Pride in London anounce biggest ever Pride Arts Festival

Over 25 events will take place over 30 venues across the capital during London Pride Week, June 21 – 28.

Pride in London Arts FestivalPRIDE 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:

 

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