Pride in Bankside

Pride in Bankside

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Saturday 18 June - Sunday 31 July

Highlights of Pride 2022:

It’s been 50 years since the first Pride event in London and this year Bankside is turning out to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The area has something for everyone if you want to celebrate more quietly or join in on the party festivities. Check out what’s going on and keep an eye out, as more is yet to come.


Queer History of Bankside 

Join Mr Londoner to explore Bankside’s chaotic and bawdy history. Discover what the ‘Liberty of the Clink’ was and how the area became a place of outsiders and experimenters. Discover the inns, taverns, brothels and theatres that were a showcase of gender-fluidity and how drag queens were invented in Bankside’s Elizabethan theatres. Find out how Bankside invented having ‘goose bumps’ and how Shakespeare himself was most likely bisexual, exploring some of those themes in his plays and sonnets.

Date: Wednesday 23 June 12.30pm – 1.30pm & Saturday 2 July 1pm – 2pm. FREE but booking required here


Tate Modern Lates celebrating LGBTQIA+ artists and creative communities

Join the Tate Modern for talks, screenings, music and workshops celebrating LGBTQIA+ artists and creative communities. See website for full details here

Date: Fri 24 June. 6pm – 10pm. Free entry. 


Escape the Bustle of Pride at the LGBTQ+ Community Center

Pride can be a party. But it can also be sharing a conversation over a coffee. Escape the bustle of Pride celebrations while connecting with your sober community in a quiet, sober, LGBTQ+ space.

Date: Their doors are always open. See website for more info


Faces of Bankside Exhibition

To celebrate the 50th London Pride, Better Bankside has commissioned an exhibition by Eve Milner to celebrate the beautiful and unique stories of Bankside’s LGBT+ community. The exhibition will be hosted by Omeara, and will be going on for the whole of July.

Date: Opening on Wednesday 29th June until 31st July. FREE entrance  


Jerwood Space – Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022

An exhibition of new moving-image installations by early-career artists Glasgow-based Soojin Chang and South London-based Michael. Exploring kinship, creation, and inclusion.

See website for more details: Link

Free coffee when you fill in a feedback form during your visit.

Dates: Until 23rd July, Wed-Fri 12pm – 6pm, Sat 11am – 5pm. Late viewings: Thurs 9th June 6.20pm – 8.30pm & Fri 24th June 6pm – 8pm. FREE admission but booking in advance is advised. 


Pride Weekender at London LGBTQ+ Centre!

The London LGBTQ+ Centre is celebrating 50 years since the first Pride event in London, spearheaded by their friends at the Gay Liberation Front.

Join them for a weekend full of LGBTQ+ joy: yoga, film screening, board games, performances, workshops, live music, DJs and drag performers.

See website for full schedule: Link

Date: Saturday 6 August. See website for ticket details





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