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Archives Tour - LGBTQ Collections

Why was John Gielgud told to see a doctor and how many lesbian pulp fiction novels could one library hold? Bishopsgate Institute is a treasure trove of LGBTQ history with archives, cuttings, badges and banners, even a wizard’s costume, and by the end of this tour, you’ll know all about them.
Thursday 22 February
6:30 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.
Thursday 22 February
6:30 PM

The Pink Jukebox

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 February
2:00 PM

Out in the archives: LGBTQ histories

Hear from speakers on a range of LGBTQ subjects, and explore the queer histories that can be found in the Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives at this special event. Drinks will be available to purchase at the pop up bar.
Wednesday 28 February
7:00 PM

Swing Den 2 March 2018

Are you new to Swing dance? Looking to venture onto the social dance floor? Look no further. 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 throughout the evening to answer your questions and to help you develop your moves.

Friday 02 March
7:00 PM

Archives Tour - Women's and Feminist History

Bishopsgate Institute's Special Collections and Archives chart women's history from the nineteenth century onwards. This tour is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about this area of the collection.
Thursday 08 March
6:30 PM

Archive Launch: GMFA: the gay men's health charity

Join us to welcome the GMFA: the gay men’s health charity Archive to Bishopsgate Institute, and celebrate the charity’s 25th anniversary. There will be the opportunity to explore the Archive through a pop-up display, and hear from GMFA representatives. Drinks will be available to purchase from our pop up bar.
Thursday 08 March
7:00 PM

The Pink Jukebox

Members must show their Pink Jukebox membership cards at the door. Membership costs £10 for one year, and can be purchased on the door at Pink Jukebox events. A £2 refund will be issued to anyone who has bought a non-member ticket and would like to purchase membership.
Sunday 11 March
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.
Monday 12 March
6:30 PM

Paris Lees in conversation with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

Paris Lees, journalist, campaigner and presenter, and Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, share their own stories of campaigning for representation. They will also explore activism across the last 50 years, and discuss what issues continue to need conversation and representation in 2018.
Tuesday 13 March
7:00 PM