Resilient and Resisiting in Collaboration with Bishopsgate Institute present:
Leather Archive Open Day.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 · 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Bishopsgate Institute.

230 Bishopsgate, London. EC2M 4QH


Fetish Friendly, Open to the general public.

Very excited about our upcoming event at the Bishopsgate Institute, featuring readings from Resilient and Resisting. In this beautiful Victorian setting come and hear stories and see what is in the archive. Resilient and Resisting makes a point of setting our contemporary histories alongside archival material to give context, to make comparisons and to show the continuity of our stories.

*Browse the Archive.

*Readings from Resilient and Resisting project: 2-3pm:

*Tour of the Archive

*Photo Booth corner

*Record an oral history

*Bring an item to contribute to the archive

Bishopsgate Institute is home to the UK Leather Archive, a national collection documenting the history and heritage of the Gay/Bi leather, rubber and fetish communities, and is committed to increasing holdings relating to wider kink and fetish history in the UK. We invite you to drop in to explore the collection of magazines, pamphlets, posters, ephemera, t-shirts and artefacts from these collections. There will be readings which focus on stories relevant to the kink community, an opportunity to record your own oral history, and to hear short talks about the archives on display.
BRING A THING! Because your story is important we are encouraging input: written accounts of experiences, memories and adventures on the Leather and Fetish scene. Flyers and posters from club nights, communities, events. Letters, ephemera, clothing, objects. Items can be scanned or photographed and returned. What is MOST VALUED is the opportunity to expand the range of voices and communities currently represented.