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Bristol

Bristol Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)

venue: various venues
city centre ,Bristol | map | distance

start date: 2020-07-01 | finish date: 2019-07-14

This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Please check the website directly for further details.

 

A massive free Pride festival in one of the England’s most attractive cities. Bristol Pride is a 10-day festival that showcases, celebrates and champions the LGBTQ+ community in the South West of England.

With a variety of events including live shows, cabaret and events for families, the main attraction is the Pride parade. In 2019 this took place on Saturday 13th July through the city streets. It is likely to be around the same time of year in 2020. Keep checking our page for all the latest details.

If you’re planning to be in Bristol for Pride, book your hotel early – check our list of top hotels in Bristol for gay travellers.

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Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)

venue: Various
Jesus Green ,Cambridge

start date: 2020-06-20 | customers: mostly gay

This event has been postponed due to Coronavirus. Please check the official website for further updates.

 

The first official Cambridge Pride is took place on June 8 2019. Hoping for a repeat success in 2020, we have all the latest for you on the proceedings. Keep an eye on our page for forthcoming updates on Cambridge Pride 2020.

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Colchester

Colchester Pride 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: Colchester
Colchester | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-27 | customers: gay

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Please check the official website for further details.

 

Colchester Pride 2019 was  the third gay pride event to take place in Colchester. It is likely to take place the same time next year. Keep your eyes on this page for all the latest information for Colchester pride 2020.

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East Sussex

Queer the Pier

venue: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN1 1EE ,Brighton | map | distance

start date: 2020-01-01 | finish date: 2020-12-13 | customers: mostly gay

This event is free for local residents and for museum members. The Queer the Pier exhibition will celebrate the lives of queer performers, artists and locals who have made Brighton a major gay destination. E-J Scott, Brighton Museum and Queer in Brighton have curated the exhibition.

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Cheryl Hole & Blu Hydrangea at The Powder Room (POSTPONED)

venue: The Powder Room
32-34 Old Steine ,Brighton | map | distance

start date: 2020-05-29 | finish date: 2020-05-29 | time: 19:00-23:00 | customers: mixed

This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus, it will now be held on the 28th August. Please check the website directly for further details.

 

Drag Race UK alumni heading to town!

Tickets on sale Thursday 20th February at midday: http://bit.ly/HoleHydBrighton

You ask and you shall receive… BFFs from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Blu Hydrangea & Cheryl Hole are reunited for a spectacular nationwide tour! The Belle of Belfast and The Dancing Diva of Essex will be serving you plenty of shenanigans, stupidity & SHADE (mainly from Blu).

They’ll be storming the Revenge stage on Friday 29th May, hosted by Crystal Lubrikunt with more guests TBA soon.

Meet & Greet takes place BEFORE the show & includes the chance to meet Blu & Cheryl and a professional photo uploaded to The Powder Room Facebook page.

18+ only

Meet & greet, 7-7:45pm
Standard entry, 8pm
Show, 8:30pm

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Dynamite Boogaloo

venue: Brighton Spiegeltent
Old Steine ,Brighton

start date: 2020-05-30 | finish date: 2020-05-31 | time: 23:00-02:00

One of the most disreputable nights out on the Brighton Fringe.

ROLL UP ROLL UP ROLL UP it’s the greatest show on earth… back once again for another ridiculous m*therf*ckin party. Brighton’s legendary pop’n’cabaret knees-up returns to the closing weekend of the Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems all the way from DJ Dynamite Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Boogaloo Stu and Her Imperial Vadgesty, Miss Dolly Rocket. As ever dressing up is very much encouraged. Save the date and Remember – too much is never enough!

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Brighton Bear Weekend 2020 (CANCELLED)


Brighton | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-18 | finish date: 2020-06-21 | customers: gay

This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus. The next Brighton Bear Weekend will take place in 2020.

Brighton Bear Weekend 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the event. Bears, cubs and pals will descend on Brighton a week earlier than usual. London Pride moved its dates so Bear Week will kick off on 18 June. Events will include Bear-a-oke, Cub night, Mr Brighton Bear competition and more.

Brighton Bear Weekend is one of the friendlier, more inclusive, dare we say less judgmental Pride events.

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Mr Brighton Bear 2020


Brighton

start date: 2020-06-20 | finish date: 2020-06-20 | customers: gay

Brighton Bear Week has been cancelled due to coronavirus, but the bears will still be able to play – over Zoom! Head to their website and apply to be in the Mr Brighton Bear 2020 competition. You can strut your stuff via your webcam – you probs do that all the time anyway!

