OUTing The Past 2019 Festival Programme: Bishopsgate

For over 120 years, Bishopsgate Institute has been a home for debate and performance, learning and enquiry and independent thought. We offer courses, workshops, talks and tours in subjects as diverse as London history, feminism, languages, Ballroom dancing, film studies, photography and creative writing. Our historic library, special collections and archives cover a variety of topics which explore radical, social, labour, feminist and LGBTQ+ history in London. The Institute is an oasis in the middle of a frantic city which provides you with the rare chance to explore, escape, research or relax.

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OUTing the Past, OUT in the Archives

For the second year running Bishopsgate is delighted to be taking part in OUTing the Past, during LGBT History Month. This year we will be hearing from speakers on a range of LGBTQ+ subjects, as well as exploring the queer histories that can be found in the Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives. The evening will be opened by Sue Sanders, Professor Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute, founder of LGBT History Month and Chair of Schools OUT. Followed by a number of speakers on a range of topics.

Talks include Natasha Walker on the history of Switchboard, an organisation that has been listing to LGBT+ callers since 1974 as well as Lisa Power on the founding of Stonewall. Stuart Feather will also be discussing the life and work of the late Mary McIntosh Leading feminist and a founder member of the modern lesbian and gay movement in the UK.

There will also be a chance to hear from Stuart Milk who will be talking about the work of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

18:45 – 21:30
Free but ticketed

To book please go to https://bit.ly/2CNDGD1

Jenny Ardrey