Bristol Pride Festival Guide 2024

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WELCOME TO BRISTOL PRIDE 2024

15 years! Can you believe it, look how we’ve grown! It’s been an incredible journey from coming together in 2009 to make our 2010 festival in Castle Park happen, with just under 5000 people then with only a few hundred on the march. Now we work all year round and welcome over 45,000 people across two weeks of events with an incredible 25,000 of you marching with us last year. 15 years feels like a huge milestone and so much has happened in those years! We’ve seen such positive steps for our community but we also continue to fight for equality. With attacks on our community, in both hate crime and legislation, at the moment, it’s a powerful reminder to never be complacent and how important Pride still is.

We can’t wait to welcome you to events this year, and you’ll see it’s another bumper year of events across the 2 weeks of the festival and Pride Day. Cost of living is affecting us all and we’ve worked hard to keep prices down as much as possible, and Pride day remains donation entry but please, if you can, buy one of our supporter wristbands. Your support keeps Pride happening and wristbands offer great rewards like free bus travel across Bristol on Pride Day and money off bar prices at the festival. Do also make sure you get out and support the LGBT+ venues and events over the Pride Fortnight.

Speaking of Pride Fortnight! We’re bringing you our first ever Queer Vision Film Festival screening at the former Bristol IMAX, we even have our very own Priscilla to bring you to the cinema in style! In another first we have our Pioneers of Pride Kiki Ball, in collaboration with Bristol Ballroom Collective. We’ll be celebrating the rich history of the QTIBIPOC community in Pride.

We also have some incredible theatre this year in the form of Wreckage which was a standout show from last year's Edinburgh Fringe. We have another awe inspiring Circus Night at Circomedia featuring some of the best LGBT+ circus performers.

On Pride Day we have our biggest ever line up with headliners Human League which we couldn’t be more excited about. We are also welcoming Brizzle Boyz to the rebranded Uplift Stage alongside PUNKA who are returning for a second year and both have curated sensational line ups. OTR are taking the reins in the Youth Area, Bassline Circus and QAF Cabaret have collaborated on our Circus Tent this year bringing you more spellbinding LGBT+ circus, expect workshops as well as performances and a chance for little ones to get involved in their own mini ball.

Lastly, in what we desperately hope is a general election year we want to take this opportunity to remind you firstly to register to vote, and secondly to use your vote wisely, do your research and find out who is going to stand up and protect your rights. Don’t forget you need voter ID now too!

THANK YOU for supporting us over the last 15 years, and here's to 15 more! Happy Pride!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Welcome 1 Volunteering 35 Pride Hub 35 Friday 28 June Film: Peafowl 5 Saturday 29 June Exhibition: A is For 6 Pride Bingo Boat Party 7 Film: All About My Mother 8 Pioneers of Pride Kiki Ball 9 Sunday 30 June Exhibition: A is For 6 Film: Welcome To Neverland 11 Gin Tasting and Masterclass 13 Pride Games Night 14 Monday 1 July Sports: Rugby Taster 14 Film: You, Me & Our Identity 15 Theatre: Murder He Didn’t Write 17 Tuesday 2 July Theatre: Murder He Didn’t Write 17 Film: Tops 19 Wednesday 3 July Sports: Badminton Taster 14 Theatre: Murder He Didn’t Write 17 Film: Orlando, My Political Biology 20 Theatre: Section 28 and Me 21 Thursday 4 July Sports: Swimming Taster 14 Sports: Football Taster 14 Theatre: Murder He Didn’t Write 17 Theatre: Section 28 and Me 21 Pride Circus Night 23 Friday 5 July Theatre: Murder He Didn’t Write 17 Pride Ceilidh 24 Film: Chasing Chasing Amy 25 Saturday 6 July Trans Pride Picnic 26 Trans Masc Social 26 Pride Dog Show 27 Pride DTYM 28 Film: Priscilla, Queen of The Desert 29 Sunday 7 July LGBT+ History Boat Tour 30 Theatre: Trans/Form 30 Pride Gaming Day 31 Film: South West Shorts 32 2
Monday 8 July Film: Love Bound 33 Tuesday 9 July Film: Teaches of Peaches 38 Theatre: Wreckage 39 Wednesday 10 July Sports: Frontrunners 14 Theatre: Wreckage 39 Film: India’s 1st Best Trans Model Agency 40 Thursday 11 July Talk: The Milkman’s on His Way 41 Pride Drink & Draw 41 Pride Comedy Night 42 Friday 12 July Theatre: Hell Yeah! 44 Film: Close To You 45 Saturday 13 July - Pride Day Parade March 47 Site Map 48 Main Stage 50 Cabaret Stage 55 Food & Drink 61 Sustainability 63 Family Area 65 Dance Stage 66 Community Area 69 Uplift Stage 70 Accessibility 73 Circus Tent 74 Expo Area 76 Practical Information 77 Market Stall 79 Silent Disco 79 Youth Area 81 Travel Guide 83 The Official Afterparty 84 Afterparty: Grrrl Crush 87 Pride Venue Listings 89 Afterparty: Crofters Rights 92 Pride Merch 78 A word With… 91 Community Fund 94 Kiki Farewell Event 94 Pride 2024 Survey 95 Thank You 96 Festival Partners 97 3

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PEAFOWL

Family, love and living in true colour.

Myung is a transgender woman and dancer living in Seoul, attempting to finance the cost of gender-affirming surgeries from prize money winnings at Waacking competitions – a form of vogueing. But with news of her estranged father's death, she is drawn back to her rural home town to perform the necessary memorial rites – a strictly gendered Sogo drum dance. As pressure mounts to conform with the conditions laid out by her father’s will, and traditional attitudes of the community, Myung must learn to confront the past whilst staying true to herself.

An incendiary and dynamic South Korean drama of family, love, and embodying one’s truest colour, this is a joyous, celebratory (re)discovering of the self. Byun Sung-bin’s debut feature abounds with compassion and a fiery creativity that elevates Peafowl from your typical transition narrative. One not painted in miserabilist black and white strokes, but a fully evocative spectrum of colour.

Join us from 7pm in the café/bar for the Queer Vision launch party. Arrival drink for ticket holders courtesy of 6 O'Clock Gin whilst they last. Hosted by Harriet Taylor, Producer of Queer Vision and SWITCH Trans+ film programming.

FRI 28 JUNE

Time: 8.30pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 15

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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BRACE YOURSELF PRESENTS: A IS FOR...

The Museum of Asexuality and Aromanticism

SAT 29SUN 30 JUNE

Time: 10AM - 6PM

Price: Free Age: Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: SPACE, People's Republic of Stokes Croft

A community exhibition and hub exploring Asexual and Aromantic identities. Run by Brace Yourself, a Bristol-based meet-up group for a-specs, we're opening up the conversation about what it's like to fall under the A-umbrella in LGBTQIA+.

Whether you're ace, aro, queer, straight or allo, come along, find community, and learn something new! For information on workshops, discussion circles and more, visit @brace_yourself_uk on Instagram. This project has been supported by Bristol Pride Community Fund.

Celebrating Bristol Pride 2024

PRIDE BINGO BOAT PARTY

Hijinx on the high seas

OK not quite the high seas but certainly on water. Our special Drag Queen Bingo, on a boat, is back!

Join us for this unique event as we sail across the harbourside for this special 2-hour journey with Bristol Ferry Boats, whilst old Dirty Gurtie herself, Tess Drive, entertains and hosts a special bingo onboard.

Tickets include a welcome Gin & Tonic with thanks to 6 O’clock Gin and prizes for house, line and be the first to shout Tess’s magic word for 38 and you will win some Christmas Cake!

A bar will be available on the boat, so get ready to Jump and Jive, Pick a Mate and grab your tickets for this special Pride fortnight opening party fundraiser!

Advance booking only. Spaces are limited.

SAT 29 JUNE

Time: 12pm

Price: £25

Age: 16+

Venue: Prince Street

Bridge Ferry

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

With thanks to our event partner

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ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

25th anniversary revisiting of this queer international cinema landmark

No stranger to the dramedy, Pedro Almodóvar’s works possess a sheen of disarming, soapy lightness, before abruptly plunging the viewer into the deepest, soul-searching depths of humanity. All About My Mother is true to form, broaching complex themes of addiction, faith, gender identity, bereavement, and the AIDS pandemic. Yet per its title dedication, a consistent, heartfelt ode for womankind and motherhood in all its forms – with stirring, career-defining performances from both Penelope Cruz and Cecilia Roth

Winner of the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language, Academy Award for Best International Feature in 1999, and six Goya awards: All About My Mother is – in many ways – the quintessential Almodóvar film and an indisputable landmark of queer cinema.

Queer Vision are delighted to be screening All About My Mother for its 25th anniversary this year, bringing with it a rare opportunity for audiences to revisit or discover this seminal film from the Spanish auteur on the big screen.

SAT 29 JUN

Time: 2pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 15

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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PIONEERS OF PRIDE KIKI BALL!

Bristol Ballroom Community invites you to the Kiki

This summer we’re playing dress up and paying homage! Come through to our kiki celebrating the queer icons who paved the way and the trailblazing gays, girls and theys of the present day.

Bear witness to this spectacular fusion of voguing (dance), fashion, performance, beauty and gender expression. Members of the community will compete across an array of categories in front of a panel of esteemed judges in order to win the honour of a Grand Prize! Expect drama, gags and glamour galore!

If you are interested in walking (competing) at this function please contact @bristolballroomcommunity on instagram for more information about the categories, or get in touch if you just want to join the community.

Ballroom Culture originates from Harlem, New York in the 1920’s, by the trailblazing drag queen Crystal Labeija, it has always been a pioneering space for LGBT+ People of Colour (POC). Bristol Ballroom Community started in 2019 to provide this safe space of expression for people here in Bristol and has been thriving ever since.

SAT 29 JUNE

Time: 5pm-9pm

Price: £15/£10 Walker

Age: 15+

Venue: St George’s Bristol

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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WELCOME TO NEVERLAND

We’re delighted to partner with Queer East for a crowd-pleasing programme of supernatural short films, which challenge cultural understandings of gender and sexuality.

Introduced by Queer East festival director Yi Wang.

Chomp It!

Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen | Singapore | 2023 | 12min

Two crocodilian men go to a swimming pool to cool off.

Still Life

Sarah Kim | US | 2023 | 15min

Following a car accident, three friends find themselves in a limbo between life and death, but only one of them will return to life on Earth.

Mom, if I were a Vampire

Deborah Devyn Chuang | Taiwan | 2022 | 17min

Wen vows to be nothing like her disapproving mother. After meeting a cool girl with a rebellious attitude, Wen’s infatuation leads her down a rabbit hole.

Wegen Hegel

SUN 30 JUNE

Time: 5pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 18 [CTBA]

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Popo Fan | Germany | 2023 | 13min

Philosophy student Ping meets Max through online dating, and is invited for a ‘socially-distanced hookup’ during lockdown. Until a certain book ruins their plans…

Fish Boy

Christopher Yip | Canada | 2023 | 11min

When 16-year-old Patrick is forced to choose between his love for God and his fluid sexuality, self-discovery manifests in the skin.

Their Universe

Han Jeong-gil | South Korea | 2023 | 16min

Jun, who passed away in an accident a year ago, returns to Earth as a ghost to say goodbye to his lover, Hyun, while his parents mourn their son’s passing.

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BRISTOL PRIDE & 6 O'CLOCK GIN TASTING AND MASTERCLASS

All aboard the Glassboat

Join 6 O’clock Gin and Bristol Pride for a special gin tasting and cocktail masterclass aboard the spectacular Glassboat.

Get ready for a fantastic experience of gin and cocktails as the expert team will lead a masterclass to make a classic Martini cocktail. You will learn about its history and how 6 O’clock Gin make some of the ingredients, before you get the chance to enjoy your creation against the beautiful backdrop of Bristol’s harbourside.

The good times don’t stop there! After a short break, you’ll then join the team for a tasting session with the chance to taste some of their hand-crafted gins. The experts will guide you through the tasting, pairing them with tonic and garnishes.

You don’t want to miss out on this special opportunity to have a great time while supporting Pride and celebrating love, with £5 from every ticket donated to Pride.

Come aboard the Glassboat for drinks, laughs, and good company!

