Saturday, 30 September 2017

Bishopsgate Institute - What's On This October - Events, Courses, Talks and Workshops

Bishopsgate Institute: Courses for Adults September to December 2015

This October

London Talks and Jilly Blooper

This October, the stunning Bishopsgate Library will play host to a talk exploring the contentious history of the East End, a night of comedy and music, and an evening of speed history with a theatrical twist. Don't miss our regular social dances and the Bishopsgate Ballroom Ball.


The East End - A Brief but Contentious History
Wednesday 4 October | 19:00 - 20:00
£9, £5 conc.

Professor John Marriott's illuminating talk questions the nature of the East End as an object of historical inquiry. Challenging the prevailing mythology of the area as a site of criminality and degeneration, he seeks to explore the interconnections among the origins, geographical boundaries and cultural landscape of East London.
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Wednesday 11 October  | 19:30 - 21:00
£11, £7 conc.

Ten storytellers. An audience divided into small groups. A bell rings every five minutes and you move onto the next table to hear another true tale. Speed history borrows from speed dating to present multiple mini-talks on social history from the East End of London. Authors, historians and local people with a passion come together to share their stories, often with a theatrical twist.
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Saturday 14 October | 20:00 - Midnight
£9, £7 conc. (free after 21:30)

We welcome you to a night of comedy and music in the beautiful Bishopsgate Library. The night begins with a ticketed event featuring the comedy orgy of Jilly Cooper love, Jilly Blooper.“Super-sharp, Miranda-esque” - Time Out London.  This will be followed by an evening of drinks and show tunes at The Library Piano Bar featuring host Alex Young (Follies, Carousel) and Musical Director Jordan Clarke (Showstopper, Have I Got News For You).
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Duckie - Authentic London Honky-Tonk
Wednesday 18 October | 19:00 - 20:00
£9, £5 conc.

In this talk Dicky Eton, Producer, Duckie, takes a stroll through 21 years of playing records, smoking fags, jumping around and sipping tea. Founded at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in 1995, arts enterprise Duckie have been a part of London’s nightlife for over 21 years. Hear more about the history of this creative collective, along with the changing landscape of London's nightlife and queer culture over 21 years.
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UK Leather Archive Display
Saturday 21 October | 14:00 - 16:00
Free, drop-in

Explore the collection of magazines, pamphlets, posters, ephemera, t-shirts and artefacts that form part of the UK Leather Archive at this free drop-in display in the Bishopsgate Library. This event celebrates the arrival of the MSC London/London Leathermen Archive at the Institute, a major addition to the ever-growing UK Leather Archive, and is part of London Leather Weekend which runs from 19 to 22 October.
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Women's and Feminist History 1970 to Today
Wednesday 25 October | 18:30 - 21:00
Free, drop-in

Join us for an evening exploring women’s history as shown in the archives of Bishopsgate Institute at this free pop-up display. Find out more about grassroots protests, everyday women's lives, and the campaigns that have motivated women from the second wave of feminism in the 1970s to today.
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