June 2019 Community Events 4

Posted on 31-05-2019 by Maria Hughes

Journey Film Club  Tuesdays 4th & 18th June, 6.45pm – 9pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

Bringing the Silver Screen to LGBTQ Birmingham and Friends, we show the Classics to New Releases! Journey Film Club aims to show a variety of different types of films to suit all tastes, on first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Doors open for 6.45pm for 7pm start, unless otherwise stated. Admission is free, however donations towards refreshments are welcomed. You are welcome to just turn up, or contact journeyfilmclub@outlook.com or visit www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk for more details.

Tuesday 4th June: The Bubble (Cert 12, 1 hr 57 mins)

Directed by Eytan Fox this follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it’s going through. The movie looks at young people’s lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women.

Tuesday 18th June: Bohemian Rhapsody (2 hrs 13 Mins, 7pm start)

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.


LGBT Line Dancing  Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June, 6.30pm – 9pm

Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LGBT+ allies of all ages and abilities

Come along and join us for a fun night of line dancing with other LGBT people and their friends. Absolute beginners very welcome – dances are taught from scratch. We use a range of popular music to dance with (and some country music). No special dress required but wear shoes that don’t have a grip. It’s good fun, and you don’t need a partner!

You are welcome to just turn up, but if you would like more information, please contact Dave on davewaring73@googlemail.com.


Northfield Rainbows – in Kings Heath!  Tuesday 23rd April, from 7.30pm

Loco Lounge, 32-34 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JT

For LGBT+ allies

LGBT+ living in or near Northfield? Northfield Rainbows invites local lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people and allies to get to know each other, but this time we’re travelling four miles northeast to the Loco Lounge in Kings Heath.

The Loco Lounge provides food and hot and cold drinks. Come when you can and stay as long as you like! Look out for the picture of Abib the bear.

You can just turn up, but for more information, please contact Maria on 0121 643 0821 or mariahughes@blgbt.org, or RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Birmingham-LGBT-Meetup/events/261866410/.


OLN – Older Lesbian Network  Saturday 22nd June, 1pm – 3.30pm

Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LBT women of all ages

Older Lesbian Network meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 1pm at Birmingham LGBT Centre. Each meeting starts with a chat over shared food brought by the women attending and this is followed by a led discussion on a pre-arranged topic. Topics are decided by the group and usually planned about six months ahead. Sometimes group members with a special interest in a subject present ideas for discussion, other times we invite speakers with specialist knowledge. The group also meets socially from time to time for meals or theatre outings.

New members are always welcome. There is no set age limit; it is up to women who are considering attending to define ‘older’ as they wish. The focus of the group is, however, to support and value the lives of older lesbians.

Contact olnwestmidlands@gmail.com for more information.