SUN 30 JUNE

Time: 3pm & 6pm

Price: £35

Age: 18+

Venue: 6 O’clock Gin at the Glassboat

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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PRIDE GAMES NIGHT

SUN 30 JUN

Price: £5pp, booked in tables

Time: 7pm

Age: 18+

Venue: Bristol Improv Theatre

Tickets: improvtheatre.co.uk

Join us for a very special Games Night for Bristol Pride hosted by the one and only IMOGENÉ . Bring your friends to games night; a social evening of classic and new games!

Solve riveting riddles, giggle at guessing games, act out murder mystery charades and play together against others. Let your competitive side run wild! Our hosts will bring the games, we’ll bring the atmosphere, all you need to do is turn up and have fun.

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SPORTS TASTERS

1-10 JULY

Price: Free Info, bookings and events after print: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Tackling LGBT+ phobia in sports is still a challenge, but we have many great LGBT+ sports groups in Bristol providing safe spaces and making change happen. Here are groups running tasters during Pride.

Bristol Bisons | Rugby | Mon 1 July, 7pm | Clifton Rugby Club

Introduction to all things inclusive to rugby.

Bristol Swifts | Badminton | Wed 3 July, 8pm | Kingswood Sports Centre

Friendly badminton session and meet up.

Out to Swim Pride Special | Swimming | Thur 4 July, 7pm | UoB Swimming Pool

Introductory coaching session and fun relays.

Bristol City Panthers | Football | Thur 4 July, 8pm | Imperial Sports Ground

Open training session and fun mini-compitition

Bristol Frontrunners | Running | Wed 10 July, 6.45pm | Centre of Queen's Square

Free taster run, all abilities welcome

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YOU, ME & OUR IDENTITY

In partnership with the Sex Education Film Festival

Entertaining and educational short films exploring the diverse experiences of young queer people worldwide. Followed by a Q&A discussion with LGBT+ sex and relationship coach Cherish Amber, on the programme’s themes of identity, love, language, friendship, family, and consent.

No es tan difícil

Irene García Torres | Spain | 2024 | 11min

Amanda and Christine have an intimate relationship, but an unexpected visitor interrupts their time together.

Tank Fairy

Erich Rettstadt| Taiwan | 2021 | 9min

Once upon a time, the Magical Tank Fairy delivered tanks of gas (with plenty of sass) to the home of young Jojo – a lonely dreamer in need of a glittery godmother…

Where the Birds Cry

Jakub Wenda | Poland | 2023 | 15min

Fourteen-year-old Szymon lives in a seaside village. A reunion atop a cliff sparks his first summer romance.

In Nature

Marcel Barelli | Switzerland | 2021 | 5min

In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! You may not know it, but homosexuality isn’t just a human story.

Tarek

Anatael Pérez Hernández | Spain | 2021 | 9min

Four people of different genders recount the same story… a chance meeting with a man named Tarek.

Elsa

Albert Carbó | Spain | 2020 | 12min

Elsa is a six-year-old child, clear about a specific thing: she is a girl, just like the character in her favourite movie.

MON 1 JULY

Time: 6pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 15

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Et si on s’en foutait?

Johanna Lagarde | France | 2022 | 12min

Three-year-old Sasha was born intersex – neither biologically male or female. Their parents attempt to raise them neutral until Sasha is old enough to decide.

Ekai

Arantza Ibarra| Spain | 2020 | 21min

The true story of a young transgender boy, Ekai Lersundi, who took his own life in 2018 after struggling with the bureaucracy surrounding hormone replacement therapy.

In Nature contains a sequence of quick colour changes which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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MURDER HE DIDN’T WRITE

Dastardly plotting, mayhem and laughter!

Ms Gold poisoned at a synchronised swimming gala? Dr Blue exploded by cannon during a hot air balloon race? Professor Violet crushed to death at the opening of a dinosaur park! The talented cast create a completely original and hilarious murdermystery, improvised on-the-spot using suggestions from the audience and a whole host of gender-swapped suspects, in a show that promises to dazzle, enthral and delight.

This year due to demand we're running a week long presentation of this special Pride fundraising twist of their Edinburgh Fringe hit sell-out show Murder, She Didn’t Write and the phenomenal Bristol based theatre troupe Degrees Of Error return for this incredible improvised murder mystery night.

Hailed by the Ed Fringe Review as ‘One of the funniest evenings you’ll have in some time’ so be sure to get your tickets for this incredibly popular show quickly. Will you guess whodunnit in time?

MON 1FRI 5 JULY

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £13

Age: 16+

Venue: Wardrobe Theatre

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

With thanks to our Event Partner

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TOPS

The spirit of MTV and The Big Breakfast lives on

Director and self-proclaimed “future award-winning filmmaker” Amy Pennington dares to answer a question no one really asked but presumably wanted to, in this hilarious yet heartwarming send-up of British reality television. Portraying the show’s clueless, awkward, and overly chummy host, Pennington embarks on a nationwide odyssey, invading the lives and homes of four unsuspecting trans people to find out the real T – what TOPS they wanted to wear after TOP surgery.

A short but sweet feature, Pennington’s faux-documentary is an illuminating, uninhibited one-of-a-kind feature that kindly observes trans masculine experience, and will definitely put a big smile on your face.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Amy Pennington.

TUE 2 JULY

Time: 6pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 15

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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PREVIEW: ORLANDO, MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

Radical reinventions of this literary masterpiece

WED 3 JULY

Time: 6pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 12A

Venue: Watershed

Tickets:

bristolpride.co.uk/events

Since publication in 1928, Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel Orlando: A Biography has been subjected to countless writings, interpreting its themes of queer and gender identity. The story of a young nobleman whose life spans centuries, suddenly awaking one day as a woman, holds poetic significance for trans+ communities worldwide. Paul B. Preciado’s documentary boosts the voices of twenty-six trans and non-binary actors – each playing a variation on Orlando – challenging contemporary political prejudices faced by those seeking gender-affirming care.

SECTION 28 AND ME

What was the impact of growing up under section 28?

Section 28 and Me is a playful, honest and heartfelt portrait, exploring queer stories on past invisibility and shame. In this new show theatre maker Tom Marshman asks; "has the impact of growing up within Section 28 legislation made him both a show off and an oversharer?"

Digging deep into his psyche, drawing on personal reflections, past performances, and his Dad's unique perspective, he considers this period of forced silence.

Tom asked many queer communities; what is your Section 28 story? Gathering intergenerational voices, connecting history and politics with the deeply personal, to celebrate the resilient and unique LGBT+ community.

Section 28 was in place during 1988 - 2003, it was the legislation that stopped schools mentioning queer life.

Presented in Partnership with Bristol Pride

WED 3THUR 4 JULY

Time: 8pm

Price: £14/10

Age: 16+

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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BRISTOL PRIDE CIRCUS NIGHT

Celebrating LGBT+ Circus with Pride

Roll Up, Roll Up - the Circus is back in town! We are excited for the return of our spellbinding fundraiser specially curated for Pride. In partnership with Circomedia we celebrate Pride, community and circus with incredible performers from around the globe.

Prepare to be dazzled by thought-provoking contemporary circus from talented and inspiring LGBT+ performers who dare to challenge and amuse you with their exceptional skills. Holding your hand throughout this cabaret will be our one and only Alexa Gibbens, who with her wit and deadpan comedy will help keep you on the edge of your seat all evening as well as enthralling you with her aerial skills.

Joining Alexa in the line up this year is pole and silks artist Zaki Musa, swinging trapeze artist Ruby Burgess, aeralists and acrobats Tyrone Herlihy and Ricardo Saggesse, movement artist TIM LYTC, and aerialist LK Reed with trapeze partner and handbalancer Jennifer Hebden .

Our line up will bring you a show filled with circus skills, comedy, and an appearance from some childhood cartoon characters?!

We are offering a limited number of tables for this event as well as solo tickets.

The Circomedia bar will be open serving drinks before and after the show, as well as during the interval.

THUR 4 JULY

Time: Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm

Price: £20/15

Age: 16+

Venue: Circomedia, Portland Square

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

With thanks to our Event Partner

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ASSEMBLY NIGHTS: BRISTOL PRIDE CEILIDH

Step into the rhythm of Pride and Joy!

An night filled with lively music, spirited dancing, and boundless celebration of love and diversity. Let's come together as a community to honour our identities, embrace our differences, and dance with pride!

Swirl and twirl to the electrifying beats of traditional ceilidh tunes, with a modern twist that celebrates the LGBT+ spirit. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a first-timer, this inclusive atmosphere welcomes everyone.

Spirited jigs and heart-pounding reels, every step you take will be a testament to the resilience and strength of the LGBT+ community. So grab your dancing shoes, bring along your friends and allies, and make this Pride Ceilidh a night to remember!

Featuring Alex Garden (They/Them) - Guitar/Fiddle

Erin Mansfield (She/her) - Calling The Dances

Rhiannon Takel (She/Her) - Fiddle

Will Bremner (They/Them) - Melodeon

FRI 5 JULY

Time: 9.30pm

Price: from £16

Age: 18+

Venue: The Old Market Assembly

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Booking fee from this event will be donated to Pride with thanks to Headfirst.

A Pride cocktail is available on the bar with £1 being donated to Pride.

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CHASING AMY / CHASING

CHASING AMY

Sav Rodgers unpacks the complex legacy of Chasing Amy

In late 2018, Kansas-born Sav Rodgers gave a TED talk in New York about his affinity for Ben Affleck movies, with one in particular that he became near-obsessed with: Kevin Smith’s 1997 rom-com Chasing Amy. Through this film, Rodgers saw queer representation in film for the first time, which ultimately saved his life.

Flash forward, and Sav is invited by director Kevin Smith to visit his L.A. home, discuss the film, and begin shooting interviews that would eventually become part of Chasing Chasing Amy. But as he gets closer to the people who inspired him, he uncovers a more troubling history behind the production of Smith’s film.

You don’t need to have seen Chasing Amy to appreciate Rodgers’ film, but we’re delighted to provide our audience with the option to preface the doc with the narrative that inspired it –a very special double bill only at Queer Vision. Hosted by Harriet Taylor, Producer of Queer Vision and SWITCH Trans+ film programming.

FRI 5 JULY

Time: 7pm/9.30pm

Price: £5/ea.

Age: 18

Venue: Cube Microplex

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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TRANS PRIDE PICNIC

SAT 6 JULY

Time: 2.30-5.30pm

Price: Free Venue: Castle Park

Join Trans Pride Bristol for the annual Pride Picnic Social. A relaxed event perfect for trans and nonbinary people new to the area to make friends ahead of Bristol Pride Day and longstanding members to catch up. Open to all, including allies of the trans and nonbinary community, bring your own picnic food, blanket and maybe even something like a frisbee or ball to throw around for those who wish!

In case of bad weather the social will be Left Hand Giant. Check socials for any updates.

TRANS MAN/MASC SOCIAL

SAT 6 JULY

Time: 7pm-9pm

Price: Free

Age: 18+

Venue: Bristol Bear Bar

Community organised event, a chance for trans men and trans masculine people to meet, socialise and make new friends before Bristol Pride Weekend.

Doors open at 7pm. Entry is free. Partners, friends, family and allies welcome to join and support.

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PRIDE DOG SHOW

Paws up for Pride!

Start practising those wags, brushing those coats and working on your tricks, the Pride Dog Show is back and we can’t wait to see those waggy tails. Find us on the Wine Street entrance to Castle Park.

Our pawsome rounds for your furry friend to show their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to earn some top-dog titles.

Best Pup

Waggiest Tail

Best Trick

Most Like Owner

Proudest Pet

Judges Choice

Happiest Rescue and of course Musical Sit!

Registration is from 11.30am and it’s £2 a round to enter. The show will start at 12.15pm.

This isn’t Crufts, it is a relaxed community event for you and your pet to enjoy and the opportunity to meet fellow dog owners and lovers. There will be rosettes as well as prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. We will be joined on the day by Bristol Animal Rescue Centre and this event will be BSL interpreted.

SAT 6 JULY

Time: 11.30am show 12.15pm

Price: Free/ £2 entry

Venue: Castle Park (Wine Street)

With thanks to our Event Partner

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DTYM

SAT 6 JULY

Time: 9pm

Price: £7

Age: 18+

Venue: The Phoenix

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Get ready to throw shapes at the award-winning DTYM - an LGBT+ event in Bristol that's sure to get you dancing as our special Bristol Pride fundraiser returns. Have a boogie and support a great cause... what more could you want?!