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Brighton Trans Pride 2020

venue: Brunswick Gardens
Brighton | map | distance

start date: 2020-07-18 | finish date: 2020-07-18 | customers: transexual

Brighton Trans Pride is growing every year. It’s one of the most fun and inclusive events for trans people on the calendar. The march begins at The Marlborough and heads up the seafront to Brunswick Gardens for the party. It’s a great setting close to the seafront.

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Brighton & Hove Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)

venue: Preston Park
city centre ,Brighton | map | distance

start date: 2021-08-07

This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Events set to be re-scheduled to 7th-8thAugust 2021. Please check the official website for details.

Brighton Pride said: “It is with a heavy heart that Brighton and Hove Pride have taken the difficult decision to postpone our landmark 30th anniversary celebrations.”

“We are postponing the anniversary celebration to next year and [for] anyone who has got a ticket for the park we’ll roll that ticket over.

“Pride is a celebration for the whole city and brings lots of people in, and of course the emergency services, the police, the NHS and all the other key workers who are often part of that parade. Our focus is on supporting them and supporting people who are going through tough times.”

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Very popular gay Pride event in the UK since 1991. The Brighton & Hove Pride is an exceptionally friendly event and one of Brighton’s most popular weekends, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the UK and beyond.

The spectacular parade begins at Hove Lawns at 11:00 and continues through the town towards Preston Park. Expect plenty of colourful costumes, performances from top artists and a whole host of club nights.

Mariah Carey will be headlining Brighton Pride. Mimi is coming! She is going to be playing a full 75 minute set. The Pussycat Dolls will be headlining Brighton Pride 2020 on the Sunday. With past headliners including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Grace Jones, Brighton Pride has established itself as one of the world’s biggest and best gay Pride events. Tickets do sell out so best to book early.

For hotel bookings, click list of recommended hotels in Brighton UK.

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Essex

Basildon Pride 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: Basildon Sporting village
Gloucester Park North - Cranes Farm Road ,Basildon | map | distance

start date: 2020-09-05 | finish date: 2020-09-05 | time: 11:00am-7:30pm | customers: mostly gay

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Please check the official website for further details.

 

Founded in 2018, Basildon Pride celebrates diversity and equality throughout the borough.

Run by a committee of dedicated volunteers, Basildon Pride aims to spread awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and lend a helping hand to other local causes.

Last year, Basildon Pride saw over 4500 people attend the festival at Gloucester Park, and were overwhelmed by the positive feedback and support from the local community.

2020 will be Basildon Pride’s biggest year yet! Are you ready to join in on the fun?

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Greater Manchester

Cabagay does Prohibition

venue: Carlton Club
113 Carlton Road ,Manchester | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-27 | finish date: 2020-06-27 | customers: mostly gay

Gay cabaret event at the Carlton Club.

Equilibrium Presents:

CABAGAY DOES PROHIBITION!!!

It’s the roaring twenties and we are so excited to bring you an evening of cabaret with a theme where we’re not supposed to drink (yeah right!). Prohibition gave us gin in tea cups (amongst other things) and we aim to give you an experience you will be flapping to get into.

Dress in your finest and see amazing performances you’re coming to expect from CABAGAY. Beautiful burlesque, talented singers making you feel part of the act, drag and more… This is our BIGGEST event yet.

More details will trickle out as we get nearer to the date, but grab your tickets now to confirm your seat.

 

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Manchester Pride 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: Gay Village
Canal Street ,Manchester | map | distance

start date: 2020-08-23

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus until August 2021. Please check the official website for further details.

 

Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend had Ariana Grande at the top of the bill last year.

The Big Weekend features numerous art, culture, music, sports and debate events, with live music and various stalls and arenas hosting a wide range of activities, plus the parade on Saturday.

The fabulous Adam Lambert will be headlining Manchester Pride 2020.

Check the website for more details and full program. For hotel reservations, check our list of top hotels in Manchester for gay travellers.

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Drag Fest Manchester 2020

venue: Victoria Warehouse
Trafford Wharf Road Stretford M17 1AB ,Manchester | map | distance

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start date: 2020-09-20 | finish date: 2020-09-20 | time: 1pm-9pm | customers: mixed

Drag Fest 2020 is scheduled to go ahead in Manchester in September. Naturally, this event may have to be cancelled or rescheduled due to coronavirus. Many of your favourite queens from Drag Race are also in the lineup.

