Collecting and Celebrating Islington’s LGBT Heritage.

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

Find out more about our project

p.s. If you’re wondering ‘Why the cats?!’, then here is your explanation:

In 1966 Kenneth Halliwell produced a screen for Peggy Ramsey, Joe Orton’s agent. It was thought that this important piece of collage heritage had been lost, however it came up for auction in September 2016.Acquired with Art Fund support, Islington Heritage were able to acquire this important artefact for our collections. We will be writing a blog on this beautiful cat screen, so watch this space.


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