With a welcoming and accepting atmosphere, you'll feel right at home at DTYM. Don't miss out on a night of music, fun, and glittery jackets – come along and show your support for Bristol Pride.

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

A desert holiday in the city centre – hip hip hip hip hooray!

You know what they say, thirty is the new twenty, and with this iconic film that’s a tremendous cause for celebration. Priscilla wears its age well, and is remarkably sensitive in its portrayal of queer identities at a time when queer identities were still largely shunned in the mainstream.

We’re delighted to present a 4K digitally remastered presentation of Priscilla to the biggest screen Bristol has to offer - the Former Bristol IMAX. We only hope it can contain the immense personalities of drag queens Mitzi ( Hugo Weaving ), Bernadette ( Terence Stamp), and Felicia (Guy Pierce) on an unforgettable road journey across the Australian Outback.

The icing on the cake of this 30th birthday bonanza – arrival performances from the Bristol Show Choir plus Drag Icon, Tess Drive, who’ll also be hosting a special trip on our very own Priscilla: the Pride Bus with a limited number of tickets so you can be picked up, and arrive at the IMAX in true camp style with a little gift from us.

SAT 6 JULY

Time: 7pm

Price: £16/10/8

Age: 15+

Venue: Former Bristol IMAX

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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LGBT+ HISTORY BOAT TOUR

SUN 7 JULY

Time: 12.30pm & 1.45pm

Price: £11

Venue: Prince Street

Ferry Stop

Tickets:

bristolpride.co.uk/events

Tour guides from Outstories Bristol will rerun their insightful tour into Bristol's LGBT+ history drawing on the surrounding areas and sights you will see during this 1 hour tour across the harbour. Outstories collect and preserve the social history and recollections of LGBTQ+ people living in or associated with Bristol, England: outstoriesbristol.org.uk

Our thanks to South Gloucester County Council for supporting this event to happen.

TRANS/FORM

SUN 7 JULY

Time: 4:30pm & 7:45pm

Price: From £8

Age: 10+ (under 18s with an adult)

Venue: Strange Brew

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

A Mycelium Network of Survival, Community and Resistance

Look inside us, we know you want to. You’re curious…What makes us tick? What’re we hiding? What is it that makes us human? Are we everything you’ve read about? House of Boussé invite you to bite their nails, peel back their skin tags in their dissection of drag, dance and rageful storytelling.

“A wonderful, exhilarating experience. Metatextual conversations with harmful and dehumanising cultural narratives formed around trans bodies are turned on their head while radiating unadulterated queer joy.” - Audience

Supported by the Bristol Pride Community Fund.

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PRIDE GAMING DAY

Up, Down, Left, Right, L, G, B, T, +

Bristol Pride team up with the wonderful Bristol Gaymers for an inclusive, all welcome, LGBT+ gaming day.

Hosted at Kongs on King Street, where you'll find arcade and pin ball machines (with free credits if you come early enough!) along with all your favourite retro consoles. On the big screens will be Nintendo Switch and Wii multiplayer madness, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with all the new tracks. There will also be a chance to show some rhythm with Beat Saber on VR.

Take a break from the video screen with a great selection of board and card games, including modern classics like Codenames, Push, Azul and Sushi Go!

Come and join us for this friendly social event for you to meet likeminded geeks and play games old and new.

Check out the Bristol Gaymers group for regular games night and socials: linktr.ee/bristolgaymers

SUN 7 JULY

Time: 1.30pm - 6.30pm

Price: Free

Age: 18+

Venue: Kongs, King Street

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SOUTH WEST SHORTS

Showcasing the best new short films from the South West

A staple inclusion of Queer Vision Film Festival, this programme compiles the best short film submissions received from South West-based LGBT+ filmmakers. Be among the first to experience these refreshing and radical new films from homegrown talent on the big screen. And, as partner to the Iris Prize, the winning entrant from our shortlist will be directly entered to compete in the Best of British category – to be announced on the night!

The House Nobody Wanted

Jo Kimber | 2024 | 7min

A meditative ode to growing older, gay gods and finding joy along the way.

Clan

Jaime Lock | 2024 | 11.5min

On the Isles of Scilly, trans teenager, Cam, feels awkward and out of place among the community. When Teän arrives, Cam finally feels seen.

Queer Enough

Gemma Reynolds | 2024 | 1.5min

On the way to attend a queer book club, a bisexual woman anxiously contemplates the big step.

Cara Mamma

Sky Neal | 2024 | 24.5min

In this short documentary, dancer Naissa and his mum Daniela narrate a series of personal letters, exploring Naissa’s transition, Daniela’s fears for her child, and their shared journey to understanding.

Water’s Edge

Jason Barker | 2024 | 15min

In near future rural Somerset, Anna has vowed to be a happily married woman. But the arrival of a troupe of travelling players on the farm shakes her beliefs…

SUN 7 JULY

Time: 5pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 18 [CTBA]

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Quarter Life Crisis

Katie Boyes | 2024 | 6min

On the cusp of 25, Milly is coping with pressures of family, love, and not knowing where her life is headed.

King

Henry

Harry Faint | 2023 | 13min

Prom night at a Cornish secondary school in 2010. Two teens are up for the crown, but some teachers have their concerns.

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LOVE BOUND

From battling homophobia in China to finding love in the UK

After calling out her university for its homophobic campus environment, bullying from teachers and classmates, and the prominent use of LGBT+ phobic textbooks, activist Qiuyan Chen was catapulted into the spotlight of news headlines worldwide. But this overnight fame also made her a target, as she was outed by her university tutor, and subsequently forced into conversion therapy by her parents. Fleeing to the UK, she met her partner Bling. But when Bling has to return to China, the couple fight to the ends of the earth to reunite.

Shanshan Chen’s incredible documentary Love Bound charts Qiuyan’s personal journey against wider struggles faced by the Chinese-speaking queer diaspora here in the UK; an urgent call for better visibility and supportive action for these communities.

We are delighted to welcome both Shanshan and Qiuyan to introduce the film and join a post-screening Q&A , hosted by Monica Wat (Made on the Moon)

This screening will be preceded by short film: Two Suns

Yuqing Lai | US, China | 2024 | 15 mins

Struggling to reconcile their differences, Frank and Sinan must decide whether to hold on or let go.

MON 8 JULY

Time: 6pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 18 [CTBA]

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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Sopra Steria is proud to sponsor Bristol Pride 2024 in collaboration with our LGBTQIA+ Employee Inclusion Network, PLUS, the network that celebrates Pride, Love, Unity, and Support.

PLUS Network

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PRIDE HUB

Mon 8 - Fri 12 July 12-6pm

Located at The Vestibules in City Hall, College Green (Park Street entrance) come and pick up a copy of this year’s festival guide, speak to the team and purchase wristbands, or exchange your prebooked etickets for wristbands. You’ll also be able to pick up this year's limited edition Bristol Pride T-shirt, Pride flags and pronoun badges.

With thanks to our Hub Partner.

VOLUNTEER WITH PRIDE

Our incredible volunteers are what make Pride happen and we still need some support. Even one shift can make a big difference.

Parade Stewards: Take part still, just help keep everyone safe by ensuring they keep to the right side of the road and moving. Pride Day Support: From Access Champions, support with our Silent Disco and Decor be part of making Pride Day amazing.

Sign up online: bristolpride.co.uk/volunteer or email volunteer@bristolpride.co.uk

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GET YOUR PRIDE SUPPORTER WRISTBAND HELP MAKE PRIDE HAPPEN AND ACCESS GREAT REWARDS

Pride Day Wristbands include money off onsite bar prices, discounts or free upgrades with food traders, plus other great partner money savings. You'll also get free travel on Pride Day via First Bus* + Pride Shuttle Services AND beat the queues with dedicated gate lanes

All of the great rewards above Pride Day Supporter £9

Fast Track Day Supporter £15

All of the Pride Day benefits + guaranteed anytime fast track entry with dedicated gate lane and souvenir fabric wristband

+ Night Supporter

All the Fast Track benefits + entry to The Official Pride Afterparty at O2 Academy Bristol and Queenshilling included and discounted entry to other partner afterparties. Super Supporter

All of the Day+Night benefits + access to our Pride Day Super Supporter area with free drink on arrival and dedicated toilets & bar.

Zone. See website for full details

BRISTOLPRIDE 2024 available from bristolpride.co.uk Bristol Pride is a registered charity 1166817 *Bristol
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TEACHES OF PEACHES TUE 9 JULY Time: 6pm Price: £11/8.50/5 Age: 18 [CTBA] Venue: Watershed Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events ENTER A WORLD WHERE YOUR TRUE SELF TAKES CENTRE STAGE PROUD TO BE BRISTOL PRIDE THEATRE PARTNER 2024

WRECKAGE

“I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you.”

After an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe (2022), Bristol Pride is proud to present this incredibly touching story about continuing bonds and love that only evolves, and never dies.

Sam and his fiancé Noel have been together for years. They have a house, a cat and their whole lives ahead of them. But when a sudden and permanent distance crashes into their relationship, it falls upon Sam to discover where their story goes from here.

Winner of Lustram Award (Edinburgh Fringe 2022)

★★★★★ Wreckage is a compelling piece of theatre - Culture Fix

★★★★★ Wreckage is one of those must-see performancesTheatre Weekly

A Harlow Playhouse Original, written by Tom Ratcliffe & directed by Rikke Beadle-Blair.

Running time: 70 minutes (no interval) Content warnings: Strong language, themes of grief and loss.

TUES 9 & WED 10 JULY

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £12

Age: 16+

Venue: Wardrobe Theatre

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

With thanks to our Event Partner

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INDIA’S 1ST BEST TRANS MODEL AGENCY

Explore the world of India’s Hijra community

Filmed over the course of seven years, director Ila Mehrotra charts the extraordinary journey of Rudrani Chetri and her friends, who are part of Delhi’s transgender “Hijra” population. Whilst traditional Hindu society recognises the ancient Hijra identity as a legal ‘third sex’ – a community of holy hermaphrodites – this does not mean acceptance…

Many, like Rudrani and her friends, are shunned by their families, forced to live and work on the streets. They are seen to possess and are sought for their spiritual powers; yet paradoxically, are considered outcasts and remain segregated from mainstream society. In search of acceptance, Rudrani creates and launches India’s first trans modelling agency, consequently becoming Delhi’s highest profile trans activist under the scrutiny of world media.

This hopeful documentary full of laughter, drama, excitement, and pathos, is a rare glimpse into the hidden world of the Hijra. From Mehrotra’s own unwaveringly empathetic directorial viewpoint: we immerse ourselves in unfamiliar places but find relatable stories of love and loss, hope and poverty, beauty, glamour, and catwalk glory.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ila Mehtrotra , hosted by writer, poet and journalist Jasmine Qureshi

WED 10 JULY

Time: 6pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 18 [CTBA]

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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THE MILKMAN'S ON HIS WAY

THUR 11 JULY

Time: 12.30pm

Price: Free Age: 14+

Venue: Bristol Central Library

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

In this lunchtime lecture, D-M Withers, Lecturer in Publishing at the University of Exeter and Director of Lurid Editions, offers insights in the recent republishing of The Milkman’s on His Way - an important chapter in gay cultural history.

One of the first young adult novels published in the UK to centre gay characters, written by awardwinning author David Rees. Celebrated on its release in 1982 but by the late 80s attacked in parliament for how it “glorified” homosexuality, declared “virtually pornographic” by the right-wing media, and eventually suppressed under the shadow of Section 28.

BRISTOL PRIDE DRINK AND DRAW

THUR 11 JULY

Time: 7pm-10pm

Price: Free Age: 18+

Venue: Old Market Tavern

Another chance to join the Bristol Pride Comic Arts Festival for a chilled evening of drawing. Grab a pint and a pen - or a drink and drawing implement of your choosing and get started. No matter your identity, gender or drawing ability - all are welcome. Bring your own equipment or use a selection of the equipment provided.

