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Our 50 LGBTQ+ Heritage Plaques Across Islington

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.

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Living the “Log Books”

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 […]

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Activity Culture Digital Landscape Politics & Activism

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]