UAL LGBTQ+ Freshers Fair

We were really excited to be invited by Queer Tours London to join some fantastic organisations at UAL LGBTQ+ Freshers Fair. Our archivist Marlin went down to the Blue Print Cafe to introduce our project to this years new students highlighting our upcoming events events such as our Adult Art Classes at Islington Museum, The…

Islington’s Pride Walks

Join us on our latest LGBTQ+ Heritage trails. These free walks are led by Clerkenwell and Islington guides and take you on a journey from Angel to Highbury Fields learning about LGBTQ+ heritage along the way. Saturday 6 October 11am Saturday 20 October 11am Saturday 10 November 11am Saturday 6 November 11am These walks all…

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,…

Adult Art Classes

Join artists Chloe Cooper and Ella Phillips at Islington Museum for a series of free art workshops. Taking inspiration from our LGBTQ+ archive we will be exploring different art forms and interpretations over 6 weeks.   Our classes are for beginners, intermediates and anyone who would like to learn about responding to history using a range…

Britain on Film: LGBT Britain

  As Part of the Islington Pride project Islington Museum are showing the Britain on Film: LGBT Britain, a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The programme documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism. Thursday 8 February 6pm This event is…

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…

Islington Pride – A Guided Walk through 50 Years of LGBT History

Join Clerkenwell and Islington Guiding Association guides to explore the heritage and stories held in the Islington’s Pride Archive. Walk the streets and hear stories of this strong and well established LGBTQ+ community and its long history of campaigning. Tuesday 13th February at 2 pm starting from Angel Tube Station Saturday 17th February at 2…

Mapping Islington’s Pride

There are so many stories still to be uncovered around Islington’s LGBTQ+ past. Come to Central Station and help us map out some of your own personal stories for our important HLF funded Archive. Thursday 22 February 6-8pm, Free, Just turn up If you have photos, leaflets or flyers to share, bring them along and…