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BRISTOL PRIDE 2016 FESTIVAL GUIDE

PRIDE DAY SAT 9 JULY

Bristol Amphitheatre and At-Bristol’s Millennium Square

DONATION ENTRY FESTIVAL

PRIDE WEEK FESTIVAL 1–10 JULY

FILM FESTIVAL | COMEDY | THEATRE | DOG SHOW TALKS | PHOTO EXHIBITION | GAMING

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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

THURSDAY 7 JULY

SUPPORTERS, PARTNERS AND CAUSES

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BOOK LAUNCH EVENT

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WELCOME

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PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT

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THURSDAY 30 JUNE POWER PANEL

FRIDAY 8 JULY 6

FILM: STUDIO 54 DIRECTORS CUT

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PRE PRIDE PARTIES

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SATURDAY 2 JULY FILM: SCRUM

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PRIDE DAY SATURDAY 9 JULY

PRIDE DOG SHOW

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PRIDE PARADE

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PRIDE SITE MAP

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MAIN STAGE

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SUNDAY 3 JULY PRIDE GAMING

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CABARET STAGE

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PRIDE QUIZ

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FAMILY AREA

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FILM: PEACE OF MIND

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DANCE PERFORMANCE STAGE

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FILM: DYKE HARD

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COMMUNITY AREA

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EXPO & TRADERS

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GAMES ARENA

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TUESDAY 5 JULY FILM: MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

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PRIDE NIGHT SATURDAY 9 JULY WEDNESDAY 6 JULY PRIDE THEATRE NIGHT

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PRIDE AFTER PARTY

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BAR LISTINGS

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THANK YOU

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PRIDE 2016

WELCOME Welcome to Pride 2016, an exciting 10 days of events using the Arts to showcase our culture and community, to celebrate being LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans) and triumph against shame and stigma. It’s been a rollercoaster year! We’ve outgrown the usable space in Castle Park and Pride’s moved to a new home: Bristol Amphitheatre & At-Bristol’s Millennium Square, no easy task. We have again worked really hard to keep Pride a free and open event for all, on pride day everyone will be asked for a £3 donation, but if you can please get a £5 supporter wristbands for onsite discounts (inc. the bars) and free bus travel. Our £15 bands offer entry to 3 afterparties too – all whilst helping to keep Pride happening. Following a 2016 budget amendment by Bristol Labour, we were awarded some funding! This one-off has been vital, our thanks to Marvin Rees, John Halpin and Labour for making this happen but also to the Greens, Lib Dems and former Mayor George Ferguson for supporting it. Clearly everyone values us and recognises our impact in reducing feelings of isolation, increasing wellbeing, bringing people together and celebrating community. We’ve continued to work through the year visiting businesses to give talks empowering staff & managers, visiting schools to talk to students about being LGBT+ and challenging attitudes & actions, lastly you may have seen our street stencils across the Bristol region, highlighting Race and LGBT+ Hate Crime. All this has been challenging but also inspiring and being asked to do this, or the clear need, shows us Pride is still needed and drives us onwards and upwards. Be sure to check out this year’s film festival Queer Vision, named by the Guardian as one of the best in the country last year, also our specially curated Theatre Night put together especially for Pride or our Comedy Night featuring some of the best LGBT+ talent in the business. Have a great Pride everyone, get involved, be proud and enjoy. Daryn J Carter Festival Director and Programmer

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THURSDAY 30 JUNE

POWER PANEL

ENGINEERING GREAT DISCUSSION Join EDF Energy, Bristol Pride and InterEngineering, the network for LGBT+ Engineers, for a special Pride Power Panel Discussion on setting up and maintaining LGBT+ Networks.

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7pm

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Starting and maintaining an LGBT+ Network can be challenging but our fantastic panel from EDF, the MOD and Balfour Beatty are here to answer your questions followed by networking drinks.

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SATURDAY 2 JULY

FILM: SCRUM

We are delighted to be opening Bristol Pride’s Film Festival: Queer Vision this year with such a superb and engaging documentary Directed by Poppy Stockell.

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PRICE £9 / £6.50 / £4.50 VENUE Watershed

Set against the backdrop of The Sydney Convicts gay rugby team, members vie for a place in the Gay rugby world cup. With plenty of action and a good dose of humour, this film is amazingly honest and deeply touching. Poppy Stockell captures the inner thoughts and emotions of some of the toughest men, what it means to them to be able to compete and to truly be who they are. Tickets from The Watershed box office Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk We are working to make 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.

The film screening will be followed by an afterparty at the Queenshilling on Frogmore Street, retain your ticket stub for £4 entry which will go to Bristol Pride and Bristol’s gay rugby group The Bisons. The Bisons will also be holding an afternoon training session and BBQ for you to come and get a rugby taster of your own so why not come along and try it out, meet the teams and sign up. Check our website bristolpride.co.uk for more details.

