With Liverpool Pride now just 2 weeks away organisers are happy to reveal a whole host of Pride Community events taking place across the city, with something on offer for all.
Liverpool Pride 2018 takes place across two days – . Whilst the events all centre around the new location of Tithebarn Street, the main hub for the family focused Pride Sundae will be taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Liverpool’s oldest building The Bluecoat.
Sundae Funday will see a whole host of family friendly activities take place from and running throughout the day including arts and crafts activities celebrating the festival theme of #AllTogetherNow, a food market, and weather permitting barbeque in the Bluecoat Garden, plus a youth dance event from Dance Dynamix led by Nazene Danielle Langfield which sees around 150 dancers from dance schools across the city coming together for a very special performance.
Activate Your Activism afternoon at The Walker Art Gallery as attendees are invited to explore the galleries collection of LGBT+ artwork. From workshops inspired by Lois Tierney’s pop up display of LGBT+ placards will take place giving visitors the chance to make their own artwork and create a Pride badge.
National Museums Liverpool will also play host to a number of LGBT+ events as part of Pride Sundae programme. International Slavery Museumwill hold two LGBT+ events. Civil Rights and Freedom Fights explores how LGBT+ activism and civil rights movements in the USA and UK intersected. Take home a piece of activism by creating a badge in Faces of Change Badge Making workshops. Liverpool Queer Collective are set to host Telling Tales: I’m Coming Out at Museum of Liverpool an afternoon of shared stories based around the theme of coming out.
Concluding Pride Sundae’s events is the Post Pride Chillout at Liverpool Cathedral. Doors open at for an evening of reflection hosted by Open Table to honour the messages of love and support for the LGBT+ community from across the weekend.
While Pride weekend is considered the main event, the Pride team have been working hard to curate a series of LGBT+ events which will take place across the city throughout July.
Picturehouse@FACT presents Pride at the Pictures a popular monthly event which takes place on the last Monday of each month. All About My Mother on Guen Murroni's short film FEE, with the film maker in attendance. tells the story of Manuela’s search for Lola, her sons father. Also screening as part of the event is
Brazilica: LGBT Film Night presents Divine Diva’s at Output Gallery on .
The film charts the life of eight Brazilian transvestite performers and drag artists of the 1960’s who revolutionalised the sexual behaviour and challenged the deep conservatism of the time.
Tate Liverpool will host a whole week of events in Tate Exchange: Producing Equality from . Throughout the week workshops and guest speakers will explore how Liverpool Pride is produced, exploring equality, inclusion and artistic content. On 21 & 22 July Liverpool Pride and Liverpool Queer Collective will host banner making sessions at Tate’s Clore Learning Space inviting all to get involved and create banners for the Pride March celebrating this year’s theme.
Bold Street’s radical bookshop News from Nowhere will display All Together Now by local artist Ben Youdan, a powerful piece of art which has been donated to Liverpool Pride in order to raise vital funds for the festival.
Tales From The City at Museum of Liverpool brings together often hidden voices, personal items, shared memories and official documents which reflect how Liverpool’s LGBT+ communities have changed over the past five decades. The free exhibition will run until March 2019.
Riotous comedy The Ruby Slippers starring Emmerdale’s Kurtis Stacey and BBC All Together Now’s Owen Farrow.comes to Studio at Royal Court from . Following a hugely successful 2017 UK Tour the hilarious show is back and not to be missed.
Stand out at the Pride March by creating your own placard. Make a Placard and March with Lois Tierney part of Independents Biennial will host placard making workshops on at St Johns Market. Participants can take part in the Pride March and will be given the chance to display their creativity in specially curated Pride Placard Exhibition.
Grin Theatre return to Pride with their annual Queertet on at The Casa. The annual celebration of LGBT+ writing proves popular with audiences; get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
A Midsummer Nights Queer brings together some of the city’s finest LGBT+ promoters Beers for Queers, Eat Me + Preach, Lez Be Avin It andMerseyBears for a pre pride party like no other on at District on .
Liverpool Health Consortium’s ‘Lunatic Fringe’ comes to Liverpool Pride with Headspace Hanger: At Pride on . Headspace will provide a breakout space from the main Pride Event allowing revellers to take a quiet space to relax look after their well being and experience alternative therapies.
Open Eye Gallery and New Beginnings will create a photography exhibition engaging young people from Sefton to develop skills as festival photographers. Young people will capture the highlights from the festival weekend.
Pam Hogg and Duovision present Dr Hogg’s Divine Disorder at The Gallery is an exhibition of fashion, art and photography from Pam Hogg, a maverick of British Fashion. Not to be missed the exhibition will run from .
With such an array of events there is something for everyone in the Liverpool Pride programme, add these unmissable events to your diary today.
The official Liverpool Pride 2018 trailer
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