Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with Lambeth Libraries

1 February 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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This February, Brixton, Carnegie and South Lambeth Libraries are hosting events to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month.


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Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with Lambeth Libraries

February 2024 is the 20th LGBTQ+ History Month. Lambeth Libraries celebrate with events across the borough.

Lost Places

Lost Places book cover

Lost Places book cover

Places that LGBTQ+ people remember as significant helped shape who we are and how we relate to the world. This anthology of 19 prose and poetry pieces by 14 authors recollects lost places – redeveloped, demolished, rebuilt, or no longer gay-friendly.

Event organised by The Friends of Carnegie Library. Tuesday 13 February 7pm – Carnegie Library.


LIFE Art Exhibition

LGBTQ+ Life Art show

LGBTQ+ LIFE Art exhibition

Independent local LGBTQ+ forum Lambeth Links and charity Art Exhibition follow last year’s show featuring 23 artists from the LGBTQI communities with opportunities to meet the artists and engage with the art.

Join us for the launch event on Thursday 15 February 6pm -Brixton Library. Hosted by Andreena Leeanne with live performance, refreshments and interviews with the artists. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/813284655297

There will also be a HEALTH COMMUNITY JOY evening with the artists on Tuesday 20 February (details to be announced) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/813284655297

LGBTQ+ book club discusses Maurice by E M Forster

Cover photo EM Forster 'Maurice'

‘Maurice’ book cover

An astonishingly frank and deeply autobiographical account of homosexual relationships in an era when love between men was illegal.

Maurice Hall grows up confident in his privileged status and well aware of his role in society, but finds himself attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, at Cambridge, and Alec, the gamekeeper on Clive’s country estate, Maurice experiences a profound emotional and sexual awakening.

Completed in 1914 but unpublished until Forster’s death in 1970, it offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society.

Friday 23 February 7pm – Brixton Library. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/813419368227

Why Not? Queer Arts and Culture market and evening performances

Why Not? queer craft market poster

‘Why Not’ poster

LGBTQ+ themed craft market and drag night, with live performances including Ms Sharon Le Grand, Tobre, and more to be announced.

Event organised by Número de Serie LGBTQ+ Latin en Lambeth), Lambeth Libraries, Thriving Stockwell, Lambeth Together and sponsored by Vauxhall Night Time Economy Zone.

Wednesday 28 February 6pm – 9pm South Lambeth Library. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/814147506107

Throughout LGBTQ+ History Month

All Lambeth Libraries will have displays and book promotions on the latest LGBTQ+ books for adults and children.