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BRISTOL PRIDE

2017 FESTIVAL GUIDE

PRIDE PRESENTS: BELINDA CARLISLE FRI 7 JULY

PRIDE DAY SAT 8 JULY

Bristol Amphitheatre and At-Bristol’s Millennium Square

DONATION ENTRY FESTIVAL

PRIDE WEEK FESTIVAL 29 JUNE – 9 JULY

FILM FESTIVAL | COMEDY | THEATRE | DOG SHOW TALKS | ART | PERFORMANCES | GAMING

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CONTENTS SUPPORTERS, PARTNERS AND CAUSES

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THURSDAY 6 JULY

WELCOME

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PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT

THURSDAY 29 JUNE TALK: GENDER EQUALITY

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FRIDAY 7 JULY 7

ESDR: SHARON NEEDLES & WILLAM

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PRIDE PRESENTS: BELINDA CARLISLE

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FRIDAY 30 JUNE HOT DATES FROM THE PAST

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FILM: CENTRE OF MY WORLD

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ART EXHIBITIONS & PRIDE HUB

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SATURDAY 1 JULY

PRIDE DAY SATURDAY 8 JULY PRIDE PARADE

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PRIDE SITE MAP

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MAIN STAGE

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SUPER SUPPORTERS AREA

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PRIDE DOG SHOW

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GAMES ARENA

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TALK: LOOKING AWRY

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CABARET STAGE

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FAMILY AREA

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DANCE PERFORMANCE STAGE

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FILM: ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE

SUNDAY 2 JULY PRIDE GAMING

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FILM: HONESTY’S EDGE

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GAZE @ QUEER VISION

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TUESDAY 4 JULY PRIDE THEATRE NIGHT

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FOOD & DRINK

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YOUTH AREA

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PRIDE NIGHT SATURDAY 8 JULY

MONDAY 3 JULY FILM: JUST LET GO!

COMMUNITY AREA EXPO & MARKET AREA

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WEDNESDAY 5 JULY KINGS CROSS (REMIX)

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FILM: BEST OF BRITISH

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PRIDE AFTERPARTY

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NIGHT LISTINGS

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SUNDAY 9 JULY PRIDE BRUNCH CABARET

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FILM: MILES

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THANK YOU

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PRIDE 2017

WELCOME Welcome to Bristol Pride 2017! After months of planning we’re all excited that Pride is finally here and we can share all the events planned to make this year’s festival our biggest and boldest event yet. We continue to use the arts to showcase our culture and celebrate our diverse community, to help champion LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) equality and to triumph over stigma, prejudice and shame. We’ve continued to work hard to make a Pride event that Bristol can be proud of, improving our programming and artistic content to bring amazing acts to Bristol for us all to enjoy. Despite still not getting core funding to put Pride on, we do all this and still keep Bristol Pride a donation entry festival, so it’s open for all to attend not just those who can afford it. For over 10 hours of entertainment on Pride Day we’ll be asking everyone for a £3 donation, but if you can, please get a £5 supporter wristband for festival discounts inc. money off at the bars and free bus travel. Our £15 fabric wristbands offer entry to 3 afterparties including the official afterparty at the O2 headlined by Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon – all while helping to make Pride happen. Locally we’ve continued to work all year round to champion equality with events and visits to schools and businesses. Globally it’s been a turbulent year for our community, we’ve seen hard fought rights reversed, increased hatred and June marks the 1 year anniversary of the mass shooting in Orlando. As I write, we are witnessing the horrors that are unfolding in Chechnya. It’s a stark reminder that we can’t be complacent or stop fighting and we must fight for those whose voices, and lives, are being taken away. The LGBT Russian Network is our chosen charity to support this year and please take time to visit our community area and speak to Bristol Refugee Rights, Amnesty and Micro-Rainbow to find out how you can help our global family. Have a fantastic Pride everyone, celebrate and raise your voice. Daryn J Carter Bristol Pride welcome

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BRISTOL PRIDE COMMUNITY FUND A NEW FUND FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS RUN BY THE COMMUNITY We are proud to launch our new Bristol Pride Community Fund, designed to support members of our LGBT+ community to put on events for LGBT+ communities in Bristol. We’re providing funding to help you put on that event you’ve always wanted, tackle issues that affect us all, help under-represented groups reach out & help LGBT+ community events that just need a little support. With funds from £500 - £1000 up for grabs for events that support and promote our communities, keep an eye on our website for more details. Applications open from September.

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THURSDAY 29 JUNE

TALK: GENDER EQUALITY

Join Bristol Pride, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and InterEngineering, for a talk on gender, identity and expression at work, women in engineering and Trans rights: access to medical treatment via the NHS.

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6:30pm Free Irwin Mitchell

Speakers include Hayley Barnden: Safety Engineer at the MOD, Christina Riley: Senior Planner at Belfour Betty and Alice Cullingworth: Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell. Kindly hosted by Irwin Mitchell at their offices at 1 Castle Street, BS2 0JA, there will be light refreshments, drinks and the chance to network on the evening. Spaces are limited so booking is essential visit www.bristolpride.co.uk/week

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FRI 30 JUNE & SAT 1 JULY

HOT DATES FROM THE PAST

JOIN US FOR SOME HOT DATES AT THE RED LODGE MUSEUM Following on from the success of this engaging LGBT+ focused tour; Hot Dates from the Past is back for two special Pride outings on Friday 30 June & Saturday 1 July at 7:30pm. The grand Elizabethan Red Lodge Museum will once again be transformed into a dating site, taking inspiration from chats on dating apps, secret histories and fantasies that reveal all. The lodge will become a site like Tinder, Grindr, Scruff, Guardian Soul Mates etc. Will you be swiping left or right as you move from banqueting hall to bedchamber? Will you find love in a portrait or amongst fellow guests? With a pop up bar for your pleasure, come join us for two special steamy nights as we weave through the truths and fictions of dating history with artists Tom Marshman, Timberlina and Catherine Hoffman. Booking is essential, tickets can be bought online via bristolmuseums.org.uk The Red Lodge Museum is located on Park Row (BS1 5LJ), look out for the bright red door. Hot Dates from the Past is produced by Beacons, Icons and Dykons Photo: Vonalina Cake Photography

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FRIDAY 30 JUNE

FILM: CENTRE OF MY WORLD

A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF FIRST LOVE FAR FROM MIDDLE OF THE ROAD This stunning adaptation of Andreas Steinhoefel’s novel really stands out as something special. Twins Phil and Dianne had an unconventional childhood, living in an overgrown fairytale-esque mansion, in a small German hamlet and raised by their eccentric and fascinating mother, Glass.

