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Welcome I am proud to support Foyle Pride and the struggle for LGBT equality in the north of Ireland. The Irish people have made great strides forward for LGBT freedom in recent years. I salute your achievements. But samesex marriage is still banned in the north, as a result of the DUP abusing the Petition of Concern procedure - despite a majority of Assembly members voting for marriage equality and despite it being supported by 68% of the people in the north. This is a shameful subversion of the democratic and popular will by the DUP. It has opposed LGBT law reform for 40 years and its policies and statements on LGBT issues have often echoed those of the fascist BNP. Even some of the DUP’s own members are now repulsed by its bigotry towards the LGBT community. Derry has a long and proud civil rights tradition. I was honoured to support
the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association and its mass protests against discrimination and exclusion in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We need that same spirit of non-violent direct action today against the DUP, to shame and force it to abandon its opposition to LGBT civil rights. I wish you a glorious, successful Foyle Pride. Keep up the fight for equality for all Irish people - north and south, LGBT and straight. United we are strong. Together we are unstoppable. Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream of what the world could be and then help make it happen.
Human Rghts Campaigner and Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation www.PeterTatchellFoundation.org
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Who we are
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We’re looking for committed and motivated people to assist the current committee in supporting and delivering Foyle Pride Festival next year and beyond. If you feel you have what it takes then please attend our annual AGM in December to put yourself forward and we’re especially keen to appoint people who have experience in fundraising and finance. We would love to hear from you. www.foylepridefestival.com
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message from Mayor Cllr Maolíosa McHugh As Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council it gives me great pleasure to pledge my support for the annual Foyle Pride Parade and Festival and to acknowledge the work that has gone into organising this fantastic event that showcases all that is good about our City and District in terms of promoting diversity, equality and love. I am very supportive of the work carried out by the Foyle Pride team to empower and celebrate the LGBT community across the Council area. This festival is a fantastic way of raising awareness of issues affecting people who identify as LGBT and celebrating the wonderful
diversity of our local community. This year’s festival organisers have once again put together a fantastic line-up of events that celebrate our diverse culture with a range of political, artistic and cultural events. This festival is a very important part of our annual events calendar with something for every member of the family to enjoy. I am looking forward to being part of the celebrations and to welcome people from across the City and District who will be taking part and enjoying the celebrations. Mayor Cllr Maolíosa McHugh FOYLE PRIDE FESTIVAL | 5
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Saturday // 19th August
Pride Launch & Awards Sat 19th August // 7pm Venue: The Guildhall, Whittaker Suite. Adm: RSVP only Official launch of Foyle Pride Festival 2017 with the Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council Maolíosa McHugh and special guests.
Unison Community Branch is pleased to be sponsoring
the Foyle Pride Launch after Party Sat 19th August // 9pm Venue: Nerve Centre, Magazine St. Adm: £5 all proceeds going to Foyle Pride This is the third year we have been involved and we are looking forward to starting your Pride 2017. Unison Community Branch has a long history with Pride and the local gay community supporting many events and awareness campaigns. This year we will see local superstar Demi DéTourné performing her show and all the tunes supplied by DJ Bona Bona. Listen out for all the classics and the icons over the years to dance the night away and bring in the fantastic week with a bang. Happy Pride 2017! Martin Mc Connellogue, Chair Unison, LGBT N.Ireland COMMUNITY BRANCH
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SUNDAY // 20th August
Kippie Mobile Game Launch Sun 20th August // 5pm Venue: VOID Gallery, Process Room, City Factory. Adm: FREE Jeandre, Ryan, Li, Kayleigh - Lee, Adam, Niamh and the girls from www.Kippie.org.uk invite you to the first unveiling of the beta version of their brand new mobile game. The game, available soon on iTunes and Google Play, has
been designed, produced and made entirely by these young people here in Derry. They are delighted to have been asked to preview it at this years Pride Festival. All welcome. Refreshments provided.