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SATURDAY 2 JULY

PRIDE DOG SHOW

STARTING PRIDE WITH A BARK

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Our ever popular dog show returns, and it’s bigger, waggier and furrier than ever! This year there’s a chance to meet local pet businesses, chat to charities and of course enter your furry friends into our paw-biting rounds:

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Waggiest Tail Most Well-Groomed Best Pup (owner or dog) Best Veteran Happiest Rescue Dog *Greyhound/lurcher parade* Best Trick Most Like Owner Fanciest Coat Prettiest Eyes Puggiest Pug Dog We’d Most Like to Take Home and of course Best Family Pet (non-dog, show us pictures) 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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Register from 11am Show 1pm

Free / £2 entry Castle Park


SUNDAY 3 JULY

PRIDE GAMING

UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, L, G, B, T, + An absolute hit last year, we are proudly teaming up with BVGS (Bristol Video Games Social) for our LGBT+ Gaming event which is open and welcoming to all.

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12:30pm - late Free Kongs King Street

Expect Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Street Fighter V, Retro Classics and more multiplayer madness. Those into Pokémon bring your DS’s along for trading and battles. This year we’re actively encouraging some Gaming Cos-play too!

SUNDAY 3 JULY

PRIDE QUIZ

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND WIN PRIZES Our monthly Quiz continues in Pride Week, expect the usual mix of fiendish questions, picture and music rounds and ridiculous spot round prizes. Brush up on your Pride knowledge for a special Pride round with extra prizes this month.

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6:00pm

PRICE £1 VENUE Old Market Tavern

£1 entry all going to support Pride with thanks to the OMT

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SUNDAY 3 JULY

FILM: PEACE OF MIND

A fascinating story, full of interest, about American artist Flo McGarrell. Following a unique path living and working in Haiti. With opening atmospheric footage shot on a Super Eight by friend and Director Cary Cronenwett, this is a beautiful and poetic homage to Flo before his death in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

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PRICE £9 / £6.50 / £4.50 VENUE Watershed

As a trans-man Flo’s presence on the island and his work as artist, activist and advocate at FOSAJ Arts Centre in Jacmel has had a unique and lasting impact on the local community. Tickets from The Watershed box office Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

SUNDAY 3 JULY

FILM: DYKE HARD

Just another Swedish Action Comedy Musical Sci-Fi B-movie, of course! Cyborgs, ghosts, a gang of roller derby girlz, ninjas and an evil billionaire do their best to thwart a failed lesbian rock band as they travel to revive their fortunes at a battle of the bands. Crazy and camp Dyke Hard by Director Bitte Andersson who sat around with her friends talking about all the film genres they loved, then crammed them into this ‘cult classic!’ Tickets from The Watershed box office Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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6pm TIME PRICE £9 / £6.50 / £4.50 VENUE Watershed


TUESDAY 5 JULY

FILM: MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

Navigating and discovering her bisexuality, Laila is a secret rebel in a wheelchair, Shonali Bose directs this stunning portrait of a women defying definitions and pushing boundaries.

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8:10pm

PRICE £9 / £6.50 / £4.50 VENUE Watershed

Accepted into NYU to study music composition, Laila travels from India to New York where she meets a fiery activist and finds her a most exquisite challenge, for her and later her family. Picking up multiple awards, Margarita With a Straw brings sexuality and disability onto the screen, an intimate narrative rather than political, the story focuses on personal empowerment. Tickets from The Watershed box office Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

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WEDNESDAY 6 JULY

PRIDE THEATRE NIGHT

SPECIALLY CURATED PERFORMANCES TO CELEBRATE PRIDE Another highlight of Pride Week, our Theatre Night never fails to entertain and this year we proudly bring you three specially created pieces brought together to celebrate Pride.

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7:30pm £8 Wardrobe Theatre

Taking over Old Market’s newest venue we are proud to support The Wardrobe Theatre, in the Old Market Assembly (formerly Flamingos Nightclub) join us as we celebrate #Shakespeare400 and use the arts to showcase our culture and community. 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. Adonis is a hunter unversed in the desires of the flesh, while Venus is an older temptress determined to ignite the young warrior’s sexual awakening. Utilising an all male company to explore themes of gender fluidity and social conditioning.

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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! You are invited to join Boogaloo Stu’s creation: ’70s telly host and crimplene-clad showbiz legend Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo with scintillating conversation. Grab your bingo card and tick off the songs and quotes as you hear them, in a frantic bid to win the Full House and claim a prize. #APPilyEverAfter 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. Pride present the creative talents of Josh ‘Jacobs’ & Paul ‘Dincent’, as they try ever-so-hard to seduce you through song, sketches and stand up – delving deep into the world of online dating and unravelling the trials and tribulations they adventure. Following the last performance there will be a short Q&A panel discussion with the THT, Brigstowe Project and the creators of #AppilyEverAfter to explore some of the themes discussed, local support networks and safer sex.

