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Display – UK Leather Archive

Explore the collection of publications, ephemera and artefacts that form part of the UK Leather Archive at this free ‘drop in’ display.
Saturday 20 October
2:00 PM

Bishopsgate Swing 21 October 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 21 October
6:30 PM

Archives Tour - Women's and Feminist History

Fancy meeting the suffragette who was so excited by the cause she bought the WSPU tea set twice, the remarkable woman who put up Ghandi in the East End, Britain’s first ever female firefighter, and the Berwickshire Granarchists? Join Grace Biggins, Library and Digital Archives Manager, to hear about these activists and many more in a tour of our fascinating women’s and feminist history collections.  
Thursday 25 October
6:30 PM

The Pink Jukebox 28 October 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 28 October
2:00 PM

Swing Den 9 November 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 09 November
7:00 PM

The Pink Jukebox 11 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 11 November
2:00 PM

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

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