A celebration of LGBT history to mark the start of History Month. Further details to follow.
LGBT History Month Croydon
A series of Indian Ink drawings by locally based LGBT artist Ruhul Abdin, exploring the reclined nude on scrolls of 20 metre paper. The subjects were drawn in late 2017 and early 2018, and comprise friends and lovers at the artist's home in Croydon. The exhibition will close each day at 5.00 pm.
A collaborative workshop will be led by Ruhul Abdin, an artist and urban development planner on the potential to create a new queer place for Croydon’s diverse LGBTQI community.
Sanderstead's gay rights campaigner Peter Wells was 26, his partner was 18. Because this was 1974 when the gay age of consent was 21, he was sentenced to two and a half years in jail. Scandal engulfed his partner, too. From his cell, Wells launched the first European Court of Human Rights challenge to the discrimination in the different ages of consent. The case was pioneering stuff, needing several more cases building on his work to finally get success in the late 1990s..He played a key role in creating a path to legal equality for LGBT people, yet his story is almost unknown.
Throughout February, an exhibition detailing the work of Croydon's various LGBT groups will be on display on the first floor of Croydon Central Library. The library will also be staging an exhibition of the work of LGBT Photographer Tom Dingley, either in the library itself, or in the foyer.
QueerBee brings authentic queer stories, by queer filmmakers, directly to audiences. Get ready to launch into LGBT History Month with this programme of shorts exploring issues around faith. Throughout our lives we discover there are special religious paradoxes reserved for LGBTIQ people with impacts as varied as the individuals who carry their faith and those who encounter them. Tickets are £8.50 (Concessions £7.00) pay on the door early. Opens at 7:15 pm, for 7;45 start.
Croydon's Launch Event for LGBT History Month 2017 will take place this year in the Mayoral Reception Area in the Town Hall, next door to the Central Library. To book your place, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8777 1898 and leave a message if there is nobody in.
For 2015 a full series of events is once again being planned for LGBT History Month in Croydon. There will again be displays in Croydon Central Library,
LGBT History Month. Pride retells the extraordinary true story of the support leant to striking Welsh miners by the LGBT community.
David Hockney, six decades of his paintings inc. New York and California in the 1960s, Grand Canyon series & Yorkshire landscapes. Shows connections between his art and his relationships.Tickets £7.50 (concs £6). Book online via www.davidleancroydon.ticketsource.co.uk or at Croydon Visitor Centre near East Croydon Station.