Celebrate LGBT History Month
February is the month-long observation of 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.
Kick off things in style with the official launch night of LGBT History Month 2019!
Date: Friday 1 February 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hotel, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE
What: Celebrate the opening night of interactive exhibition ‘Loudest Whispers’, celebrating 10 years of LGBT history in the borough. Alex Green presents a cabaret of song and dance acts including King Of Camp “Doctor Woof” as seen on Xfactor, drag sensation Miss Krystal Ball, blues singer Bee Ororo, and country & western sensation Sarah Vista – and more! The free exhibition will feature artwork and interactive exhibits from the council’s Islington Pride archive, which is funded by a National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The event is free and wheelchair accessible.
Celebrate the launch of a booklist curated especially with young children in mind…
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Where: Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB
What: Join Cookie MonStar for a drag queen story time that will be the launch event for Islington Libraries’ LGBT+ Under 5s Booklist. The list comprises classics such as ‘Red: a Crayon’s story’, ‘Donovan’s Big Day’, ‘I am Jazz’ and many more. This is a free event, for more information 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.
Dates: Saturday 9 February, Sunday 17 February & Sunday 24 February
Where: Book a ticket here and the walk leader will get in touch about the exact meeting spot
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 like-minded people and make new friends – all whilst drinking coffee and eating cake!
Dates: Wednesday 13 February
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Where: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
What: February’s Drop In Service will be hosted by London Friend. Camden LGBT Forum will be working alongside other agencies including Islington’s Pride, London Friend, GALOP, Stonewall Housing and The Outside Project. The monthly events will bring people together to chat and discuss local LGBT issues.
- Arts and Entertainment
- Sports & leisure
- Islington Assembly Hall
- Markets in Islington
- Sport for people with a disability
- Canonbury Tower tours
- Healthy Generations classes
- Wildcats girls’ football
- Islington Walking Tours
- Women’s Institutes in Islington
- Volunteering at Caledonian Park Clock Tower
- Borrow real art for free
- Volunteering in Islington
- Saturday Stitching Surgery
- The Singing Well Community Choir
- Volunteer in Islington parks
- DIY for tenants
- Flag football for girls
- Saturday Night Project
- Want to play netball?
- Islington Upperdeckers
- Aikido classes
- Dads and Kids Cook and Eat Sundays
- Chair Yoga classes
- Galbur Foundation’s Annual Youth Conference 2019
- Jewish Islington Walking Tour
- Half term events at Islington libraries
- LSA open events
- Composting workshop
- Celebrate LGBT History Month
- Visit my mosque
- Volunteer in Compton Terrace Gardens
- Yung Creatives
- The Power of an Hour