Explore Islington’s Pride Archive Collection

A large part of the Islington’s Pride project has involved collating and collecting archives, from material already held in the Islington Local History Centre to donations from individuals and organisations. The archive focuses on the London Borough of Islington’s LGBTQ+ heritage, a borough that has been highly influential in the growth of the LGBTQ+ community,…

What’s Islington’s Pride all about?

Collecting and Celebrating Islington’s LGBTQ+ Heritage, that’s what! Islington Heritage have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create an archive focusing on the London Borough of Islington’sLGBTQ+ heritage. Islington has been highly influential in the growth of the LGBTQ+ community, its organisations and rights through the 20th and into the 21st century….

Islington’s Pride The Sims 3 Pride Festival

It goes without saying that Pride Month is an important part of the Islington’s Pride calendar and we are very sad that this year we will be unable to celebrate in person at various events. However this does not mean we can’t celebrate Pride Month; there are several virtual events taking place and plenty of…

Islington’s (Virtual) Pride 2020

In a year like no other, we present a monthly series of Virtual Pride events that explore the rich local queer heritage in our borough and beyond. Click through the links to visit the booking page. Weds 8 July| 3pm – Polari Workshop, with Dan de la Motte How bona to varder your dolly old…

Find Finsbury Fox!

The Great Islington’s Pride LGBTQ+ Archive Online Catalogue Treasure Hunt! This is what you’ve all been waiting for; a treasure hunt through the online archives of the Islington’s Pride LGBTQ+ collections. Finsbury Fox is one of Dani the Storyteller’s friends. Finsbury lives at Islington Museum and comes out to lend a hand with tales about…

Pride Month 2020: We’re Taking This Digital

It’s Pride Month! Time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness for LGBTQ+ rights. Like many others we’ve had to re-evaluate how we celebrate this year. Although we can’t be gathering for Pride parties, festivals, parades and other events this month it’s still important that we celebrate Pride and draw attention to the campaign…

A Pride Month Like No Other: Our Past and Our Future

Islington’s Pride, is Islington’s LGBT Archive project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. For over three years the  council’s Heritage Team has been working to collect, preserve and celebrate the rich queer heritage of Islington. Project Manager, Seán McGovern, gives us an update and insight into the importance of the project, tells us about their digital…

The Archivist’s Highlights

Islington’s Pride Archivist, Marlin Khondoker, shows us some of her favourite items in our ever-growing collection of LGBTQ+ heritage. Over the duration of the Islington’s Pride archive project we’ve managed to collect material from a variety of sources that showcases the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community from the different social groups,  activities, campaigns, publications and…

LGBT+ History Month at Islington’s Pride

LGBT History Month gives all of us an opportunity to engage with our shared history, focus on the past, and listen to and share the knowledge of those who have come before us. At Islington’s Pride, we engage with history on a daily basis, but what good is that if we can’t impart some of…

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Islington’s Pride

Festive and seasonal greetings to all as we say goodbye to 2019 and look ahead to a new year. Exciting developments lie ahead, including the debut of the Digital Landscape of historic and contemporary LGBT+ Islington, the collection of our oral histories and a new batch of fun and engaging public events. Why not make…

Quiz Night at Central Station!

Think you know Islington’s LGBTQ+ heritage? Show us what you’ve got! Join us for an LGBTQ+ heritage quiz and test your knowledge on Islington people, places, organisations and more. Including rounds on sports, Islington firsts and headlines. Join the Islington’s Pride Archive team and pit your knowledge against our quiz master! Location: in the upstairs…