We’re Hiring! Oral Historian, Islington’s Pride

Islington’s Pride – Preserving, Archiving and Celebrating Islington’s LGBT+ Heritage.  Outline Brief for an Oral Historian 1       Client The London Borough of Islington (LBI), funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), wishes to hire an Oral Historian to help deliver an important and substantial aspect of the Islington’s Pride LGBT+ heritage project. 2       Aims…

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…

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…