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THUR 11 JULY

Time: 7pm

Price: £18/15

Age: 16+

Venue: Bristol Old Vic

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Jayde Adams

BRISTOL PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT

Our incredible Comedy Night returns to the Bristol Old Vic with an incredible line up to celebrate with Pride for this special fundraising event. This event will be BSL interpreted.

With thanks to our event partner

Our incredible host for this very special evening is the multi award-winning comedian and actress, Jayde Adams. Her critically-acclaimed special was released on Amazon Prime to worldwide applause, was longlisted for an Emmy and has so far amassed over 190 million views.

Winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award and Funny Women Award for Best Female Comedy Star (2016), she’s the star of the BAFTA winning TV series Alma’s Not Normal on BBC Two, the Take That movie Greatest Days and also stars in ITV’s Ruby Speaking. Other credits include Good Omens, The Outlaws and she is the cohost of the BAFTA nominated series Snackmasters and Netflix smash hit, Crazy Delicious.

Chloe Petts

One of the most exciting up & coming acts on the circuit. An alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, Chloe was shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, finalist of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards 2017 and runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017.

Co-founder of The Lol Word, a queer comedy collective that hosts sell-out monthly London nights, boasting the finest female and non-binary queer acts on the circuit. Chloe also supported Ed Gamble on his Electric UK tour, performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and performed her debut show, Transience, to sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and two 5-night runs at Soho Theatre last year.

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James Barr

Unapologetically honest and brilliantly hilarious, James is a multi-award winning presenter and comedian. He spends his mornings hosting ‘The Hits Radio Breakfast Show’ alongside Fleur East and is also the co-founder and host of the UK’s top LGBT+ podcast

A Gay And A Non Gay which won Silver for Best Sex & Relationship Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2022. He can be seen battling against Piers Morgan as the voice of “a wokey comedian”Piers Morgan.

Founder and host of the hit LGBT+ stand-up show All Barr Huns, last year he embarked on a UK-wide tour of his soldout five star stand-up show, Straight Jokes

A masterclass in Queer storytelling - Metro

Celya

AB

Originally from Paris, Celya AB stands out as a dynamic stand-up comedian, commanding attention with her captivating stage presence and brilliantly crafted material. Her performances have not only earned critical acclaim but resulted in sold-out tours at prestigious venues and festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre.

Leaving her mark on notable shows such as Live At The Apollo and Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster, her rising popularity saw her supporting renowned figures like US comic Maria Bamford and acclaimed musician St Vincent during their recent UK tours.

Winner Best Newcomer 2022 Chortle Comedy Awards

Finalist BBC’s New Comedy Award 2021

Laura Davis

Award-winning comedian, writer and director, nominated for Most Outstanding Show 2022 and 2023 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Winner of the Golden Gibbo award and the Comedy Channel Moosehead Award. Australian comic Laura Davis is sharp, charming, delightful and has been earning praise and international acclaim as a cult comedy favourite.

Uplifting, refreshing, hilarious and deft, Laura delivers extraordinary stand up at a whirlwind pace, is a rare and truly unique experience and we are delighted to be able to bring them to Bristol Pride for your delight.

Genuinely Brilliant Stand UpBritish Comedy Guide

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HELL YEAH BRISTOL

FRI 12 JULY

Time: 8pm

Price: £14/10

Age: 18+

Venue: Bristol Improv Theatre

Tickets: improvtheatre.co.uk

Fun, femxle-centered, fearless and completely improvised. Monica Gaga presents a supHER group of Bristol's hottest queer improv talent, supported by IMOGENÉ , for a night of completely improvised comedy, characters, sketches and storytelling.

This cast of powerhouse award-winning/rave reviewed queer performers seen/heard on the BBC, Channel 4, Netflix and Amazon Prime, to name just a few.

Top Ten Comedy Picks of the Festival – London Evening Standard

PREVIEW: CLOSE TO YOU

Special preview screening of this highly collaborative feature

Elliot Page returns to the big screen in this unassuming, gentle, and sincerely heartfelt romantic drama. Close to You marks his first fiction film since 2017’s Flatliners remake, and co-stars Hillary Baack (Sound of Metal ). Director Dominic Savage granted Page and Baack carte blanche to improvise significantly throughout the film; a naturalistic approach that allows the film to be consistent with the authentic, everyday language used by trans people and those in deaf/hard-of-hearing communities.

Close to You lingers in the realm of the personal, exploring contentious family dynamics, feelings of loneliness, displacement, and reconciling with the self. It feels profoundly threaded with Page’s own experiences, and reflective of where he’s at entering this new phase of his career.

We are thrilled Close to You will serve as our closing night film at Queer Vision 2024, and can’t wait to hear your thoughts during our post-screening discussion in the cafe/bar. This very special preview will also feature descriptive subtitles and BSL-interpretation for the introduction/discussion – hosted by David Ellington in partnership with Deaf Conversations About Cinema.

FRI 12 JULY

Time: 6pm

Price: £11/8.50/5

Age: 18 [CTBA]

Venue: Watershed

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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PRIDE PARADE MARCH

Be Loud, Be Proud, Be Visible

Join us for the Pride Parade March, as we come together as a community to stand up and join together in a bold protest for equality and diversity, to visibly celebrate and showcase our community and show that hatred and prejudice has no place in our city.

It’s an incredibly challenging time right now as we continue to see increasing attacks on the LGBT+ community with hate crime levels for some of our community at the highest they have ever been. While progress has been made in the past, we continue to see attacks on our hard fought rights from those that seek to divide our community, eroding our collective power and our rights, emboldened by a hostile government. We cannot be complacent and have to keep fighting for equal rights, for all, ensuring nobody is left behind.

Gather at the Bandstand end of Castle Park as we head through the city centre and on to the Amphitheatre where our shuttle buses depart for The Downs. The March is free for members of the public to join, but all businesses, who are not already a Pride Partner or Supporter, need to register and make a small financial contribution to take part, to support us to make it happen. Head to bristolpride.co.uk/parade for eligibility and to register.

SAT 13 JULY

Time:

Gather 10am Depart 10.45am

Venue:

Castle Park (Band Stand)

With thanks to our Parade Partner, their support pays for road closures, traffic management and stewarding to keep you safe.

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FOOD

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FESTIVAL KEY

First Aid

Welfare

Wristbands & Information

BSL interpreter

Free water

Deaf meeting point

Accessibility track

Toilets

Accessible Toilets

Mobiloo

Accessible Toilet

Lost Children

Uber pick-up point at Café Retreat U m

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Pride day MAIN STAGE

Home to incredible local and global superstars and we are so excited to showcase so many amazing acts to the stage to celebrate Pride with you. This year we welcome some special guest speakers to join us on stage.

Boogaloo Stu – Host

With distinctive style, he inhabits his own unique visually rich world, filled with an optimism that sparkles as brightly as the vintage lurex threads of his bespoke fashion looks. Fashion designer, cabaret performer, DJ and theatre-maker; with his audience always at the heart of his work. Recently honing his talents as a visual artist, creating striking works of art.

Dylan and The Moon - 1.15pm

Winning Project Icon, signing to mentor

Jason Derulo’s label and collaborating with the megastar, this indie-pop sensation is sending shockwaves through the scene. Dylan embraced his identity as a trans man in 2020 and embarked on a mission to spread joy and the pleasure of being one's true self through his uplifting music, including a standout performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

SAT 13 JULY

Time: 12 - 9.45pm

Singout Bristol – 12.45pm

Formed in 2008 this Bristol institution has grown into the largest LGBT+ organisation in the South West. With over 100 members they are no strangers to the Pride Main Stage and host weekly rehearsals, concerts, hold monthly social events and do outreach work. Visit their stall in the community area tent to find out more.

Mantaraybryn 1.50pm

Since 2016 debut Dark Shapes in the Water and follow up EPs Black Kemble and Year of the Heron he’s built an impressive catalogue, with over 26 million Spotify streams and sold out UK tours. Originally from Cornwall, the sea air is in his blood, he draws lyrical inspiration from the natural world and folklore, twisted with the modern pressure of being a fearful queer in an ever daunting world.

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CATBEAR - 2.25pm

Bursting with energy and demanding to be listened to at full volume. With nods to the nostalgic post-punk, new wave, synthwave, indie and dream pop genres of the 80s and 90s, they explore unrequited love, heartbreak, and the joys and challenges of life in the LGBT+ community. With over a million streams of their debut album and backing from Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music, they are a must-see.

Rozalla - 3.30pm

One of Billboard Magazine’s 'Top 100 Dance Artists' of all time and back for our 15th Anniversary. Moving to the UK from Zimbabwe in 1988 she joined Band of Gypsys, releasing the anthem of the 90s solo hit: ‘Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)’. With a string of hits since her new album Turn on The Light was released in February.

Vula 3pm

Hailed as one of the most prolific vocalists in the UK, with many hits such as her Basement Jaxx collaboration 'Oh My Gosh' and recent Riton & Oliver Heldens 'Turn Me On'. In addition to the ongoing success with monthly residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, Vula has also worked with the likes of Pete Tong, Quincy Jones, Sigala, Sam Smith and Becky Hill amongst many other incredible artists.

Ella Morgan - 4pm

The first Transgender contestant on Married At First Sight became hugely popular, speaking openly on her past, transitioning and her openness to a real relationship. Since becoming a public figure and role model for many, she’s made a number of appearances at top events such as Pride of Britain, The Attitude Awards and The National Beauty Awards.

Aladdin Cast - 4.05pm

Special performance from the cast of Aladdin, which is flying into Bristol for a limited time this Summer. From the producers that brought you The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, based on the 1992 animated film, this spectacular production is filled with unforgettable magic, breathtaking sets and dazzling costumes.

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Claire Richards - 4.25pm

Best known as one-fifth of STEPS, one of the UK’s all-time most successful pop groups, they’ve sold over 20 million records, 18 top five singles and 4 #1 albums. 2017 saw their 20th anniversary with sold out arena tour and release of Scared Of The Dark, and the gold certified Tears On The Dancefloor both going straight to #1 on iTunes.

2019 saw her first solo album My Wildest Dreams reach #1 on iTunes and join Celine Dion in London’s Hyde Park as special guest. Last year she released Euphoria a personal and inspiring covers album with dazzling renditions of songstress classics from Celine Dion to Cher, reaching #1 in the Independent Albums Chart.

Essentially Cher - 5.05pm

Do you believe in life after love? Trisha McCluney of BBC1's "I Can See Your Voice" is Essentially Cher! Taking you on a journey of incredible classic hits; Strong Enough, All or Nothing, Walking in Memphis, Believe to name a few. She’s the ultimate tribute act to The Goddess of Pop with her uncanny vocals, mannerisms and stage presence, get ready to Turn Back Time for this very special performance.

Charlotte Perrelli - 5.50pm

Swedish music royalty and much loved artist who’s participated in Melodifestivalen four times. Winning Eurovision in 1999 with 'Take Me To Your Heaven' and returning in 2008 with 'Hero', which became a best-selling single with a platinum album. With 8 albums and lead performances in Evita and Beauty and the Beast, she’s also toured ensemble projects Diggiloo and Rhapsody in Rock to bring some Swedish magic to Bristol Pride

Georgia - 6.35pm

Escapism is a fantastic concept. The thrill of losing yourself in the music defined the narrative for Georgia’s critically acclaimed Seeking Thrills whilst the dynamite Euphoric has vibrating energy and heartbeat in every song. She’s collaborated with Mura Masa, Gorillaz, Shygirl and remixed for Jessie Ware, Metronomy and Queen of Country, Shania Twain on her recent #1 album. Safe to say there’s probably nothing Georgia can’t put her hand to.

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Char Bailey - 7.15pm

A champion for Stonewall Housing, co-founder of The Big Queer Poetry Show and a mentor and collaborator with Just Like Us, the UK's number one LGBT+ young people’s charity. A trailblazer, Char is Director of People and Culture at Birmingham Pride and Education and Inclusion officer for the biggest global movement for queer people of colour UK Black Pride and we’re excited to welcome her to Bristol Pride.

Ladytron - 7.30pm

Originating in Liverpool, the band earned two decades of acclaim by pushing boundaries, carving out new sonic and conceptual space and refusing to abide by formula or trend. They gained international recognition and twice took their primitive electronics to Coachella Festival, toured across Europe, Asia, North and South America, and were invited to perform with artists such as Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, and Brian Eno at the Sydney Opera House.