National Theatre Live
Angels in America Part 1, Millennium Approaches
Sun 20th August // 7pm Venue: The Playhouse, Artillery Street Adm:£10
Part One is about 3 hours and 30 minutes, with two 15-minute intervals. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
Part 2, Perestroika
Sun 27th August // 7pm Venue: The Playhouse, Artillery Street. Adm:£10 Part Two is about 4 hours with two 15-minute intervals This anFESTIVAL Encore Screening 8 | FOYLEis PRIDE
MONDAY // 21ST August
Monday Night ‘Gay’ Cure
with special guest Temper Mental Miss Elayneous with support from Anthony Ferguson
UNISON Art Exhibition
Pride & Visibility Mon 21st August // 7pm Venue: Altnagelvin Hospital Adm. FREE UNISON is the UK’s largest public service trade union with 1.3 million members, over 40,000 of who work in the public and private healthcare, education and community/voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Promoting the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and /or transgender people in workplaces and in society more generally is an important area of our work. With this in mind we put a motion forward to our National Conference in Brighton 2016 to support our campaign in Northern Ireland for Equal Marriage and rights for all our LGBT Community here. They backed us 100%. With this backing we decided to run a Campaign with an Art Competition and Exhibition entitled ‘Pride & Visibility’. The results you will see here today are some of the amazing pieces, which have been showcased in Belfast Pride and will be showcased in Newry Pride in September. The exhibition will then go on tour end of September to December in public workplaces.
Mon 21st August // 9pm Venue: Sandino’s Back Room, Water Street Adm. £5 The MNC is a live-literature party; Derry’s only regular event for spoken-word, poets, rappers,singers, actors, storytellers, comedians...in short, for all. Held on the last Monday of each month at Sandino’s Bar. Our featured acts for this years MNGC are spoken-word powerhouses Temper Mental MissElayneous (rapper, Dublin): A Revolution in rhyme. The feminine heart pumping Irish blood. Hiphop. Bodhrán. Poetry. Temper-Mental MissElayneous. “…one of the countrys most exciting and provocative solo performers in any musical style.” – RTÉ. TMM will be supported by Belfast-based queer spoken-word artist Anthony Ferguson, a slam winning performance poet. He has performed from his native North Coast all the way down to Dublin and at festivals in between like Stendhal and Outburst. He is the regular host of Red Pill Open Mic nights in the Sunflower Pub and hopes not only to create opportunities for queer Irish performance poetry at every turn but also to be the first poet on Mars. There will also be a queer OPEN MIC section, where all LGBT+ writers/performers and allies are encouraged to sign up to present their own work or pay tribute to a queer writer of their choice. Event begins at 9pm. Sign up for open mic from 8.15pm. FOYLE PRIDE FESTIVAL | 9
TUESDAY // 22ND August
DAY1. Training: Introduction to LGBT Tues 22nd August // 10-4pm Venue: Foyle LGBT Centre, Orlan House, 20 Strand Rd. Adm. FREE Affirmative Therapies for Counsellors and Mental Health Professionals. Contact Gavin to book your place firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride in our Identities? Tues 22nd August // 2pm venue: Social Enterprise Hub, The Old Fire Station, 1A Hawkin St Adm. FREE Identity is how you see yourself & how others see you. The workshop will be an opportunity to explore and share various views on our own identities and that of others. In conjunction with the Rainbow project
Exhibition Launch Tues 22nd August // 6pm Venue: The Playhouse Adm. FREE Dutch artists Lory Stuurman and Caro de Feijter will be exhibiting portraits developed through the stories of young LGBT people from Derry/Londonderry using audio, text and photography in various public spaces, toilets and The Playhouse. By showing the 10 | FOYLE PRIDE FESTIVAL
diversity of the LGBT+ community they are combatting the often stereotypical, and black & white image, of gender and sexuality. Lory is a photographer and is interested in the socially constructed gender norms and Caro is a theatre maker and installation artist who focuses on diversity in sexuality and gender. Many thanks to: The Playhouse, International Master Artist Educator (ArtEZ), Éimear WillIs, Audrey Gillespie and all the people that wanted to share their stories. All are welcome to attend.
Performance Artist David Hoyle Tues 22nd August // Doors 8pm Performance starts 9pm Venue: Sandino’s, Water Street Adm. £5 The sensational anti-drag queen David Hoyle presents a very special performance. Expect polemic, pathos, provocative politicking and high comedy. His performances are known to combine many disparate elements, from satirical comedy to painting, surrealism and even striptease. He’s performed at the Soho Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Victoria & Albert Museum…and now coming to grace the stage at Sandinos as part of Foyle Pride, this is not a performance to miss!
