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It’s LGBTQ+ History Month, and Brixton Library are hosting a series of events to educate on and celebrate queer communities.
LGBT+ LIFE! Art Exhibition Launch Party
When: 2nd February
LGBT+ LIFE! exhibition launch party will be an evening of performance, poetry, interviews and art. Hosted by speaker and poet Andreena Leeanne, listen in to interviews with the artists featured in the exhibition and hear poetry from The Mollusc Dimension.
LGBTQ+ Zine fair
When: 11th February
16 stall holders will be selling their zines at this fair hosted at Brixton Library. Browse the huge collection of unique LGBTQ+ zines and get creative at the station where you can make your own badges. If you’ve got your own zine you want to sell, there is going to be a community table at the front of the fair where you can try and flog it- or buy someone else’s!
LGBTQ+ Book Club
When: 24th February
The spotlight book for this months discussion is Joelle Taylor’s C+nto & Othered Poems. Join the group and have an open conversation about Taylor’s explorations of butch counterculture, survival and self-expression.
Lesbian Talk Issues
When: 23rd February
This talk will be a deep dive into lesbian London of the 1990’s. Remembering the women’s discos, squats and Pride in Brockwell Park, host Nazmia Jamal will invite members of the audience to add their memories of London as they experienced it. Or simply sit back and listen to the stories of South West London as it was then.
Market Row Street Party
When: 17th February
Ok, this one isn’t hosted by Brixton Library, but we saw it and couldn’t not include it in our list of events for LGBTQ+ History Month. Systematic is a sound system pioneered by Eddie Lockhart and Yvonne Taylor. They ran queer women’s club nights in the 80’s and 90’s from Brixton, and are returning to Market Row for one night only. They’ll be joined by GIN, co-founder of Nite Dykez, to make sure you can party the night away. Doors are 7pm and you’ll be partying ’till close at 11.30pm. Plus, entry is free if you get there before 8pm, or just a fiver afterwards.