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Bishopsgate Ballroom 16 November 2018

Dance with friends old and new at Bishopsgate Ballroom. We welcome dancers of all levels, whether you lead, follow or both, to spend the evening together on the dance floor of our gorgeous Great Hall.
Friday 16 November
7:00 PM

Admission: One Shilling

Multi-award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane tell the extraordinary story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. Through spoken word interspersed with piano music by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Chopin, hear how the ‘great adventure’ of these lunchtime concerts began, and how they continued while bombs rained down on London.
Saturday 17 November
2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Bishopsgate Swing 18 November 2018

Put on your dancing shoes and Lindy Hop away at Bishopsgate Swing a social dance for dancers of all levels. Enjoy the sounds of the vintage DJs and guest live band.
Sunday 18 November
6:30 PM

The Pink Dancers’ Winter Ball 2018: An Evening in Paris

LGBT Ballroom & Latin Dance demonstration team, The Pink Dancers, make their annual return to Bishopsgate Institute for The Pink Dancers’ Winter Ball. A glamorous evening of ballroom dancing for members of the LGBT community and their friends, with a special performance by The Pink Dancers.
Saturday 24 November
7:30 PM

The Pink Jukebox 25 November 2018

A Ballroom and Latin dance club for members of the LGBT community and their friends. With classes followed by social dancing, these events are open to dancers of all levels.
Sunday 25 November
2:00 PM

Comedy Talks at Bishopsgate Institute

This comedy cabaret will take you back in time as we revisit the weird and wonderful lectures given in our ‘handsome and commodious’ Great Hall (1897-1947), from the delightful ‘Romance and Reality at Sea’ to the intellectually intriguing ‘Wild animals I have known’. Join our host, cabaret veteran Steve Cross (Science Showoff) for an evening of enlightening entertainment.
Wednesday 28 November
7:30 PM

Archives Tour - LGBTQ+ Collections

Why was John Gielgud told to see a doctor and how many lesbian pulp fiction novels can one library hold? Bishopsgate Institute is a treasure trove of LGBTQ history with extensive archives holding cuttings, badges and banners, even a set of wizard’s robes; and by the end of this tour you’ll know all about them.
Thursday 29 November
6:30 PM

Swing Den 7 December 2018

Swing Den is a social dance especially for beginners (though everyone is welcome). There’ll be a taster lesson at the start of the night and two teachers on hand.
Friday 07 December
7:00 PM

The Pink Jukebox 9 December 2018

A Ballroom and Latin dance club for members of the LGBT community and their friends. With classes followed by social dancing, these events are open to dancers of all levels.
Sunday 09 December
2:00 PM

Bishopsgate Ballroom 14 December 2018

Dance with friends old and new at Bishopsgate Ballroom. We welcome dancers of all levels, whether you lead, follow or both, to spend the evening together on the dance floor of our gorgeous Great Hall.
Friday 14 December
7:00 PM