Our Stories - Our Joy! An event for LGBTQ+ people with South Asian heritage

Saturday, June 22, 2024 EC2M 4QH Bishopsgate London EC2M 4QH

Join us at the historic Bishopsgate Institute in London for an afternoon of celebration with LGBTQIA+ people with South Asian heritage. The event will be made up of a mixture of performances, workshops, and time to meet new people.

You are welcome to bring your partners or close friends, even if they don't have South Asian heritage - just make sure they also sign up for a ticket.

The Performances

There will be time at the beginning and the end of the event for you to share your stories. This could be in the form of some music, writing or a performance. This is completely optional.

You will be sent a signup sheet after you book your ticket. Performance slots are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Each performance should last a maximum of 10 minutes.

The Workshops

Attendees will have the option of attending one of these workshops on the day:

  • A music workshop 
  • A compassion-based practice workshop 
  • A movement-based workshop where you'll be able to dance together 

You can sign up for the workshop of your choice at the event.

Time to meet new people

There will also be time to speak to, connect and network with other people over snacks and hot drinks.

About the Open Minds Project

The Open Minds Project started in 2019 as a monthly London-based support group for LGBTQIA+ people with Punjabi heritage. Since then we have continued to create positive and uplifting spaces for LGBTQIA+ people with South Asian heritage in the UK, including peer support groups in London, Birmingham and online.

We have a podcast and Youtube channel and you can find out more on our website www.theopenmindsproject.org

This event is not for profit and we are all volunteers.

Get Tickets

If travel costs are an obstacle to attending the event, please contact us at info@theopenmindsproject.org to see if we can help cover some of your costs