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…

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…

Previous Events: 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…