Cross walk. Explore the rich heritage of clubs like Trade and French Kiss, along with the London Lesbian and Gay Centre on our Clerkenwell trail.

Join a new, exciting evening of new writing at an open mic night called ‘Futures in the Making’. The evening will be co-hosted by writers Ollie Charles and Shiri Shah from acclaimed author Olumide Popoola’s Futures in The Making collective.

Date: 20 February

Time: 6 – 8pm

Where: Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB

What: Expect stories covering all LGBT+ issues, from nine diverse and exciting writers. The event is free, but please do register for a ticket here.

Get arty and screenprint your very own Islington’s Pride tote bag so you’re the envy of all your friends!

Date: 28 February

Time: 2 – 4pm

Where: Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB

What: Come to this creative workshop for adults at Islington Museum and have a go at making your very own Islington’s Pride tote bag to take home. Be inspired by some of the brilliant designs in the Islington’s Pride Archive, learn about some of the history behind some of the most iconic LGBTQ+ badges and get your creative juices flowing in this fun workshop. To book your free place, email islingtonspride@islington.gov.uk 

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