Camden & Islington LGBT History Month 2021

forum+ is very proud to present a fantastic programme of activities and events celebrating Camden & Islington LGBT History Month. The theme for 2021 is Body, Mind, Spirit and there are over 30 online activities and events for everyone to enjoy in this fully interactive programme. Celebrate and explore local LGBTQ heritage through digital trails, online seminars, book groups, film clubs, poetry events, history talks and more!

Join forum+ at an evening of music and entertainment to launch Camden & Islington LGBT History Month and Loudest Whispers 2021. Award winning hosts Christopher Hamilton and Shimi Goodman will be joined by very special guests Mzz Kimberley, Nicole Faraday and Professor of Whimsy Robert Garnham.

From the forum+ International Film Club, to St Valentine’s Day Bingo; from the Incite Poetry LGBT History Month Special, to the Lesbian Discussion Group; from Islington’s Pride live events, to the Loudest Whispers Exhibition 2021, February is a month brimming with events that can all be accessed and enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

Despite the ongoing constraints and challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Camden & Islington LGBT History is once again a month packed with an exciting and extensive range of activities and events. We are extremely grateful to our funders Camden Council and Islington Council, to our volunteers and to the many individuals and organisations for their generous donation of time and effort. Thank you to all involved!

Click here to see the full programme!

 

Highlights: 

Launch of Camden & Islington LGBT History Month 2021 & Loudest Whispers Exhibition

Friday 5th February 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Award winning hosts Christopher Hamilton and Shimi Goodman will be joined by very special guests Mzz Kimberley, Nicole Faraday and Professor of Whimsy Robert Garnham. Hear about the fantastic programme of activities and events showcasing our local lgbtq+ community. This very special celebration event is free and open to all.

For more information please email info@forumplus.org.uk Live online on forum+ YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/3qvaBnl

 

Queering Your Camden

Think you know everything about your local area? Think again! On this digital guided walking tour, you’ll hear stories from LGBTQ+ people from across the world sharing their experiences in the cafes, doctors’ offices, nightclubs, and tube stations around you. The tour covers most of Camden, and can be experienced from the comfort of your own sofa or in sections on a local walk.

This event is intended to take place individually and only within your immediate neighbourhood as part of your daily exercise complying with lockdown guidelines. For full information on how to comply with the current guidelines please visit https://www. gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stayat-home Tour requires the Echoes app, which can be downloaded via the link https://explore.echoes.xyz/collections/ zRAy5MFU9Pf16mbg and www.queeringcamden.com/

 

Loudest Whispers 2021 Exhibition  

Friday 5th February – 30th July 

Featuring 41 LGBTQ+ artists displaying work on the theme of Body, Mind, Spirit with an additional open category. The exhibition includes new work by established artists including Ignacio Miranda, Raul Moya Mula, Simon Croft and Michele Martinolli as well as new artists including Helen Roeten and Daddy Street Fox. The exhibition is available as both an online slide show and virtual walk-through gallery and will remain accessible until July 2021. Look out for physical gallery exhibition plans in The Conference Centre Gallery Space at St Pancras Hospital to be confirmed in April.  

Visit the Loudest Whispers 2021 Exhibition at https://theartsproject1.wixsite.com/theartsproject/loudestwhispersexhibition 

Loudest Whispers

 

Incite Poetry LGBT History Month Special

Wednesday 17th February 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Join Incite! online for a LGBT History Month Special! The monthly forum+ spoken word event is hosted by performance poet Hannah Chutzpah and featuring a very special guest performer and stellar open mic line up. Take a seat in the audience at London’s longest running LGBTQ+ poetry event or reserve an open mic slot (5 minutes max) to share your own poetry, music, stand up, or whatever else moves you! Incite is free to join and is for ages 18 and above.

Online via Zoom: For a link to Incite please email info@forumplus.org.uk & please visit www.facebook.com/IncitePoetry

 

Film insite

 

 

LGBT History Month Book Club

Tuesday 23rd February 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm  

forum+ is delighted to be joining with our friends from Belsize Community Library for an LGBT History Month Book Club. We will be joining online for a discussion on ‘‘We Have Always Been Here’, the fantastic Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib. Participate in a relaxed online discussion, share your views on ‘We Have Always Been Here’ and engage in some stimulating conversation. This fun, creative and sociable online event will be hosted by an experienced book group moderator.  

For more information and to register for the event link please email belsizelibrary@thewinch.org or info@ forumplus.org.uk 

 

forum+ International LGBTQ Film Club  

Thursday 25th February 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm  

Season 2 of the forum+ International LGBTQ+ Film Club launches during LGBT History Month! We can’t wait to join together online to discuss ‘And Then We Danced’, A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society. Share your thoughts on ‘And Then We Danced’, meet other LGBTQ people who love film and be part of a community at this fun, creative and sociable online group.  

For more information (including how to watch the film for free on a sharing platform) and the event link for Thursday 25th February please email daniella@forumplus.org.uk 

 

film club

 

Gay’s The Word  

The Story of Sidonie C: with Jane Czyzselska and Stella Duffy  

Enjoy watching a recording of the online book event: The Story of Sidonie C: Freud’s Famous “case of Female Homosexuality. first broadcast on 20th Novenber 2020. Jane Czyzselska (psychotherapist and writer) and Stella Duffy (prolific writer, co-director of Fun Palaces) share their perspectives on the recently translated book The Story of Sidonie C by Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt (translated by Jill Hannum and Ines Rieder). Buy the book at The Story of Sidonie C. by Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt | Gay’s The Word  

To watch please visit: https://bit.ly/3pgfzE4 

 

Charles Dean, Chair of forum+, said:

“The pandemic has delivered huge challenges to some of the residents of Camden & Islington who are now lonely and isolated.

 So this year, the theme of Mind, Body and Spirit aims to provide a welcome mood-boost at what can be a dark and depressing time of year at the best of times.

 “Throughout February, Camden & Islington LGBT History Month welcomes LGBTQ people and their friends to join us to celebrate the unique contribution to social, political and cultural life, here in our capital.

 Once again, the capital’s most progressive boroughs will showcase the myriad talents and raise the social capital that makes our communities stronger.”

 

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