Over 25 events will take place over 30 venues across the capital during London Pride Week, June 21 – 28.
PRIDE in London, the annual festival championing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) community in London has announced its biggest ever Pride in London Arts Festival, which will launch with a special Q&A Screening of the award-winning film Pride, starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, at the Clapham Picturehouse on Sunday, June 21.
The Pride in London Arts Festival will take place between June 21-28, showcasing the diverse artistic and cultural presence that the LGBT+ community has in London.
Spanning over thirty venues, Pride in London Arts Festival offers a programme representative of the city’s strong cultural heritage through many genres: from verbatim theatre to the visual arts, classical music concerts to open discussion forum events, cabaret and film screenings, sing-a-longs and much more.
The festival will officially launch with the screening of 2014 hit movie Pride at Clapham Picturehouse on Sunday, June 21, followed by a Q&A with LGSM (Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners), Wandsworth LGBT Forum and Out at Clapham.
Other events taking place as part of the festival include:
♦ The Fourth Choir and Meridian Sinfonia will present Baroque Summer Solstice in Eaton Square
♦ A special offer for Pride supporters to see Flight at Investec Holland Park Opera
♦ Facing East in Concert at Lyric Theatre – a new musical following an upstanding American Mormon couple who unexpectedly meet their son’s partner whilst dealing with his death
♦ Celia Delaney reflects on the desperation of being a 40-something singleton in modern London
♦ The Machine will try to explore what it means to be gay in 2015 at Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden
♦ A queer history quiz will buzz together with the Peter Tatchell Foundation in Southwark
♦ Gender identity workshop for children and parents in Camden
♦ Let’s Talk about Gay Sex and Drugs event will take place again this year at Ku Klub in Chinatown
♦ A free one hour tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum LGBTQ collections
♦ Homage to Marlene Dietrich with Terry Sanderson will be on at the Cinema Museum in Elephant and Castle
♦ The London Gay Symphony Orchestra will present the perfect post-pride event the day after the parade in Holborn
♦ Family Futures in Islington will make an introduction to LGBT adoption
♦ A 50th anniversary Sound of Music Sing-Along Party in a fancy dress will be hosted at L’Escargot in Soho
For a full list of events taking place within the Pride in London Arts Festival, click here: