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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

Archive Launch: GMFA: the gay men's health charity

Join us to welcome the GMFA: the gay men’s health charity Archive to Bishopsgate Institute, and celebrate the charity’s 25th anniversary. There will be the opportunity to explore the Archive through a pop-up display, and hear from GMFA representatives. Drinks will be available to purchase from our pop up bar.
Thursday 08 March
7:00 PM

The Pink Jukebox

Members must show their Pink Jukebox membership cards at the door. Membership costs £10 for one year, and can be purchased on the door at Pink Jukebox events. A £2 refund will be issued to anyone who has bought a non-member ticket and would like to purchase membership.
Sunday 11 March
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.
Monday 12 March
6:30 PM

Paris Lees in conversation with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

Paris Lees, journalist, campaigner and presenter, and Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, share their own stories of campaigning for representation. They will also explore activism across the last 50 years, and discuss what issues continue to need conversation and representation in 2018.
Tuesday 13 March
7:00 PM

Finding your voice in London

Author Irenosen Okojie and editor Kit Caless lead a workshop via discussion, exercises and prompts, on discovering your unique way of writing about the city.
Wednesday 14 March
7:00 PM

Bishopsgate Ballroom 16 March 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 March
7:00 PM

Bishopsgate Swing 18 March 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 The Cable Street Rag Band..
Sunday 18 March
7:00 PM

From gentlemen traders to feminist squatters: housing and urban change around London Fields

In this talk, Christine Wall, University of Westminster, explores the origins and historical importance of a group of women who moved in and squatted these houses and, using oral history testimony, recounts their experience of building, both literally and figuratively, a community.
Wednesday 21 March
7:00 PM

Archives Tour - Labour, Co-op and Socialist Collections

Why did the Institute lock away one book in the 1920s, fearing it would cause world revolution? Find out this and much more in a tour of its extensive collections documenting the history of socialism, the labour movement and co-operation. ‘Divi’ numbers may be required.
Thursday 22 March
6:30 PM