Drag Fest includes:

Drag market
Face paints and glitter stations
Food and drink stalls
Performers merchandise stalls
Meet and greet booths with the performers (set times)
Street performers

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Hampshire

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote at the Stage Door: A Christmas Secret

venue: The Stage Door
78 West Marlands Road ,Southampton | map | distance

start date: 2020-11-07 | finish date: 2020-11-07

Solve along with our favourite camp crime show from the 80s.

Pit your wits against JB Fletcher at Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote an interactive screening of a classic episode of Murder, She Wrote. Join us for the only Yuletide episode of the show, as Jessica exposes “A Christmas Secret”.

Super-fan Tim Benzie returns to The Stage Door following packed presentations of the episodes “Sing a Song of Murder”, “Birds of a Feather”, “Broadway Malady” and more. The night features games, prizes and audience participation, with special permission from NBC Universal Television.

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote celebrates all things 80s television mysteries had to offer – contrived scenarios! No DNA evidence! Massive hair! Has-been guest stars!

And of course taking centre stage is film and Broadway star Angela Lansbury as novelist/detective JB Fletcher. Can you solve the crime before Cabot Cove’s best amateur sleuth?

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote features:
* A race to solve to the crime, via the Fameometer and the Suspiciometer!
* A sing-along to the theme tune with new lyrics!
* A Cabot Cove quiz and raffle!
* Clips and biogs of the campy guest stars!

Tim Benzie is obsessed with Murder, She Wrote, having watched the original series when it was first broadcast, and now relishing the repeats on television everywhere. An award-winning playwright and co-writer of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 pantos (‘Goosed’, ‘Rubbed’ and ‘Slipped). He is the co-producer of the camp club night PopHorror.

Time: Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:30pm

Tickets: £10 in advance
£12 on the door

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Lancashire

Pride Blackpool 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: Tower Festival Headland
Promenade ,Blackpool | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-05 | finish date: 2020-06-07

This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus.

Now in its 13th year, Blackpool Pride is a wonderful weekend of festivities in Britain’s most iconic seaside resort to celebrate diversity, featuring a variety of entertainment and fun activities. VIP packages are available. 2019’s Pride was under Blackpool Tower on the iconic seafront! The proceedings were a camp ol’ time, amplified by the theme “Oh we do like to be beside the seaside”.

Pride Blackpool 2020 features headliner Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters fame. Marc Almond and Right Said Fred are also performing.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council said: “We are delighted to be working with Pride Blackpool this year to bring amazing music performers to Blackpool.”

Check our list of the best hotels & guesthouses in Blackpool for gay travellers if you’re planning to join.

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London

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress (Comedy Night)

venue: The Miller
96 Snowsfields Road ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-04-07 | finish date: 2020-06-02

You better werk – queer comedy in London.

Mawaan has just finished touring the UK and Australia with Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye. After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, he’s back to shape a new bonkers show.

As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo, Channel 4’s Harry Hill’s ClubNite and supporting Simon Amstell on tour.

‘His combination of confessional comedy and skilful physicality mark him out as a definite name to watch’ **** Evening Standard

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Drag Queen Walking Tour – West Mincer

venue: Halfway To Heaven
7 Duncannon Street ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-05-10 | finish date: 2020-10-04

Let’s strut around Westminster…

The West Mincer tour is a 2-hour extravaganza around some of central London’s most treasured tourist sights led by some rather delightful drag queens. This isn’t a walking tour like you’ve ever been on before – we are going on a fun, fruity and fabulous journey through the city’s streets.

You will worship the massive erection of Nelson, sing (or lip-sync if you prefer) with the Grand Old Duke of York, hear some salacious details of the royal palaces, and find out some of the sordid tales about the seats of government at Westminster.

And if you’re lucky, Maneeta and Mayowa Monaé may give you an excitingly happy ending…

Your Drag Queen Tour Guides

Mayowa Monaé has twerked her way down from Wakanda to douse you in her sparkling, shimmering glory. She’ll bring hyper energy and kick-ass dance moves to your tour and you might well end up cartwheeling down the street with her (we’ve told her not to do it because Maneeta will not be fishing her out of the river!)

She towers high over everyone – and that’s before she puts on her heels. At least that means you’ll never lose her in the crowds!

