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Pride: past, present, future
  • Category
    Arts and Culture
  • Date(s)
    06 July 2018
  • Time
    2:00 PM
  • Price
    Free
Pride: past, present, future
Come and get Pride ready at the Arts SU x Bishopsgate Institute
pre-pride event.

See material from Bishopsgate’s extensive LGBTQ+ archive; get political and make your own placard and badges; hear from LGBTQ+ artists; learn more about the history of Pride and think about what the future might hold for this iconic event. 

This event will run 14:00-23:30. 

Throughout the day
Join Stef Dickers, Special Collections and Archives Manager, to browse a selection of materials that document Pride from its radical roots in the 1970s to more modern incarnations of LGBTQ+ activism in the UK. See badges, banners, posters and photographs that show the evolution of Pride across the last 46 years.  

Take a snap with Tom of Finland at our pop up photo op.

Make placards and badges inspired by Bishopsgate collections or create your own message ready for Pride. 

2-3pm: The Art of Protest 
Visual Artist Soofiya leads a workshop inspiring you to get political and make your own placards and badges.

3-4pm: Pride in practice: LGBTQ+ artists
Hear from LGBTQ+ artists E-J Scott, Soofiya and Katy Jalili as they share thoughts on their practice. 

4-5pm: Queer Manifestos from Spit! and Lavinia Co-op
Standing for Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts, Together!, SPIT! wrote a series of manifestos that respond to contemporary pressing issues of sexual and gender oppression. SPIT! collaborates with a fierce group of artists who interpret, (in cases) rewrite, and perform the manifestos, that were initially presented as part of Frieze Projects London 2017. Alongside the performances they also published The SPIT! Manifesto Reader - an anthology of historical and contemporary queer manifestos post 1960. The reader is available online here: SPIT! 

5-6pm: Film Screenings 

6.30-8pm: Panel discussion: The History and Future of Pride
Chaired by Scottee, with panellists Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, Natalie Washington, Trans Pride and Asad Dhunna, this discussion will explore the changing nature of Pride and ask what the future holds for this iconic festival.

8-9pm: Charlie Craggs’ Nail Bar: Nailing Transphobia
Charlie Craggs is a trans activist and author. In 2013 she set up her campaign Nail Transphobia, traveling around the UK with her pop-up nail salon offering the public free manicures for the chance to sit down with a trans person, in a bid to humanise the issue. In 2017 she wrote her first book, To My Trans Sisters.

9-11.30pm: Pre-Pride Social with DJs Pxssy Palace and Gal Pals

Free tickets are available for the afternoon session 14:00-18:00, and the evening session 18:00-23:30. Feel free to book for both!

Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive on time to ensure admission. 

Afternoon Session 14.00- 18.00 Book Tickets

Evening Session 18.00 - 23.30 Book Tickets

All day  Book Tickets

Further information

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    020 7392 9200

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