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Returning from summer camp high-schooler Phil finds tensions at home and distraction at school with his first foray into love with new transfer and heartthrob Nicholas, who ends up seducing Phil in a steamy school shower scene. Along with his wild friend Kat the three embark on a joyful summer that captures young life’s perfect moments but things are not all as they seem. We see things unfold for an infatuated Phil, with multiple players, as he tries to work out the centre of his world. With incredible cinematography and a multi-dimensional story that even has elements of Sci-Fi, there’s realistic depth to the characters portrayed by some of the brightest talent. The story doesn’t just focus on a gay relationship either and we soon see how love can make a mess of everything. Joyful, funny and at times sad this is for everyone who has ever looked for love, found it, or can’t figure out exactly what to do with it. Young people 24 & under, refugees and asylum seekers can see any film at Watershed at any time for £4.50. Tickets available via the Watershed Box Office. Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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FRIDAY 30 JUNE

ART EXHIBITIONS & PRIDE HUB

We’re excited to be working with DAC Beachcroft to offer local LGBT+ artists space to showcase works during July for Pride. Their offices on Portwall Lane (St Mary Redcliffe) has exhibition space and will present pieces to help raise awareness and show off some wonderful talent. Our Pride Pop-up Hub also has the opportunity to showcase works, along with the chance to exchange and get Pride Supporter wristbands, programmes and speak to the team. Open in SPACE, Old Market in June and The Vestibules, City Hall from 1 – 11 July. For more details on the exhibitions, exhibiting and the Pride Hub visit www.bristolpride.co.uk/week


SATURDAY 1 JULY

PRIDE DOG SHOW

BARK AT ‘EE Our ever popular dog show returns, and it’s bigger, waggier and furrier than ever! We’ll also be joined by Bristol DAWG, Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue. This is a great chance to meet fellow pet owners and enter your furry friends into our paw-biting rounds: • Waggiest Tail

• Most Well-Groomed

• Best Pup (owner or dog)

• Best Veteran

• Best Trick

• Most Like Owner

• Fanciest Coat

• Prettiest Eyes

• Puggiest Pug

• Dog We’d Most Like to Take Home

• And get your rainbows

• Happiest Rescue Dog

out for Proudest Pet

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+Greyhound/lurcher parade

This isn’t Crufts, it’s a relaxed community event for you and your pet to enjoy. Entry is £2 for as many rounds as you want to enter with the chance to win Rosettes for 3rd, 2nd and 1st places!

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SATURDAY 1 JULY

TALK: LOOKING AWRY

REPRESENTING BISEXUAL DESIRES ON SCREEN In LGBT+ politics and activism bisexual people are often left out of the conversation. Here Brighton based film programmer Jacob Engelberg takes us on a ride through cinema’s invocations of bisexuality, from well-known Hollywood neonoir thrillers to underground queer filmmaking.

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4pm Free Watershed Room 1

When do we read a character as bisexual? How can a character’s bisexuality be communicated? What stereotypes are at play? And what is the impact of the scarcity of bisexual representations on bisexual people’s lives? Capacity limited, booking essential.

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SATURDAY 1 JULY

FILM: ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE

EVERY GENERATION NEEDS A NEW REVOLUTION Director Jamie Babbitt (But I’m A Cheerleader) helms this romantic comedy about queer feminist radicals reclaiming the streets for grrrls everywhere!

6:20pm TIME PRICE £9 / £6.50 / £4.50 CERT 15 VENUE Watershed

Anna (Melonie Diaz) has a mundane life, with no direction her future looks bland. That is until a precocious radical Lesbian Sadie (Nicole Vicus) leader of the C(i)A (Clits in Action) opens her eyes to what is really going on around her. C(i)A are an eclectic bunch of queer anarchic punk twenty somethings that hit the streets disrupting and vandalising to push their agenda. Creative and political, they mean what they say and work continually to get their message across. A star-studded cast includes Carly Pope (Arrow, 24), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House Of Cards) and Guinevere Turner (L Word, Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf, Go Fish) & Daniela Sea (L Word), this is an exciting and award winning indie comedy drama. Dress to protest at this screening, political T-shirts a must! Make your own or dig out an old classic. The sound track includes Bikini Kill, Peaches and Le Tigre and is a fun romp of a film that says we are queer, and F*@K we got something to say about how the world represents us. Young people 24 & under, refugees and asylum seekers can see any film at Watershed at any time for £4.50. Tickets available via the Watershed Box Office. Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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SUNDAY 2 JULY

PRIDE GAMING

UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, L, G, B, T, + Pride Gaming returns, proudly teaming up again with BVGS (Bristol Video Games Social) to create a LGBT+ gaming event that is open and welcoming to all.

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12:30pm - late Free Kongs King Street

Expect staple classics such as Smash Bros, Street Fighter and Mario Kart as well as other retro classics and multiplayer madness. There will be a chance to try out new and old consoles, chat to other like-minded geeks, Pokémon fans bring along your DSs to trade and battle or Switch it up with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

SUNDAY 2 JULY

FILM: HONESTY’S EDGE

The quality of the latest Iris Prize shorts has been incredible, the Queer Vision team have hand-picked a selection of the best from the 2016 Festival and we present these across two screenings. Join us for Honesty’s Edge as we present stories heart felt, shocking and funny, all taken to a point where courage and conviction is called for. Films Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B Kasper X: If I had a soul Vamanous

G-O Clock Balcony Sunday Lunch

Tickets available via the Watershed Box Office. Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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4pm £6.50 /£4.50 Watershed


SUNDAY 2 JULY

GAZE @ QUEER VISION

Queer Vision works with other LGBT+ film festivals throughout the year and for the first time we welcome a guest screening from Dublin’s LGBT film festival, GAZE. A fantastic selection of Irish shorts with with delicate humor, innocence and great moments in history from Ireland. We’ll be joined on the night by filmmakers Cara Holmes and Paula Geraghty and GAZE Festival Programmer Roisín Geraghty. Films Little Doll Breathe First Love Turning

6:30pm

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£6.50 / £4.50 Watershed

More than God Our Gemma GAZE - Making History

MONDAY 3 JULY

FILM: JUST LET GO!

To be who you are, can you? To get what you want, should you? Just Let Go! is our second shorts outing from Iris Prize and is a collection of films capturing moments, big and small, delicate and powerful. Films Great escape Sign Oh be Joyful

8:30pm

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£6.50 / £4.50 Watershed

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Tickets available via the Watershed Box Office. Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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TUESDAY 4 JULY

PRIDE THEATRE NIGHT

MURDER, HE DIDN’T WRITE. A GENDER-SWAPPED IMPROVISED MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT

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7pm & 9pm £10 Wardrobe Theatre

The Bristol Pride Theatre Night returns with plotting, mayhem and laughter as we team up with Bristol theatre troupe Degrees Of Error to present you a very special edition of their Edinburgh Fringe hit sell-out show ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’. The talented cast create a completely original and hilarious murder-mystery, improvised on-the-spot using suggestions from the audiences and a whole host of gender-swapped suspects in a show that promises to dazzle, enthral and delight. Hailed by the Ed Fringe Review as ‘One of the funniest evenings you’ll have in some time’ Degrees of Error’s shows are incredibly popular and always sell-out so we are putting on two showings of Murder, He Didn’t Write, one at 7pm and one at 9pm, and of course this is live improv so expect two very different shows; will you guess whodunnit in time? Tickets are available via www.bristolpride.co.uk/week or from The Wardrobe Theatre. A percentage of sales goes back to support the Wardrobe Theatre, a vital community asset.

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WEDNESDAY 5 JULY

KINGS CROSS (REMIX)

We are very excited to be able to have Kings Cross (Remix) during Pride Week. It uncovers the hidden histories of LGBT+ communities in London during the 1980s through memories of Kings Cross; an area that has undergone radical change since its day as a hub of LGBT communities, bars and culture.

