LBGT Month starts today!
By LiseS | Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 08:03
This month is Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month, and Camden and Islington councils are working together to celebrate. Literary, musical and
educational events are taking place across both boroughs, finishing with a fancy dress Winter Ball on 25 February at Islington's Assembly Hall on Upper Street.
Cllr Catherine West, Leader of Islington Council, says, "LGBT History
Month is an event that’s grown hugely in stature and awareness and we
are proud to have played our part in that, supporting the event over
the years. I want to extend a warm welcome to everyone - whatever their sexual
orientation - to join us to celebrate LGBT History Month 2011 in Camden
This year there are many new and exciting events such as the En
Travesti baroque ensemble production of Love Songs: Sacred and Profane
at the British Library; Maureen Duffy at Word Out IV at the Poetry
Cafe; and Priest on Trial, a film examining the vicious campaign
against an openly gay priest, as well as the annual LGBT artist’s exhibition Loudest Whispers.
The Winterball at the Assembly Hall is sports-themed and features DJs, performers and mystery guests, ballroom dance tutors and a bar. Tickets are £5, and festivities kick off at 7pm on 25 February.
Lou Hart, Director of Camden LGBT Forum said: "We are very proud of
this programme and the partnership working with both Islington and
Camden councils. It is vital that LGBT people get a chance to connect with their own
culture and history and this programme certainly helps that happen!"
For a full programme of events, visit this page. Image courtesy of Camden/Islington borough councils.