Here is the list for the current events happening in the borough of Lewisham for LGBT History Month 2016:
Monday 1/2/16, 12-1.30pm
Broadway Theatre Café,
Invite only launch event with speeches from Mayor Steve Bullock and Susan Hailes (Partnership Officer and LGBT Liaison Officer for Lewisham Metropolitan Police). #Outcome exhibition also available to view at the event (see below). Press invited.
Thursday 4/2/16, 2pm -5pm
Costa Coffee, Rushey Green, London SE6
Lewisham LGBT coffee drop-in with Susan Hailes. Free to attend but attendees will be encouraged to purchase something.
Tuesday 9/2/16, from 7.30
Forest Hill Library
Go Tell It On the Mountain – Sandra Agard talks about James Baldwin, activist and author of Giovanni’s Room (1956) which was one of the first novels to discuss themes of bisexuality and being gay.
Wednesday 10/2/16, From 6-8pm
The Green Man, 355 Bromley Rd, London SE6 2RP
Gayopoly and Bingo – games night social!
£1 entry and then £2 per card for bingo. Cash prizes to be won. Tickets available from http://www.planet-london.com/shop/lgbt-history-month-bingo-and-games-wed-10-feb
Monday 15/2/16, 6-10pm
The Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway, Catford, London SE6 4RU
Come and join us for a pleasant evening of women and words with a few live performances.
Tickets £5 available from:
Tuesday 16/02/16, from 7:30pm
Broadway Bar, Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway:
An evening of cabaret and entertainment featuring comedy from VG Lee and musical entertainment from The Fabulettes. A fun and fabulous night is guaranteed! Tickets £15 from http://www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk #Outcome exhibition also available to view at the event (see below)
Saturday 20/02/16, 6.30pm,
New Cross Learning
Poetry and prose readings by LGBT authors, in association with Paradise Press.
Sunday 21/2/16, 2pm – 7pm
The Green Man, 355 Bromley Rd, London SE6 2RP
Spirituality, meditation and sex – evening of workshops
£2 donation to cover the cost of those providing their time leading the workshops.
Tickets available from http://www.planet-london.com/shop/lgbt-history-month-spirituality-and-sex-sun-21-feb
Wednesday 24/2/16, 10am – 4pm
Civic Centre, Catford
LGBT awareness training for people working with Lewisham residents. Find out the issues affecting LGBT residents, the barriers to accessing support, and how to provide inclusive service. An interactive course for those who want to be more aware of providing supportive services for LGBT people in Lewisham. Delivered by METRO.
Wednesday 24/02/16, 6:30pm
Lewisham Library, Cherry Potts (Arachne Press) launches and reads from her new novel The Dowry Blade, a lesbian fantasy epic of the strength and limitations of love and loyalty between friends, lovers, kin, strangers– and enemies. Cherry will also be selling and signing copies.
Saturday 27/06/16, 12-5pm
Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin St, London SE8
Health & Wellbeing organisations and charities will unite to give information and advice related to LGBT community including Susan Hailes – LGBT Hate crime Met Police liaison for Lewisham, Metro Centre and Naz. Free.
Sudnay 28/02/2016 – 11am until 12pm –
Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, SE6 2TS
A special service in celebration of LGBT History Month with guests including Susan Hailes – LGBT Liaison Officer for Lewisham Police. Free to attend. All welcome.
Sunday 28/02/2016 at 2pm – 10pm
The Green Man, 355 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP
LGBT Film night and women’s party – showing episodes of London-based Lesbian web series She’s In London and a film TBC followed by a women’s after party.
£2 for the film. £3 for the party or a joint ticket for film and party for £5. Tickets from http://www.planet-london.com/shop/lgbt-history-month-film-night
Lewisham Library: 1967 And All That, an exhibition and quiz about the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and decriminalisation of homosexuality using archives from the LSE-based Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive. On loan with thanks from the LSE Library.
The Broadway Theatre Gallery space, Mon, Thurs, Fri 10-3, access via Box Office: View #Outcome portrait exhibition by photographer Tom Dingley http://www.tomdingleyphotography.com
LGBT themed Film showings at Library at Deptford Lounge, Downham Library , Forest Hill Library, Manor House Library and New Cross Learning. See branch for more details.
http://www.lewishamvoices.wikidot.com Upload stories or memories of growing up in the LGBT community of Lewisham and how it has changed in your lifetime on the Lewisham Voices website.
Books of the month: Still Standing: Paul O’Grady (a fantastic first hand account of being gay in 1980’s Britain) and Miss Carter’s War: Sheila Hancock (a highly recommended novel about a teacher in post war Britain finding that outside of the classroom Britain is changing fast including the advent of gay rights) . Copies available at your local library and via elibrary. Join us in a big LGBT read for February – tweet us or upload your thoughts at http://www.lewishambookblog.com
Free access to a wide variety of ebooks plus online and downloadable lifestyle, entertainment and sport magazines including GT, Diva, DNA, The Advocate, Attitude and Out http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/elibrary
For more information see http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/libraries and http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/lgbt
For tickets to Cabaret evening at The Broadway see http://www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk/
For more information on LGBT History Month see http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/
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