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The Pink Jukebox 13 May 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 13 May
2:00 PM

Histories from inside the City’s Victorian Asylum

Caroline Bressey uncovers the stories of working class men and women who were admitted to the City of London asylum, exploring the ethnic diversity of the patients and their experiences of life in the city.
Wednesday 16 May
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 17 May
6:30 PM

Bishopsgate Ballroom 18 May 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 18 May
7:00 PM

Bishopsgate Swing 20 May

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 20 May
6:30 PM

Municipal Dreams: John Boughton and Lynsey Hanley in conversation

Join John Boughton, author of Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing, and Lynsey Hanley, author of Respectable: The Experience of Class and Estates: An Intimate History in conversation about the rise and fall of council housing—from Victorian slums to Grenfell Tower.
Tuesday 22 May
7:00 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 23 May
6:30 PM

The Pink Jukebox 27 May 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 27 May
2:00 PM

History Showoff at Bishopsgate Institute

History Showoff is the chaotic comedy cabaret all about the past and the people who make it. You'll see eight brilliant performers, coralled by compere Steve Cross who can barely remember last week, let alone understand the renaissance.
Wednesday 30 May
7:30 PM

Protest on Camera: 1950s to Today

As part of London History Day 2018, join us to explore the history of protest on the streets of London from the second half of the twentieth century to today, and its documentation by photographers.
Thursday 31 May
7:00 PM