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Performance artist Tom Marshman transforms everyday accounts into theatre by weaving together stories of people who experienced it first-hand. This show celebrates a raucous, riotous time in the life of central London where sexuality was for exploring, HIV was causing tragedy, and rights were to be fought for.

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Zion Community Space is in Bedminster Down, BS13 7JW, and works hard to showcase diversity in this area of Bristol which we are keen to support. Plus Fun Fabrications at Zion Community Space a writing workshop with Karen McLeod, supported by Tom Marshman. Tom has invited his favourite artist to deliver a fun and engaging writing workshop. In 2016 Karen toured nationwide with Polari, London’s biggest LGBT Literary Salon and is a regular at London’s Southbank Centre and national theatres, but can also be found on stage in seedy gay pubs as her comedy/poetry alter ego, Barbara Brownskirt. For more information on this exciting workshop visit www.bristolpride.co.uk/week Register your interest by 28th June by emailing info@zionbristol.co.uk Photo: Samuel White

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WEDNESDAY 5 JULY

FILM: BEST OF BRITISH

HELP US PICK BRISTOL’S WINNING FILM For the first time, Queer Vision has been open to film submissions, to bring you short films by new and developing queer filmmakers. On this night we’ll be screening the best of the bunch, and asking you to be our deciding judges.

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8:30pm £6.50 / £4.50 Watershed

We are delighted to be partnering with Iris Prize and their Best of British category and your winning film will have the chance to win a package of sound post-production services, sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group, valued at £20,000 for their next production. Tickets available via the Watershed Box Office. Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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THURSDAY 6 JULY

PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT

Always one of the highlights to the Bristol Pride Festival we’ve again been working hard to bring the best comedy acts to Bristol for a night filled with laughter. We’re proud to again have a stellar line-up this year and as ever expect a very busy night so be sure to book in advance!

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7pm £12 / £10 The Bierkeller

Jayde Adams Hosting our comedy night for the last 2 years we welcome Jayde back with open arms. In 2014 she won the Funny Women Awards and London Cabaret’s Audience Award. She has a passion for making people laugh and in 2011 discovered she could sing opera, as you do. Upcoming TV appearances include 8 out of 10 cats and Jayde is regular at festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury and Bestival, hailed as unbelievably funny by fellow local comedy act Russell Howard. Julie Jepson This cheeky northerner burst onto the comedy circuit in 2005 when she reached the final of the Funny Women Comedy Awards on only her 3rd gig. She has an arresting and animated comedic presence, mixing bubbly and conversational stage patter with an array of wonderful comic voices. She’s performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Comedy festival and as well as TV appearances she was invited to tour with the Funny Women National Theatre. David Mills Focus people! London based American actor and comedian David Mills has a cocktail-lounge-lizard image which belies an acerbic wit cut with fire-and-brimstone rants! His smart observations on contemporary life are set to superb comedic delivery alongside witty banter and salty sarcasm. Camp and with claws as sharp as his suits, David is a class act and his jokes are well crafted and superbly executed. You may well recognise him from starring in Florence Foster Jenkins as Augustus Corbin.

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Bethany Black A professional stand-up comedian since 2004 her debut show BETH BECOMES HER detailed the story of her being transgender, chronicling everything from her coming out through her transition and eventually falling in love, it was nominated for Best Debut at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2008. She’s performed with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Alan Carr, Sarah Millican and Tim Minchin. She starred in the multi-channel shows CUCUMBER, BANANA and TOFU and last year performed her show (EXTRA)ORDINARY at the Edinburgh Festival. Tickets available from TIKK via their app. Visit your app store or www.tikk.com/bristol-pride

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FRIDAY 7 JULY

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EAT SLEEP DRAG REPEAT PRESENTS SHARON NEEDLES & WILLAM BELLI Eat Sleep Drag Repeat (ESDR) proudly present two of the most notorious artists from RuPaul’s Race; spooky megastar Sharon Needles (winner of season 4) and infamous party princess Willam Belli. This expanded Bristol Pride edition of ESDR will be hosted by awardwinning drag prince Alfie Ordinary at city centre events venue SWX, where we’ll party until late-o-clock with DJs U SUCK. Guest artists include Boo Gatti & The House of Trash, Vogue Bristol and Georgie Bee (winner of Miss Sink The Pink 2016). Eat Sleep Drag Repeat is the original and authentic home of RuPaul’s Drag Race artists in Bristol, presenting high quality contemporary drag shows since 2015.

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KEEPING IT GREEN

WE MAY BE PINK BUT WE’RE ALSO VERY GREEN Every year we work to reduce our carbon footprint in a number of ways. From sourcing our infrastructure locally so we don’t have lorries bringing kit from all over the country to ensuring our food traders are local and source their ingredients locally too. We’ve also asked them to ensure that if they do need to give you packaging that it is compostable and have banned plastic cutlery. We work extremely hard to reduce our plastic waste and have saved on average 70kg of waste plastic over the last two years. That’s over 1 tonne of carbon; the equivalent of travelling from Bristol UK all the way over to Bristol, Maine, USA. Our wristbands are ‘litter free’ so we don’t have lots of little bits of plastic left over and even this programme has been printed on recycled paper using vegetable dye and been has delivered to venues by bike. BUT we need your help to reduce our impact and there’s several ways you can help.

PLEASE DON’T LITTER we have over 100 bins onsite with recycling facilities - use them!

It is so disheartening to see the amount of waste needlessly left on the floor after the festival. Not only does it shame us all, but Pride then have to pay extra money for clean-up and also have to find extra volunteers to help us litter pick. Forget the car and get discounted travel with Bristol Ferrys and free bus travel on Pride Day with First Bus with a supporter wristband. We also kept Pride central so you can walk. Refill Bristol are again onsite offering free water so bring reusable bottles to fill up, or you can buy one from them on the day. This helps us save hundreds of waste plastic bottles. Use our reusable cup scheme, you pay a £1 deposit for your reusable cup, bring it back with you to the bar each time you get a drink and you get a new one. You can keep your cup as a souvenir or return it when done and get your £1 back, which you could always donate to Pride. Glitter. We love it and we know you do too, but did you know glitter is a micro plastic that doesn’t degrade in our oceans? Lush have lots of natural based products to make you shine, or do your homework and get one of the new (properly) biodegradable options on the market or opt for mineral based shimmers.

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FRIDAY 7 JULY

BRISTOL PRIDE PRESENTS:

BELINDA CARLISLE HEADLINES NEW FRIDAY NIGHT FUNDRAISER Join us for our new Friday concert set in the stunning surrounds of Bristol Harbourside as we launch Bristol Pride Presents: This is our chance to bring even more amazing talent to Bristol for Pride weekend and to help raise money to be able to keep Pride going and for a night that’s all about the music.

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This event is for 18yrs+ and no alcohol can be brought onsite. Gates open at 5pm so you can head down straight for work and enjoy drinks and food onsite whilst getting ready to party. Be sure to keep the party going after with DTYM at the Old Market Assembly.

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6:30pm Avec Sans make dreamy electronic pop music and last year supported Ladyhawke on her UK tour, they’ve also played alongside Little Boots, Capital Cities, Bright Light Bright Light and The Pet Shop Boys. Gaining recognition for their energetic shows, they’ve played live for BBC Introducing and at events such as SXSW, Cannes Lions, Canadian Music Week, CMJ New York, The Great Escape and Kendal Calling.