Maneeta may be slightly dim, but she makes up for it by dressing bright. She will be bringing you some South Asian fruity fun while dancing through London in her heels and telling you about all the facts she’s learned.

If she lets her sari slip, believe us, it’s on purpose. She does love a big reveal.

The Sights You’ll See

You don’t just see the sights when you go on a walking tour with a drag queen; they will become illuminated in glittery glamour!

On this illuminating journey in and around Westminster, you’ll find out some fun and fruity facts about London’s famous sights…

  • We’ll get round in Trafalgar Square
  • Followed by a strut down Pall Mall
  • A quick peek in the windows at St James’s Palace
  • We will gaze upon the glorious Victoria Memorial and admire Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace.
  • Stop for a quick break in St James’s Park
  • We’ll get on our knees before Westminster Abbey
  • And then hope for a sexy sighting at the House of Lords
  • Finally we will give the Prime Minister a wave at 10 Downing Street
  • And maybe, just maybe, get a bit of a Mayowa and Maneeta special surprise at the end…

 

We Support The Outside Project With Every Tour

10% of the ticket sales from every tour we donate directly to The Outside Project, London’s first LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter & Centre. Click here to learn more about The Outside Project.

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Pink Glove: A Queer Indie Disco

venue: Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
42-44 Pollard Row ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-05-29 | time: 10pm-3am | customers: LGBT mixed

Your favourite queer indie disco for common people is back!

Head to the fabulous surrounds of Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club for some Phoenix Nights vibes with DJs Mike Menace & Heidi Heelz – they’ll be spinning Pulp / faggy indie / post punk / new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks. Stuff like this…

Alanis. Arcade Fire. Ash. Bikini Kill. Billy Idol. Bowie. The B-52s. The Cure. The Clash. Camera Obscura. Dandy Warhols. Elastica. Franz Ferdinand. Garbage. The Hives. Hole. Iggy Pop. Kate Bush. Kenickie. The Kills. Joy Division. The Julie Ruin. LCD Soundsystem. Le Tigre. The Long Blondes. Manic Street Preachers. Morrissey. My Life Story. New Order. Nirvana. Orange Juice. Patti Smith. Pixies. PJ Harvey. Placebo. Pretenders. Talking Heads. Radiohead. The Ramones. Roxy Music. Sleater Kinney. Sleeper. The Smiths. The Strokes. Suede. Tame Impala. Violent Femmes. Weezer. Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

So, people… don those NHS specs, smear that lipgloss on and head down. Like Jarvis sang, we don’t care what you wear. As long as it’s pink and it’s tight.

Advance tickets guarantee entry until midnight – Cinderellas take note!

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Virtual Gay Speed Dating (Ages 25-45)


London

start date: 2020-06-05 | finish date: 2020-06-05

Try your hand at digital speed dating.

During this difficult period of social distancing and self-isolation the genius minds at DateinaDash have come up with yet another unique concept for singles in London. We are so excited to launch the first Gay Virtual Speed Dating event in London.

All you need to be able to join in the fun is a computer with a webcam or camera smartphone (with a decent internet connection) and you’re ready to go! Sit back, pour yourself a drink and relax as you talk to dozens of eligible singles from the safety and comfort of your own home.

When you join the session, our friendly host will explain how it all works. When everyone has logged in you will be connected to your first date and enjoy a fun and flirty one-on-one video chat. Every 3 minutes a new person will appear on your screen. You can expect to meet around 15-20 people during each event.

Once the session ends you can login to our website to follow up conversation with anyone that you connected with.

Ticket link

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Mighty Hoopla 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: Brockwell Park
Norwood Rd ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-06 | finish date: 2020-06-06 | customers: LGBT mixed

Mighty Hoopla 2020 has been cancelled due to coronavirus. The event will take place as usual next year. The organisers won’t be seeking a new 2020 date.

Mighty Hoopla is the biggest LGBT pop festival in London. It’ll be taking place in Brockwell Park on June 6th. Headline acts last year included All Saints, Chaka Khan and Bananarama.

It’s guaranteed to be one of the most fun gay events in London this summer. Cheryl, Eve, Alphabeat, Becky Hill and Big Freedia are on the bill for Mighty Hoopla 2020.

The 3rd artist announcement includes for Mighty Hoopla 2020 includes Sister Sledge, Artful Dodger, C&C Music Factory, Jodie Harsh, Savage Disco, Lisa Maffia, Vula, Little Gay Brother and more.

