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Pink Lemonade

6 September to 1 October 2021

Pink Lemonade

Just when Mika was starting to feel at home in their own body, they find themselves caught between Simmi who’s sweet like sugar but ain’t a lesbian and Token Toni who loves a bitta bashment and only dates black and brown butches.

Showing at the Bush Theatre, London. Book Tickets

Catching Comets

14 to 19 September 2021

Catching Comets

After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie, on a mission to save the world from impending doom.

Being shown at the Pleasance Theatre, London. Book Now for this and other shows.

SAKI & Bitches

14 to 25 September 2021

Saki & Bitches

Her solo exhibition, ‘Shi no no me’ will feature original works including her iconic Yujo/Geisha paintings, as well as pencil drawings and prints.

On show and for sale at the Sway Gallery London.

Inside Out festival

Ends 31 October 2021

Inside Out

Inside Out is a brand new festival that brings art, entertainment, and culture outdoors to the streets of Westminster.

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Charleston: The Bloomsbury Muse

14 September to 10 November 2021

Bloomsbury Muse

The Bloomsbury Group were a liberal band of artists, writers and intellectuals, allied through their political ideals, love of fierce intellectual debate and stance on sexual freedom.

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Above the Stag

September 2021

Smart Casual

See What's On at their new Cabaret Lounge and the traditional theatre.

A Sonic Journey Along the River Thames

September 2021

River Thames

From the Royal Docks to London Bridge, discover music inspired by spaces and sceneries along the Thames.

Launched as part of Totally Thames 2021, MSCTY x Thames invites you to examine the relationship between space and sound through original tracks

The Comedy of Errors

16 November to 31 December 2021

Comedy of Errors

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this Winter with Shakespeare’s ever popular fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision. Book Now

See WhatsOnStage for other shows in London this Autumn.

Black Experience

17 September to 16 October 2021

Sunil Gupta

Hales is delighted to announce Black Experience, a solo exhibition of photographs by Sunil Gupta.

The show exhibits a series of 10 works commissioned in 1986 for a pivotal exhibition titled Reflections of the Black Experience at Brixton Art Gallery. Read More

House Proud

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge, made harder for some of those within the LGBTQ+ communities who cannot be themselves at home.

House Proud is a social media campaign, created by Queer Britain, Levi’s and Channel 4’s social media team, 4Social, that celebrates queer families creating their own ways of living. Read more and watch the film.

The Turing £50

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Queer Britain hosted an online event to celebrate the Bank of England's new £50 note, which features an image of the code-breaking gay scientist, Alan Turing.

About Time

This sixty second film shows how the isolation and distance that everyone has experienced during pandemic lockdowns has long been an everyday reality for LGBTI+ people all over the world.

Even in Denmark, which ranks sixth on the Rainbow Europe index of LGBTI+ equality across the continent, many LGBTI+ people are excluded at high school, in the workplace, and even in the home which sometimes leads to mental illness and poor quality of life.

PC Music Series

Until 23 September 2021

British Land

British Land has launched a new season of live music in the amphitheatre.

The PC Music Series celebrates music from all over the world and runs each Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

See the full line-up

Kings Place

Kings Place

A dazzling line-up for the new season, from Aurora Orchestra with pianist Javier Perianes, a mesmerising choral sequence from The Gesualdo Six, a Celebrity Gala with pianist Lucy Parham, seasonal celebrations from Awake Arise, and more. Plus, new dates for Nu Civilisation Orchestra and caroline.

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What's On Stage

September 2021

Whats on Stage

Some spectacular shows.

2.22 - A Ghost Story
Carousel
Back to the Future

And lots more.

Pride Finder

Pride Finder

LGBTQ celebrations are still going on all over the world. GayCities offer a year-round resource for unlocking the best events with Pride Finder, presented by Nissan.

From film festivals to pool parties, drive-ins to Chicago's Market Days, use Pride Finder to discover upcoming events near you!

