A rare Kenneth Halliwell one-off collage screen was bought at auction for Islington Heritage in September 2016 with funds raised from an Art Fund grant and private donation. The screen is part of the Islington's Pride: an archive for the future exhibition on until 16 March 2017. The four-panel collage screen, by former Islington resident Kenneth Halliwell,…Read more World of Cats!
We are very excited to be launching a new exhibition at Islington Museum - Islington's Pride: an archive for the future. Tuesday 31 January - 16 March 2017 Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, Open daily 10am - 5pm (closed Wednesday and Sunday) This exhibition takes a look at some of Islington's LGBT+ heritage through…Read more Islington’s Pride Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that the celebrated film director and LGBT activist Derek Jarman will be receiving one of next years Islington's People's Plaques *cheers*. We have yet to set a date for the unveiling of the plaque, but watch this space for more info. If you want to see who else has a…Read more Jarman Success in Drizzlington!
Literary Catalyst Special with Andy Miller & Mark Aston 27th October 2016 8:00 pm Tickets: £ 7.00 This literary special begins by exploring the subversive art of Joe Orton and Halliwell who, in 1962 were imprisoned for 6 months for ‘crimes against library books’. Their acts of vandalism now hang as works of art in…Read more Mark Aston talking at Catalyst in Brighton
As part of our project to get more LGBT heritage acknowledged and collected in the borough, Islington's Pride is campaigning to get Derek Jarman a plaque. The acclaimed film director was an advocate for gay rights and HIV/AIDS awareness and he lived in Liverpool Road in Islington. There is some stiff competition, so please vote so…Read more Vote for a plaque to Derek Jarman in Islington!