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The AIDS crisis in the 1980s and beyond

This workshop explores Bishopsgate Institute’s rich holdings on the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and beyond. Led by Matt Cook, Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck, University of London.
Wednesday 04 July
3:30 PM

Gay men and AIDS in the 1980s

Professor Matt Cook, Birkbeck, University of London, explores the relationship between the capital, queer life and the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Matt looks at ways in which perceptions and experiences of the city changed in this period – and most especially for gay men.
Wednesday 04 July
7:00 PM

Swing Den 6 July 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 06 July
7:00 PM

Pride: past, present, future

See material from Bishopsgate’s extensive LGBTQ+ archive; get political and make your own placard and badges; hear from LGBTQ+ artists; learn more about the history of Pride and think about what the future might hold for this iconic event.
Friday 06 July
2:00 PM

The Pink Jukebox - 8 July 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 08 July
2:00 PM

History Mystery: Discover Something Unexpected

Join us for an archives mystery night, aimed at the curious reader. These informal and engaging sessions will introduce you to new and unexpected stories from Bishopsgate Institute’s library and special collections.
Wednesday 11 July
6:30 PM

Bishopsgate Swing 15 July 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 15 July
6:30 PM

Archives Tour - London Collections

Bishopsgate Institute has been collecting books, maps, photographs and other material about London since opening in 1895, and is now a must visit for anyone interested in the history of the metropolis. Join this tour to hear about celebrity detectives, gangsters, how to track a Victorian business and what happened to a rowdy group of builders drinking on top of a tall building in 1806.
Thursday 19 July
6:30 PM

Bishopsgate Ballroom 20 July 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 20 July
7:00 PM

The Pink Jukebox 22 July 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 22 July
2:00 PM