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Making the Invisible Visible

Celebrating Islington's LGBTQ+ heritage

An exhibition uncovering newly archived stories from Islington's rich and varied LGBTQ+ history and the ‘Islington’s Pride’ project archive.

Dates: 1 February – 30 March 2019

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am - 5pm.
Wednesday and Sunday (and 23 December to 3 January): closed

Admission: Free

Venue: Islington Museum - Information on visiting the venue

‘Making the Invisible Visible’ has emerged from the recently created ‘Islington’s Pride’ project archive held at Islington Local History Centre. This two-year Heritage Lottery Funded project aims to collect, celebrate and share the pioneering and extensive history of LGBTQ+ heritage in Islington. This free exhibition explores LGBTQ+ histories, stories and events that the project has uncovered during its first year of work.

‘Making the Invisible Visible’, however, presents and shares more than just newly archived heritage. It also aims to show the variety and breadth of voice of activists and campaigners working in Islington, both past and present.

Through a variety of medium including art, archive, personal stories and mapping you can find out more about the history that surrounds us. Come and witness some of the well-known and less well-known LGBTQ+ stories that make Islington proud.

Part of LGBT History Month 2019.


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