KATRINA [OF THE WAVES] 7:30pm Lead singer from the grammy nominated band Katrina and The Waves who first caught people’s attention in 1984 when the Bangles covered their song ‘Going Down to Liverpool’, earned worldwide success with this smash hit ‘Walking On Sunshine’. In 1997 she represented the UK and won Eurovision with ‘Love Shine A Light’ and in 2001 Katrina began a solo career, performing live in the UK and in Europe.

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One of the biggest names in Pop, a former member of The Go Go’s she’s carved out a incredible career spanning 3 decades and has sold over 90 million records worldwide to date. A proud supporter of the LGBT+ community, this year we celebrate 30 years since the release of her triple platinum album, Heaven On Earth, which featured hits such as ‘Circle In The Sand’, ‘I Get Weak’ and the anthemic ‘Heaven Is a Place on Earth’.

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A WORD WITH... What does Unite Students do? Unite Students provides homes for almost 50000 students across the UK. Our students comprise of young people who are from nearly 100 different countries. We believe providing a home for the students that live with us isn’t just about buildings, it’s about safe, secure and inclusive homes where you can study and socialise in comfort. What do you do at Unite Students? As Sustainability Engagement Manager at Unite Students I promote sustainable behaviour change through running a whole series of campaigns and competitions with our students and employees around energy saving, recycling and food waste. I love it! What do you do in Bristol? In Bristol, we provide homes for around 3500 students ranging from first years to post graduates. We also have our Head Office here, so we have around 250 employees working to support our operational teams who run the properties that our students live in. What can be the challenges for students first arriving at university? Moving away from home and going to university is a really exciting time for new students, but it can be quite daunting. It is very often the first time that they have been away from home and are often moving to a new city or country, and moving in with people they might not know, from a wide range of different backgrounds. Making friends and finding people that our students can be themselves with is really important to helping them to settle into, and enjoy university life. We’re excited to have Unite Students as our Headline Sponsor, what made you get involved with Pride? Unite Students is committed to providing an inclusive home for its students and work place for its employees. The organisation was launched in Bristol over 25 years ago,

Lauren Sustainability Engagement Manager, Unite Students converting disused city centre office blocks into much needed, student accommodation. We are proud of our history in Bristol, and the diverse and vibrant community it provides for students and the great people that work with us, to live in. We believe the Pride event celebrates the very best of this, and showcases this diverse and inclusive community. We felt it was really important for us to show our support for such a great event which enables the community to come together and celebrate its diversity and inclusivity which help make the city the much-loved place that it is. Why is Diversity important to you? Ultimately our differences make us stronger and diversity brings together new ideas, views, and practices to inspire us and help us to make the best possible decisions. It has never been more important to come together in this way. You’ll be on Millennium Square on Pride Day what can people look out for? We are really excited to be down in Millennium Square on Pride Day! We’ll be there offering a chance for members of the local community to find out about a bit more about Unite Students, whether you might be interested in working with us, or living with us in the future.

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Free travel with a supporter wristband! Valid on all our buses in the Bristol Inner Zone on Saturday 8th July

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SATURDAY 8 JULY

PRIDE PARADE

BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE VISIBLE! An integral part of Pride, our chance to march for equality and diversity, to visibly celebrate our community and show that hatred and prejudice has no place in our city, or anywhere. As well as continuing to celebrate our own diversity the parade is our chance to show our LGBT+ family around the world that they are not alone.

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This year we’ve investing more into the parade with support from the organisations below. We’re expanding the Parade and have teamed up with Proud Interventions to bring extra artistic flair that makes a political statement with a distinct performance section in the parade led by the Ambling Band. We’re offering engagement opportunities for those who are isolated or were afraid to participate before, young people and community groups. Visit the website to register as one of our cheeky Animal Kin-Dom characters. Even the parade costs us money to put we keep it free for the public to enter. All businesses and corporate organisations who have not booked a stall at, or sponsored, Pride are asked to make a small financial contribution to take part in the parade. E: info@bristolpride.co.uk ffi. Parade Supporters: Aviva BAOS BDO LLP Lloyds Nandos Nationwide Network Rail NUT Sainsbury’s TSB

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HARBOUR


YOUTH AREA

FAMILY AREA BAR MILLENNIUM SQUARE

PERFORMANCE STAGE

AT-BRISTOL SCIENCE CENTRE

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First Aid

Accessible Toilets

BDP Welfare

Lost Children

Wristbands & Information

Expo Stands (pg 52)

Site Perimeter

Big screen broadcast

Free water

Wimbledon viewing

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PRIDE DAY

MAIN STAGE

BOOGALOO STU Host

Keeping us all on time is our showbiz multitasker. Performer, pop star, DJ, presenter and costume designer. He’s toured nationally and is a regular at Bestival, The RVT and here. Expect silly games and hi-jinx.

SING OUT BRISTOL

12:50pm

Bristol’s very own LGBT+ choir has over 50 members that regularly perform through the year. Performing sell out shows at St George’s Hall, expect twists on pop and contemporary classics.

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NOIZY BIRDS

1:30pm

Established lesbian musicians, singer/ guitarist Lucy Ray, drummer Sophie Fishwick and bassist Fran Bass embark on a new project: NoizY Birds. This classy trio present Jazz and countrytinged indie rock to back up Ray’s original songwriting which explores society, politics and relationships.

CHRISTOPHER HAUL Singer songwriter and model, he’s been writing and recording his music with the legendary production team ‘Gros Soda’ (Ellie Goulding / Leona Lewis / John Newman) and has had the pleasure of performing alongside some top names in the music industry.

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J’ADELE

2:30pm

JORDAN GRAY

Jordan found international fame after appearing on The Voice UK last year and is now one of the UK’s most iconic Trans musicians and a passionate activist. Piano/synth-based styles hop from genre to genre, featuring mindblowing medleys, unique mash-ups and original tracks.

The ultimate live tribute to international superstar Adele and star of the Adele at The BBC show, J’Adele will be performing all the hits including ‘Hello’, ‘Rolling In The Deep’, ‘Someone Like You’ in authentic outfits, stunning vocals and witty charm. GG

3pm Indie-pop band Sukhie’s front women’s debut solo single, ‘4 Days’, is a technicolour slice of chilled electronica with a striking arthouse video. Captivating and catchy, the track and video show off GG’s creative flair and songwriting skill.

3:25pm

SONIA

3:55pm It’s about time we had this Liverpool powerhouse at Bristol Pride. Perhaps best known for her smash no1 hit ‘You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You’ Sonia has had an impressive 11 top 30 hits and in 1993 represented the UK at Eurovision coming second with ‘Better the Devil You Know’.

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MAIN STAGE

4:30pm

DONNA MARIE

Always making a lasting impact on her audience she’s internationally recognised as the world’s most authentic Lady Gaga tribute. Uncanny natural resemblance with realistic performances will leave you asking... Who is the real Gaga? UNION J

SAARA AALTO

A must for Bristol Pride this year, an enchanting singer-songwriter and finalist in the UK Xfactor 2016 and The Voice of Finland, Saara melted hearts with her virtuosic singing and magnificent interpretations. She’s performed with world-renowned singers such as Andrea Bocelli and even dabbled with Eurovision so expect something special.