The Human League - 8.40pm

Synthpop band formed in Sheffield in 1977, originally a minimal post-punk synthesiserbased group they became one of the most successful New Wave acts of the 80s. In 1981 they recorded album Dare! Spawning hit singles, 'Open Your Heart', 'Love Action' and most famously 'Don’t You Want Me' - the biggest selling single of 1981.

The band received the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 1982 and further hits followed throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, including 'Mirror Man', '(Keep Feeling) Fascination', 'The Lebanon', 'Human' and 'Tell Me When'. They received extensive MTV airplay, scoring 2 US number one singles and are cited as influencing artists including Pet Shop Boys, Le Roux and Little Boots. They’ve been sampled and covered by various artists, including Ladytron, George Michael and LCD Soundsystem and to date released 9 studio albums as well as EPs. They've earned 6 top 20 albums, 13 top 20 singles in the UK, sold more than 20 million records worldwide and this year embark on their Generations Tour.

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Join us for a wellbeing breakfast before the Pride Parade from 08:30 on Sat 13 July at temple fire station

#PoweredByPride @avonfirerescue celebrating pride
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Fire Station, Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6EU

Pride day CABARET STAGE

Hailed as one of the best in the country, we bring you incredible Queens and Kings, incredible local talent and some of the very best from the UK Drag circuit along with stars from Rupaul's Drag Race UK and across the World. Showcasing incredible talent it’s exciting, fun and always unpredictable.

Pom Pom's Playhaus - 1pm

Opening the stage again this year, the playful party that is Pom Pom’s Playhaus. Island of misfit toys of the Bristol scene Jessica Jungle, Dee Ryder, Cas Enovah and Kitten are here to dazzle with their pesky dance moves as Pom Pom DJ’s our favourite pride anthems to get the party started!

Sneeze & Boohoo Mann (Hosts) - 1.45pm

Tissues at the ready, it's BooHoo & Sneeze! The disco demon of Slaughterhaus and changeling overlord of The Drag Dungeoneers are joining forces for one day only - if our lawyers have anything to do about it.

SAT 13 JULY

Time: 1 - 8.30pm

Diomede - 1.50pm

Diomede is a gender-bending drag thing based in Bath, but has spread their camp queer joy all over the South West. Expect lots of energy, silliness and theatrical stylings from this over the top artist!

Ernest The Drag King - 2pm

Your not-so-typical posh boy. Revelling in rococo, romance and raves, he's got a terribly kept secret: he has an absolutely massive penchant for partying with the queers! This dashing dandy is back to shake everything his daddy gave him, and remind us that it is always important to be Ernest!

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Miss Dynasty - 2.10pm

Bristol Asian queen dancing diva serving oriental glam inspired by the best of East meets West. She ain't no fortune cookie, she’s the real deal, using drag to celebrate her sexuality, identity to break free from the forbidden in her homeland and celebrate Pride.

Dominique Fleek - 2.20pm

Home grown baddie, repping for the dolls and slaying a performance is what she’s all about. From posing the house down, lip synching with her signature saucy flair or singing live she gives you the full fleek experience and you’ll always want second servings.

Miss Jam Tart - 2.35pm

The Tart With A Heart is back! Her career’s taken off, performing all over the UK and was a Drag Idol UK 2022 finalist in Cardiff. Voted Bristol’s 27th Coolest Person by Bristol Live, her stunning vocals will keep this party going! Ready for a slice of TART?

Spank and Cynthia Road (Hosts) - 2.50pm

Bristol’s bedazzled broads, with a penchant for the limelight, Spank - Real Housewife of Bristol, brings an arsenal of alluring impersonations to dominate the dancefloor. While raucous pub landlady of the South West, Cynthia, will leave you uproariously reveling. Raise a glass, happy hour is only a drink away when Spank & Cynthia come out to play!

Red - 2.55pm

Celebration enabler by nature, RED is a singerproducer who'll take you on a dance-filled journey through life's pivotal moments with her immersive, feel-good music. From Gucci campaigns and Glastonbury Festival, this proud trans woman has made a name for herself as a vocal powerhouse with a penchant for bass driven pop-house-world fusion.

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Tray la Trash - 3.10pm

Bristol’s very own Tray La Trash is a host for OMG Bar and last year gave us an iconic Padam Padam. Actress, singer, dancer and yummy mummy she’ll go to the opening of a vodka bottle if asked so Pride is always an easy ask.

Dr Bev - 3.25pm

Performing all over Europe from Valetta to Dublin, Copenhagen to Cardiff for 30 years Bev is a patron and trustee of several charities. She enjoys raising funds for LGBT+ Homelessness, Equality and HIV awareness amongst others and uses her platform, and little black book, to advance those charity agendas.

Pixie Polite - 3.55pm

Multi-award-winning Drag Artist rising to prominence in Drag Idol UK in 2015 and now a staple on the UK Circuit plus an extensive theatre background with several sold-out Edinburgh Festival shows.

Break-out star on the Season 4 of RuPauls Drag Race UK going on to headline several national theatre tours, perform across Europe and sing with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

Pom Pom and Jersey The Devil (Hosts)3.50pm

Bristol’s own Thing 1 and Thing 2, voted best Drag Queens ever (by both their mums!) From touring the country hosting club nights or Eurovision in a garage, they have done a bit of everything! With Pom Pom’s powerhouse vocals and Jersey's high energy and stupidity, you’re in for a real Pride treat.

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Clare Deloon - 4.30pm

The delectable AFAB drag queen with an immense voice that only a mother could love.. Expect a party like never before... But also expect ABBA!

Val the Brown Queen - 5.10pm

Trailblazing South Asian Drag pioneer and Muslim performer, enchanting audiences on stage with her cultural richness. She’s also a silver screen star in critically acclaimed upcoming feature film: Unicorns, where she continues to break barriers and make history as the first South Asian drag queen in a major role in Western cinema.

Alfie Ordinary - 4.50pm

International award winning and world’s #1 Gay Tinky Winky impersonator! A familiar face in Bristol after being resident host of Eat Sleep Drag Repeat, performing alongside Drag Race legends. Now a staple on the UK scene as guest judge at Europe’s largest LGBT+ space: Heaven’s notorious Porn Idol competition.

Son of a Tutu -5.35pm

Award winning actor (Iris Prize 2023), Drag Artist, activist, and speaker. 2011 winner of Drag Idol UK and now performs cabaret, films, pantos, and at festivals across the UK and Europe. Appearing at Edinburgh Fringe, in the film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, as the face of Primark’s 2019 Pride campaign and host of events for Amnesty International, ParaPride and Victoria Beckham’s Instagram.

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Tess Drive and Miss Beaver (Hosts)5.30pm

A tall thin blonde throwing out insults, puffing on a cigarette, whilst their plus size mate desperately tries anything to lose weight whilst eating cake. It could be the cast of Ab Fab but no! It’s Miss Beaver and Tess Drive. Two of Bristol’s most notorious stars come together and no need to bring your sunglasses, there’s bound to be a serious amount of shade!

Mary Mac - 5.55pm

Performing all over the world on P&O and Atlantis Events cruises, appearing in hit musicals such as La Cage Aux Folles, touring with Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and opening for Bianca Del Rio on her Unsanitized tour to brilliant LGBT+ venues with her infamous Mary Mac Medley, it’s been a busy couple of years. She’s thrilled to be back at Bristol Pride performing on the iconic Cabaret Stage.

Heidi N Closet - 6.20pm

Mind the gap! Soft and supple Heidi N Closet is from the great state of North Carolina, where she started drag and burst out of the closet and onto the mainstage of RuPaul’s Drag Race, placing 5th and winning Miss Congeniality. She recently returned to screens worldwide on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 8 and following her television success, moved to Los Angeles where she is now well known for her podcast with Season 12 sister Jaida Essence Hall, as well as her series Gap Chat

Courtney Jackson and After Shock (Hosts) - 7pm

After Shock is always ready to bring the party! Regular host on the Bristol brunch scene, they will give you live vocals, body, general clumsiness and the ultimate dose of non-binary finery whilst Bristol's queen of camp Miss Courtney has been treading the boards for years and brings high camp, showbiz tunes and sassy comedy.

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Lola Lasagne - 7.05pm

It’s Lola’s 35th year in the business and she's thrilled to be back at Bristol Pride.

“As I get older I realise more how important Pride is to our LGBTQ community. The younger generation are facing obstacles in the same way we did when we were young. To be able to stand with the community & confront our critics is so important & something I will continue to do”

Asifa Lahore - 7.25pm

Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen pushes the boundaries of what it means to be LGBT+, South Asian and Muslim. Club Kali and Disco Rani promoter and DJ, Asifa's an impassioned activist on intersectionality, race, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion.

Blü Romantic - 7.45pm

Blü Romantic is the daddy of Birmingham drag, the kindest of Kings, advocate for the colour blue and all round nice guy! A Drag Idol UK finalist, costume designer/maker, pattern drafter and general style sage whose work can be seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Guardian, Polinations - Trigger/ Unboxed.

Snow White Trash - 8.05pm

First performing at Madame JoJos and now all over the UK including Brighton and Bristol Pride, Snow White Trash is UK’s #saxydragqueen.

Sassy, beautiful, and talented, this queen always entertains with her saxophone singa-long numbers, and her powerhouse vocal performances.

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PRIDE DAY FOOD AND DRINK

Hungry or Thirsty or just want to treat yourself - we have you covered!

We have 6 bars across the site, all offering a range of drinks with sugar and gluten free options available. We also have dedicated craft beer and cocktail bars! Free drinking water is available at all bars and drinking water taps, which are marked on the festival map - bring an empty water bottle on site to refill.

You can’t bring your own alcohol into the festival and absolutely no glass is allowed onsite. We remain card only across all of our bars so make sure you bring your card. If you don’t have a bank card you can bring cash and exchange it for a temporary card at the info point. Some of the food & market traders may still take cash.

We also have more delicious food offerings for you this year from all over the globe. The only difficulty is what to choose?

Amore Pizza (V, VG)

Bocca di Bianchi (V, VG, GF)

Ceylon and Beyond (V, VG, GF)

Chiki Monki (V, VG)

Desi Thai (V, VG GF)

Fish & Chips (V)

Greek Wraps (V)

Gourmet Burgers (V, VG, GF)

Guildable Manor (V, VG, GF)

Hog Roast (V, VG, GF)

Jerk Yard (V, VG, GF)

Kells Kitchen (V, VG, GF)

La Lola’s Churros (V. VG)

Loaded Fries (V)

Mr Roast Potato (V, VG, GF)

Mr Potato Head (V, VG, GF)

Mr Noodle (V, VG)

Nacho Burrito (V, VG, GF)

Nawa Kitchen (V, VG, GF)

Oh Crepe! (V, VG, GF)

Retro Sweets

Say Cheese (V, VG)

Spanish buffet (V, VG, GF)

Soy Ahoy (V, VG, GF)

Team Canteen (V, VG, GF)

The Happy Cow (V, VG, GF)

Yellow Turban Thali (V, VG, GF)

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CELEBRATING

diversity and inclusion

UWE Bristol is proud to be the sustainability partner for Bristol Pride 2024

Proud sponsor for 15 years

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SUSTAINABILITY AT PRIDE

Proud of our planet!

We’ve been working hard to make Pride as sustainable as possible for many years. We, like so many of you, have been horrified by the increasing results of plastic in our oceans, the impact of climate crisis and species endangerment. We all need to act now!

Last year we did our first carbon audit and the total measured emissions for the 2023 Event were 32.71 Tonnes of CO2 which is an average of just over 1.5kg of CO2 per attendee.

We didn’t get it perfect, there are some gaps in our data that we will try to fill this year, but we are thrilled to have started this journey and are committed to reducing our environmental impact.

BUT we need your help. One of our biggest impacts is the thousands of people that attend Pride. YOU.

You have a part to play to help reduce the impact on the environment and there’s several ways you can help:

• Get to Pride using public transport (First Bus travel is free with your Supporter Wristband AND we have a free shuttle bus from the end of the march) Tier e-scooters or bikes are a great option for wizzing up park street and the train to Clifton Downs Station is only a 10min walk from the festival site.

• Donate to Bristol based carbon offsetting charity, Energy Revolution Initiative when purchasing your supporter wristband.

