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Dolly Diamond at Ku Lounge

Dolly Diamond

The award-winning, sharp-tongued cabaret diva and Forum member Dolly Diamond has returned to London for a Sunday night residency of inimitable Dolly-style cabaret at KU Lounge with some sugar, spice and only a little bit of nice.

Brilliantly accompanied by Mr John Thorn, Ms. Diamond sings up a storm and keeps everyone thoroughly entertained. Make your reservation now.

The Normal Heart

Until 6 November 2021

National Theatre

Love, anger and activism during the 1980s AIDS crisis.

This moving and powerful play is well worth seeing.

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Stonewall Festive Reception

24 November 2021 - 7.30 to 8.30 p.m.

Festive Reception

Join Stonewall for their annual Festive Reception, an evening to come together and celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community this year.

Hosted by the fantastic Dr Ranj Singh, you can expect laughter, inspiring speeches and celebrity performers.

There will also be incredible prizes to win on the night by entering a Luxury Raffle or bidding on the Silent Auction. Funds raised on the evening will go towards Stonewall’s work with the LGBTQ+ community.

Sign up for this free online event by emailing events@stonewall.org.uk

Autumn in the Royal Parks

Royal parks

The days are getting shorter and autumn is upon us but there are still things to do in the parks from fine art to getting spooked. See Top 10 Things to Do

London's Black History Quiz

How much do you know about London's Black leaders? Take the Mayor of London's quiz to test your knowledge. Black history is London's history. We must remember and teach our Black history throughout the year, not just every October.

The Mayor has launched plans to ensure London school children’s education better reflects the diversity of the city. He has announced a new partnership between City Hall and The Black Curriculum, a social enterprise which aims to address the lack of Black British history on the UK curriculum.

Black History Monthe & Stonewall

October 2021

Black History & Stonewall

Black History Month is an opportunity to highlight the work and contributions of Black LGBTQ+ people, which are too often forgotten and erased.  Read More

Black History Month & akt

October 2021

Black History & akt

Black History Month is a time for reflection and celebration in the UK for The Albert Kenndey Trust. It's also a time to celebrate what it means to be black and LBGTQ+. Read More

LGSO Christmas Concert 2021

12 December 2021

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This Christmas they welcome violinist Emily Sun for a fantastic rendition of Bruch’s Violin Concerto. 

They also keep things traditional for Christmas with Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Get Tickets

Black History Month

October 2021

Black History Month

2020 has held a mirror up to the world and forced many to see the reality of racism in all its guises. 

From Black people dying disproportionately in the pandemic, to the horrific murder of George Floyd and no justice for Breonna Taylor – the 26-year-old emergency medical worker killed by police in her own home.

This year’s Black History Month is a time to shine a light on our shared British history and tell the whole story honestly and truthfully, to decolonise and reclaim history, and tell stories from the perspective of all people, not just the rich white men in power. Read More

The Comedy of Errors

16 November to 31 December 2021

Comedy of Errors

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this Winter with Shakespeare’s ever popular fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision. Book Now

See WhatsOnStage for other shows in London this Autumn.

World AIDS Day

5 December 2021

Ribbon Walk

Join Terrence Higgins Trust for their 10K World AIDS Day Ribbon Walk, starting and finishing at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in South London.

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About Time

This sixty second film shows how the isolation and distance that everyone has experienced during pandemic lockdowns has long been an everyday reality for LGBTI+ people all over the world.

World AIDS Day

5 December 2021

National Aids Trust

World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, and it is a great time to teach each other about HIV and AIDS.  Start Fundraising

Charleston: The Bloomsbury Muse

14 September to 10 November 2021

Bloomsbury Muse

The Bloomsbury Group were a liberal band of artists, writers and intellectuals, allied through their political ideals, love of fierce intellectual debate and stance on sexual freedom.

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Inside Out festival

Ends 31 October 2021

Inside out

Inside Out is a brand new festival that brings art, entertainment, and culture outdoors to the streets of Westminster.

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The Turing £50

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Queer Britain hosted an online event to celebrate the Bank of England's new £50 note, which features an image of the code-breaking gay scientist, Alan Turing. 

Love Reign

18 to 23 October 2021

Love Reign

A play at the Young Vic that is a love letter to friendships; how we begin them, how we honour them and how to preserve them against all odds. Book Now

Kings Place

Kings place

Online events, classical, contemporary, jazz, folk and lots more.

See What's On

Above the Stag

October 2021

Smart Casual

See What's On at their new Cabaret Lounge and the traditional theatre during September.

Exclusive Collections from BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

A wide range of films and programmes to watch. 

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Support your LGBT Venues

LGBT venue

LGBT venues need your support once Covid-19 restrictions allow.

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Colours

October 2021

Colours

Colours have reopened their doors and are buzzing to see all your naughty faces again.

See the Full Listings

The Glory

Glory

See what's on behind the doors of their house of fun and fabulosity.

Follow The Carnaby Rainbow

Carnaby Rainbow

Their latest installation encapsulates the joy, happiness and love they want to spread in Carnaby. 

Find out what other Rainbows have popped up in Carnaby from your favourite brands. Read More

Hating Peter Tatchell

Hating Peter Tatchell

Hating Peter Tatchell is a feature documentary on Netflix about the profound life story of the controversial human rights campaigner whose provocative acts of civil disobedience rocked the establishment, revolutionised attitudes to homosexuality and exposed tyrants in the fight for equality.

The film shows how his 54 years of activism began. It also highlights the vital role of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden

The Market Building is alive with the sound of music and amazing street performers, so go along and enjoy the show.

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Britten Pears Arts

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Britten Pears Arts is a pioneering music, arts and heritage charity based on the Suffolk coast at two popular, historic visitor destinations: The Red House and Snape Maltings.

They emerged from the creative partnership of Benjamin Britten, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, and his professional and personal partner, singer Peter Pears.

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Summer Exhibition 2021

22 September 2021 to 2 January 2022

RA Summer exhibition

In partnership with Art of London, the Royal Academy is turning Piccadilly into a free outdoor exhibition space.

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Bloomsbury Festival

15 to 24 October 2021

Bloomsbury Festival

The programme places the stories of the people, places and cultures of Bloomsbury at its heart. 

It takes the creative talent of local established institutions and adds emerging talent with new themes and threads, shining light on the tradition of freethinking and celebrating the 'rebels' within Bloomsbury. See What's On

New Restaurants in Soho

Restaurants Soho

If you’re going out to Soho then you’ve almost definitely got favourites.

But sometimes, you need a change and Soho has always got something new to try.

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One Day in Heaven

Bak stage with girls

Listen to a poem by LGBT+ Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and Co-Chair of Westminster LGBT Forum to inspire our minds.

Image: Trudy backstage at Trafalgar during London Pride 2019.

Other Amazing Events

See Outsavvy for a range of amazing events.

See Me: A Walk-Through London's Gay (Un)Seen (2020)

This film was made by Dr Lee Campbell (Poet/Artist/Researcher and Lecturer) during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in London in July 2020.

Westminster LGBT+ Forum Open Meeting

The next meeting for Forum members will be held on 23 November 2021. Details will be published soon.

An invitation will be sent to all Friends and Supporters on our mailing list nearer the date.

If you know of anyone who would like to join the Forum, please ask them to become a Friend.

It is Free to join, so please spread the word.

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