List of News Articles

  1. Gallery: Drag Save The King

    Summary: At the start of May, the cream of London’s Drag King scene came together to prove that 2023 really is Year of the King.

  2. Gallery: Desire in the Archive

    Summary: On 10 February, 2023, our library was home to Desire in the Archive, an anti-Valentine's Day evening that celebrated queer-flavoured desire.

    2 min read

  3. From the Students: Photography Level 2 Final Project

    Summary: Photography taken by students for their Photography Level 2 final project.

  4. From the Collections: Found Photos of Brick Lane

    Summary: Will Roberts, our Digital Engagement Officer, shares his love for some mysterious found photos and reveals how, with the help of social media, some answers were finally uncovered.

    4 min read

  5. Gallery: Kink in the Archive

    Summary: We recently explored the different sides of love and romance at Kink in the Archive, an event curated by The London Vagabond.

  6. Gallery: Out and About! Exhibition Opening

    Summary: Bishopsgate Institute has taken over The Curve at Barbican, with an archive installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history.

    3 min read

  7. Dragging the Archive: Preserve drag king history

    Summary: We opened the doors of our library to welcome the drag king community of London. Dragging the Archive blended panel discussions with drag performances, socialising with zine and badge making.

    6 min read

  8. From the Collections: Derek Brook

    Summary: Campaigns Manager Jeroen discusses the Derek Brook photographic archive here.

    4 min read

  9. Gallery: London in summer

    Summary: We dived into our archives to explore how Londoners through the last century have enjoyed themselves in the summer.

  10. Lives from the Archives: Holly Revell

  11. Gallery: Vince Ray's illustrations for Club RUB

    Summary: Last year we were excited to catch up with Club RUB founder, dominatrix Miss Kim. And, as London begins to open up, we thought it was the perfect time to delve into the flyers for the Club, and look at the illustrations Vince Ray designed.