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THURSDAY 7 JULY

FREE TO BE ME

CELEBRATING 21 YEARS OF FREEDOM YOUTH

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Our local LGBT+ Youth Group has been running for 21 years and a lot has happened in those years. The book Free To Be Me is a retrospective compilation filled with stories and pictures launching at this special event. The book will also be on sale from the community area on Pride Day.

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PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT

We again bring you a stellar line-up of LGBT+ performers to what always proves to be our busiest and most popular event. Book in advance!

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Jayde Adams So good we had to have her back. 2014’s Funny Women Awards and London Cabaret’s Audience Award winner Jayde has a passion for making people laugh and in 2011 discovered she could sing opera. A regular at festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury and Bestival, hailed as unbelievably funny by Russell Howard and Britain’s funniest woman comic by the Daily Mail, and they mostly hate women. Sam Lake A whirlwind of wit, wisdom and weirdness he’s a Max Turner Finalist 2016, a Leicester Square Theatre New Act Semifinalist 2015 and a South Coast Comedian of the Year Semifinalist 2016. He’ll charm you in a way only a half-cornish, half-spanish boy can. Crude but clever humour delivered tongue firmly in his cheek (his own tongue, in case there’s any confusion). Hannah Brackenbury Brighton based comedy singer-songwriter who has been described as “Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’s lesbian love child”. She performs original material on such varied themes as obsessive cat owners, bad breath, cannibalism and taking too many selfies. Through to this year’s Music Comedy Awards finals Hannah also recently completed her first solo UK tour promoting new album Jumbled.

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Stephen Bailey Star of Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side and Safeword (to name just two) Stephen recently supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour. Selected as the first ever MC for the Stonewall Summer Party he regularly contributed articles to Attitude magazine, and was nominated in this year’s Amused Moose Comedy Awards Top 10 shows at Edinburgh Fringe. Warm and affectionate with a biting wit he loves a conspiracy theory (preferably involving a celebrity and a cucumber). Jen Brister Stand up comic, writer and comedy actor Jen is a regular performer on the UK & International circuit. She’s had a series of sell out shows year on year. New show Wishful Thinking was nominated Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival and went on to be a sold out show at the Edinburgh Festival last year which also saw Jen appearing on Comedy Central’s Live at the Comedy Store. We’ve been lucky to secure Jen who is supporting Frankie Boyle and starring in her first feature film this year.

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FRIDAY 8 JULY

FILM: STUDIO 54 THE DIRECTORS CUT

Director Mark Christopher’s glitter bomb of sex, drugs and debauchery in New York’s 1970 party scene vanished, now, we get to see his version, in full, which he describes as a miracle. 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... see below! Tickets from The Watershed box office Tel: 0117 927 5100 or www.watershed.co.uk

FRIDAY 8 JULY

PRE PRIDE PARTIES

GET THE PRIDE PARTY STARTED Fancy starting Pride Weekend with a bang then check out Old Market (listings p.42). The OMT and Phoenix run happy hour til 7pm, Drag With No Name is at The Retreat (10:30) and La Voix is on at the Gin Palace (11:30). 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 BBQ. Let’s make this a Pride to remember!

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PRICE £9 / £6.50 / £4.50 VENUE Watershed


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KEEPING IT GREEN

We’ve always been proud to be a ‘green’ festival and we hope that you continue to support our work. We saved over 60KG of plastic last year and over 1 tonne of carbon, the equivalent travel miles from Bristol, UK to Bristol, Maine USA. let’s see if we can get to Bristol, Canada this year. Forget the car and get discounted travel with Bristol Ferry’s and free bus travel on Pride Day with First Bus with a supporter wristband. We also kept Pride central so you can still walk!

EDF Energy help us be generator free and our youth area is pedal powered so feel free to lend a hand. With Refill Bristol we again offer a free water station at Pride. So bring a bottle to fill up, or buy one from them and help us save hundreds of waste plastic bottles. Lastly we’re keeping the reusable cup scheme on the bars. Pay a £1 deposit on the 1st drink and bring it back with you each time. When you’re done return the cup and get your £1 back, or donate it to Pride.