“He is raw, sometimes a bit frightening, but also thrilling in his look-no-hands recklessness.” The Guardian
“There is nothing quite like it: bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane” Time Out FOYLE PRIDE FESTIVAL | 11
Day 5 DAY 2 Training: Introduction to LGBT Wed 23rd August // 10am-4pm Venue: Rainbow Project, Foyle LGBTQ+ Centre, Orlan House, 20 Strand Road Adm. FREE Affirmative Therapies for Counsellors and Mental Health Professionals. Contact Gavin to book your place email@example.com
Roller Derby open skate with maiden city fliers Wed 23rd August // 5.45pm-7.15pm Venue: Old library Trust, Creggan Adm. £5 Maiden City Flyers are a girls roller derby team, founded in June 2016 and based in Derry/Londonderry (whatever). Maiden city flyers are still open to new members and have planned for future fresh meat open days for those of the public to try out for the team! Maiden city flyers are welcoming members of the public as part of pride week to experience a taste of what girls roller derby is for a day. Members must be aware they are taking part at their own risk, over 18’s strictly as this is a contact sport, but no need to worry our 12 | FOYLE PRIDE FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY // 23RDAugust team will take good care of any members who join in and you do not have to take part in anything you don’t want to. Full protective gear kit must be worn at all times. Also wear comfortable clothing, you may be pulling some shapes! Kit and skates will be there for hire on the day of arrival, first come first served for skates etc so be there early if you’re eager to take part!
Bennigans Film Society presents SHORT FILM:
The Wall Wed 23rd August // Shown After film ‘Queen of Ireland’ Venue: Bennigan’s Bar, John St An ex footballer returns to his hometown, after many years away, to be interviewed about his successful career. At first the line of questioning is comfortable but the interview is not all that it seems, and takes a sudden turn. He is then forced to confront his past and the mistakes he has made.
The Queen of Ireland Wed 23rd August // 9pm Venue: Bennigan’s Bar, John St Adm. £4 A documentary that follows drag queen Panti Bliss: part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, she’s a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn who is widely regarded as one of the best drag queens in the world. Created by Rory O’Neill, Panti is also an accidental activist and in her own words ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the unsayable’. In recent years, Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and since the 2014 scandal around Pantigate, his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world.
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Let’s Get Quizzical Wed 23rd August // AFTER THE FILM Venue: Bennigan’s Bar, John St Adm. FREE Les Ismore hosts a game show/meltdown in which three randomly chosen contestants compete for the Star prize of a trip to Strabane’s Aldi AND the chance to become Quizzical Champion!! Like a mythological creature comprised of equal parts game show and man, Les Ismore has straddled the enraged bullock that is Light Entertainment in Ulster for 3 decades. From a boyhood compering illegal games of “My Granny is better than your Granny” to his recent run as host of Channel 9’s unfairly maligned “Win, Lose or Draw Benefits”. Les will be joined on the night by the woman who puts the Trance into Entrancing, Dawn Donmey, who despite suffering recent multiple head traumas will be there to ably assist all things Quizzical. FOYLE PRIDE FESTIVAL | 13
Day 6 Youth Action Northern Irelandâ€™s Out and About programme presents
Outstanding Youth WorkLGBT Inclusive approaches to youth work
Thurs 24th August // 10am - 3pm Venue: Social Enterprise Hub, The Old Fire Station, 1A Hawkin Street Adm. FREE
Thursday // 24tH August
Trans Tea Thurs 24th August // 3:30pm-5:30pm Venue: Rainbow Project, Orlan House, 20 Strand Road Adm: FREE We would like to invite the Trans and NonBinary communities and their familys to join us for Afternoon Tea. Come enjoy tea cakes and sandwiches while you relax and socialise in a safe, comfortable and friendly space.
Register with Gail by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride Brunch Thurs 24th August // 11am-2pm Venue: City Hotel, Alexander Suite Adm. FREE We would like to invite all members of our community and our allies to attend our brunch. We shall be hosting a wellbeing MOT, exploring the different aspects of what it is to be Trans through a series of discussions from members of the Trans community. Come join us to support and learn about what itâ€™s like to be the T in LGBT. Special invite to teachers, community workers, healthcare practitioners etc. Refreshments Provided.
Foyle Pride are teaming up with Void! The Process Room will become a drop in art space for visitors to create banners & posters for Foyle Pride Parade. Open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm Admission: FREE Void Gallery, Patrick St. www.derryvoid.com
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Written by Patrick Cash
Directed by JP Conaghan Produced by Derry Playhouse & Foyle Pride The Chemsex Monologues starring: Andy Doherty, Glen Dagda, Caolán McClafferty, Roma Harvey, Francis Harkin, Micheál McDaid, Micky Kelly, Danny McCafferty and Stuart Gibson.