The Pleasure Garden

15 September to 17 October 2021

Pleasure Garden

For two centuries, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens drew enormous crowds for its circus acts, balloon rides, orchestral concerts and spectacular fireworks.

For those in the know, however, the darker paths, wooded corners and intimate arbours were used for more illicit and illegal entertainments.

A wildly funny and deeply moving new musical is taking place at Above the Stag just yards from the old Pleasure Gardens themselves. Book your tickets now

Early Opera Company

19 September 2021 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Early Opera Company

Early Opera Company return to St John’s Smith Square this September with their brilliant concert performance of Purcell’s three-act baroque opera Dido and Aeneas.

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Atelier Beside the Sea

2 & 3 October 2021

Atelier by Sea

Atelier Beside the Sea is part of the Homeward Bound Festival, taking place at sites across The Living Coast.

It's a celebration of the fishing and maritime industries, as well as the region's rich folk music tradition and ocean-bound cultural heritage.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

The Market Building is alive with the sound of music and amazing street performers, so go along and enjoy the show.

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Unmissable Ballet

Unmissable ballet

Nothing beats the thrill of live dance. Experience world-class productions in the world's No.1 venue dedicated to the very best of Ballet.

See What's On

Your Favourite Pride Photos

Pride photos

Last year's Pride celebrations may have been canceled, but LGBTQ Nation is gearing up for this year by showcasing their favourite photos from Prides past, and they want to see yours.

Share Yours Now

The Glory

Glory

See what's on behind the doors of their house of fun and fabulosity.

Jack Straw's Castle, Hampstead (1935)

Jack Straw's Castle

As Burgh House celebrates and shows support for the LGBTQ+ community, they look back on the LGBTQ+ artists who have graced their collections with their artworks.

Their ‘Object of the Month’ is Duncan Grant’s Jack Straw’s Castle, Hampstead (1935).

Grant was a British painter and member of the Bloomsbury group, alongside other members including Virginia Woolf, E M Forster, and John Maynard Keynes.

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Colours

Wednesdays to Saturdays

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Colours have reopened their doors and are buzzing to see all your naughty faces again.

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LGBTQ+ Community Centre

A community-driven initiative that provides a safe and secure place for the London LGBTQ+ community.

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Voices in Art

LGBTQ voices in art

Art UK is highlighting artists, sitters and themes that showcase LGBTQ+ narratives.

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Image: The Spectators, 1949, oil on canvas by Robert Colquhoun (1914–1962). © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College / Bridgeman Images

Follow The Carnaby Rainbow

Carnaby rainbow

Their latest installation encapsulates the joy, happiness and love they want to spread in Carnaby.

Find out what other Rainbows have popped up in Carnaby from your favourite brands. Read More

New Restaurants in Soho

Restuarants in Soho

If you’re going out to Soho then you’ve almost definitely got favourites.

But sometimes, you need a change and Soho has always got something new to try. Read More

magCulture Meets Modern Matter

magCulture

The latest news from Frieze.

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Daniel Wolf

Factum Arte

Great thinkers have open minds and one of the most open and receptive was Daniel Wolf, who sadly died in January. 

He was amazed by the materiality of the photographic works that were being made, especially those by Manuel Franquelo, one of the founders of Factum who has spent his life fusing technology and art.

Summer Exhibition 2021

22 September 2021 to 2 January 2022

RA Summer exhibition

In partnership with Art of London, the Royal Academy is turning Piccadilly into a free outdoor exhibition space.

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Bloomsbury Festival

15 to 24 October 2021

Bloomsbury festival

The programme places the stories of the people, places and cultures of Bloomsbury at its heart.

It takes the creative talent of local established institutions and adds emerging talent with new themes and threads, shining light on the tradition of freethinking and celebrating the 'rebels' within Bloomsbury. See What's On

The Art of Skateboarding

Art skateboarding

Through the work of leading photographers, designers and filmmakers, No Comply celebrates the country’s vibrant and diverse skateboarding scene, documenting the transformative influence the subculture has played in shaping people, cities and culture in the UK, and beyond.

