As part of our project, we are installing 50 plaques across the borough. Each plaque is a ‘pin’ on our digital heritage map. With over 150 pins on the map, the plaques represent a cross section of the rich LGBTQ+ heritage of Islington.
Paul Thurlow is a volunteer with Islington’s Pride, and has contributed a large amount of the content to the project. An Islingtonian, he has seen many changes in the borough. He was a volunteer with Switchboard from 1983-86, and in this blog post he reflects on the podcast The Log Books. The Log Books podcast […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]