SATURDAY 9 JULY

PRIDE PARADE

BE VISIBLE, BE LOUD, BE PROUD! Our bold statement for equality and diversity, celebrate our community and show that hatred and prejudice has no place in our city, or anywhere. This year our theme is Celebrating Our Diversity, we want you to come as yourself and for the parade to showcase and celebrate the L, G, B, T and everything in-between. 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 keep it free for the public to enter. We’re asking all businesses and corporate organisations who have not booked a stall at, or sponsored, Pride to make a donation to take part. Our thanks to Lloyds, Dyson, The NUT, Network Rail, Aviva & Nandos who have done just that. Email: info@bristolpride.co.uk

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PRIDE FESTIVAL

SITE MAP

VIP AREA

MAIN STAGE

AMPHITHEATRE

GAMES ARENA MARKET BAR (cans & bottles)

ACCESSIBLE SEATING FOOD

BRISTOL FERRY LANDING

MAIN BAR

HARBOUR

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YOUTH AREA

FAMILY AREA BAR MILLENNIUM SQUARE

PERFORMANCE STAGE

AT-BRISTOL SCIENCE CENTRE

COMMUNITY AREA

MAIN ENTRANCE

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FESTIVAL KEY Main Entrance

CABARET STAGE

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WC Toilets

First Aid

Accessible Toilets

BDP Welfare

Lost Children

Information

Expo Stands (pg 38)

Site Perimeter

Big screen broadcast

Free water

Wimbledon viewing

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PRIDE DAY

MAIN STAGE

CHERRY POPPIN 12:45

BOOGALOO STU Host

Keeping us on time is our showbiz multi-tasker. 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.

Working across the country since 2004, she’s big and brassy with a heart of gold. Cherry and her friends get Pride day going with a bang with her first appearance on our main stage. REN STEDMAN 13:15 We’re proud to have Trans singersongwriter who plays many instruments including guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele and drums. Previously performing at LGBT+ events including Trans Pride & supporting Latrice Royal. With thanks to Famous Co. KERI WHIP 13:35

SINGOUT 12:10 Bristol’s LGBT+ choir boasting over 50 members that regularly perform throughout the year. It’s tradition for them to open Main Stage with their twists on pop and contemporary classics.

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Described as “incredible” by Charlie Sloth, BBC 1xtra she’s taking live performance to new heights, combining huge on-stage energy with award winning vocals. Debut Single Ridiculous Me made the top 10 UK Club Charts.


LUCY SPRAGGAN 14:00 Her UK tour is sold out we’ve secured her for you. Her X Factor audition’s been viewed 35 million times on YouTube and she is the most googled artist of 2012. She’s appeared at the O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall and some of the UK’s top festivals. Expect a mixture of acoustic, folk and Hip Hop.

DELTAMOUR 16:00 Jess and Ori, originally part of Goodbye Charlie, have toured the UK & Ireland and performed on TV including Not The One Show. They impressed us with their hot vocals and synced harmonies. QBOY 16:35

WILDFLOWERS 14:50 If you like breezy, supremely melodic, semi-acoustic pop then you’ll love Wildflowers. They’ve already performed in front of tens of thousands of people, supporting Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Tom Odell. How lucky are we!

He made history by being the first UK queer hip-hop artist and helped lead, create and shape an entire sub-genre (homo-hop). He’s supported Boy George, performed with Lily Allen and brings something fresh to Pride.

IDESTROY 17:05 ROZALLA 15:35 Taking the UK club charts by storm in 1990s with Born To Luv Ya she’s toured with Michael Jackson and Billy Ocean. Pride will come alive with the anthemic Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good).

Time for something different. Bristol’s leather-clad, pop-punkers mix teenage rock’n’roll rebellion with riot grrrl sensibilities, bubblegum pop melodies with nods to the punk-edged sounds of Sleater Kinney and The Stooges. Scheduled times updated 1/07/16 p r i d e m a i n s ta g e

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JOANNE JOANNE 17:45 Rumoured to be the greatest, all female Duran Duran concept band of our times, expect classics such as Planet Earth and Girls on Film from these Duckie, Camp Bestival and Guilty Pleasures performers.

LITTLE BOOTS 19:45 She’s been steadily regenerating & caressing her crystalline pop into bold new shapes. Winning BBC Sound Of in 2009, Gold-selling debut album Hands fused massive pop hooks onto electronic soundscapes. On her latest album Working Girl she’s truly come into her own, creating forward-thinking & shape-shifting dance-pop.

TOM RICKELS 18:25 Bristol fishmonger turned singer appeared on this year’s The Voice and sailed through to the quarter finals. Talking about homophobia at school he’s not only a talented singer but a great role model too.

LISA STANSFIELD 20:35

A*M*E 18:50 Formidable, fresh and fierce. She exploded onto the music scene in 2013 topping the charts with Need U with Duke Dumont and MNEK. Grammy Nominee, talented songwriter, fashion icon and we cannot wait.

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Her seductive, soulful vocals and timeless dance-pop songs have seen her top the charts on both sides of Atlantic, duet with George Michael and Queen, win multiple Brits and Ivor Novello awards and a World Music Award. Her first 4 albums sold 15 million copies and spawned over 20 hit singles including People Hold On, Change, The Real Thing, Someday (I’m Coming Back) and of course All Around The World.


PRIDE DAY

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 Scally Locker for supporting the green room. MISS DEMEANOR Your hostess 12:00 One of our hosts the Irish Queen of Innuendo is usually found DJing in the Bear Bar & Queenshilling and is now resident at OMG Sheffield’s student night. She’ll be introducing the winner of Miss Retreat 2016. BAMBI VIOLET 12:20 Chippenham’s favourite Queen is a fan favourite and not to be missed. A unique look pushing the boundaries of androgyny, she’ll be raising the roof with her sublime vocal abilities. MONA LOTTE 12:40 This Valleys diva is one of the youngest on the circuit. Based in Cardiff, witty and downright sassy Mona will have you singing along into the wee hours of the morning.

MISS TINA SPARKLE Your hostess 13:00 She’s used to hosting as OMG Bristol’s resident Queen. S4C Wales TV star and welsh wonder has been entertaining audiences all over the UK and abroad for over 12 years. STEPHANIE VON CLITZ 13:05 Another amazing talent that started out right here in the South West and now she has cemented herself onto the London Cabaret circuit with regular performances. JOLENE DOVER 13:30 Hitting the scene in an explosion this Welsh wonder is currently starring in When Jolene Met… on Made in Cardiff TV expect a unique style, quick humour & observational comedy. g m b c a b a r e t s ta g e

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SANDRA 13:55 Drag royalty! Performing up and down the country and beyond for more years than she can remember. Expect songs, sharp wit and audience participation. Some of the routines have become synonymous with Sandra. MISS MATCH Your hostess 14:20 Known for leaving none unscathed when it comes to her sense of humour she holds down 3 weekly residencies in the South West. This old hag has found her youth again. MARTHA D’ARTHUR 13:45 As a performer with a background in comedy, theatre performance and musical theatre she’s an amalgamation of the many divas and starlets she’s worked with over the years.

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METH 14:10 Doyenne of Meth Lab, a night bringing the stars of Ru Paul’s Drag Race to London she is also the driving force behind Familyyy Fierce. An alternative show with plenty of wit. BELLEFLEURS 15:15 Another amazing local act! Pop, Metal, Rock & Punk songs get a spanking and are turned around into completely new arrangements. These Bath sirens bring vintage harmonies but are no vintage tribute act. MISS RUBY RAWBONE Your hostess 15:50 Winner of the Bristol heats of Drag Idol 2015 her unique alternative & camp style continues to impress with an eclectic fusion of hilarious lip syncing and theatrical singing talents.


DRAG WITH NO NAME 15:55 One of the most versatile drag acts on the scene and a massive hit at Pride. The show is always fresh and her stand-up will have you in tears of laughter. Fantastic satirical impersonations and live vocals. MISS PENNY 16:30 Hailing from the Midlands is Best Midlands Cabaret Acts 2014 (we checked there is more than one) with a show that’s entertaining from start to finish. Fantastic live vocals and comedy patter.

LUBRIKUNT & LIQUOR 17:25 Prepare for a lip-sync extravaganza and camp hilarity as these two combine forces to take the word camp and fierce to the next level! Colliding the traditional and old school stylings with current fabulousness. MYRA DUBOIS 17:50 Quadruple threat. Acts, sings, dances, pours a decent pint. Sharp, funny and with killer wit she commands the stage, captivates audiences and performs at the most revered venues and starred in four adult pantos. Oh er.

MARY GOLDS 16:55

SON OFA TUTU 18:20

Firm favourite and regular at Wow Bar Cardiff, The Birdcage Newport and The Retreat, Mary brings her camp humour, quick wit and catchy upbeat songs to Bristol Pride.

Returning with a storming set year on year Son Ofa 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.

MISS BEAVER Your hostess 17:20 Responsible for the line-up (cheer or boo as you see fit) and a firm favourite on the Scene since winning Miss Retreat 2012. Quick wit, loveable charm and a string of achievements under her belt.

MARY MAC 19:00 She’s going to steal the show so why not have her close it. This tartan wrapped Scottish power house is a true performer her show is packed full of hit songs and cheeky banter and love for the crowd.

