Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Bishopsgate



Bishopsgate Institute:

For over 120 years, Bishopsgate Institute has been a home for ideas and debate, learning and enquiry and independent thought.  We offer courses, workshops, talks and tours in subjects as diverse as London history, feminism, languages, Ballroom dancing, film studies, photography and creative writing. Our historic library, collections and archives cover a variety of topics which explore radical, social, labour, feminist and LGBTQ history in London. The Institute is an oasis in the middle of a frantic city which provides you with the rare chance to explore, escape, research or relax.



Festival Hub Host:

Bishopsgate Institute is thrilled to be involved with this year’s LGBT History Month Festival. Since 2011, we have been actively committed to documenting the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the UK and to providing an open and accessible space for this heritage to be explored. We now hold one of the most significant collections of LGBTQ+ and alternative sexuality history in the UK. This includes the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA), a collection of over 300,000 press cuttings from the straight press on queer history, and the archives of Stonewall, Switchboard, LGBT History Month/Schools Out, GMFA: the Gay Men’s Health Charity and many others. We’re excited to be working with LGBT History Month and Schools Out, with whom we share a commitment to make visible and celebrate LGBTQ+ history and who have such a long and successful track record in making this happen.


Logistics & Contact Information

Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate

Bishopsgate Institute is on Bishopsgate in the City of London. We are just a few minutes walk between Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market.

We are close to Liverpool Street mainline and underground stations, as well as Shoreditch High Street station on the London Overground.

Bishopsgate and the surrounding area are served by numerous major bus routes, including numbers 8, 26, 35, 42, 47, 48, 78, 149, 242, 344 and 388.

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