Tickets on sale now.

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Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night – Waltham Forest Pride Fundraiser

venue: Two Brewers
114 Clapham High Street ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-07 | finish date: 2020-06-07

All proceeds going to a worthy cause!

Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night started in January 2015.

Come and enjoy poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers as we raise funds for Waltham Forest Pride which will be held in Walthamstow on 25th July 2020

Up to 12 poets will each have 5 minutes to share their poems.

There are also 3 five minute slots available for singers, rappers, comedians, dancers, musicians, burlesque, magicians, drag queens and drag kings.

Please contact us in advance if you would like to be added to the line up and you will be sent a confirmation message or take a chance and sign up on the night.

*Poets

*Singers

*Rappers

*Musicians

*Networking

*Music

*Sweets

*Good Vibes

*Entertainment

*Ad hoc challenges

*Warm Host

*Warm welcome

 

SUNDAY 5th APRIL 2020 Shelter Fundraiser

SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020 Waltham Forest Pride Fundraiser

SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST 2020 Still Proud

 

@ The Two Brewers

114 Clapham High Street

London

SW4 7UJ
5pm – 9pm

 

(Doors open 5pm, poetry starts at 6pm)

 

Only £5 payable on the door or purchase a ticket via OutSavvy

 

This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Photos will be taken and may end up on social media.

Please let us know if you would not like to appear in the photos.

 

Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @poetrylgbt

Like our Poetry LGBT Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/PoetryLGBT/

Call: 07539608078

Email: [email protected]

 

Watch this 2 minute promo video if you have never attended a PoetryLGBT event.

https://vimeo.com/126739908

Ticket link

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Pride in London 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: Trafalgar Square
London | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-27 | finish date: 2020-06-27 | customers: LGBT mixed

Pride in London 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus. It will now take place in 2021, please see the official website for further details.

It is never too late to start preparing, and as London Pride is one of the biggest events in the UK LGBT+ calendar, why not start getting excited about 2020’s proceedings.

Pride in London is a large LGBT festival in London with many fun activities, cultural events, stage shows and parties, attracting tens of thousands of participants each year.

The main parade at London Pride would have taken place on Saturday 27th June. Festivities take place all week. The parade typically starts from the BBC Broadcasting House to Oxford Circus, down Regent Street, through Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, past Trafalgar Square and into Whitehall.

During this period, many gay bars, gay nightclubs, gay cruise clubs and saunas across London keep the fun going all night long, hosting various events and parties.

Planning to be in London for Pride 2020? Check our list of top hotels in London for gay travellers during Pride in London 2020.

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UK Black Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)

venue: Haggerston Park
London

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start date: 2020-06-28 | finish date: 2020-06-28 | customers: LGBT mixed

This event has been postponed until further notice due to Coronavirus. Please check the official website for further details.

 

UK Black Pride 2020 is likely to take place on Sunday 28th June 2020. Last year the party and event was held in Haggerston Park in east London to mark its continued growth and the bigger event.

Expect even bigger things in 2020 and keep checking our Black Pride 2020 page for the latest info.

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Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night – Still Proud

venue: Two Brewers
114 Clapham High Street ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-08-02 | finish date: 2020-08-02 | customers: mostly gay

dare you try the open mic?

Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night started in January 2015.

Come and enjoy poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers as we celebrate pride without feeling like we are missing out.

Up to 12 poets will each have 5 minutes to share their poems.

There are also 3 five minute slots available for singers, rappers, comedians, dancers, musicians, burlesque, magicians, drag queens and drag kings.

Please contact us in advance if you would like to be added to the line up and you will be sent a confirmation message or take a chance and sign up on the night.

*Poets

*Singers

*Rappers

*Musicians

*Networking

*Music

*Sweets

*Good Vibes

*Entertainment

*Ad hoc challenges

*Warm Host

*Warm welcome

 

SUNDAY 5th APRIL 2020 Shelter Fundraiser

SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020 Waltham Forest Pride Fundraiser

SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST 2020 Still Proud

 

@ The Two Brewers

114 Clapham High Street

London

SW4 7UJ
5pm – 9pm

 

(Doors open 5pm, poetry starts at 6pm)

 

Only £5 payable on the door or purchase a ticket via OutSavvy

 

This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Photos will be taken and may end up on social media.

Please let us know if you would not like to appear in the photos.

