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LGBT History Month 2018

Launch event: Making Memories
Thursday 1 February, 6:30 - 7:45pm
An evening of poetry provided by Trudy Howson - LGBT Poet Laureate - & an opportunity to share your memories of LGBT events in Tower Hamlets over the years. If you have any physical material of these events please bring them with you. This event is organised and hosted by ELOP on behalf of the Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum.
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

LGBT Print Workshop
Friday 2 February, 6:00 – 8:30pm
A print workshop, celebrating diversity, identity, sexuality and gender. Learn about colour theory; how colours and text with a variety of printmaking methods can be used to effectively convey a message.   During the workshop you will be introduced to printmaking methods such as Lino, Mono-printing and Stencils to create a piece of artwork or poster with a slogan.  Target audience: 18 years and over.
The Shadwell Centre, Print Studio

LGBT Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday 17 February, 2:00 - 4:00pm

An LGBT writing workshop, for those who want to explore themes of identity, sexuality and gender.  You will learn about LGBT writers in history and discuss the challenges faced, the social changes they helped to create and how this impacted on their writing.  You will outline and take home a short story based on the themes identified. Target audience: 18 years and over.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Book Break
Every Tuesday in February, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Sit back and relax as we read stories and poems together and enjoy a shared reading experience. In celebration of LGBT History Month, we will read short stories by gay and lesbian authors Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf.  Target audience: adults
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Film Screening
Thursday 22 February, 10:30am - 12.15pm

On the occasion of LGBT History Month, we present ‘A Single Man’, with Colin Firth in the Oscar-nominated lead role.
Cubitt Town Library

Talk: Charlie Kiss reads from his memoir “A New Man”
Wednesday 28 February, 6:30pm

Charlie Kiss reads from his recently published book, A New Man: lesbian/ protest/ mania/ trans man. Charlie lived for many years as a lesbian feminist and was also an activist at Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp in the 1980s which also involved imprisonment. Along with bi-polar disorder, it took time before Charlie decided that there was no turning back and that in order to be happy, to be himself, he had to transition to male. Followed by a Q&A.
Idea Store Watney Market