Post Pride Brunch at the Old Market Assembly from 11am
After a packed Pride week of events and parties, The Old Market Assembly will be ready and waiting to mix Bloody Marys, pour coffees, blend juices, whip up restorative brunch goodies.
Listings of events during Pride Week.
The multi award winning and voted UKs No2 ‘Best Pride’ Bristol Pride is the largest free Pride in the UK. Last year featured over 100 artists and performers and we’ve got exciting plans for 2017 check out the Pride Day webpage HERE
Bristol Pride is not only one of the largest Pride events in the UK but we are one of Bristol’s biggest events, so it’s no wonder we are named in the top 3 reasons why people visit the city (Destination Bristol visitor survey 2015). We’ve won a number of awards and believe in offering a fantastic host of activities and amazing line-up but keeping Pride a free and accessible event for all to attend, not just those that can afford it, that showcases and celebrates the LGBT+ community.
More information on Pride Day to come as we are busy planning away but as usual expect Pride Day to kick off with the Pride Parade leading to a massive outdoor music festival featuring multi stage entertainment, onsite play and creative activities, dedicated community and family areas, licensed bar, food concessions, market stalls and much more.
Check out what’s on and be sure to get a Pride Supporter wristband to help keep Pride going and access fantastic discounts such as money off a the bars and FREE bus travel with First Bus.
Let’s all come together and march through Bristol proudly and visibly! Over 6000 of you joined us in 2016 for a bold statement for equality and diversity, to celebrate our community and to show that hatred and prejudice has no place in our city, or anywhere.
Let’s be a beacon for those many who cannot be out in their countries, to the 77 countries that ban homosexuality and offer lengthy prison sentences, to the 10 countries where homsexuality may be punished by death and to all those where people have been driven to suicide by bullying or entrapment – sadly some of these are EU countries.
We aim to raise our visibility and to celebrate our own diversity, we want you to come as yourself and for the parade to showcase and celebrate the L, G, B, T, + everything in-between and beyond. We have a wonderfully diverse community but sometimes it’s difficult for some of our community to have a voice or to be seen, Pride is your time to shine.
Even the parade costs money but we want to keep the parade a free event for the public to enter so we ask all businesses and corporate organisations wishing to take part in the parade that have not booked a stall or sponsored Pride to make a donation to us. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Aviva, Dyson, Lloyds Banking Group, Nandos, Network Rail & The NUT who did just that last year.
We keep costs and pollution down but not not having vehicles in the parade, vehicles would struggle with the route anyway, and you can still organise your group, make outfits and even make a walking float you can push along.
Fancy starting Pride Weekend with a bang then check out Bristol’s Scene for the pre Pride parties.
Check out Old Market. With plenty of LGBT+ bars your are spoilt for choice. The OMT and Phoenix are running happy hour til 7pm and both serve food.
Drag With No Name is warming her vocal chords ready for Pride Day at The Retreat (stage time 1030pm) and, after performing on Main Stage last year, La Voix is back and will be at the Gin Palace (stage time 1130pm).
Want to dance? Then our friends Lloyditron and Mister Morgan aka DTYM DJ The Old Market Assembly who are also running a Sunday post Pride brunch.
The BBB have DJ Daddi plus don’t forget our regular clubs Queenshilling and OMG on frogmore street…. but don’t be too hungover tomorrow, the Parade is at 11.
Let’s make this a Pride to remember.
Running an event? Let us know!
Director Mark Christopher’s version of glitter bomb of sex, drugs and debauchery in New York’s 1970 party scene vanished, now we get to see it, in full. He describes it as a miracle and we cannot wait to see it.
A new gay cult classic! Tales of glorious hedonistic revelry that transports us to an underground utopia of the sexually liberated. This version reinstates the bisexuality of Ryan Phillippe’s character, as well as the film’s core love triangle between Phillippe, Salma Hayek and Breckin Meyer. The sound track sure does put you in the mood to party!
Tickets from The Watershed box office
Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk
We have once again scoured the UK and picked the very best of the best for Bristol for Pride Week which is probably our film festival, Queer Vision, has been hailed as one of the best LGBT+ film festivals in the country by the Guardian and others.
One of the highlights of Pride Week bringing community together. Join us for the popular Pride Dog Show!