5:10pm JENNIFER PAIGE

Jaymi, Josh, JJ and Casey showcased their trademark heavenly harmonies and smoking good looks week after week on Xfactor and left audiences begging for more. Since leaving the show they’ve gone on to great success with 4 top 10 hits under their belts to date. They are certainly going to heat up the main stage.

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6:25pm

Rising to dizzy heights of Pop Stardom in the 90s, American singer & songwriter Jennifer Paige gave us the anthem that is ‘Crush’, a global chart


success selling over 11 million copies and was #1 in 16 Countries. Now living in Nashville, the home of country, her latest album shimmers with deep lyrics and electro pop. DR MEAKER

7:25pm

BUSTED

8:35pm

Pop Rock band Busted headline this year’s festival.

One of the most exciting electronic live acts to come out of Bristol, a 9 piece line up, featuring Bristol’s finest musicians and vocalists, brings incredible energy to the stage every time they play. From nightclubs to muddy fields the band have torn up venues earning them many accolades and awards, including winning Glastonbury Festival’s Live Act Competition. This is the sound of Bristol.

James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson have reunited for new music and a special festival tour. Amassing an incredible 8 UK top 3 hits and 4 number 1’s including ‘What I Go To School For’, ‘Year 3000’, ‘Crashed The Wedding’ and ‘Air Hostess’, Busted have sold over 5 million albums worldwide, won 2 Brit Awards and in 2004 were awarded Record of The Year. Back with new music, and album Night Driver, we’re looking forward to a really exciting performance from these lads to close the show.

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PRIDE DAY

SUPER SUPPORTERS AREA

A SLICE OF FESTIVAL LUXURY FOR A GOOD CAUSE With a raised viewing area of main stage this is a glittering area for a little festival luxury. You’re all VIPs to us but here our Super Supporters get the chance to support Pride, enjoy some free drinks and escape the crowds with a quick access bar and private toilets. We’re excited to have Harbour Hotel’s Gold Bar as area partners, they’ll be on hand with massage and spa treatments as well as a mini cocktail bar for you to see for yourself why they’re Bristol’s hottest new venue. Tickets: £35 and include all Pride Day+Night benefits + a donation to our community fund. They’re like gold dust so be quick.

PRIDE DAY

DISCO DODGEBALL GAMES ARENA

BALLS, BEASTS AND BOOGYING We’re excited to welcome the Disco Dodgeball team back again this year to provide a games area with more glitter and sequins than a primary school art class. This year they present the Battle of the Beasts, so summon your spirit animal and take part in some of the wildest games in the animal kingdom. Including; Flamin-Golf and Toadlly Awesome Hopscotch. Alongside this they will host the old classics Disco Dodgeball and Vogueing Volleyball.

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GMB CABARET STAGE

Made possible by GMB Union this stage boasts some of the best cabaret acts in the country. Flamboyant, at times risqué and always unpredictable… be warned. Thanks to Club Raven for supporting the green room. MISS DEMEANOR Your hostess 12:00 Our first hosts is the Irish Queen of Innuendo and she is certainly missed from the Bristol scene but always welcome back here in Bristol. A crowd pleaser and Pride regular she’ll get the day off to a fabulous start. CHERYL HOLE 12:05 Miss Retreat finalist & WSM Pride’s Got Talent winner, she’s got legs for days and will leave you gagging with her controversial lip syncs. We love supporting fresh local talent with an opening spot on stage and this Qween is seriously ONE to WATCH. BAMBI VIOLET 12:20 Chippenham’s favourite Queen is ever popular and not to be missed. A unique look pushing the boundaries of androgyny, she’ll be raising the roof with her sublime vocal talents.

JUSTIN DRAG 12:35 The #1 Drag king in South Wales, winning last year’s Drag King Apprentice competition in Cardiff, Justin has gone on to perform up and down the country. He’s weird, he’s outrageous and he’s cocky! (Literally). TRAY LA TRASH 12:50 Regular host at the OMG Bar cabaret nights Bristol’s own Tray La Trash is an actress, singer, dancer and yummy mummy. She’ll go to the opening of a vodka bottle if asked so Pride was an easy sell. JADE JUSTINE Your hostess 13:30 Competing in Drag Idol and Bette Rinse’s It’s a Knockout and she now performs all over the UK. She’s worked with seasoned Queens and is a real life Disney Princess with amazing vocals. You’ll be in safe hands.

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THUNDERPUSSY 13:15 She’s performed for pride events, comedy clubs, ladies’ nights and corporate functions all over the world with her unique style, very sharp wit and lovable approach. She’s a breath of fresh air. CHERRY LIQUOR 13:35 We can’t wait for this one. Cherry performs across the UK, singing live and excitingly also performs lip-sync comedy routines and parody songs. Camp, fun, gorgeous and hilarious all at the same time. JOLENE DOVER 13:55 Starring in ‘When Jolene Met…’ on Made in Cardiff TV Jolene has her own style and on stage she combines quick humour & observational comedy, keeping the audience in the palm of her hands. MISS MATCH Your hostess 14:15 She’s known for leaving no one unscathed when it comes to her sense of humour,

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she is now holding down three weekly residencies in the South West, it seems this old hag has found her youth again. SON OFA TUTU 14:20 A firm favourite with the Bristol crowds and returning with a storming set year on year Son Of A Tutu really knows how to wow. Customising her set each time, expect a series of sung and spoken vignettes to present a hysterical no-holds-barred show. ALFIE ORDINARY 14:40 ESDR regular Alfie Ordinary is an award winning, international cabaret artist and the UK’s premier Drag Prince. He’s listed as one of the top 20 UK drag acts by HISKIND magazine and won the top award for his debut solo show. DR BEV 15:00 Dr Bev has been doing the rounds for 22 years making her one of the most established drag queens in the UK. A proud Welsh girl with a big voice and attitude to match, hecklers beware!


RUBY RAWBONE Your hostess 15:20 Winner of the Bristol 2015 Drag Idol heats, her unique alternative and camp style continues to impress with an eclectic fusion of hilarious lip-sync and theatrical singing talents. CRYSTAL LUBRIKUNT 15:25 UK drag performer turned international lip sync assassin storms stages left, right, and centre! Working with RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars and Madonna, she has quite the resume. She brings love, ferocity and R.E.S.P.E.C.T. LOLA LASAGNE 15:45 Lola Lasagne is the Brighton Belle with 28 years under her wig! She has worked every major city & cabaret venue across the UK bringing her irreverent humour, sharp tongue and live vocals with her.

RIKKI WITHERS 16:30 Swansea based powerhouse Rikki Withers is a vocalist with lungs as big as her hair. Her sublime vocals will raise the roof as she provides you with soul and sass! MONA LOTTE Your hostess 16:55 This Valley’s diva is witty and downright sassy and with a voice of a mamma diva, Mona will have you singing along into the wee hours of the morning whatever the occasion. GABRIELLA PARISH 17:00 She’s made quite a name for herself in Brighton with her powerhouse vocals and has a repertoire spanning musical theatre, power ballads, classic party anthems and pretty much everything in between.

GYPSY DIVINE 16:10

DIVINA DE CAMPO 17:25

She’s been described as the face of angel with the voice of an angle grinder! Both her and her delinquent half-sister will keep you entertained with their own brand of bawdy adult humour and songs.

