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Pride 2019: 15 Unmissable Events

Pride 2019: 15 Unmissable Events

Marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, Pride celebrations around the world are being taken up a notch in 2019. Find all the best events taking place in London over Pride Month, from club nights and talks to the closing parade.

SoLo Craft Fair: Pride Special

June 8, 12pm-5pm

Balham Bowls Club

Balham Summer Market is putting on a Pride edition this year. Expect the usual indie traders, a special tombola and glitter station, with all proceeds going to LGBTQ+ homelessness charity akt.

Free

A Gay and A NonGay Live, Underbelly Festival

June 8, 5pm-6pm

Southbank

Gay and straight worlds collide, as unlikely mates James Barr (Gay) and Dan Hudson (NonGay) bring their award-winning comedy podcast to Underbelly, with special guests.

£14

Pride: From Stonewall to the Present

June 11, 8pm-9pm

The Pilot Pub

Matthew Todd, former editor of Attitude, discusses his new book - PRIDE The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement, which charts the LGBTQ+ equality movement in the 50 years since the Stonewall riots.

£9.12 – £11.25

Bar Wotever

June 11, 7pm-12am

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Shimmy down to the RVT – one of London’s most famous LGBTQ+ pubs – for queer cabaret, with performances from well-known artists and newcomers alike. It’s a friendly, vibrant atmosphere.

From £5

Dalston Roof Park X SHUTDOWN Presents: Home For All

June 12, 6pm-11pm

Dalston Roof Park

Help put an end to LGBTQ+ homelessness at this night, which combines combined poetry and activism. There will be spoken word, DJs and workshops, with half of the proceeds going to Stonewall Housing.

£3.79 - 11.25

Juicebox Presents Pride LDN

June 21, 8:30pm

Redon

Prepare for glitter and pole twerking, as you bop along to hits mixed by Nadine Artois (PxssyPalace), DJ Kaspa, Lemonade Girlz and more.

£5.92 - £53.89

IBikeLondon – Pride in London

June 22, 1pm-8pm

London

Stretch your legs with this relaxed cycle through central London, with rainbow flags and a fleet of brilliantly-named “Disco Bikes”. Its organisers have promised plenty of glitter and face paint.

Free

Penguin Pride London

June 27, 8pm-10pm

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

This showcase of LGBTQ+ writers, poets and activists has become a staple in the queer literary calendar. Panellists (currently TBC) will discuss the Stonewall Riots and its 50-year long legacy.

£9.12 - £11.25

Trey Pearson Celebrating 50 Years of Pride and Diversity

June 28, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Oasis Church Waterloo

Christian rocker Trey Pearson, who founded Everyday Sunday, made waves over in the US when he came out as gay in 2016. At this talk, he’ll tell his story so far and reflect on LGBTQ+ rights.

£6

Pride in Writing: An Evening with LGBTQ+ Authors, Compered by Stella Duffy.

July 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Waterstones

LGBTQ+ authors will discuss queer-centric topics at this evening of conversation and celebration. So far the line-up includes Night Czar Amy Lamé and writers Luke Turner, CN Lester, and Tasha Suri.

£6 - £8

Independent Minds Event: Pride in 2019

July 4, 7:30pm-10pm

Century Club

Asifa Lahore, a Muslim drag queen, and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell discuss the role of Pride in 2019. What can be done to bring about change, and how can we help LGBTQ+ people?

£20

Late: Go West!

July 5, 7pm-10pm

Gunnersbury Park Museum

Bop to queer anthems at this late-night museum event, including a drag king tribute to Freddie Mercury, with zine-making workshops and a quiz.

£6

Queer Frontiers x akt: LGBTQ+ Life Drawing class

July 5, 12pm-2pm

8-10 Brewer St

Part of the Queer Frontiers exhibition programme, this life drawing session – with help from art consultancy ARTIQ – is aimed at those who are LGBTQ+ and homeless, or living in a hostile environment.

Free

METRO Pride Boat 2019

July 6, 10am-12:30pm

Greenwich Pier (Cutty Sark)

Sail down to the parade in style on this rainbow-clad boat, with banging tunes and a cash bar. Proceeds go to equality and diversity charity METRO.

£10

Pride in London

July 6

London

Head down to central London for the annual parade, starting at Portland Place and finishing up on Whitehall. The extravaganza gets bigger each year, with more than 300 floats and groups.

Free