LGBTQ+ History Month
Celebrating our LGBTQ+ community with a month of walks, talks and events: throughout February
Gay Barnsbury and Holloway walking tour
Sunday 11 February, 12noon–2pm
Caledonian Park Clock Tower, Caledonian Park, Market Road, N7 9PL
Join us for a LGBTQ+ history walking tour! Wend your way around the streets of Barnsbury and Holloway to discover the history of local gay clubs, bars, politics, residents and supporters. Hear how even the famous had to hide their sexuality, and what happened to those who didn’t.
Our history is your history
Monday 12 February, 1–2pm; Monday 19 February, 7–8pm
Join Pride UK and hear from LGBTQ+ people who came out and fought for LGBTQ+ human rights when society, state and police were much less inclusive than today. These events will take place online and are free, but registration is encouraged.
Under-fives story time with Dani
Monday 19 and Monday 26 February, 10–11am
Cally Clock Tower Centre, Caledonian Park, Market Road, N7 9PL
Come along and join Dani the storyteller as she explores the history of Islington’s Pride movement!
Play football with Stonewall FC, drive a red bus to the first-ever Pride March and celebrate under a giant rainbow flag.
You can also participate in an immersive storytelling experience, which will help develop your child’s communication and language, physical, social and emotional development through play and imagination.
Celebrating LGBTQ+ History
Wednesday 21 February, 4pm
Join myGwork for an enlightening hour as their panel shares their passions and insights about different LGBTQ+ historical chapters. Discover remarkable LGBTQ+ heroes, pivotal moments in the fight for equality, and uncharted stories.
The organisation myGwork is a business community of LGBTQ+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality. It empowers the LGBTQ+ community by offering a safe space where people can connect with inclusive employers, find jobs, mentors, professional events, e-learning, training, news and much more.
This event is free, you just need to register to book your place.
Boxing with Knockout
Thursdays, 6.45pm; Saturdays, 7.15pm
Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, N7 7NY
Knockout is an inclusive, non-profit boxing club for the LGBTQ+ community, providing a space for all genders, sexualities and abilities to explore boxing. Classes are non-contact and no previous experience is required, just come along and give it a try! The group also has regular social events.
More Things to do
- Islington Assembly Hall
- Volunteering in Islington
- Playground equipment for disabled children
- Four accessible activities in Islington parks
- Women’s football
- Community gardening in Cally Park
- Five things to do in parks
- Islington Borough Ladies FC football sessions
- Islington walking and running routes
- Five ways to explore Islington on foot
- Tufnell Park Market
- Whitecross Street Market
- Camden Passage
- Stroud Green Market
- Exmouth Market
- Archway Market
- Islington Farmers’ Market
- Chapel Market
- Nag’s Head indoor market
- Nag’s Head open-air weekend market
- Free accessible sports
- Over-55s men’s club
- Free fitness classes with Healthy Generations
- Health and history walks
- Park cuppa
- Best parks for… water fun
- Free swimming lessons
- Free upcycling workshops
- Dementia-friendly Islington
- Upper Street Market
- Winter reading challenge
- Islington Together
- Finsbury Winter Warmers
- Free health and history walks
- Drop-in community gardening
- Three ways to… keep kids active
- Finsbury Park Singers and Finsbury A Capella
- Free Friday lunchtime recitals
- LGBTQ+ History Month
- City and Nature Challenge
- Junior parkrun
- Spine Festival
- Talk with Peter Carty
- Alternative Book Fair, London
- Free repair and upcycle events in March