 

Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @poetrylgbt

Like our Poetry LGBT Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/PoetryLGBT/

Call: 07539608078

Email: [email protected]

 

Watch this 2 minute promo video if you have never attended a PoetryLGBT event.

https://vimeo.com/126739908

Ticket link

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Boatmince 2020

venue: Westminster Millennium Pier
Westminster Millennium Pier London, United Kingdom ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-08-30 | finish date: 2020-08-30 | time: 12:15pm-5pm | customers: gay

The people who brought you Beefmince bring you Boatmince. Hop on a big ship and mince down the River Thames on Bank Holiday Weekend. You’ll have a gay old time on old daddy Thames. Please don’t be late as the captain will not wait for late gays.

Nautical themed clothes are STRONGLY  recommended.

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Drag Fest London 2020

venue: Studio 338
338 Boord Street London SE10 0PF ,London | map | distance

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start date: 2020-09-19 | finish date: 2020-09-19 | time: 1pm-9pm | customers: mixed

Drag Fest 2020 is scheduled to go ahead in London in September. Naturally, this event may have to be cancelled or rescheduled due to coronavirus. This year’s headliner is Todrick Hall – many of your favourite queens from Drag Race are also in the lineup.

Drag Fest includes:

Drag market
Face paints and glitter stations
Food and drink stalls
Performers merchandise stalls
Meet and greet booths with the performers (set times)
Street performers

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GPN: social and business networking

venue: Civil Service Club
Great Scotland Yard ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-09-22 | finish date: 2020-09-22 | customers: LGBT mixed

Here’s an event for the upwardly mobile to attend. Get your executive realness swag on.

Join us for a social and business networking drink in the Civil Service Club, a stone throw from Trafalgar Square on Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

We are delighted that Dr Ian Dodds, PhD, FRSA, Lotus Award Winner 2017 Lifetime Achievement for Pioneering Inclusive Cultures, a Master Coach with worldwide connection and also one our fervent supporter since 2010 will say a few words about bisexuality and his experience, this talk was delivered in 2018 to an audience at NatWest Bank about his story as a bisexual. It was then the first time he spoke on this topic and I was delighted at the response with so many people telling him that my talk was inspirational.

You maybe interested to look at this article from LewisSilkin, “don’t forget the B in LGBT” https://www.lewissilkin.com/Insights/Bisexuality-and-the-workplace-dont-forget-the-B-in-LGBT

All members have the opportunity, not at all compulsory, to say a few words, if they choose to do so, 2 minutes maximum each but most fit this within 30 seconds like “Hi, I am J-F and organise events and get people together, chat with me after to find out more or if you need help with anything”.

The privatised area reserved for us is at the further end of the main bar so order your drink(s) in passing and join us, pick up your badge and start meeting likeminded people. 

Your name (when you register) is on the list at the reception, there is no need to print any confirmation, we expect you.

It is a free event to our contributing and honorary members and they take priority in the bookings: badges are prepared.  Non-members are asked to pay £10 towards the organisation of the evening either in cash or card on arrival.

Share this event with and invite your friends and colleagues, ask them to join us on www.gpn.one (Membership is only £20 a year…)

Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter with your friends.

I very much look forward to seeing you then.

With all best wishes,

Jean-François

Founder

The Gay Professional Network, since 2010.

[email protected]
www.gpn.one

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GPN: social and business networking with Craig Jones MBE and Caroline Paige

venue: Civil Service Club
Great Scotland Yard ,London

start date: 2020-10-27 | finish date: 2020-10-27 | time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Part of an ongoing series of LGBT+ business and networking events at the Civil Service Club.

Join us for a social and business networking drink in the Civil Service Club, a stone throw from Trafalgar Square on Tuesday 27th October 2020.

We are delighted that CEO Craig Jones MBE of Fighting With Pride, accompanied by Co-Chairs Caroline Paige & our member Patrick Lyster-Todd, will say a few words.

Fight with Pride is the new LGBT+ military charity set up on the success of the book of the same name to provide support to and advocacy for all those LGBT+ Veterans from pre-2000 (when the ban on their serving was finally lifted) who lost their jobs.