She’s been making waves over the past few years with appearances on MTV, The Voice and most recently Channels 4’s Voices of 4. Live vocals with a range over four octaves she’ll have you singing along.

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MARY GOLDS 17:50 Firm favourite and regular at Wow Cardiff & Birdcage Newport she’ll be bringing her camp humour, quick wit and catchy upbeat songs to Pride. Expect outfits that would put a Vegas showgirl to shame. MISS BEAVER Your hostess 18:10 Responsible for the stage line-up (cheer or boo as you see fit). The Miss Retreat 2012 winner has been our Cabaret Stage Host for the past 3 years. With quick wit and loveable charm she’s a firm favourite on the scene. LIZZY DRIP 18:15 With over 30 years’ experience in the world of showbiz, her characters range from Diana Ross to Madonna to Britney & more. Lizzy brings together classic mime with comedy twists that’ll have you laughing out loud and crying for more.

DANNY BEARD 18:40 Cabaret performer, singer and presenter, Danny won Drag Idol in 2015 and reached the 2016 Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals. This year she’s at international Prides, on stage & TV and in her first Panto. With thanks to The Gin Palace for sponsoring

CHARLIE HIDES 19:15 RTS Award winning actor, comic, glamasaurus, YouTuber and Cher’s favourite impersonator! No stranger to the UK drag circuit, she’s one of the very best and was the first #TranAtlanticDame to represent the UK on Ru Paul’s Drag Race. DRAG WITH NO NAME 19:50 An amazing performer and a Bristol (and global) favourite. You cannot fail to be entertained by one of the most versatile drag artists on the cabaret scene, with fantastic satirical characterisations and live vocals. With thanks to The Bristol Bear Bar for sponsoring

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FAMILY AREA

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CELEBRATE PRIDE WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY Kindly sponsored and made possible by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, celebrate Pride with the whole family in our ever growing Family Area, a great space to relax and celebrate while enjoying the great atmosphere. Our new home means a lot more space and you’ll find the Family Area located on Millennium Square next to our Youth and Family Activities partner At-Bristol who will be on hand with play activities. We are also excited to team up with The SuperPirates who create colourful and wildly fun play areas, they’ll be running riot and keeping small people thoroughly entertained throughout the day! So come along and meet other same sex parents, celebrate your identity or simply have a great day out with all the family in a dedicated and safe space. Activities include facepainting, circus performance as well as Drag-Queen Storytime and kite making workshops with Bristol Kite Festival. Be sure to check out the Youth Area for the older young people and the new Dance Performance Stage for workshops and performances for the little ‘uns too.

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DANCE PERFORMANCE STAGE SHAKE IT OFF IN MILLENNIUM SQUARE Our new addition to the festival last year was a roaring success. Back this year with even more performers to showcase amazing dance groups from across the region. Relax, enjoy and get involved with some of the best dance talent on offer. This year we have even more dance styles to delight and more workshops for you to get involved in. With thanks to Streetenvy Dance and Fitness Academy for curating this stage visit www.streetenvy.co.uk for more information and footage of their recent show at the Bristol Old Vic. 13:20 Valarie’s Dance Studio Frampton Cotterell based dance school encouraging students wishing to learn tap, ballet, acrobatics and modern dance styles. Valerie aims to inspire a love of dance regardless of age or ability. 13:40 BollyRed with Aanchal Gupta Performance and Workshop. Indian Folk dance and Bollywood Fusion, BollyRed bring you the elegance of Bharathnatyam, empowering faces of Goddess Durga and naughty romantic lovers tiff, all in one power packed performance. Bollywood, Garba and Bhangra all in their purest form with magnificent costumes and traditional jewellery. 14:00 DeeDeeWilde Dance Dee Dee co-founded Top Of The Pops’ Pan’s People who’s performances made them household names. She’s choreographed TV shows, musicals and is still performs. Her mantra is ‘It’s Never Too Late To Dance’. 14:20 Streetenvy Dance & Fitness Academy One of Bristol’s largest dance academies with over 200 students of all ages and abilities regularly learning street dance, commercial, contemporary, musical theatre, jazz, break, dancehall, reggaeton, fitness and more. 14:40 Streetenvy Street Dance Workshop Get Involved! Join Streetenvy for a street

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dance workshop that is suitable for beginners to improvers dance. All ages and abilities very welcome. 15:00 Project Pixie Hoops A group of Hula Hoop enthusiasts and friends perform hoop dance, circus skills and flow arts with lots of energy, joy and sparkles. As well as performing on stage the troupe will be joining the parade again this year. 1520 McClennan School of Irish Dancing We promised variety! Back again this year we are excited to bring some Irish Dance to Bristol Pride. They’re part of the World Irish Dance Association and many of the dancers hold national and international titles. 15:40 Sublime Performing Arts A fierce and dynamic commercial and street dance act who perform across the country. They Pride themselves on being an inclusive and supportive group - celebrating diverse body shapes, genders and nationalities. 16:00 Impermanence A Bristol based company who perform fantastic cabaret and physical theatre with deep resonance and display personal stories. They’ve toured nationally and internationally to Theatres, Festivals and Cabaret venues, making work that is “precision crafted and subversively beautiful” – The Observer.


16:20 DanceBlast Celebrating their 20th anniversary next year they are proud to bring their dance teams to Pride to entertain you with modern dance and elements of bollywood too. Based in South Bristol with students aged 3-18 years they perform commercial, contemporary and much more. 16:40 Zumba With Becks Join in! Zumba brings people together for fun while dancing and involves dance movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates moves from lots of different Latin rhythms, although they also bring a lot of international sounds to the party. 17:00 Dolly Mix Dance Troupe This all girl dance crew share a wide variety of dance disciplines and a passion for performing. Fierce and with bags of attitude they push the boundaries of Street Dance and show that women of all shapes, sizes and colours can come together and create something amazing. 17:20 Mundi Dance African dance group choreographed by LouisRoger Eboa, an African contemporary dancer, performer and teacher. He started dancing at 15 and now ranks among the leading African dancers in the South West. Mundi Dance reached the quarter-final’s of Sky1’s Got To Dance in 2013. 17:40 Gal Thing Bringing some carnival to Pride. Bristol and the South West’s only Dancehall dance crew, specialising in Jamaican movements such as whining, twerking and more! Be prepared to see hips, bums and plenty of other swanky moves and fierce performances by these unique all-female crew dancers! 18:00 Sambazinhas Keeping the Carnival vibes going with the sounds of Brazilian Samba. Infectious tunes that will get you moving from Bristol’s leading Brazilian dance company, specialising in authentic Brazilian dance, including Samba

no pé – the classic Rio carnival style dance, Samba reggae and Afro-Brazilian dance. 18:20 Nectaria Zumba Get Involved! Another chance to get up and get your pulses racing with this free Zumba Workshop from the incredible Nectaria. Enjoy some Latin American aerobic fitness for an exhilarating, fun and calorie burning class. 18:40 Performers Dance & Musical School Delivering exciting and visually stunning dance performances, expect and exciting mix of street and contemporary dance. Regulars at Pride they’ve performed on some of the biggest stages in the country including the Colston Hall, Disneyland Paris and Her Majesty’s Theatre (London). 19:00 Desi Fitness Club Join in! Bhangra is an exciting and highenergy dance originating in the Punjab region of India. Blending the rich fusion from Western pop music, Bollywood and folk music from Punjab itself, join in this dance class and promote a full-bodied work out using explosive moves for large muscle groups, as you develop stamina and muscle toning, to upbeat festive moves. 19:20 Cabaret Queens Workshop Another chance to get involved! Get down and sassy with Bristol’s finest vintage act during a short and fun workshop suitable for all ages, abilities and genders! Feathers, diamonds and (biodegradable) glitter very welcome. Today we learn and dance to Cheeky Charleston! 19:40 Cabaret Queens Dance Troupe Welcome to the world of burlesque, fan dance, showgirl and musical theatre! Professional local performance troupe the Caberet Queens showcase their enthusiastic and tailored choreographies bringing sass, shimmer and seduction. Watch out for their performance on stage at the official afterparty at the O2 Academy too! WARNING, HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!

