Out and About! is a Bishopsgate Institute take-over of The Curve at the Barbican with an archive installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history.
Bishopsgate Institute has been collecting the lived experiences of everyday people for over a century, and their unique special collections and archives present the stories of individuals, collectives and organisations who fought for social, political, and cultural change.
This archive installation includes items documenting areas of pride, protest, performance and art; from the gay rights movement to the everyday celebrations and struggles of LGBTQ+ Londoners.
The installation is running from 28 February – 21 March and will be accompanied by a programme of informal talks and conversations hosted inside the gallery by the individuals whose stories are on display.
Details of the event programme are as follows:
Thursday 10 March, 7pm – Talk: 2022 – 50 Years of Pride: Celebrating how far we’ve come and agitating for more
Saturday 12 March, 3pm – Talk: Faizan on Imaan and LGBTQ+ Muslim Activism
Saturday 19 March, 1pm – Talk: Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute
Saturday 19 March, 3pm – Talk: A History of LGBT+ History Month
Saturday 26 March, 1pm – Open Day: Archiving LGBTQ+ Futures at Bishopsgate Institute