There’s a lot of bi & LGBTQ stuff coming up in Nottingham (and Leicester and Derby) in February!
Sunday 5th, Nottingham
Intersections: In Conversation with Nottingham’s LGBT Community, at Nottingham Contemporary, 2pm to 6pm. Free – please book.
Thursday 9th, Nottingham
Usual once-a-month informal BiTopia meetup at the Lord Roberts pub in Nottingham city centre. All bi-friendly people welcome – just turn up. Free, though you’ll probably want to buy a drink. Small step to enter pub, stairs to toilets.
Saturday 11th, Nottingham
No More Valentines #2 at the Chameleon Arts Café. Bands, buffet food, queer bingo, dancing. 5pm till late. Fundraiser for QTIPOC Notts. £3 to £6, “no-one turned away for lack of funds”.
Sunday 12th, Derby (note: erroneously listed here as 11th originally – sorry about that)
11am till 2pm: Derbyshire LGBT+ host a book launch for bi book “Purple Prose”, with brunch. Free.
2pm till 3pm: Derbyshire bi people’s consultation about a possible new bi group. Free.
Sunday 12th, Nottingham
12 noon to 4pm: Queer Kaffe at the Sumac Centre. Live music, vegan brunch, haircuts. Another fundraiser for the wonderful QTIPOC Notts. The Sumac Centre has flat access via the back door on Beech Avenue, and a wheelchair toilet.
Also on Sunday 12th in Nottingham, a bit later on…
4.30pm: “Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain” at Five Leaves bookshop. Talks from some of the bi writers behind the book. £3. Flat access to the shop, wheelchair toilet.
(If coming on from the Sumac Centre to Five Leaves, you can get any yellow line bus from Beech Avenue bus stop on Sherwood Rise.)
Monday 13th, Nottingham
Lesbian & bi women’s cafe at Nottingham Women’s Centre. Free. “A drop-in evening for any women identifying as lesbian, bisexual or questioning – with a little bit of food and a lot of conversation”. 5.30pm – 7.30pm every second Monday of the month at Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP. Contact Mel at the women’s centre if you want someone to meet you beforehand.
Friday 17th, Leicester
An evening with bi songwriter Tom Robinson. Free – please book.
Sunday 19th, Nottingham
Screening of Pay It No Mind – The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson, at Broadway Cinema. Free – please book. Part of the University of Nottingham’s LGBT History Month events. “All of our screens are accessible to wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, however we have limited spaces available. If you would like to reserve a wheelchair space or one of our more accessible seats, do contact us ahead of time so we can make sure to reserve the best seats available for you.”
Monday 20th, Nottingham
Finding a voice: minority identities within and beyond LGBTQ+ –
Update: Details for this are now available, and it’s 6.30pm till 8.15pm at the New Art Exchange. Free – please book. NAE has good wheelchair access inc toilet and lifts. “New Art Exchange has 2 disabled parking spaces at the rear of the building, just off Noel Street. For access to the spaces, simply call New Art Exchange on 0115 924 8630 in advance of your visit.”
Wednesday 22nd, Nottingham
LGBT organising and the police: a discussion, at Five Leaves bookshop. Free – please book. Flat access to the shop, wheelchair toilet.
Monday 27th, Nottingham
Political upheaval and the LGBT community: building resilience in a changing world –
Update: Details for this are now available, and it’s 6.30pm till 8.15pm at the Arts Centre Lecture Theatre at Lakeside, University Park campus. Free – please book.
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