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PRIDE 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. Moving to our new site means more space for the area located on Millennium Square next to our Youth and Family Activities partner At-Bristol who will be on hand with play activities. The Big Screen will also be showing the Wimbledon Finals and Main Stage. 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 face painting, magicians, circus and kite making workshops with Bristol Kite Festival and 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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PRIDE DAY

DANCE PERFORMANCE STAGE

SHAKE IT OFF IN MILLENNIUM SQUARE Relax, enjoy and get involved with some of the best dance talent on offer. Our new Dance Performance Stage features a wide variety of dance styles and even workshops so be sure to check it out and dance with Pride. 13.00 Kinetic Theatre Arts Thought provoking and awe inspiring performances from Cardiff based theatre company 13.30 Streetenvy Dance & Fitness Academy Bristol based dance school and stage coordinators. Expect street dance, commercial, reggaeton, musical theatre, contemporary and cabaret. So much on offer.

15.45 Sarah Brewster (Vocalist) 16.00 South West Dance Theatre Local dance troupe use a fantastic mix of Ballet, Latin & Contemporary dance to generate high octane, eclectic dance theatre. 16.30 Sambazinhas We bring you the sounds of Carnival with Brazilian Samba. Infectious tunes that will get you moving.

14.00 McClennan School of Irish Dancing We promised variety! We are excited to bring some Irish Dance to Bristol Pride. Part of the World Irish Dance Association, many of the dancers hold national and international titles.

16.50 Drew Lahoopz (Project Pixie) Hoop dance, a blend of circus, flow arts and dance, an enjoyable way to exercise and improve wellbeing.

14.20 Nectaria Zumba Get your pulses racing with this free Zumba Workshop & enjoy some Latin American aerobic fitness

17.00 DanceBlast Based in the Tobacco Factory you’ll be Crazy in Love with modern dance, enjoy contemporary dance such as Chandelier and a younger group will Shake it Off.

14.30 Performers Dance & Musical School Exciting and visually stunning, expect street & contemporary dance from Pride regulars PDMS 15.00 Makala Cheung (Vocalist) 15.15 Impermenance Fantastic cabaret and physical theatre with deep resonance and displaying personal stories. Precision crafted and subversively beautiful – The Observer.

17.30 Dolly Mix Dance Troupe All girl dance crew. Fierce with bags of attitude they push boundaries in Street dance and show that women of all shapes, sizes & colours can come together and create something amazing. 17.55 Streetenvy ‘Cabaret Queens’ Bristol’s hottest new Cabaret Troupe, providing a variety for your taste buds. Hints of desire and a pinch of lust, a joy to watch. Watch out for our killer burlesque routine...

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LOCAL SERVICES, SUPPORT GROUPS, NETWORKS AND LGBT CHARITIES - ALL HERE FOR YOU Community is at the heart of Pride and we are proud to showcase the great work and services that exist across the South West – often the unsung heroes! Sponsored by UWE Bristol (be sure to visit their Expo) and whose support helps us keep delivering this vital area. Make sure you also visit our Expo stalls and Market Traders (p.38). ACE

Diversity Role Models

Outstories

Alcoholics Anonymous

FFLAG

Pink Herrings

Amnesty

Gaywest

Rethink

Avon Transpeople/Swindon Transgender Group

Green Party

RSPB

Indigo

Second Step

Avon Wildlife Trust

LGBT Bristol

Sing Out

BiVisible

LGBT Fitness and Social

Slide Bristol

BOPF

LGBT Manifesto + Scene

St Mungos

Brigstowe Project

LGBT Switchboard

Stonewall

Bristol Bisons

Merlin Housing Association

The Bridge Centre

Bristol Community Health

Micro Rainbow

THT

Bristol Family Placement

Next Link Safe Link

Time to Change

Bristol Hate Crime Services

One25

Unite the Union

Cocaine Anonymous

Outdoorlads

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

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PRIDE DAY

EXPO STANDS AND TRADERS

FESTIVAL PARTNERS, SUPPORTERS, SAMPLES AND FOOD Pride can only happen through the support and engagement from many different groups and our sponsors, so visit their Expo stands dotted about the site and have a chat to find out about the great work they do. Be sure to visit Labour and complete our “My-Pride Survey” and let us know why Pride is important to you. We also have a great range of food and market traders to fill your bellies and pick up a memento of the day. Expo stands: At-Bristol

GMB

Unison

Bylaw

Irwin Mitchell

University of Bristol

EDF Energy / InterEngineering

Switchboard

UWE Bristol

Avon and Somerset Police

Enterprise

MOD

Bristol Community Health

Environment agency

Bristol Drugs Project

Foster care associates

Quality Solicitors Burroughs Day

Bristol Youth Links

Labour

Food, Drink and Market Stalls: Barefoot Wine

Flamingo Candles

Rainbowtrade

Bry’s Shakes

Gavyn Macer

Sausage Fest

Burger Joint

Hartzak

Shrinking Violet

Chameleon Jewellery

Olives ‘n Stuff

VK

Desy Thai

One Luv Kitchen

Yellow Turban Curry

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

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PRIDE DAY

DISCO DODGEBALL GAMES ARENA

GRAB YOUR BALLS AND GET READY Another new feature, we’ve teamed up with Disco DodgeBall to bring you a fun and engaging alternative area for Pride Day, located in the amphitheatre. Expect Vogueing Volleyball, Sister Sledge Sack Race, Disco Discus, urban extreme sport of Hip-Hop Skotch, classic Sports Day with Disco twists and of course Disco Dodgeball all with Disco dance-offs thrown in for good measure. All participants in the games will also receive a customary glitterisation in team colours by the Disco crew.