Read More and watch other online films from Somerset House.

National Theatre Together

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National Theatre have announced over twenty new productions and projects alongside National Theatre Together.

This ambitious new campaign celebrates the people at the heart of the work they make.

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International Dance Day

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The Trocks celebrated International Dance Day by returning to their studio and have shared this excerpt from Swan Lake pas de trois.

Chinatown in Full Bloom

Chinatown full bloom

Visit Chinatown in full bloom this summer and enjoy the floating Botanical Garden which has arrived to Gerrard Street.

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Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre

Introducing their 2021 season, a unique collection of shows about adapting to these topsy-turvy times from some of the world's most exciting creative voices.

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New Shows at Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells

The best the dance world has to offer is right on your doorstep

See What's On

Gardens in Lockdown

Gardens in Lockdown

At the beginning of the pandemic, Alice Sielle, an artist, began drawing a London plane tree which she had grown from seed for 236 days from 3 April to 24 November 2020.

You are invited to purchase a date special to you. All 236 are available on the The Garden Museum website. Drawings begin at £25, and each is a unique record of the year that has passed.

Transmissions 3

September 2021

Tramsmssions

Transmissions has returned to Somerset House for a third season.

It is an online platform commissioning artists and bringing people together to share their work within a DIY TV show format.

Explore What's On

Afterness Online

Afterness online

Discover a series of new digital commissions inspired by the unsettling environment of Orford Ness with Afterness Online

Love Reign

18 to 23 October 2021

Love Reign

A play at the Young Vic that is a love letter to friendships; how we begin them, how we honour them and how to preserve them against all odds. Book Now

Belgravia in Bloom

20 to 26 September 2021

Belgravia in Bloom

Belgravia will be transformed with a series of beautiful flower installations, unique displays and experiences with the return of Belgravia in Bloom.

Celebrating its sixth year, the floral festival coincides with the postponed RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read More

Exclusive Collections from BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

A wide range of films and programmes to watch. Read More

Britten Pears Arts

Britten Pears Arts

Britten Pears Arts is a pioneering music, arts and heritage charity based on the Suffolk coast at two popular, historic visitor destinations: The Red House and Snape Maltings.

They emerged from the creative partnership of Benjamin Britten, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, and his professional and personal partner, singer Peter Pears. Read More about their re-opening.

British Academy Free Virtual Events

British Academy

The British Academy invites anyone with an inquisitive side, and access to Zoom, to get involved with its stellar series of in-conversations and author events.

From a discussion on Britain's emerging political divides, to a look back at the extraordinary career of two-time Booker Prize-winner Margaret Atwood, this varied programme has something for everyone, with events spanning politics, history, literature and law.

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Perilous Haven for Queer Expression

Perilous Haven

Alvin Baltrop’s photographs which are now on view for the first time on the West Coast of the US, are a powerful document of the perilous havens that once existed for those who had rejected lives of convention or, rather, had conventional lives that had rejected them.

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Thrive LDN

Thrive LND

Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to ensure that all Londoners have an equal opportunity to good mental health.

They offer a Support Service after sudden bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Being Bi in the LGBT+ Community

At the next Forum meeting for members, Co-Chair, Trudy Howson, will be in conversation with Bi community organiser and activist Libby Baxter-Williams. See Being Bi in the LGBT Community for details.

The Forum is free to join and open to everyone who lives, works, plays, or just loves Westminster. Join now and you will receive an invitation to the member meetings.

The Glory

Glory film archive

Short films from all your drag and cabaret favourites at The Glory . Plus, they have a few free streams and filmic treats for you to feast your eyes on!

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Raphael Gallery

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The Raphael Cartoons are a set of seven full-scale designs for tapestry painted by Raphael (1483 – 1520) and are considered one of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance. They were commissioned in 1515 by Pope Leo X for the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and depict the lives of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, fathers of the Christian church.

The gallery has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment and to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of the famous Italian Renaissance Artist and Architect. Free admission.