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…

Explore Islington’s Pride Archive Collection

A large part of the Islington’s Pride project has involved collating and collecting archives, from material already held in the Islington Local History Centre to donations from individuals and organisations. The archive focuses on the London Borough of Islington’s LGBTQ+ heritage, a borough that has been highly influential in the growth of the LGBTQ+ community,…

LGBT+ History Month at Islington’s Pride

LGBT History Month gives all of us an opportunity to engage with our shared history, focus on the past, and listen to and share the knowledge of those who have come before us. At Islington’s Pride, we engage with history on a daily basis, but what good is that if we can’t impart some of…

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…

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…

Futures in the Making – Open Mic Night

20 February 6 – 8pm Futures – A night of new writing (celebrating LGBT history month)Join us this LGBT History Month for an exciting evening of new writing from nine queer writers where there will be something for everyone. The evening will be co-hosted by writers Ollie Charles and Shiri Shah from acclaimed author Olumide Popoola’s Futures in The Making collective. …

Family craft day!

19 February 1-3pm Join us at Islington Museum for our Islington’s Pride family craft afternoon. Families of all ages and sizes (under 5’s welcome) are invited to come and explore our growing LGBTQ+ archive with artist Ella Phillips. Learn how you can use history and arts to create a truly unique representation of your family….