Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs)

Islington’s Pride is thrilled to announce that for this years Bloomsbury Festival, The Postal Museum is hosting a special evening celebrating the hilarious letters of complaint sent by Mrs. Edna Welthorpe – a pseudonym of controversial 60s playwright Joe Orton. 19 October 2018 / 18:30 – 21:00 The Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DA £12…

LGBTQ Film Day at the British Museum

Our brilliant partners Forum+ are hosting a #LGBTQ film day on Saturday 22 September 2018 at the British Museum. The documentaries ‘We We Have Rather Been Invaded’ by Ed Webb-Ingall and ‘Paris Is Burning’ will be screened. The first film, “We Have Rather Been Invaded” looks at the legacy of Section 28, the role of activism,…

[Insert Name Here] rebranding Islington’s Pride

One of the first activities to take place in our Islington’s Pride project was to ask the  LGBTQIA youth group [Insert Name Here] to rebrand our project. During the autumn of 2017, young people worked with artists Ella Phillis and Alice May Williams to rework a vision for the project, based on the fantastic archive…

Derek Jarman Plaque Unveiling and Display

In 2017 the people of islington voted for Derek Jarman (1942-1994), artist, film director and queer activist to join our Islington People’s Plaque in the borough. Join us on 1 February at 1.30pm to celebrate this event at his Liverpool Road address. (60 Liverpool Road, Islington N1 0PY) Free, Please RSVP local.history@islington.gov.uk 020 7527 7988…

Islington Pride & [Insert Name Here]

Visit Islington Town Hall foyer to see some of the remarkable work the LGBTQIA youth group [Insert Name Here] have created in response to the Islington’s Pride Archive. This new display will showcase badges, posters and a fanzine created by the group for the Islington’s Pride archive. Also visit Islington Museum to see the beautiful…

Up against it – Islington 1967

‘1967: Up Against It’ explores the impact of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) passed on 27 July that year, and the 50th anniversary of the deaths of the borough’s most (in)famous gay couple, Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, on 9 August. Through the stories of well-known and some not so well-known gay men living in…