Thurs 24th August // 8pm Venue: The Playhouse, Derry Adm: £10 Concession. £8 The Chemsex Monologues explore the sexual, high world of the chillouts through six different characters. A nameless narrator meets a sexy boy on a Vauxhall night out, who introduces him to G’s pleasures; the poster boy for Room Service gets taken to Old Mother Meth’s place by a porn star; Fag Hag Cath is finding the chillouts have become more about the sex; Daniel is a sexual health worker who does community outreach in the saunas; and the nameless narrator meets up with his sexy boy again in different circumstances. Explicit, funny and touching, The Chemsex Monologues display a realm that is sometimes dark, but populated by very real, loveable human beings.
Bio on Patrick Cash I’m a writer living in London. My theatre productions include a queer adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Arcola Theatre; The Clinic, Queers and The Chemsex Monologues at the King’s Head Theatre; Superficial at The Glory; and The HIV Monologues at both Theatre 503 and the Ace Hotel Shoreditch; all coming under my work with Dragonflies Theatre. Journalistically, I’ve been a senior contributing editor to Attitude, and have written for Vice and Dazed. I’ve been named ‘One to Watch’ on The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List as a playwright, and was placed 88 on the Pride Power List published in The Observer. For enquiries about my writing, either contact me above, or through my agent email@example.com Patrick Cash will be in attendance with the creative team for a Q&A session post performance.
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FRIDAY // 25tH August
FILM: Convicted For Love Fri 25th August // 7pm Venue: Nerve Centre, Magazine St.
Football vs Homophobia Fri 25th August // 2pm Venue: Bishop’s Field, Creggan Adm. Fee £5 per team or £1 per person This 5 a-side football tournament open to all genders, skill levels and all communities celebrating diversity and tackling discrimination in sport. Players must be aged 16+, with no upper age limit. There will be prizes for the winners of each category. To register a team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be a football game and a penalty shootout for walk-ins and individuals on the day. No need to preregister.
Q&A Chaired by Eamon McCann Terry Stewart; Political Activist and Trade Unionist. Dr Don Milligan; Political Activist, Writer. Much has been written this year, the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of Homosexuality. Many would have you believe the battle is over and equality has been won. To a very large extent this is true. This documentary illustrates very clearly what we were subjected to and the battles we had, to change our lives and the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. That struggle continues. Our gains are worth celebrating. Go out and be Proud. The documentary was made by Testimony Films and directed by award winning Director Steve Humphries.
The official pre parade party! GoGo Club Fri 25th August // 10pm Venue: Sandino’s. Adm. £5
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Let’s Go, GoGo Club. The witch is back. Demi DéTourné returns to Sandinos for a very special Pride week GoGo club extravaganza! With games, prizes, killer drag cabaret, comedy and burlesque! What more could you want kitty girl!? Put on your best dress and your dancing shoes because after the show we’ve got the hottest tunes from the hottest DJ to keep you dancing all night long. A night not to be missed!
Big pride Breakfast Sat 26th August // 11am Venue: Foyle LGBT Centre, 20 Strand Road Adm. FREE Come along to start the day with breakfast to give you energy before the excitement of the parade!
Annual Foyle Pride Parade
Saturday // 26th August
OFFICIAL After Parade PARTY - SANDINOS Sat 26th August // 3pm Venue: Sandinos, Water Street Adm. FREE BBQ & Music all day long! Come for your post parade fill. Vegetarian option will be available.
Sat 26th August // 2pm Assemble at the Railway Station Duke Street, Waterside departing 2pm for Guildhall Square Following the route of the historic Civil Rights March of October 1968, the parade will make its way over Craigavon Bridge and through the historic Walled City ending up in the beautiful Guildhall Square where an afternoon of fun and frolics will commence. Wear your brightest colours and bring your drums and whistles and make yourself heard. Happy Foyle Pride! FOYLE PRIDE FESTIVAL | 17
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The Pink Mile
Foyle Pride welcomes you to the Pink Mile our list of bars and Cafés that we highly recommend as safe welcoming and fun spaces for Pride regulars and visitors to the city.
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The official guide to this years Foyle Pride Festival 2017!