The LGBTIQ+ Centre is The Outside Project main HQ. We hold open and private meetings, groups and activities. It is home to multiple LGBTIQ+ and Homelessness grassroots groups that we work alongside or support to develop. Please see the noticeboard for upcoming events and timetable below on regular weekly groups.
Accessibility: Intercom door entry system. Wheelchair accessible entry and bathroom. Quiet space with weighted blanket, sensory toys and lights. Communication cards available.
WRITE TO US if you would like more information on access to our LGBTIQ+ Centre.
SPECAIL GROUPS THIS MONTH:
Southwark LGBT Forum, 16th June and 30th June, 6-8pm
LGBTIQ+ CENTRE TIMETABLE
Our partner organisation The Black Cap Community Hub takes place at Castlehaven Community Centre in Camden every Monday.
BOOK 28 LIBRARY Monday 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm Book 28 is a small LGBTIQ+ library based at our LGBTIQ+ Centre. Drop in on Thursday evenings to browse, read and borrow queer books for free!
Weekly peer support get together for our community who have at any time experienced LGBTIQ+ targeted hate or who have been affected by discriminatory micro-aggressions.
Come and join us, be yourself, feel welcomed and heard by your LGBTIQ+ peers. Our aim is to support each other to feel stronger.
We invite you to share a little about yourself and what you take pride and joy in, to tell us what you have found that has helped you to feel more resilient.
We invite you to also share your achievements big or small.
Let’s share something radical: our kindness.
How to access: open to anyone who has attended any of the other groups at the centre – speak to your group facilitator to RSVP. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you’d like to join but haven’t previously attended any groups at the centre.
STAR Lounge midday – 4pm
When we opened STAR Refuge in July 2020 we created a calm lounge area for guests to find resources, literature by and for survivors, sensory toys, comfort and a sense of safety and solidarity with other refuge residents. STAR Lounge is bringing that space into our LGBTIQ+ Centre in Borough, inviting past and present guests and the wider community to come together to support each other. We have some great activities, day trips and workshops planned.
BOOK 28 LIBRARY Monday 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday 2pm-5pm
Book 28 is a small LGBTIQ+ library based at our LGBTIQ+ Centre. Drop in on Thursday evenings to browse, read and borrow queer books for free!
How to access: Drop in Monday 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday 2pm-5pm
QUEER YOUTH ART COLLECTIVE (QYAC)12pm – 4pm – ONLINE GROUP 2pm – 3.30pm
Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) has run workshops at The Outside Project for LGBTQ young people 18-26 since August 2019. The project delivers newly commissioned workshops by LGBTQ artists and youth forums for attendees to discuss their practice and socialise weekly on Sundays.
Our primary aims are to challenge isolation, provide free and engaging arts workshops and build skills and infrastructure for a resilient, peer-led LGBTQ arts and education culture in London and throughout the UK.
We currently run 2 groups: ONLINE on ZOOM & OFFLINE at The Outside Project LGBTIQ+ Centre.
How to access: Email email@example.com. Travel refund available.
COMMUNITY CENTRE HISTORY
Our Community Centre initially opened in April 2019 in the former Clerkenwell Fire Station, Central London.Alongside the Outside Projects weekly social, support and recovery groups the Community Centre quickly became a busy creative and meeting space home to many activist, community groups and creative projects:
The Centre closed to the wider community in March 2020 due to COVID19. The Centre and drill yard was used throughout the day by residents of our shelter and refuge services throughout lockdown. The Centre was also the base of the COVID19 Homeless Taskforce in partnership with Museum of Homelessness, Streets Kitchen and The Simon Community until we relocated and reopened at Lant Street in June 2021.