Many were dismissed, often in very worrying circumstances, with long-term implications for their mental health, with impaired or lost pension rights, medals or good conduct badges removed, careers and expectations trampled over and with even Commissions or Warrants not returned even after the ban went. Others left as they felt they had no alternative, always having to look over their shoulders, impairing pension rights and career success too that they might otherwise have expected. The charity intends to work closely with other Service charities and with the Ministry of Defence itself to agree restitution and provide a solution to these and associated issues so that, swiftly, a final line can be drawn in the sand and LGBT+ Veterans and serving personnel can be more closely aligned, going forward as one single military family. The Veterans Minister has publicly indicated his support of such measures at a Reception in January 2020 to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of this ban going and the exceptional progress made since, except in this one area.

Gary Youssef will also speak about financial education.

All members have the opportunity, not at all compulsory, to say a few words, if they choose to do so, 2 minutes maximum each but most fit this within 30 seconds like “Hi, I am J-F and organise events and get people together, chat with me after to find out more or if you need help with anything”.

The privatised area reserved for us is at the further end of the main bar so order your drink(s) in passing and join us, pick up your badge and start meeting likeminded people. 

Your name (when you register) is on the list at the reception, there is no need to print any confirmation, we expect you.

It is a free event to our contributing and honorary members and they take priority in the bookings: badges are prepared.  Non-members are asked to pay £10 towards the organisation of the evening either in cash or card on arrival.

Share this event with and invite your friends and colleagues, ask them to join us on www.gpn.one (Membership is only £20 a year…)

Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter with your friends.

I very much look forward to seeing you then.

With all best wishes,

Jean-François

Founder

The Gay Professional Network, since 2010.

[email protected]
www.gpn.one

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Gay Professional Network: social and business networking with guest speaker Paul Burston

venue: Civil Service Club
Great Scotland Yard ,London | map | distance

start date: 2020-11-24 | finish date: 2020-11-24

Join us for a social and business networking drink in the Civil Service Club, a stone throw from Trafalgar Square on Tuesday 24th November 2020.

We are delighted that Paul Burston, a British journalist and author will come and speak about his latest book The Closer I Get, that was partly inspired by his experience of online harassment.

Paul worked for the London gay policing group GALOP and was an activist with ACT-UP before moving into journalism. He edited, for some years, the gay and lesbian (later LGBT) section of Time Out magazine.

His first novel Shameless, published in 2001, was praised by The New York Times.

All members have the opportunity, not at all compulsory, to say a few words, if they choose to do so, 2 minutes maximum each but most fit this within 30 seconds like “Hi, I am J-F and organise events, chat with me after to find out more or if need help with any forthcoming celebration, meeting, incentive, conference and events.”

The privatised area reserved for us is at the further end of the main bar so order your drink(s) in passing and join us, pick up your badge and start meeting likeminded people. 

Your name (when you register) is on the list at the reception, there is no need to print any confirmation, we expect you.

It is a free event to our contributing and honorary members and they take priority in the bookings: badges are prepared.  Non-members are asked to pay £10 towards the organisation of the evening either in cash or card on arrival.

Share this event with and invite your friends and colleagues, ask them to join us on www.gpn.one (Membership is only £20 a year…)

Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter with your friends.

I very much look forward to seeing you then.

With all best wishes,

J-F for GPN

[email protected]
www.gpn.one

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ImaanFest

ImaanFest – Muslim Pride (POSTPONED)

venue: Imaan - Muslim LGBTQI Support
London | map | distance

start date: 2020-12-12 | finish date: 2020-12-12 | time: 09:30-22:00 | customers: LGBT mixed

This event has been rescheduled due to coronavirus. Here are the updated details:

On the 12th December 2020, charity Imaan LGBTQI Muslim support is celebrating its 20th birthday by hosting ImaanFest, the world’s first LGBTQI Muslim Pride festival.

We’re inviting LGBTQI Muslims to join us in celebrating our culture, identities and faith with an amazing all-day event.

At ImaanFest, you will find talks and interactive workshops on a range of subjects from coming out, sexuality in Islam, intersectional identities and lots more.

There’ll also be a programme of queer Muslim films, dedicated prayer space, a mini exhibition of LGBT Muslim history and our oral history project, “Not Coming Out”.

When the evening comes, it’s time to party! After a delicious, complimentary dinner provided by Dishoom, there’ll be live entertainment and DJs.

We know that ImaanFest is going to be incredibly special and we hope you can join us to celebrate our community. We can’t wait to see you!

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Merseyside

Liverpool Gay Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)

venue: various venues
city centre ,Liverpool | map | distance

start date: 2020-07-26

This event has been Postponed until further notice due to the Coronavirus. Please check the website directly for further details.