• Bring a reusable water bottle to refill onsite (let's stay hydrated when dancing).

• Avoid glitter, get creative with face paints or mineral shimmers instead.

• Planning a killer look? Raid the charity shops before you buy something new.

PLEASE DON’T LITTER

We have over 100 bins onsite with recycling facilities - use them!

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PRIDE DAY

PRIDE FAMILY AREA

Celebrate Pride with the whole family

Come celebrate Pride with the whole family. A great space to relax and celebrate while enjoying the festival atmosphere in a dedicated area filled with play activities. Meet other same sex parents and celebrate your identity or simply have a great day out with all the family.

Junkfish return, bringing outdoor fun and games including circus skills and giant garden games. Kids can have a go at plate spinning, hula hooping or stilt walking, play a game of giant chess or Jenga, or race the balls down our fabulous, recycled Junk Ball Run. As well as lego, duplo and playdough stations you can also get creative with our craft activities where you can make yourself a Pride flag or a pair of colourful wings to wear!

We also welcome back Drag Story Time. A safe space for kids to enjoy LGBT+ stories. Story Time readings will last 30 mins and will be on the hour from 1pm - 4pm.

Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project will also be in attendance with a lovely butterfly and dragonfly workshop as well as lots of information about wildlife in Avon Gorge and on The Downs.

Be sure to check out the youth are for those aged 13-25 and the Dance Stage for workshops and performances for the little’uns too.

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Time: 12-5pm

Age: 0-12

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With thanks to our Area Partner

Pride day DANCE STAGE

Our exciting Dance and Performance Stage brings you everything from Street Dance, Theatre Dance to Zumba – we’ve got it all.

With performances and workshops all day, be sure to get involved. Thanks to Streetenvy Dance for programming this stage and our hosts for the day Mariana Trench and Alyssa Van Delle

AE Dance & Fitness - 1pm

Commercial, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre. Here to make good people feel great so they can do amazing things!

Valerie’s Dance Studio1.15pm

Inclusive and ambitious dance and acro studio catering to all ages and offering a wide range of opportunities.

Choose Zumba Gold1.30pm

Women aged between 6980+ who still have sass left in them and continue to want to be flexi and sexy! Here to show you not to write the old ones off.

LA Dance - 1.45pm

Street Dance. Offering a variety of classes to suit all ages and abilities including competition classes. They provide many performance opportunities, fun days and 1-2-1 private lessons.

Choose Zumba - 2pm They bring the Party fully inclusive and welcoming they regularly perform Flashmobs as well as performances bringing fun and energy

Jodie Hancocks Academy of Dance & Fitness - 2.15pm Cheer, Street, Ballet, Musical, Lyrical. Welcoming all abilities & ages, classes are designed to build confidence, learn wicked moves and have fun!

South West Dance Theatre - 2.30pm

A variety of ballet styles. While ballet is at the core technique they take from all dance disciplines to create fresh exciting dance theatre.

Xtro Illusions - 2.45pm Street Dance. Building confidence and self-esteem with a wide range of classes that welcome everyone, including Street Dance, Ballet and Contemporary

Streetenvy Dance Academy - 3pm

Commercial, Street, Musical Theatre & Reggaeton. Fun, welcoming group of all ages & abilities. They pride themselves in encouraging everyone to be who they are & have fun!

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Time: 1pm-7pm

RLDC - 3.15pm

Acro, Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz. Youth performance group, aged 2-18, with a range of styles. They compete across the country with outstanding results.

Bristol Equality Dance3.30pm

Latin and Ballroom. A social dancing group for LGBT+ people covering a wide range of dance styles from salsa and tango to foxtrot and jive.

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Streetenvy Kids Pride Group - 3.45pm

Commercial, Musical Theatre & Street. Performing a brand new routine created for Bristol Pride 2024! Many on stage have come from having no dance training at all, to feeling confident.

Carnival Fitness with PILOXERCISE - 4pm Caribbean Carnival. The largest carnival dance group in Bristol celebrating Caribbean culture all year long! Building connection, culture and community with inclusivity and joy.

Dipped in Sparkles and Kisses - 4.15pm Non strip Burlesque. Performing with the Bristol belles in 2023, this trio local teachers offering empowering classes in Burlesque and Belly Dance.

Streetenvy Adult Pride Group - 4.30pm

Commercial & Cabaret. Represent many of the letters in LGBTQ+ they love to bring their hard work to the stage with a routing designed just for Bristol Pride.

Latin Gems - 4.45pm Salsa Ladies Styling. Multicultural female group who love Latin especially Salsa. They’ll be showing off new choreography for 2024 and running a mini workshop.

Tribu13 - 5pm

Latin & Caribbean. Immersing you in Latin American music and bringing together the best Latin Dance styles like Reggaeton, Salsaton, Merengue, Dembow and much more!

Mundi Dance - 5.15pm African Dance. Leader, Louis-Roger Eboa now ranks among the leading African dancers in the South West of England. Performing alongside live drumming, participation encouraged!

Baila La Vida - 5.30pm Commercial Latin. Creating a safe space to express yourself through movement and using dance a way to escape, have fun, socialise and to exercise the body and mind

D wild Fitness - 5.45pm Dance Fitness. Fitness family where everyone is supported no matter shape, size, sex or ethnicity. They like to have fun whilst working out.

Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA)6pm

The South West’s premier destination for Performing Arts training offer a wide range of courses including Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance for Stage and Screen and Production Arts.

Drag Queen Workshop6.30pm

The ultimate fusion of fitness, disco, and fabulousness. Strike a pose, learn to stretch like a queen from events makers Hamlin and Hive.

Tribu13 - 6.45pm Closing the show with another chance to soak in those Latin vibes.

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PRIDE DAY

COMMUNITY AREA

The Heart of Pride, Meet Local LGBT+ Groups, Service Providers and Businesses

Community is what Pride is all about and the very core of the festival. Our Community Area is a place for you to meet businesses, charities and groups dedicated to providing services to the LGBT+ community, public engagement as well as projects and campaigns. Thank you to our Community Partner South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, their support helps us to keep this vital part of the festival going.

AWP - NHS Trust

Adoption West

Amnesty Bristol

BCC Fostering Services

BiVisible

Brigstowe

Bristol Dementia Wellbeing

Bristol Drugs Projects

Bristol Museums and Archives

Bristol NEU

Bristol QPOC Socials

CCS Adoption

Changes Bristol

Christians at Bristol Pride

Elim Housing

FFLAG

Great Western Air Ambulance

Healthwatch

It’s in The Bag

It Gets Better

Lovesquared

Mermaids

Missing Link

NIHR

Out To Swim

Outpatients

Samaritans

SARSAS

Stall listings correct at time of print, see bristolpride.co.uk/community-area for any updates.

Self Injury Support

Shelter

Sing Out Bristol

Stand Againts Racism

Inequality

The Bridge (SARC)

The Foster Care Charity

THT Bristol

Trans Pride Bristol

Trauma Breakthrough

UHBW EDI Team

Victim Support

Working for Wildlife

Womenkind

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Pride day UPLIFT STAGE

We are very excited to welcome Bristol’s premier Drag King and queer punk cabaret night Brizzle Boyz to join us this year to curate performances on the Uplift stage.

Gender Criminal - 1.30pm

Scoundrel of the South West and father of House of Boussé. Politicamp and hyper-pop aerial Prinx

Mister E - 1.40pm

Master of the darkness and a heretic to all which is holy, slithering to Bristol Pride with poems so great they'll bring tears to your eyes!

Rojo Mojo - 1.50pm

Combining lip-synching theatrics with a flow-art circus flair. Hula-hooping, staff spinning, and girly pop tunes with feral clown power.

Dionysos Slain - 2pm

A queer misrepresentation of an ancient god – a monstrous fop and an eternal anachronism. Elaborate and grotesque drag from scraps of fabric and fragments of poetry.

Oliver Assets - 2.10pm

Bristol based absurdist Drag King is "master of a million miserable faces". Deadpan and theatrical with a sprinkle of satirical politics thrown in!

House of Xanarchy2.20pm

Chaos is on the cards - total xanarchy is about to reign. Parent Xanthe, and child Sage Burning will take you on a journey you won’t forget.

Pure Gliss - 2.30pm

Pure Gliss, the Fae fae Scotland, is the genderfluid Drag King performing live vocals, will they siren song their way into your heart?

Sly Dog - 2.40pm

Metamorphosize into whoever you want, he’s found just the guy for you. Prepare to get hooked, this man’s ego is as vast as the ocean.

Laddie Gaga - 2.50pm

This king has been through some unfortunate LoveGames that have resulted in many a Bad Romance, but Just Dance it'll be okay!

Kurt Sovain - 3pm

The king of Avant-Guardian readers, from the muesli triangle in Bristol. Hipster royalty available for superhot yoga and organic cold brew.

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Time: 1pm-8pm

Fluxx Wyldly - 3.10pm

They're here, they're queer, they only function in high gear! Bristol's Drag-Whatever brings their own brand of cartoon nonsense and silly sentiment.

Hannah Clift - 3.20pm

Hannah Clift is a musical comedian who brings history to the stage through the art of drag!

Razzle B Dazzled - 3.30pm Cartoony kook with a show too entertaining for the weak of heart, prepare to get Razzled and be Dazzled!

Thrusted - 3.40pm

Wan Long Kok 万龙国, Sir Domme Jones and Prof. Brian Cocks travelled in a time machine from the early noughties to tell you about the queer liberated future we can look forward to!

Small Willy Nelson - 3.50pm

Rootin’, tootin’ never straightshootin’! Winner of Jessica Jungle’s I’m Gonna Be A Star 2, their country camp always hits the mark.

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Pride day UPLIFT STAGE

Programming our music performances, Bristol’s very own PUNKA are back. Curators of clubnights and gigs they have a very special programme for Pride Day.

DIS - Host

The Nightmare of Drag, Queen for the Creeple, Cabaret creature, internationally renowned host, DIS encourages you all to step out of the closet and into their nightmares! Having spent more than 10 years touring the world, DIS is a talent known far and wide for their inimitable hosting style

MARIANA TRENCH – Host

You want your drag artists witty, beautiful, brilliant, and INTERNATIONAL?! Then look no further than the legendary Mariana Trench. One of Bristol's brightest stars, their talents have led to feature performances across the UK and America.

Luna Kali - 5pm

Multilingual singer who loves Neo-Soul, R&B and Indigenous Folk Music. Known for her rich and soulful tone with elements of playfulness and embellishment. Luna moved from Lisbon to Bristol to find her sound, expressing her passion for love, life, unity and the daily struggles of being a minority in the Western world.

Kerensa - 5.50pm

Breaking the pop mould, gender and genre fluid artist Kerensa sings in both English and Mandarin. This classically trained dual heritage being embraces and blends all of their identities in one and ties them together with a neat, theatrical operatic vocal bow. With dramatic ups and downs, Kerensa keeps you guessing.

Bled - 6.40pm

One of the UK’s most hotly tipped live acts, with satisfying red and blue aesthetic and rousing performances, the duo have showcased their unique brand of synthpop at notable UK festivals including Dot To Dot and Waves. ‘A flurry of bubblegum goth-pop, strewn with darkwave undercurrents’ - NARC

The Menstrual Cramps7.30pm

Formed in a broken bedroom in Bristol, on the verge of homelessness, and rife with anger, The Menstrual Cramps were born. DIY, loud, queer, anti-fascist, anti-racist, pro-choice, intersectional, and feminist - The Menstrual Cramps are taking 2024 by storm, having recently signed with Alcopop! Records, they still aren’t here to take your sh*t!

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PRIDE DAY ACCESSIBILITY

We want to ensure Pride is accessible, open, and welcoming for all our attendees and we’re working hard to develop and expand our accessibility measures.

In response to feedback we have moved our accessible parking to an area of grass just outside the festival gates, this means that we no longer have to limit the number of vehicles we can accommodate. With this the accessible entrance will be moving to the other side of the site, close to the access car park and closer to the main gate. We’re also increasing the size of our Sensory Calm Space due to how well used it was last year, and this year we will be putting radar locks on the accessible toilets to ensure they are clean and free for use of disabled people - so make sure you bring yours with you. We will have spares located at the viewing platforms and you will be able to hire them for the day from the info tent.

