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What Price Protest? Workshop

Join artist Patrick Bullock for a workshop creating protest objects inspired by Suffragette campaigning material. In partnership with Index on Censorship.
Monday 29 January
2:00 PM

What Price Protest?

Celebrate the power of protest at the launch of the latest Index on Censorship magazine. Hear more about the protest and campaigning collections held at Bishopsgate Institute, and take part in an interactive game exploring the right of assembly.
Monday 29 January
6:30 PM

Narrating London

Join editors Kit Caless and Gary Budden along with author Eley Williams in a special discussion about London writing. How do we find new ways of writing about the capital? How do we step out of the shadow of all those great books that have come before us?
Wednesday 31 January
7:00 PM

West Side Story - Movement Workshop

To introduce potential auditionees, musicians and audiences to the music and movement of West Side Story, we are running two open, free evening sessions. The movement workshop on 1 February will be led by Lemington Ridley and Toby Hine. Please wear clothes in which you can move easily and be ready to exert yourself. Please book to guarantee your place.
Thursday 01 February
7:00 PM

Archive Launch: This is not a gateway

Join us to welcome the This Is Not A Gateway Archive to Bishopsgate Institute. There will be the opportunity to explore the Archive through a pop-up display, and find out more about the project from those who have contributed to the festivals, salons and publications that formed the basis of the Archive. Drinks will be available to purchase from our pop up bar
Thursday 01 February
7:00 PM

Swing Den 2 February 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 February
7:00 PM

Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffrage movement in East London

Katherine Connelly uncovers the inspiring stories of Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Federation of the Women’s Social and Political Union, exploring their acts of resistance, how they changed the city in which they lived, and terrified the Prime Minister.
Wednesday 07 February
7:00 PM

Archives Tour - Protest and Campaigning Collections

Did you know Bishopsgate Institute holds the archives of the two biggest demonstrations in British history? This tour will introduce you to numerous campaigners and organisations whose collections we hold from radicals of the 1790s to placards from the London Women’s March in 2017.
Thursday 08 February
6:30 PM

West Side Story Auditions

The day will begin at 9:30am finishing no later than 4:00pm. You will be needed for both a group movement call followed by individual singing auditions for the creative team. Please see the audition notice for details, including what to prepare.
Saturday 10 February
09:30 AM

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 11 February
2:00 PM