Overall, UNISON has more than 1.3 million members who work in the public sector, the community and voluntary sector and for private companies delivering public services. UNISON campaigns for a fairer society and defends public services. We want to see people put before profit and public interest before private greed. We are committed to campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality at work and in how public services are delivered.

Join us in UNISON! In UNISON, we have a flourishing network of LGBT members who meet locally and nationally. UNISON advice and publications on LGBT equality are on our website, where members can find information about regional and national events and sign up for monthly LGBT e-bulletins and for our newsletter ‘Out in UNISON’. To find out more, visit www.unison.org.uk/out or email us at out@unison.co.uk . To join UNISON, go to www.unison.org.uk/join.

Unison Concorde Health, Unison Central Bristol Health and Unison Bristol Local Government are proud to be supporters of Pride Bristol 2015 For More information contact Dayley Lawrence Branch Secretary, Concorde Bristol Health 0117 4140445 or concordehealth@unison.co.uk


PRIDE NIGHT SAT 9 JULY

OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE ACTS AND BRISTOL CLUBNIGHTS, TOGETHER FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY With headline live performance from Bright Lightx2 we take over the O2 for 3 rooms of DJs, Dancers and Performances. A sell out night 3 years in a row, get tickets quick.

10pm

TIME PRICE VENUE

£11 / £15 O2 Academy

MAIN ARENA/ SPOTLIGHT

ROOM 2 // SKYLIGHTS

ROOM 3 /// LOVE SHINES

BRIGHT LIGHTx2 [LIVE PA]

R&SHE

FLEETMAC WOOD

Ready to launch his new album he’s toured with Ellie Goulding, Erasure & Scissor Sisters and duet partner Elton John.

GUILTY PLEASURES

Unabashed joy and passion, lose yourself in an all-night journey of Pop, Dance, Disco, R&B, Party Bangaz & Club Anthems.

D-T-Y-M

Bristol’s indie-pop night usually pack out The Phoenix and will be getting the party started tonight. [Plus] Tom Marshman, Dark Island Dance, SparkleMotion, Aerial Hoop + more

London’s R & She bring you the queens of R&B and Hip-Hop. The busiest room at London’s Winter Pride and fresh from supporting En Vogue at The Mighty Hoop-La, you’ll be Crazy In Love all night long.

REVENGE OF THE 90S Bi-monthly clubnight usually based at The Queenshilling will be opening up Room2 with the very best (and erm, worst) of 90’s music!

[Plus] watch out for roaming performances throughout the club from artist Tom Marshman and from the Creatures of Light.

Lovingly curated remix project and party dedicated to the music of one of the greatest bands of our time. With new versions of vintage tracks and Fleetwood Mac’s extensive catalogue ripe for the remixing. Expect house, Balearic disco and techno homages along with the hits. So grab your tambourines, top hats and get ready to sing along.

GLITTER BOOTH Shiny explosions of fabulous facial festival fabrications to go with our dresscode: LIGHT

£11 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 go to keep Pride Day happening. p r i d e a f t e r pa r t y

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PRIDE NIGHT

LISTINGS PRIDE CLUBNIGHTS

BRISTOL SCENE VENUES Cont

CLUB: O2 ACADEMY See page 41 for the Official Pride Afterparty

BAR: OLD MARKET TAVERN The OMT has a great beer garden and friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Home to our monthly quiz it serves a good range of ales and food. Happy hour 4-7pm. OPEN: 11:30pm – 2am

CLUB: QUEENSHILLING Best Nightclub 3 years in a row (Shout Out Awards) they proudly support 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 including Drag King Adam All. Expect flirts, friends, laughter and unstoppable music. OPEN: 9pm – 3am TICKET PRICE: Free entry with £15 Pride Day+Night or Super Supporter (VIP) Wristband. £11 on the door (with a donation to Pride)

