Friday, June 26, 2009

Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary - London Event

The 'Stonewall Riots' on 28 June 1969, in New York, are remembered as the start of the global LGBTQ rights movement. This year is the 40th Anniversary.

That's 40 years of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer people fighting for our rights in the streets, in the courts, in the workplace, in communities around the world!

Be part of this story yourself! Join us for London's celebration of this key moment in our community's story, on Sunday 28 June 2009.

Stage 1: March from the London School of Economics, via Soho Square, to Central Station in Kings Cross.
Stage 2: Enjoy a FREE cabaret and consciousness-raising event.

There is a Facebook event here.
STAGE 1: March from London School of Economics, via Soho Square, to Central Station
Sunday 28 June 2009 (1pm to 3pm)

Estimated journey time: 1 hour 30 minutes plus 30 minutes in Soho Square.

1. Gather at the London School of Economics and Political Science at 1pm
2. Leave via Houghton Street at 1.30pm prompt
3. Turn right onto Aldwych A4
4. Turn right onto Drury Lane
5. Turn left onto High Holborn A40
6. Bear right onto Saint Giles High Street A40
7. Bear right towards New Oxford Street
8. Turn left onto New Oxford Street and walk a few yards to cross roads with Tottenham Court Road Tube on it
9. Go straight over traffic lights onto Oxford Street
10. Turn left onto Soho Street
11. Arrive at Soho Square, W1D 4

12. Walk completely around Soho Square. Take a seat in Soho Square, enjoy the sunshine, listen to the birds, have a chat about life, the universe and everything. A small group of (quick) marchers will split off to distribute leaflets on Old Compton Street. When they get back, we can move off again…

13. Go back down Soho Street to Oxford Street
14. Turn right onto Oxford Street
15. Turn left onto Tottenham Court Road A400. Walk up Tottenham Court Road (pass Goodge Street tube and Warren Street tube).
16. Turn right onto Euston Road. Walk along Euston Road (pass Euston Station, Fire Station, British Library, St Pancras Station, Kings Cross Station)
17. Continue onto Pentonville Road A501
18. Turn left onto Northdown Street
19. Turn left onto Wharfdale Road (A5200)
20. Arrive at Central Station on corner of Wharfdale Road and Balfe Street.

STAGE 2: Cabaret and Consciousness-Raising Event at Central Station, Sunday 28 June 2009 (3pm to 8pm)

You are invited to a FREE cabaret and consciousness-raising event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on Sunday 28 June, from 3pm to 8pm, at Central Station, 37 Wharfdale Road, London (how to get there)

We have a fabulous line-up of performers, singers, dancers, poets, rappers and speakers...and we have the wonderful, witty, willing and beautiful Bird La Bird compering throughout this his/herstoric event!

Venue Access: Ramp access available on request - just ask bar staff.
Venue Enquiries: 020 7278 3294
Door Policy: LGBTQIN-friendly - all welcome. Under 18s are permitted to attend the event at Central Station if accompanied by an over-18. All under 21s will be asked to show proof of age at the bar. Strictly no under-age drinking.

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