Here is a list of online workshops, discussion groups and other interactive events happening in February! For more information and how to access each event, click the links.
LGBTQ+ Creative Writing Competition
Open for entries from 25th January – 15th February; find out how to enter here https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/lgbtq-creative-writing-competition-body-mind-spirit/
Online Sing Out
Friendly choir for the LGBT+ community.
Every Monday, 7.00-8.30pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/online-sing-out-9/
Introduction to mindfulness
An introduction to mindfulness and its potential to impact on your daily wellbeing and overall mental and emotional functioning.
February 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/introduction-to-mindfulness/
Special LGBTQ+ History Month Storytime
Join Cambridgeshire Libraries on Facebook for a special Storytime celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month.
February 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/special-lgbtq-history-month-storytime/
LGBTQ+ Teen Reading and Discussion Group Taster Session
A taster session for a new LGBTQ+ reading and discussion group hosted by Cambridgeshire Libraries for 16-18 year olds.
February 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/lgbtq-teen-reading-and-discussion-group-taster-session/
Online Open Table Communion Service – LGBT+ Christian Community
A friendly inclusive online service of Holy Communion, for LGBT+ folk and their allies, hosted on Zoom.
February 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/online-open-table-lgbt-christian-community-20/
The Really Popular Book Club: Girl Meets Boy with Miriam Lynn
New reading group hosted by Cambridge University Library. All are invited to join us as we discuss Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith.
February 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/the-really-popular-book-club-girl-meets-boy-with-miriam-lynn/
Online LGBTQ+ Book Club
Bookclub meets once a month on Zoom; focusing on books with a queer theme, both fiction or nonfiction.
February 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/online-lgbtq-book-club-9/
Bring Your Own Queer Reading
Bring a passage from your favourite LGBTQ+ novel, poetry, short story, fanfiction or screenplay to read, and we will all talk about what makes these books special to us.
February 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/bring-your-own-queer-reading-2/
Power In Discussion and Peterborough Pride
Power In Discussion and Peterborough Pride are hosting a joint virtual event which focuses on Black LGBTQ+ communities across Bedford and Peterborough.
February 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/power-in-discussion-and-peterborough-pride/
Tretter Transgender Oral History Project interview with Raquel Willis
Watchalong and discussion of an interview with writer, activist and executive editor of OUT Magazine Raquel Willis, hosted by Cambridge Central Library
February 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/tretter-transgender-oral-history-project/
Live Sunday Worship for LGBT History Month
Worship led by members of Open Table Cambridge, a Christian LGBTQIA+ community.
February 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/live-sunday-worship-for-lgbt-history-month/
Online Open Table Discussion – LGBT+ Christian Community
Open Table Discussion is a friendly inclusive online chat for LGBT+ folk and their allies
February 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/online-open-table-lgbt-christian-community-19/
Mythbusting and Allyship with the LGBTQ+ Community
Morwan Osman and Zainabb Hull lead this workshop, open to all, for South Cambs District Council.
Wednesday 11 @ 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/mythbusting-and-allyship-with-the-lgbtq-community/
LQW Writing Workshop
A workshop by LQW: open to former and current members of LQW and LGBTQIA+ members of the public.
February 11 @ 8.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Pay As You Feel Workshop – Booking essential https://encompassnetwork.org.uk/event/lqw-writing-workshop/