Join online on Friday, 26 February at 18:00 to celebrate the launch of We Have Always Been Here, an exhibition of archives, artefacts and oral histories from the Haringey Vanguard Collection at Bruce Castle Museum.
This exhibition and new website resource marks the culmination of the Haringey Vanguard Project over the last two-years, collecting and preserving the history of BAME LGBTQ+ community and activism in Haringey from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Learn about the invaluable work activists did to promote acceptance. Find out about Haringey Council’s pioneering role in the UK’s fight for equality. Celebrate the camaraderie and cultural pride at the heart of community life.
Our exhibition title is a nod to “We Have Always Been Here”, a report authored by Linda King in 1987 to address the exclusion of BAME voices from an LGBTQ+ archive.
Haringey Vanguard was a project funded between 2018-2021 by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by Haringey Archive and Museum Service at Bruce Castle, supported by London Metropolitan Archives.