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Workshops, exhibitions, cabaret and more.

Every year, February is the time when we reflect and celebrate our collective LGBT history. Events are put on up and down the country so that we can learn more about our past, look forward to our future and have a ruddy good time while we’re at it.

Here’s a quick round-up of a few we can’t wait for. You can find out what else is going on at .

LGBT Asylum Seekers, 7 Feb at University of Birmingham
Raise your own awareness with important talks from Nicola Mai and Claire Summerskill, a screening of short film Samira and a performance of the verbatim play Rights Of Passage.
More info here.

Jessica Walker: Forbidden Love, 8 Feb at Omnibus in Clapham Common
Songbird and all-round badass Jessica Walker performs an evening of queer love songs penned in times of repression as part of the Omnibus Unnatural Acts Festival.
More info here.

Queer Contact Festival, 10 – 18 Feb at Contact Theatre in Manchester
LGBT artists take over one of Manchester’s most exciting theatres for a riveting programme of music, dance, cabaret, spoken word and visual art.
More info here.

Sapphic Suffragettes, 11 Feb at The National Archives in Richmond
A free talk exploring the crucial role lesbians and bi women played in the fight for women’s rights.
More info here.

Jane Traies: The Other Consenting Adults, Feb 11 at York Explore Library
Discover what it was like to be a lesbian in the 1960s in this marvellously educational free talk.
More info here.

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling, 11 Feb at Omnibus in Clapham
Radio DIVA host and comedy storyteller extraordinaire Rosie Wilby will be performing her wonderful solo show. It’s hilarious, romantic and not to be missed.
More info here.

The Life and Legacy of Audre Lorde, 15 Feb at Canterbury Christ Church University
Learn all about the brilliant writer, feminist, lesbian and civil rights activist in this free and fascinating lecture.
More info here.

Loud and Proud Choir, 18 Feb at Scottish National Portrait Gallery
A delightful afternoon recital from Scotland’s very own LGBT choir.
More info here.

Trans Hollyoaks Actress Annie Wallace, 19 Feb at Disability Stockport
Our favourite Hollyoaks actress is giving a free speech revealing what it’s like being a trans actor in the entertainment biz.
More info here.

(y)Our Bi History, Feb 26 at People’s History Museum, Manchester
BiPhoria and the Bisexual History Project have teamed up to bring you an all-day stall all about bi history.
More info here.

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