The LGBT+ History Month programme has been launched in Newham, which includes a dazzling night of Cabaret curated by Raze Collective. Raze Collective is a charity dedicated to promoting the very best and boldest of queer performance in the UK, expect comedy, music, drag and DJ set. Photographer Holly Revell will also be taking portraits of attendees to build an archive of Newham’s LGBT+ community.
Newham Council’s wider programme of activities for the month will respond to the theme of ‘Art – Behind the Lens’. Activities range from film screenings to talks, to workshops and performances, and will celebrate and highlight the culture, history and achievements of the LGBT+ community.
The programme includes the following events:
LGBT+ History Month Cabaret Night
Friday 3 February, 8-10pm, Old Town Hall Stratford
Raze Collective presents a showcase of top-notch queer talent for LGBT+ history month; expect comedy, music, drag and a DJ set. Photographer Holly Revell will be taking portraits of attendees on the night to build an archive of Newham’s LGBT+ community. This event will have British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation.
Drag Queen Storytelling
Monday 6 February, 10am, East Ham Library
Tuesday 7 February, 10.3am, Beckton Globe Library
A morning of imaginative storytelling by DQST for Under 5s and their parents. A fun, inclusive, reading time for local children.
Self, Identity and Creation: Zine Workshop with Mia Maxwell
Saturday 11 February, 11-1pm, Beckton Globe Library
Saturday 11 February, 2.30-3.30pm, Stratford Library
Artist Mia Maxwell will be running a zine making workshop exploring self, identity and how to unleash inner creativity.
Supporting Trans People of Colour
Thursday 16 February, 6.30-8pm, The Gate Library
A conversation with writers Sabah Choudrey and Travis Alabanza on working with trans people to create safer spaces, support and awareness for the trans community. This event will have BSL interpretation.
LGBT+ History Month Film Programme
Stratford East Picturehouse
The film programme will be announced shortly on the website.
For more information about Newham’s LGBT+ History Month programme and how to book onto events visit www.newhamlgbthistory.org