Sunday, 7 February 2010

February is LGBT History Month

Lambeth launched LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) history month at the beginning of February with an event at Brixton Library.

The keynote speaker was author and theatre director Stella Duffy. Stella has written seven literary novels – the latest 'The Room of Lost Things' set in a dry cleaner's on Coldharbour Lane – five crime novels, 35 short stories and eight plays.

Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Christopher Wellbelove, said: "LGBT History month is an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the valuable contribution that this community has and continues to make to life in Lambeth."

Events planned for the month in Lambeth libraries include a Valentine's poetry night on Friday February 12 at 7pm at Clapham library. L'Amour Plated Poets, Aoife Mannix, Sophia Blackwell, Keith Jarrett and Dean Atta will lead the evening of love in the Library.

"Falling in love again" at the Nettlefold Hall, West Norwood Library on Tuesday 23 February, will feature a version of one of Marlene Dietrich’s last filmed UK performances. All are invited to join LGBT elders for tea and cakes, followed by the screening.

The event will also invite the community to register interest in the re-launch of the LGBT community forums.

For more information on LGBT history month visit http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/.

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