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…

Coming Out of the Black Country: an illustrated talk

On 18 June 2019 in the lead up to Pride 2019, Islington’s Pride and Islington Libray and Heritage Service hosted an illustrated talk by author and Charterhouse resident Stanley Underhill. This talk was co hosted by fellow Charterhous brother Stephen McGhee. The talk has been kindly filmed by Thomas Voelker as part of a wider…

New LGBTQ+ History walks

To celebrate Pride 2019 Islginton’s Pride has commissioned Islington Guided Walks to create a new walk exploring the fascinating LGBTQ+ history of Holloway Road. Along with our Clerkenwell, Kings Cross and Upper Street Walks, this walk will uncover histories from the Islginton’s Pride archive. Our Holloway Road walk takes in the heritage of the Gay…

Coming out of the Black Country

Author Stanley Underhill, a resident of Charterhouse in Islington, gives an illustrated talk about his recent autobiography Coming out of the Black Country. Tuesday 18 June 6pm at Finsbury Library 245 St John St EC1V 4NB This is a free event however booking is essential Join us for an illustrated talk on a true and inspiring…

Islington’s Pride tote bag printing!

Ever wondered how easy it is to screen print a tote bag? Come to this creative workshop for adults at Islington Museum and have a go at making your very own Islington’s Pride tote bag to take home. Be inspired by some of the brilliant designs in the Islington’s Pride Archive, learn about some of…

Out4 Film: Britain on Film: LGBT Britain

23 February 3pm Come join us as we celebrate LGBT lives as portrayed on screen with a showing of the film Britain on Film: LGBT Britain, a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The programme documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous…

Futures in the Making – Open Mic Night

20 February 6 – 8pm Futures – A night of new writing (celebrating LGBT history month)Join us this LGBT History Month for an exciting evening of new writing from nine queer writers where there will be something for everyone. The evening will be co-hosted by writers Ollie Charles and Shiri Shah from acclaimed author Olumide Popoola’s Futures in The Making collective. …

Family craft day!

19 February 1-3pm Join us at Islington Museum for our Islington’s Pride family craft afternoon. Families of all ages and sizes (under 5’s welcome) are invited to come and explore our growing LGBTQ+ archive with artist Ella Phillips. Learn how you can use history and arts to create a truly unique representation of your family….