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THE HEART OF PRIDE, COME AND MEET LOCAL GROUPS AND BUSINESSES We are pleased to welcome UWE back as sponsor to the Bristol Pride Community Area, community is what Pride is all about and a key part of the festival. The area is a place for you to meet businesses, charities and groups dedicated to providing services to the LGBT+ community and supporting the public and their own staff. ACE Amnesty Bristol Avon Transpeople Avon Wildlife Trust Bivisible BLOC Brigstowe Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Bristol Family Placement Bristol Hate Crime Services Bristol Older Peoples Forum

Christians at Pride City of Bristol College LGBT+ Cocaine Anonymous FFLAG Gaywest Girlguiding Bristol + South Glos GMB Greenpeace Indigo In the Bag LGBT Bristol

Lib Dems Micro-Rainbow Next Link Outdoorlads Pink Herrings Rethink Second Step See it From Her Singout Studio Upstairs UoB Staff Network USDAW

Stall listings correct at time of print, see bristolpride.co.uk for up to date lists.

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PRIDE DAY

EXPO STANDS AND MARKET AREA

COME AND MEET OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS Bristol Pride 2017 has more people getting involved than ever before, Pride is only possible through this support and engagement. These organisations are committed to supporting their LGBT+ staff and are dedicated to having a positive impact on our communities, so come and have a chat and find out more about their work. We also have a great selection of Market Stalls between Millennium Square and the Amphitheatre, a chance to buy a souvenir or pick up a nibble before stopping by the bar. Expo stands: Unite Students Irwin Mitchell EDF Energy Babcock Barratt Homes Burges Salmon DAC Beachcroft Rainbow Casino

London Women’s Clinic Unison University of Bristol Dyson Environment Agency Focal Photography National Trust Quality Solicitors

Burroughs Day RSPB THT TSB Labour Unite Union Bristol Drugs Project Bristol Youth Links

Market Stalls: Bry’s Shakes Chameleon Jewellery Gem Trading Hartzak Olives ‘n’ Stuff

Jacqui’s Homemade Sweets Shrinking Violet Wish Upon A Sparkle

List correct at time of print, visit bristolpride.co.uk for up to date listings.

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FOOD AND DRINK

TEMPTING GLOBAL FLAVOURS AND LOCAL PRODUCE We have a wonderful range of food at this year’s festival, ranging from vegan junk food to classic curries and food stalls offer discounts or extras to those with supporter wristbands. We also have three Bars onsite, and with a supporter wristband you get money off every time you get a drink. Burger Joint: Regularly rated as one of the best burger restaurants in the UK

Ruby and White: Whiteladies butchers behind the acclaimed Cowshed

Yellow Turban Curry: Classic curries with authentic recipes

One Love Kitchen: Mouth-watering aromas from classic jerk flavours

Sausagefest: Brilliant sausages guaranteed to hit the spot

VX: A popular addition to Bristol serving vegan kebabs from this all-vegan diner

Desy Thai: Great Thai food from the organiser of Bristol Thai Festival

Alcohol Restrictions in place visit bristolpride.co.uk for info

PRIDE DAY

YOUTH AREA

A RELAXING SPACE FOR OUR NEXT GENERATION The Pride Day Youth Area is the chance for young people to come together and celebrate Pride. A relaxed and safe space, for you to be who you are, in partnership with Freedom Youth, Off The Record, Basement Studios and Bristol Youth Links. Activities include badge making, Radical Freedom Talks, Origami and facepainting. For ages 25 and under, no alcohol is allowed in this area. Come meet friends old and new, find out more about Bristol’s Youth Services and enjoy a space to escape the madding crowd, get some shade and recharge ready to go again. If you are a young person would like more info on Freedom Youth, email: lgbtq@otrbristol.org.uk p r i d e d ay

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PRIDE NIGHT

OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY

JOIN THE REVOLUTION! HEADLINE ACTS, DJ’S AND CLUBNIGHTS TOGETHER FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

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10pm £12.25 / £15 O2 Academy

We have an incredible line up for this year’s afterparty with live performance from Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon and 3 rooms of DJs, Dancers and Performances. A sell out night for the last 4 years so get your tickets in advance.

ROOM 3 /// THE RESISTANCE

ROOM 2 // RISE UP

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LOCO PARADISO

Bristol’s indie-pop night have super charged the Bristol Scene and curated a special takeover, will you join mothers resistance?

Formally Hunka Chunk with a few changes underground House night Loco Paradiso Rise Up and take over Room 2 at the O2 Academy. Their music is an alternative to Bristol’s commercial pop scene, they’re all about inclusion and good music. Funky Soulful Tech House.

CHARLOTTE CHURCH’S LATE NIGHT POP DUNGEON [LIVE]

Guests on the night include:

FRAU DJs

All-girl party collective, a dynamic group of empowered females bringing high-energy, glitter-infused celebrations.

POPHORROR

Fusing Pop Music & Horror Movies what more could you want! Performance, games and video-mashups.

RACHAEL

Regular at internationally acclaimed homo pleasure palace Dalston Superstore, London, she’s DJ’d at Bristol’s Keep it Cute, Manchester and in Paris. Expect disco of all varieties to make you shimmy.

FRANK COLZIE (Raindance, Parallel Dimensions, Hunka Chunk, Catch 22)

Down the dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Pop Dungeon. Dungeon mistress Charlotte Church gives a special treatment to the greatest tunes that time forgot. Bring dancing shoes – the floor is on fire.

CALLY (Catch 22, Hunka

HORSE MEAT DISCO

DJ’s on the night include:

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IVANHOE (Vibes, Hunka Chunk)

TSA DJ (Werk, Catch 22 ) SHAWN FLEMING B2B DEAN BRAY (Werk)

£12.25 adv, more on door. £15 Pride Day+Night Wristbands which includes Day Festival discounts plus entry to The O2, The Queenshilling and Hush at Basement 45. ALL proceeds from the official afterparty keep Pride Day happening.