 

A two-day festival celebrating diversity, equality, love and life in the hometown of The Beatles. Liverpool Pride is an incredibly popular event, featuring many acts and activities to entertain visitors from afar.

If you’re planning join Pride in Liverpool, please check our list of recommend hotels in Liverpool.

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Oxfordshire

Oxford Pride 2020

Oxford Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)


Oxford | map | distance

start date: 2020-05-30 | finish date: 2020-05-30 | customers: LGBT mixed

This event has been postponed due to coronavirus. A new date is yet to be announced. Check the Oxford Pride Facebook for updates.

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Scotland

Pride Edinburgh 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: city centre
Old Town ,Edinburgh | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-13

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The event will now take place in 2021. Please check the official website for further details.

 

Scotland’s largest LGBT event. Pride Edinburgh 2020 kicks off with the parade on 13 June. The traditional march and rally attracts thousands to the streets to promote and celebrate pride.

Tourists can mix with locals, politicians, campaigners and even celebrities. Besides the march, there’ll be plenty of activities, events and parties – check the website for more details on 2020’s proceedings.

For hotel reservations, check our list of the best hotels in Edinburgh for gay travellers.

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Glasgow Pride 2020

venue: various venues
city centre ,Glasgow | map | distance

start date: 2020-08-16

Pride Glasgow (SCIO) is largest event of its kind in Glasgow. Every August, this fun festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over Europe and beyond who come to celebrate LGBT equality.

Check back for details and the full program. Planning a trip to Glasgow during Pride, check our list of top hotels in Glasgow for gay travellers.

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Suffolk

Suffolk Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)

venue: Suffolk Pride
Rope Walk Ipswich ,Suffolk Pride | map | distance

| website | facebook | 01359244418

start date: 2020-06-27 | time: 12-6 | customers: LGBT mixed

This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Please check the official website for further details.

 

Suffolk Pride is a countywide event that celebrates LGBTQ+ equality and diversity. The one-day parade and Pride celebration event took place on the Waterfront in Ipswich on Saturday 22 June 2019 from 12 to 6pm.

All ages are welcome. 2020’s parade is likely to be at the end of June too. Keep visiting our page for all the latest details on next years facilities.

People across Suffolk are invited to enjoy an affordable family-friendly day of fantastic entertainment, to taste the best food and refreshments and to learn more about Suffolk’s LGBTQ+ community.

As part of the Pride celebrations, there will also be a programme of activities at schools and libraries across Suffolk in June. On the day we hope to continue festivities into the evening with associated events – more to follow.

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West Midlands

Birmingham Pride 2020 (POSTPONED)

venue: Gay Village
city centre ,Birmingham | map | distance

start date: 2020-09-05 | finish date: 2020-09-06

Birmingham Pride 2020 has been postponed until September due to coronavirus. Here’s a statement from the organisers:

“As a result of the worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic, we regret to announce that Birmingham Pride 2020 will be postponed and will NOT take place as planned on May 23rd and 24th.

We are not cancelling Pride, however, we are pleased to confirm the new date of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September, where Birmingham Pride 2020 will be showcasing a brand new space never used before – giving us all something to look forward to.

We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously later into the summer months, so that we can go ahead with one of the most important dates in the LGBTQ calendar – we will do whatever it takes.”

Fun 2-day LGBT festival on the last Bank Holiday weekend of May. The Birmingham Pride keeps getting bigger and bigger.

The carnival parade kicks off on Saturday at around noon, along with stage shows, cabaret marquee, dance arena, fun-fair and street party. Birmingham’s thriving gay clubs and bars around Gay Village will be hosting various parties and activities.

Planning to join Birmingham Pride, check our list of top hotels in Birmingham for gay travellers.

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Yorkshire

York Pride 2020 (CANCELLED)

venue: city centre
various venues ,York | map | distance

start date: 2020-06-13

This event has been cancelled due to CoronaVirus. The next pride will be in 2021. Please check the official website for further details.

 

Popular gay Pride event in one of England’s most historic cities. York Pride is a celebration of diversity of the LGBT community of York and North Yorkshire with a focus on entertainment, inclusivity and fun. We have all the latest on 2020’s event, so keep an eye on our page for forthcoming news.

This year, the event takes place on June 8th. Thinking of attending? check our list of top York hotels for gay travellers.

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