List of News Articles

  1. Event: Explore kink at Valentine's Vice 2.0

    Summary: Having started in 2016, the UK Leather and Fetish Archive (UKLFA) is dedicated to documenting and celebrating the history and heritage of the leather, rubber, kink, BDSM, and fetish community in the UK.

  2. Lives from the Archives: Miss Kim (Club RUB)

    Summary: Club RUB was a fetish club started by Dominatrix Miss Kim, which ran every month from 1996 to 2017.

  3. Lives from the Archives: Angela Christofilou

    Summary: Photographer Angela Christofilou started taking photographs at protests in 2015 at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, and has since gone on to document several protest movements.

  4. Gallery: Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association Archive

    Summary: Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association (KLPA) represents the community of women who swim in the Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath.

  5. Lives from the Archives: The London Vagabond

    Summary: London based lovers and fetishists The London Vagabond have been making work collaboratively for around four years under this alias.

  6. Gallery: Clean Break Archive

    Summary: Clean Break Theatre Company was founded in 1979 by two women who met in prison and believed in the power of theatre to transform lives.

  7. Gallery: London's LGBTQ+ nightlife

    Summary: London is often seen as a haven for the LGBTQ+ community, with queer nightlife providing a chance for connection, community, and escapism.

  8. Lives from the Archives: Peter Wilson (Eton Manor Boys' Club member)

    Summary: Peter “Wiggy” Wilson was a member of the Eton Manor Boys' Club in London’s East End during the 1960s. Founded in 1909 in Hackney Wick, Eton Manor was financed and managed by four Old Etonians (Arthur Villiers, Gerald Wellesley, Alfred Wagg, and Sir Edward Cadogan) until it closed in 1967.

  9. Article: Lunchtime concerts - A story of wartime unity

    Summary: Music and performance have long been at the heart of Bishopsgate Institute's public programme, with our lunchtime concerts running throughout the twentieth century.

  10. Gallery: A look back at London's pubs

    Summary: We're thrilled to be home to archives that document the history of London, and we're continuing to celebrate this history through our online courses about the East End and Victorian London.

  11. Lives from the Archives: Dan Glass (LGBTQ+ activist)

    Summary: Dan founded "Queer Tours of London", which shine a light on London's rich LGBTQ+ history.

  12. Interview: Ben Ferguson and Paul Saunders - A night at the musicals

    Summary: Celebration of theatre and performance is at the heart of what we do, with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) being our orchestra in residence.