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Bishopsgate Ballroom 16 February 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 February
7:00 PM

Pink Jukebox Trophy Competitors’ Practice

This is a practice session in the Upper Hall for those dancers competing in the Pink Jukebox Trophy 2018. You may book in advance or pay on the day. There are changing rooms and showers available on the lower ground floor level, free drinking water provided around the building and many cafes and shops nearby for snacks.
Friday 16 February
4:00 PM

Bishopsgate Swing 18 February 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 February
7:30 PM

A Walk in the Park

From their medieval life as private royal hunting grounds and private estates to their modern incarnation as public spaces teeming with activity, acclaimed author Travis Elborough traces the extraordinary history of the capital’s parks. Part of our London Talks Series.
Wednesday 21 February
7:00 PM

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