Online Event: Roger Casement Queer Icon of the 1916 Rising – A Disputed Legacy

Happy New Year!

We’re delighted to kick off 2023 with a fantastic online event. Join us on Tuesday 24th of January at 8pm for ‘Roger Casement Queer Icon of the 1916 Rising – A Disputed Legacy’.

Roger Casement - Queer Icon
Roger Casement

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Lewisham Irish Centre 30th Anniversary

L-R: Dr Joseph Healy, Yvonne Devine (Artist) Vanessa Monaghan Chair LILGBT, Colum Mackey Chair Lewisham Irish Community Centre, Kathleen Sheridan Lewisham Irish Community Centre
L-R: Dr Joseph Healy LILGBT Committee, Yvonne Devine (Artist)
Vanessa Monaghan Chair LILGBT,
Colum Mackey Chair Lewisham Irish Community Centre,
Kathleen Sheridan Lewisham Irish Community Centre

On Friday last, December 2nd, some of the committee had the pleasure of joining the good folks in Lewisham Irish Centre to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

If you were at our AGM in October, you would have heard us discuss that we wanted to give a gift, but something that was truly unique. We were delighted to be able to commission a local LGBTQ+ artist and our network treasurer, Yvonne Devine, to create that gift.

On Friday, it was a lovely honour to present Kathleen Sheridan, CEO and Colum Mackey, Chair of Lewisham Irish with the commissioned painting of the centre.

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Online Event: Queering The Green with Paul Maddern

To celebrate the first anniversary of the release of ‘Queering The Green’, editor Paul Maddern will join us to discuss the queer poetry anthology on November 22nd at 8pm.

Published by Lifeboat Press in Belfast, Queering the Green brings together 31 of the most distinctive Irish poets to emerge since 2000 and, taken together, these writers represent the multiplicity and vibrancy of the queer experience in 21st Century Ireland. Several are already recognised as leading poets in Ireland, but the anthology also includes poets at the beginning of their career who are redefining the landscape of Irish poetry.

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Agenda for AGM 2022

illustration of an online meeting

Our AGM takes place tomorrow night at 8pm. It’s an online event. You can register for your FREE ticket here.

Reminder about proceedings:

If you have anything you want to bring up, would like to add or have anything, in particular, you would like discussed please email: londonirishlgbtnetwork@gmail.com This is so we can add your topic to the ‘Any Other Business’ part of the evening.

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