As always, we have BSL interpreters on all our stages and a big screen for Main and Cabaret Stages for visibility of our interpreters. Mobiloo are also onsite with an accessible toilet, adult-sized changing bench, and hoist, as well as accessible toilets with radar locks located at all toilet blocks.

For more on our accessibility visit bristolpride.co.uk/accessibility and if you have any queries or would like to talk to someone about your needs please email access@bristolpride.co.uk

Our thanks to our Accessibility Partner.

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SAT 13 JULY

Time: 1pm-6pm

Pride day CIRCUS TENT

Bassline Circus and Queer AF Cabaret bring you an exciting programme, to celebrate diversity with outstanding performers within the community. Experience real stories being told through circus, dance, spoken word and music.

Our circus tent is a place to showcase diversity within the LGBT+ community and promote gender variance, sexual diversity and equal rights.

Be sure to check out

Hula Hooping Workshop at 1.15pm and 3.30pm hosting by Ophelia Honey and the Kids Ball at 3.05pm and 4.45pm where children will have the chance to showcase their catwalk skills.

Show: Pomp and Cirque-Umstance - 2pm & 4pm

Get ready to be blown away by Ella Golt, a.k.a, Ella the Great, London-based clown and Drag Artist known for playful, visual comedy that’s charmed audiences of all ages. After sell out shows across the UK, Ella travelled the world, from New York to Beijing, leaving audiences enchanted. In Ella’s wise words, ‘join the magic, share the laughter’.

Ophelia Honey - 2.35pm & 4.40pm

Legend & Icon, this hula hooping extraordinaire can be found touring the world with The Majorettes, or performing audiences all over the country. She’s back in Bristol the event of the year - Pride. Her performances are uplifting, feminist, and incredible.

Ernest the Drag King (Host)

THE posh boy party prince of Bristol. Son of the Brizzle Boyz and House of Mannington, he's a star that keeps on rising. Flaunting his flexibility and waving cash all over the city and beyond, he brings his Pink Circus to the Pride Stage, embodying the campest ringmaster you've ever seen!

CocoGymnaasty - 2.40pm

Multi-disciplined aerial performer and instructor from Bristol. She hopes to motivate, inspire, and work with every person who is ready to elevate themselves through the art of movement. Helping people build physical strength, flexibility and unlock their inner naasty!

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Alexandra Feit - 2.45pm

American-born multidisciplinary performer, artist, and acrobat known for highly musical and emotive work on the cyr wheel. Studying at Circadium (USA) before moving to Bristol her style juxtaposes elegance and strength. She’s just finished performing on the MSC Virtuosa.

Thecircusboi - 2.55pm

Bristol’s pole powerhouse has taken the queer cabaret scene by storm this year. Pole acrobat at the top of their game, performing at WIG, Ourgasm and Queer as F*ck to name a few - you don't want to miss this!

Mx Bee Ava - 3.50pm

Genderqueer circus performer from Bristol, trained as an aerialist at Circomedia, specialising in Static Cloud. They love to create work that captivates audiences, using a mix of circus, physical theatre and contemporary dance, whilst showcasing their androgyny and queerness.

Charlotte Greenstock - 2.50pm & 4.30pm

Bristol and Las Vegas based queer aerialist specialising in Aerial Straps and Dance Trapeze. Circomedia trained, her style now is greatly influenced by her experiences in Europe and the USA, combining fluid contemporary movements with high skilled, technical circus.

Lola Latham - 3pm & 4.35pm

3rd year National Centre for Circus Arts student, currently specialising in aerial hoop & handstands! Described as shocking, taboo and fierce, be prepared to feel sinful as she blesses you with her feminine charm & holy hand balancing abilities!

Pride Mini Ball Showcase by Bristol Ballroom Community - 5pm

Watch members 'walk' categories from dance, performance and fashion to gender expression, beauty and more! Bristol Ballroom Scene started in 2019 to provide a safe space of expression for LGBT+ people of colour and has grown in talent and community ever since! No shade, this is a unique experience that you don't want to miss!

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PRIDE DAY EXPO

AREA

Festival Partners, Supporters and Expos

Come along and chat to the organisations in our Expo Area. Home to our Festival Partners and Supporter who, along with your donations, help make Pride happen, local charities and public sector organisations. These organisations are committed to supporting their LGBT+ staff, having a positive impact on our communities, and making change happen. Come and have a chat and find out more about recruitment, innovation, community engagement work, competitions, prizes and more.

Bath Spa University

BT

City of Bristol College

Dyson

EPR Engineering

First Bus

SGS College

Sopra Steria

Stagecoach

Burges Salmon

Care Quality Commision

Curo Group

Diversity Trust and South Gloucestershire Equality

Voice

Endometriosis UK

IKEA

Lovehoney

Love Support Unite

National Trust

NHS Blood and Transplant

Redgrave Theatre

So Divine

South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Adult and Children's Social Care

South Gloucestershire Public Health

The Planning inspectorate

USDAW

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Medics

There is a First Aid Tent in the arena, staffed with medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, who can provide confidential consultations at any time throughout the duration of the festival.

Welfare

Located next to the First Aid Tent, TTK Welfare will be on hand for wellbeing advice and support. Whether you’re feeling in distress, have over indulged or simply want a place to chill out away from the crowds, our Welfare Tent is a safe haven for festival attendees, advising on issues including drug and alcohol abuse, safe sex, addiction, exhaustion & domestic issues.

Sensory Calm Space

Diverse UK are joining us again this year with their Sensory Calm Space. They aim to provide a safe, low-level stimulation and recalibration zone for those on the Autistic Spectrum or for those who need a place to have a moment of calm, rather than having to leave the festival. The tent will be located next to medics & welfare.

Water

Water points are located at each toilet block for you to fill your reusable bottles or cups and free drinking water is available across all the festival bars. Bristol Water will also be located by the main stage for free cold filtered water.

Lost Property

Please hand any lost property into the Info Tent next to the main gate, If you lose anything report it here too it, we get lots handed in! After Pride Day you can email info@bristolpride.co.uk to see if we have your lost property.

Lost Kids

Should you lose them, or they lose you, our lost kids’ team are on hand and based at the Welfare Tent. Report your lost child to any steward or security immediately and follow their advice.

Buses & Shuttles

All wristband holders get free travel on all First Bus Bristol Zone buses, you will be emailed a promotional code to enter into the app to get your free ticket, and don’t forget we have a free shuttle service from the end of the Parade March at the Amphitheatre to The Downs running from 11am – 10pm.

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PRIDE DAY

MARKET STALLS

Our Market Stalls area is located out in the field near the Circus Tent. The perfect place to pick up that perfect rainbow gift, flags, T-shirts, hats, sweet treats, drag accessories and more.

Hazstract

Wear by Woo

Drag Apparel

City Animalz

Kou Kou

Ketura / Suchitito

Gem Trading

Norts and Rosses

Dragged Out

Platypus Clothing

Cosmic Rain

Molly & Tommy

Queer Emporium

Facist Panties

PRIDE DAY

SILENT DISCO

SAT 13 JULY

Time: 6.15pm - 8.15pm

Venue: Circus Tent

We’ve again teamed up with the superstars at Thekla to coordinate this area and will be bringing their Pop Confessional DJs for a sermon of pure pop along with Thekla Club residents bringing House and Techno. DJ SJB (Bear Bar / Queenshilling) will be playing Funky Disco with a pinch of Latino vibes. With 3 channels to pick from, you’re in control.

Special headphones provided but please return them! They don’t work without the kit anyway and we’re charged for missing sets.

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PRIDE DAY

YOUTH AREA

A relaxing space for our next generation

The Pride Day Youth Area is the chance for young people to join together to celebrate Pride. A relaxed and safe space for you to be who you are. This year we have partnered with OTR’s Freedom Team.

Freedom is OTR’s LGBTQIA+ youth programme, providing a safe and supportive space for young people aged 13-25 who are LGBTQIA+ or are exploring their gender and sexuality.

Come meet friends old and new whilst enjoying a space that’s yours to escape, chill and recharge in an Alcohol Free Zone. There is lots to do ranging from Badge making, and other crafts to giant games such as jenga and connect 4 as well as space to sit and just hang out.

SAT 13 JULY

Time: 12-5pm

Age: 13-25

Our thanks to our Area Partner.

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Pride Day Travel Guide

Pride Day is on The Downs, Saturday 13 July

Travel to The Downs

Dedicated Pride Shuttle Bus services run from the end of the Parade March (the Amphitheatre) to The Downs and back.

First bus from Amphitheatre: 11:30am Last bus from The Downs: 10pm

The 1, 2, 3, or 4 First Bus services will take you to The Downs. Use stops: College Green (P1) & The Cenotaph (C10)

Catch these same services outside Clifton Down Shopping Centre if taking the train to Clifton Down.

Please consider walking, using a Tier Scooter or train if you are able to. Buses are expected to be very busy throughout the day.

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THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY

Join us for the official afterparty as we takeover the O2 Academy Bristol for 3 incredible rooms of DJs, specially curated performances, stunning aerial artists, dancers, decor and more as we come together to celebrate with Pride and dance our little hearts out.

MAIN STAGE

Confidence Man DJs Confidence Man have spent the past 12 months cementing their status as one of the hottest dance music acts of the moment. As well as being a renowned live act Conman continues to push further, launching a DJ focused side project. The party-starting duo have played Glastonbury and iconic venues like Sub Club and Pikes in Ibiza. Their sets are loaded with house, one-off edits and conman instrumentals designed to get the club-floor moving while paying homage to the fun 90s euphoric dance music that inspires the original Confidence Man project.

SAT 13 JULY

Time: 10pm

Price: £12/30 wristband

Age: 18+

Venue: O2 Academy

Bristol

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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DTYM

Inspired by house party vibes, they host monthly parties around the city known for a bustling dance floor and a welcoming sense of community. They’ll be throwing out Indie Jams mixed with dirty pop, Bum Shakin’ RnB matched with disco and music to make you pull out all the shapes. They'll be joined on the night by very special guest DJs and dancers!

Alexa

Suspended over the Main Stage, Alexa takes to the air, bringing an incredible aerial hoop performance to Pride Night.

Streetenvy Dance

One of our specially curated performances for Pride Night, Streetenvy’s incredible dancers put on a very special show

GoGo

Bristol Drag Collective performers Dominique Fleek and Kitten join us to show us their moves.

ROOM 2

One More Time

Huge 90's & 00's party that’s been running for six years, One More Time throw it back with all the biggest 90's and early 00's pop classics, R'n'B jams, dance anthems and Hip Hop bangers with DJ Remy Melee (they/them).

Bringing the party with no frills, just pure bangers they’ve rocking the stages of festivals like Boardmasters, Download, Leeds, and Boomtown supporting icons like Jo Whiley, Fatboy Slim, and Annie Mac, Remy's sets are a testament to their passion for delivering unforgettable experiences on the dance floor.

ROOM 3

Aether

Bristol’s very own Jersey The Devil and Macha Zu team up and takeover as they present Aether. They’ll be bringing you dance, techno and remixes along with some very special Pride Performances with some special friends on the night.

TICKETS

£12 in advance or pick up a Day + Night Supporter Wristbands (£30) for multi club free or discount entry to official and partner venues. Head to bristolpride.co.uk/wristbands for more info.

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GRRRL CRUSH

Grrrl Crush return their third year at Bristol Pride with some very special guests. Loudly and proudly presenting LEZZER QUEST - the brainchild of Glasgow’s underground mainstays Bonzai Bonner (Shoot Your Shot) and Anna Gram (Correspondant). Emerging as a larger-than-life force within the city's vibrant music scene, capturing the hearts of club goers with their distinctive 'anything goes' musical style and infectious energy and are making Bristol Pride / Grrrl Crush debut.

Alongside our special guests are some of Bristol’s queer DJ glitterati including non stop bangers from: BILLY LUFF | DISCOBOBULATOR | EN.VEE| MAYME LAWLESS | MINX.190 | RED | TILLWAH B2B KEZZA - plus our host with the utmost, THEE CLUNGE MOTHER .

A night where disco meets rave, where legends collide, and where you’re free to be whoever you want to be. In collaboration with The Red Rash Inn / Itchy Bitch Disco of Boomtown fame, we bring you two sweaty AF dancefloors, both alike in lack of dignity, and bursting at the seams with the filthiest bangers they can muster as we celebrate the LGBT+ community in all its glory.

