LGBT History Month is coming to London this February. City-wide venues will be packed with events including guest appearances from Sir Derek Jacobi, Stuart Milk, Bonnie Greer, Peter Tatchell and many more.
With a glut of performances, talks and screenings going on, we've picked our favourite things to do at next month's festival.
LOOK OUT LATE: A special Friday late curated by artist Sadie Lee, crammed with performances, workshops and talks. there's live music from Fingersnap and the fabulously-named Jolly Pops. Or get your Northern Soul groove on with DJ Debbie Smith. See our article on Look Out here. £12, prebook, 5 February, 6.30pm
LGBT HISTORY AT THE V&A: A day packed with screenings, Q&As and seminars. Guest speakers include Stuart Milk, and we especially love the sound of Gateway to Heaven — a film about the stories of older LGBT people. All events are free. Just turn up, 6 February, 11am-5.45pm
V FOR VENDETTA: What better place to watch Alan Moore's dystopian London-set thriller than the Royal Observatory Planetarium. £8, prebook, 6 February, 6pm
MUSEUM OF LONDON: For a Sunday filled to the brim with events, drop into Museum of London, where you can listen to story readings from Sir Derek Jacobi, Bonnie Greer, Juno Dawson and Keren David. You'll also be spoilt for choice with workshops, activities, films and dance. Don't miss the Gay Men's Chorus. Free, prebook, 7 February, 11am-5pm
RAINBOW WEEK: For half term fun, head to the National Maritime Museum's Rainbow Week workshops. Create your own flag in Flags and Glad Rags or learn tie-dye and marbling in Awash With Colour. Free, just turn up, 15-19 February, 11.30am-4pm
OUT AT SEA: What's the allure of a man in uniform? And is there really such a thing as a sex-changing fish? Find out about LBGT history at sea in this day of talks, music and family-friendly workshops at the National Maritime Museum. Free, just turn up, 20 February, 11am-4pm
You can find out more about the festival here.