Inspired by the halcyon days of New York nightlife, HMD have built a reputation for their fantastic parties and high quality disco sets. It’s the queer party for everyone and a glittering disco behemoth of classics, italo disco, house, oddities, Afro and punk funk. [plus] Opening Set from DTYM, Street Envy Dance, Aerial Hoop + more

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LISTINGS PRIDE CLUBNIGHTS CLUB: O2 ACADEMY Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon headlines the official afterparty spectacular with DJs Horse Meat Disco, DTYM + guests and Loco Paradiso. See page 55 for full listings. CLUB: QUEENSHILLING Bristol’s Best Late Night Venue (Bristol lifestyle Awards 2017) proudly supports Pride and other LGBT+ events with fundraisers all year. Expect the best dance, urban, old school and chart music plus special temporary outside area. All the door money will be going to Pride this night, no wonder they are so loved and respected by their customers. OPEN: 8pm – late TICKET PRICE: Free entry with £15 Pride Day+Night or Super Supporter (VIP) Wristband. £5 on the door (all donated to Pride) CLUB: HUSH at BASEMENT 45 Popular ladies night HUSH create a special party for all you brilliant LBTQ+ women. Taking over Basement 45 on bustling Frogmore Street for a night featuring the best DJs in the city and performances. Expect flirts, friends, laughter and unstoppable music. OPEN: 9pm – 3am TICKET PRICE: Free entry with £15 Pride Day+Night or Super Supporter (VIP) Wristband. £10+BF in advance (with a donation to Pride)

BRISTOL SCENE VENUES BAR: THE PHOENIX Home to LGBT+ clubnight DTYM with classy décor, large beer garden with new outside bar this is an urban oasis next to Cabot Circus (Behind Future Inns Hotel). OPEN: 12noon – 4am BAR: OLD MARKET TAVERN The OMT has a great sunny beer garden and friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Social and fun they offer a good range of ales and food. Happy hour 4-7pm. OPEN: 11:30pm – 2am BAR: THE GIN PALACE Camp fun and a great selection of gin! With lots of events throughout Pride Week they have a special Pride weekend of Cabaret with Sandra on Friday and Danny Beard on Pride night. OPEN: 5pm – late BAR: BBB - BRISTOL BEAR BAR Attitude free bar where their Pride night party sees DJ Daddi playing club classics, dance anthems, funky tunes and a bit of cheese. Free entry all night. OPEN: 7pm – very late BAR: BLACK BOY INN Cosy historic pub at the top of Whiteladies Road, serving tasty home-cooked food and a wide selection of local ales and wines. BAR: OMG BAR Bristol’s newest and most modern cocktail bar. Light up your night on the dancefloor, mingle at the bar or get cosy in one of the many booths. OPEN: 8pm – late CLUB: OMG Spacious dancefloor and 2 bars. Expect lots of lighting, including huge LED wall, CO2 cannons that knock you off your feet and a great sound system. OPEN: 10pm Ticketed event, check their website for prices

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SUNDAY 9 JULY

PRIDE BRUNCH CABARET

RECHARGE THE BATTERIES WITH BRUNCH AT THE OMA Mop up those post Pride blues (or hangovers) with a Pride Brunch at the Old Market Assembly. Opening early and with Vegan and Vegetarian options, brunch is served from 11am until 3pm, perfect to set you up for the close of our Queer Vision film festival with Miles at Watershed at 4pm (page 61). If you’re in the mood for more cabaret then at from 3pm the queens take over the Old Market Assembly with local acts and another chance to see Son Ofa Tutu. Suggested donation is £5 to raise money for Bristol HIV service: Brigstowe Project. Visit www.oldmarketassembly.co.uk for more info. Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Bristol, BS2 0DF

TIME

11am - 5pm

PRICE

suggested donation £5

VENUE

Old Market Assembly


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SUNDAY 9 JULY

FILM: MILES

INSPIRING, HEART-WARMING AND VIVIDLY DETAILED We chose to catch this film at BFI FLARE assuming it tackled issues of gender equality and sports, instead we found an incredibly funny and moving film based on a true story that we really wanted to share.

4pm

TIME PRICE VENUE

£6.50 / £4.50 Watershed

Out and proud student Miles (Tim Boardman) is desperate to graduate and escape rural town America by moving to the city to enrol in film school. His dreams are shattered when the sudden death of his father leaves the family bankrupt, having squandered his son’s college fund on a mistress. Desperate for a way out, Miles finds a volleyball scholarship program that exists between his high school and a well-regarded Chicago University. There’s just one catch, the only volleyball team that exists at his school is a girls’ team. Though filmed on a small budget it boasts a powerful cast including Molly Shannon (Never Been Kissed), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek) and is filled with nineties nostalgia, sci-fi nods and comedy moments. Miles is a breath of fresh air and the fact that, at 17, our lead is comfortable in his skin and sees no reason to hide his sexuality is refreshing to see. Young people 24 & under, refugees and asylum seekers can see any film at Watershed at any time for £4.50. Tickets available via the Watershed Box Office. Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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THANK YOU! OUR BEHIND THE SCENES HEROS Pride couldn’t happen without the thousands of hours of work put in by our volunteers, giving up their time and energy to help make something special happen. It’s also down to all of you who have donated to Pride, got a supporter wristband or attended a fundraising event – it’s not, and never is, too late to donate or volunteer to support Pride. A special thanks go to Freddie Daw, John Paul Bradbury, Aled Osborne, Jayne Graham-McMorrow, David Robertson, Mike Hollifield, Joseph Hartland, Peter Watts, Ian Dunscombe, Luke Stuart, Michelle Graham-McMorrow, Bernie Hodges, Nigel Cooke, Eriol Fox and Matt Seow. The incredible Hayley Kyte for our design work and this programme and to David Ashby of Liquid Lizard for our branding. Our thanks to: 6 O’clock Gin, Alex Renahan, Andy Thomas, BCFM, Beth Attfield, Ben Mosley, Ben Murphy, Charlie Gould, Cheryl Morgan, Chris Dawe, Daniel Tribe, Darragh Mallon, Degrees of Error, Erika Vale, GMC Events, Jack Yu Song, Jamie Mountain, Jeff Sutton, Jo Derrick & The Palace, Jon Hurst Hair, John Halpin, Katie Arbuckle, Kieran Penfold, Kongs, Luke Harries, Marta Azaña, Marvin Rees, Mary Milton, Michael Benson, Our Wend, Paul Stoodley and The Queenshilling, Peter Baker, Rebecca Ballard, Red Wine, Robby Rusdianto, Ross Harrison, Sarah Minter & LGBT Bristol, Sarah Robertson, Sarah Walker, Shoutout Radio, Simon Barton, Simon Perry, Stephen Jenkins, Steve and the BBB, Sy Hussain, Tash, Anna and Suzanne from Indigo, Tom Marshman, Watershed, and to all our volunteers. Our thanks also to Unite Students: our headline sponsors, to EDF Energy, GMB Union, Irwin Mitchell, UWE Bristol, Gold Bar, At-Bristol, Clifton Hotels and to all our pride partners and supporters. Their sponsorship helps to keep Pride a free and open event for us all. There will be people we have missed off (sorry) and people who joined after we went to print, so to everyone helping, all our performers, the hardworking bar and door staff of the gay scene venues, all the charities, businesses and groups who help the LGBT+ community… THANK YOU! Bristol Pride is a registered charity (1166817) bought to you by passionate volunteers who work all year round to bring you this festival and week of events. They also work around the year to run projects to support and promote equality and diversity. If you would like to get involved email volunteer@bristolpride.co.uk See you next year – put the 14 July 2018 in your diary NOW!

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