Moving to a Saturday and larger greener space expect more fun rounds for you to show off your prize pooch! Join us at 1pm in Castle Park (Wine Street). Chat to our supporters from Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary and Clifton Vets about looking after your prize pooches.
This isn’t crufts, it’s a relaxed community event. Entry is £2 for as many rounds as you want to enter with the chance to win a Rosette for 3rd, 2nd and 1st.
2016 Rounds include:
Most Well Groomed
Best Pup (Owner or Dog)
Happiest Rescue Dog
Most Like Owner
Dog We’d Most Like To Take Home and
special award for: Best Family Pet (non dog) – bring a photo of your non dog pet to enter.
photo: Pride Dog Show 2014 courtesy of Ben from Bristol City Council
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The Bristol Pride Film Festival: Queer Vision returns to The Watershed as we present FACETS. We have once again scoured the UK and picked the very best of the best to Bristol for Pride Week which is probably why we have been hailed as one of the best LGBT+ film festival in the country by the Guardian and others.
We are very excited to be opening the festival this year with such a superb and engaging documentary Scrum directed by Poppy Stockell.
For the Sydney Convicts, rugby is not just a sport – it’s a lifestyle. We all recognise that sport unites but in a thick haze of testosterone and adrenaline, this beautiful portrait of three outsiders – men finding themselves adrift in Australia and coming to rely on the community and brotherly camaraderie that playing rugby provides – shows sportsmanship and unity in a whole new light. As the team members vie for a place in the gay rugby world cup, this muddy, sweaty and visually arresting documentary captures the inner thoughts and emotions of some of the toughest men and what it means to be able to compete and truly be who they are. Amazingly honest, this is an affecting, good-humored examination of sport, companionship and acceptance. Game on.
The screening is followed by a Q&A with Pearse Egan, 2nd XV Forward for the Sydney Convicts Rugby Team and join us later at the Queenshilling on Frogmore Street from 10pm for an afterparty. Retain your ticket stub for reduced entry which will go to Bristol Pride and Bristol’s gay ruby group The Bisons.
We are working to make as many of our screenings accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing, Look out for updates on the Pride website, Facebook and check when booking your tickets at the Watershed.
Tickets: £9.00 full / £6.50 concessions / £4.50 aged 24 and underTickets
from The Watershed box office tel: 0117 927 5100
Celebrating 21 years of Freedom Youth join us as our local youth group celebrate this special occasion. A lot has happened in those years and the book Free To Be Me is a retrospective compilation filled with stories and pictures and is launching during Pride Week. Please come and join then from 5pm until 7pm (a change from the programme)
The book will also be available from the community area on Pride Day.
Visit the main Comedy Page HERE
The Bristol Pride Comedy Night is truly one of the highlights of Pride Week.
We bring you the best of LGBT+ comedy performers from across the UK. Consistently a sold out show year on year so if you want to come be sure to get your tickets in advance.
This year we’re proud to present to you
JEN BRISTER | STEPHEN BAILEY | JAYDE ADAMS | SAM LAKE | HANNAH BRACKENBURY
SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
We proudly bring you three specially created theatre pieces brought together to celebrate Bristol Pride Week. Taking over Old Market’s newest venue we are proud to support The Wardrobe Theatre as we use the arts to showcase our culture and community. Plus from 530-730pm check out this preview of the LGBT+ Mapping Project
VENUS & ADONIS
“Love is a spirit all compact of fire, Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire”
20:20 Vision explore LGBT+ themes in a special stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. A story rife with love, lust, and forbidden passion; Venus and Adonis is Shakespeare’s most unabashedly sexy work and this is the first major stage adaption of the work in the UK for over a decade.
MUCH ADO ABOUT BINGO
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your Bingo Dabber! Back in the Elizabethan era, Shakespeare was considered to be the light-entertainment of the day. Fast-forward to the 20th Century and popular culture gave birth to BINGO!
Can 6 photos honestly reflect your personality? Does one gym selfie truly reveal the inner workings of your soul? #APPilyEverAfter explores our generation’s reliance on networking apps and how their integration has irrevocably changed our pursuit of happiness. Inspired by hook-up apps, dating sites and overbearing social expectations.