BAR: PROUD BAR Small but perfectly formed, just like their prices. Proud Bar regularly hosts and they love a cocktail. OPEN: 6pm – 1am BAR: THE GIN PALACE Camp fun and a great selection of gin! Pride sponsors 6 O’clock Gin are running a tasting on July 7. Lots of events during Pride Week and Pride weekend sees La Voix on Friday with Danny Beard on Pride Night. OPEN: 5pm – late BAR: BRISTOL BEAR BAR Attitude free bar where Pride night sees DJ Daddi playing club classics, dance anthems, funky tunes and a bit of cheese. Free entry all night. OPEN: 7pm – very late BAR: THE RETREAT A fun night of commercial dance, pop, R&B and party anthems. Mary Mac will be doing a special post Pride show (10:30pm) hosted by Ruby Rawbone. Free entry and drinks deals galore. OPEN: 4pm – 4am

BRISTOL SCENE VENUES

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

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

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 TICKET PRICE: TBC (£10 in 2015)

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The Shard, London

FARE SAVING Bristol to London from 1hr 40mins and from ÂŁ15 each way* with Great Western Railway. Book in advance at GWR.com *Terms and conditions apply; visit GWR.com. Single Advanced Standard Class tickets only. Not valid with other offers. Subject to availability and may not be available at some peak times. Stated journey is the minimum time available on selected services.


GMB WALES & SOUTH WEST REGION AND GMB AVON & WESSEX BRANCH ARE PROUD TO SPONSOR

BRISTOL PRIDE CABARET STAGE 2016 www.gmbwalesandsouthwest.org.uk For more information contact 0117 955 4470


de&s

DE&S are proud to support Bristol Pride again this year DE&S at Abbey Wood is one of the largest employers in Bristol and the surrounding area. We are currently looking for a range of talented people in Engineering, Project Delivery, Commercial, and Supply Chain Management. If you are interested in working for us, we’d love to hear from you. For more information visit www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk

Defence Equipment & Support

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THANK YOU! CELEBRATING BEHIND THE BEHIND THE SCENES WORK 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, as well as all of you who have donated and attended our fundraising events – it’s not, and never is, too late to donate. Special thanks to all our sponsors, Freddie Daw, David Robertson, Jayne Graham-McMorrow, Aled Osbourne, Matt Seow, Peter Watts, John Bradbury, Michelle Graham-McMorrow, Bernie Hodges, Nigel Cooke. David Ashby of Liquid Lizard for our branding and Hayley Kyte for our design work. 6 O’clock Gin, Alex Renahan, Andy Thomas, Anna Rutherford, Beth Attfield, Ben Murphy, Charlie George, Cheryl Morgan, Dr Mike, Dr Joe, Erika Vale, George Ferguson, GMC Events, Ian Dunscombe, Иbah Ahгoba, Jo Derrick, Jon Hurst Hair, John Halpin, LGBT Bristol, Luke Harries, Luke Stuart, Marvin Rees, Mary Milton, Paul Lawless, Paul Stoodley, The OMT Staff, Rebecca Ballard, Richard Mason, Robby Rusdianto, Ross Harrison, Russell Coglan & The Retreat, Sarah Minter, Sarah Robertson, Sarah Walker, Shoutout crew, Simon Barton, Simon Perry, Stephen Jenkins, Steve and the BBB, Suzanne Doyle, Sy Hussain, Tash Jones, and all our Volunteers. There will be people we have missed off and people who joined after we went to print, so to everyone helping, all our performers, the gay scene staff, all 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 year round to bring you the festival and to run projects year round to support and promote equality and diversity. If you would like to get involved email volunteer@bristolpride.co.uk See you next year – put 8 July 2017 in your diary NOW!

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TAKE A BREAK AT THE VK BUS BAR, PAINT A HANDPRINT ON OUR GIANT WALL OF VK LOVE AND GET A PHOTO WITH YOUR FRIENDS AFTER YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH THE VK GLAM BOOTH EXPERIENCE.


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CHAMPIONING LGBT+ EQUALITY & DIVERSITY ACROSS THE SOUTH WEST

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PRIDE DAY Saturday 9 July Bristol AmphitheAtre And At-Bristol’s millennium squAre

MARKETS COMMUNITY AREA FAMILY AREA | PERFORMANCE STAGE | GAMES ARENA [PLUS] CABARET

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£3 DONATION ENTRY £5 SUPPORTER WRISTBAND for discounts on BArs, food, And free trAvel on first Bus Bristol

Pride AFTERPARTY

£15 DAY+NIGHT WRISTBAND

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ILLUMINATION

PRIDE WEEK 1 - 10 JULY

BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT

INCLUDING THEATRE , FILM FESTIVAL , COMEDY, DOG SHOW, ART, TALKS

GUILTY PLEASURES [PLUS] D-T-Y-M SPARKLE MOTION R & SHE PERFORMANCES [PLUS] REVENGE

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