10 ways to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride 2019

26 Jun 2019

This year Brighton & Hove Pride takes place from 2-4 August with theme of ‘Generations of Love’ to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of New York’s Stonewall riots, which gave us Pride as we know it today. As the city prepares for Pride celebrations, we round-up creative things to do and see around the city to celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ community. 

Queer in Brighton LGBTQ+ History Youth Programme

Are you aged 16-25 and interested in LGBTQ+ heritage? Take part in a series of free workshops to preserve the wealth of LGBTQ+ heritage in Brighton. Learn how to use archival material in art, create your own self-portraits, discover the history and practice of archives and explore what archiving means to the queer community.

The Museum of Transology

Brighton Museum

Head to Brighton Museum to see the largest collection of artefacts and photographic portraiture representing transgender people in the UK – if not in the world. This display challenges the idea that gender is fixed, binary and biologically determined by exploring how the objects reflect the participants’ self-determined gender journeys.Find out more about the exhibition here.

Queer Looks
Brighton Museum

Head to Brighton Museum to see Queer Looks, an exhibition showcasing outfits and oral histories from LGBTQ+ individuals from Sussex, from the 1960s to the present day. Learn more about the stories behind some of these outfits, including interviews with members of Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ community.

Film Pride
Sun 24 Jul – Sun 4 Aug
The Latest Music Bar

Don’t miss out on Brighton & Hove’s Pride Film Festival. Running from Sun 24 Jul to Sun 4 Aug, the festival features LGBTQ+ screenings of 25 short films, screenings of banned films as well talks and discussions.

Brighton Pride Stonewall 50 Exhibition
22 Jul – 3 Aug
Jubilee Library

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising Brighton & Hove Pride present an exhibition in collaboration with neXus featuring local, national and international artists at Jubilee Library. The exhibition will feature Queer Letters, an installation by London-based queer artist  Heather Glazzard. Find out more here.

Fri 2 – Sat 31 Aug
BMECP Center

Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) present RIOT! an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. Head to the opening of RIOT! for an evening of workshops, talks, screenings and performances of everything that is queer. 

Let Me Be Perfectly Queer
Wed 31 July
Jubilee Library

Head over to Jubilee Library for a day of queer readers, interviews and films celebrating Pride. Brighton’s celebrated poet, playwright and co-editor of Queer in Brighton, Maria Jastrzębska, hosts an select group of local LGBTQ+ authors and poets in readings, conversation, pride and celebration.

RIOTS MiXTAPE: Songs and Stories of Pride
Fri 2 Aug
The Spire

Party-markers Traumfrau joins forces with The Queer Songbook for an evening celebrating queer voices and what Pride has meant through the decades, from the Stonewall Riots to personal stories. Share your proudest memory, whether it’s an intimate moment of self-discovery, a collective moment of political liberation, or a joyful moment on the dance floor. A truly unique experience of both listening and sharing, with music being a reminder of our shared humanity.

Devil’s Dyke Network
Thu 4 July

The Devil's Dyke Collective hosts monthly events of feminist poetry ,art and performance. Join the collective for their infamous Devil's Dyke Night for a night of queer feminist mischief, poetry, music, art and performances. 

Trans Pride Art Night
Thu 18 Jul
The Marlborough Pub & Theatre

Marlborough’s Trans Pride Art Night returns this year celebrating trans, non-binary, intersex and gender variant performers. The night will feature Speak on it a performance by musician, theatre-maker and poet Xana and cabaret act W.I vs Grinder by live artist and author, Lucy Hutson. Check out the full line up for Trans Pride.