100% inclusive. Everybody is welcome here - allies included. If you’re sound, get down

£10/8 in advance £12/10 on the door. Discounted entry with a Pride Day+Night wristband

SAT 13 JULY

Time: 10pm

Price: £10/8 in advance

Age: 18+

Venue: Basement 45

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

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PRIDE NIGHT AND VENUES

Official After Parties

The Official Afterparty at The O2 Academy | 10pm

The official afterparty sees Pride takeover 3 incredible rooms of music and performance with headline set from Confidence Man with DTYM plus 90s & 00s party One More Time and Aether from Jersey The Devil and Macha Zu. All money goes to fundraise for Pride. See page 84 for full details.

Tickets: £12 or £30 Day+Night multi club wristband. Free entry with Super Supporter wristband. bristolpride.co.uk/events

Grrrl Crush at Basement45 | 10pm

In collaboration with Red Rash Inn of Boomtown fame, two sweaty dancefloors - one disco, one rave. Loudly and proudly presenting some of the UK’s finest femme, non-binary and queer talent. 100% inclusive. Headline set from the incredible Lezzer Quest

Tickets: £10 or discounted entry with Pride Day+Night wristband. Free entry with Super Supporter wristband bristolpride.co.uk/events

Queenshilling | 9pm

Bristol’s Best Late Night Venue (Bristol lifestyle Awards) supports Pride and other LGBT+ events all year. The best dance, urban, old school and chart with temporary outside area for Pride.

Tickets: £10/8 on door. Free Entry with Pride Day+Night or Super Supporter wristband.

Other Bristol 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. BS2 9DB

Bar: Old Market Tavern

Great beer garden, friendly & laid-back atmosphere, hosts events like Bristol Gaymers Board Games. BS2 0HB

Bar: BBB - Bristol Bear Bar

Attitude free bar and proud supporters of Pride. Pride night sees DJ Daddi playing club classics, dance anthems, funky tunes and a bit of cheese. Free entry all night.

BS2 0BH

Bar: Old Castle Green Tucked just on Gloucester Lane of West Street in Old Market it has its own Gin micro distillery and spacious beer garden. BS2 0DP

Bar: Seamus O’Donnells

Irish Gay Bar in the heart of Bristol's old city in St Nick’s. Hosting great entertainment nights with live music on Thursdays, and Drag from all over the UK on a Friday night. BS1 1UE

Bar: OMG Bar

OMG sister venue and cocktail bar opposite the Queenshilling on Frogmore Street. Mingle at the bar or get cosy in one of the many booths. BS1 5HX

Bar: Bristol Butch Bar

Bristol’s hub for proud Butch community - cis, NB, trans butches, studs, tomboys & pals usually meeting last Tues every month.

Club: OMG | 10pm

Spacious dancefloor and 2 bars. Expect lots of lighting, LED wall and a great sound system. Ticketed Event, Check their website for prices. BS1 5NF

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A WORD WITH…

JAYNE GRAHAMMCMORROW

(SHE/HER)

As we mark our 15th Anniversary we take a moment to chat with Jayne from the Bristol Pride team. Initially a volunteer with a passion for film she went on to grow and create an identity for our Film offering and become a trustee for the charity.

Introduce yourself!

Hi I’m Jayne, Chair of Trustees for Bristol Pride and manager of the main stage. This festival marks my 14th year volunteering for Bristol Pride, where does the time go? I have a busy family life with my wife Michelle, children, grandchildren and our dog Bear. I work as a Graphic Designer and recently ran a 5k race for the first time, I don’t know what possessed me…

How did you first get started as a volunteer for Bristol Pride?

I answered a general call out and mentioned how I loved films. From that I started helping with the film screenings in various locations around the city in 2011. I packed up a suitcase on wheels with programs, banners and tickets and set up the front of house.

How have you seen Pride change over the last 15 years?

Through huge amounts of hard work by many volunteers, I have seen a small festival grow and evolve without losing its heart. It became a registered charity, supports performers and artists and now has paid staff. The initiative of the Pride Community Fund that supports groups and events through grants for LGBTQ+ folk has been a really important development.

What is the proudest contribution you feel you have made to Pride?

Great question, it is creating Queer Vision film festival. Developing this means we offer opportunities to new and existing queer filmmakers. A platform from which to tell and see our stories, it fills my heart. Partnering with Iris Prize was a validating moment, I am super proud of my work that carries on with someone new at the helm.

What is one of your favourite additions in recent years to the festival?

The new sensory area within Pride Day. The seed was planted through a conversation I had with a person who’s sensitivities made it difficult for them to attend. Creating a more inclusive festival through this calm space is brilliant and I am delighted the team could include it.

What has volunteering with Pride given you? Initially it gave me a place to find positivity, over the years it has given me the opportunity to be positive. A place I could be creative and bring my ideas into being. Contributing as part of a team to support, celebrate and advocate for the equality of LGBTQ+ communities has been a great privilege.

What are your hopes for Bristol Pride's future?

The continuation of representing, advocating for and celebrating our beautiful and diverse community. In quiet small ways, loud and large ways and new ways. Striving to create spaces and places that we can all feel seen and validated as the amazing folk we all are.

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PRIDE AFTERS: FAST & BI-FURIOUS

Your fave bisexual rave crew is bowling back down the M4 for Bristol Pride to bring you a night of bass breaks & babes with Rishi (Brown Excellence) and residents Buggery Grips & Samantha. Expect a Mix of Jungle, Old Skool Hardcore, Speed Garage and Techno.

Residents DJs Buggery Grips

High energy, bass-driven and melodic where he explores the UK hardcore continuum, peppering in cheeky edits and 4x4 northern classics.

Samantha

This South African born, The End educated DJ loves to explore rolling percussive techno, brazen beats and at high energy twostep.

Special Guest DJ Rishi (Brown Excellence)

Exploring the breadth of South Asian fusion paired with a wide spectrum of bass music. You'll hear Techno glittered with contemporary Bollywood, deep Syrian disco cuts and a plethora of percussive UK bass that owes its cutting edge to the rhythms of Arab / South Asian culture.

SAT 13 JULY

Time: 11pm

Price: £8/6

Age: 18+

Venue:

The Crofters Rights

Tickets: bristolpride.co.uk/events

Tickets are £8 in advance or 5 for £30. £2 from every ticket goes to Pride.

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BRISTOL PRIDE COMMUNITY FUND

Supporting local LGBT+ community events

Our Community Fund provides opportunities and activities which enhance or improve the lives of LGBT+ people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. To date we’ve funded 28 wonderful projects.

Supported by sales of our Super Supporter Wristbands we provide small grant funding to deliver projects that address issues that affect us all, help under-represented groups or LGBT+ events that just need a little support.

For eligibility, priority areas and to apply visit bristolpride.co.uk/community-fund

TO READ - A NIGHT OF BLACK QUEER LITERATURE

Kiki Bristol’s final celebratory event

THUR 18 JULY

Time: 6.30pm

Price: £6.50

Age: 16+

Venue: RWA (BS8 1PX)

Tickets: rwa.org.uk

Kiki Bristol was created for Queer, Trans, Intersex, Black People & People of Colour (QTIBIPOC) to connect - along with their friends, family and supporters.

For their final event, join award-winning writers: Travis Alabanza, Dr Okechukwu Nzelu and Jackson King hosted by Kiki’s Dr Myles-Jay Linton. The event will end with social time and music provided by DJ and Kiki Co-founder Devolicious. Kiki events centre QTIBIPOC but all are welcome to attend.

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THANK YOU

OUR BEHIND THE SCENES HEROES

Every year Pride brings together hundreds of volunteers who give up their time and energy to make this special event happen. We’re grateful to each and every one of you. Without the thousands of hours of work and over 250 volunteers Bristol Pride simply could not happen. We also want to thank all of you who have donated to Pride, purchased a supporter wristband, or attended our fundraising events. It’s never too late to donate or volunteer to support Pride.

Our core team and trustees: Aled Osborne, Aysha Taylor-Whyte, Bryn Evans, CC, Daniel CamargoGrosso, Daryn Carter, Dot, Eve Russell, Freddie Daw, Harriet Taylor, Jayne Graham-McMorrow, Marin Fadiloglulari, Rachel Lily, Ross Harrison and Sonny Allward.

Alexa Gibbens, Amy Tavner & all at Bassline Circus, Ben Ovard, Ben Murphy, Beth Attfield, Bhagesh Sachania, Butch Bar, Carly Britton, Chris Carnew, Daniel Tribe, Dave Taylor at 20th Century Flicks, Doc & Tee, Eriol, Holly Solo-Hawthorn, Ian Dunscombe, Jakob Mellin, Jayde Adams, Jermone Jochems, Jon Aitkin, Kelly Wilde, Liz & the Junkfish Team, Lynn Stewart-Taylor, Marieke Le Duc, Matt Whiteley, Matthew Taylor, Michelle Graham-McMorrow, Mike Coe and all at The Old Castle Green, Morgan Rees, O2 Academy Bristol, Ollie & the team at Brizzle Boyz, Paul King and the crew at King Sound, Pom Pom, Poppy Handy, Reish, Refresh West, Rowen & all at QAF Cabaret, Sally Weston, Shout Out Radio, Simon Barton, Stephen Jenkins, Stu and the team at PUNKA, Trans Pride Bristol, The Queenshilling team, Tom Wright and the crew at Armasec, Toothy & Guilly and all the rest of the Site Crew, Vics, Vonalina Cake, Watershed and lastly to Luke Stuart and all our green room volunteers, our Pride Day Area managers and our amazing BSL Interpreters.

Our thanks also to all our Festival Partners and Supporters and fortnight event partners. Their support, along with your donations, enables us to keep Pride happening and keep Pride Day a donation entry event. They also support our year round work.

There will be people we have missed off (sorry) and people who have joined after we went off to print, so to everyone helping, all our performers, the hardworking door staff of the LGBT+ Venues there for us year round, all the charities, businesses and groups who help the LGBT+ community and all of you donating or getting wristbands to support Pride… THANK YOU!

Bristol Pride is a registered charity (1166817)

Queer Vision Film Festival is supported by BFI FAN Funds, with funds from the National Lottery.

Bristol Pride is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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THE HUMAN LEAGUE

CABARET STAGE CABARET STAGE

29 June - 13 July

BRISTOLPRIDE 2024
Two weeks of events across Bristol including: Comedy | Theatre | Queer Vision Film Festival | Circus | Sport LGBT+ Boat Tours Workshops | Poetry | Trans Pride Picnic Registered Charity: 1166817 | Championing LGBT+ Equality & Diversity across the South West. Tickets & Further info: bristolpride.co.uk PRIDE DAY SAT 13 JULY • THE DOWNS HEIDI N CLOSET PIXIE POLITE HEIDI N CLOSET PIXIE POLITE AFTER SHOCK ALFIE ORDINARY ASIFA LAHORE BLU ROMANTIC BOOHOO MANN CLARE DELOON COURTNEY JACKSON CYNTHIA ROAD DIOMEDE DOMINIQUE FLEEK DR BEV ERNEST THE DRAG KING JERSEY THE DEVIL LOLA LASAGNE MARY MAC MISS BEAVER MISS DYNASTY MISS JAM TART POM POM’S PLAYHAUS RED SNEEZE SPANK SNOW WHITE TRASH SON OF A TUTU TESS DRIVE TRAY LA TRASH VAL THE BROWN QUEEN UPLIFT STAGE UPLIFT STAGE PLUS O2 ACADEMY BRISTOL TAKING PLACE ACROSS 3 ROOMS AT CONFIDENCE MAN DJs CONFIDENCE MAN DJs HEADLINE DJ SET FROM JERSEY THE DEVIL + MACHA ZU D.T.Y.M ONE MORE TIME STREETENVY DANCE | AERIAL PERFORMANCE | GOGO DANCERS
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MANTARAYBRYN DYLAN AND THE MOON VULA ESSENTIALLY CHER CATBEAR BOOGALOO STU SING OUT BRISTOL CAST OF ALADDIN Pride Circus Tent with Bassline Circus & Queer AF Cabaret | Dance Stage | Silent Disco | Youth Area | Family Area | Community Area | Market & Street Food |
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