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Swing Den 1 June 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 01 June
7:00 PM

Long Shadows, High Hopes: In conversation with THE THE

To celebrate the launch of Long Shadows, High Hopes: the Life and Times of Matt Johnson and THE THE, join us for this very special evening event in the beautiful Great Hall at Bishopsgate Institute featuring Matt Johnson in conversation with author Neil Fraser and publisher Scott Pack.
Saturday 09 June
7:30 PM

The Pink Jukebox 10 June 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 10 June
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 13 June
6:30 PM

Bishopsgate Ballroom 15 June 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 15 June
7:00 PM

Bishopsgate Swing 17 June 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 17 June
6:30 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 21 June
6:30 PM

West Side Story

The Bishopsgate Institute production of West Side Story will be set in our stunning 120-year-old Great Hall, performed in traverse with limited cabaret seating. Providing a rare opportunity to experience the show with a full 28-piece orchestration, played by the professional musicians in an extraordinary setting,
Tuesday 26 June
7:30 PM

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