Letter From Chairman Welcome all to Cork Pride 2010 The Pride festival plays a big part in the community calendar of events every year. We are delighted to offer such a wide range of activitis, including the establishment of new pride events such as the official launch party in The Pavilion on Sunday the 30th of May and also the official closing party on Sunday the 6th in the Savoy We hope the marriage of commercial and community events will offer something for everyone. This year we will open a welcome centre in The Other Place, 8 South Main Street, where you can get information on the events. You will also be able to purchase official Pride merchandise and tickets. A special word of thanks has to be given to Rev. Brian Oâ€™Rourke who has kindly agreed to conduct the pride service in St Anneâ€™s Shandon on Thursday evening. I would also like to thank all the committee and subcommittee members for their hard work in organising the pride festival this year a big thank you goes to The Other Place, L.inC, The Gay Mens Health Project and all our sponsors. I hope you all enjoy the festival. Clive Davis Chairman 2010
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Index Contents Letter From Chairman Letter From Lord Mayor Saturday 29th Listings Sunday 30th Listings Monday 31st Listings Tuesday 1st Listings Wedensday 2nd Listings Thursday 3rd Listings Friday 4th Listings Pull Out Map Saturday 5th Listings Sunday 6th Listings Monday 7th Listings Acknowledgements Committee Members Commercial Listings Community Listings
Letter from the Lord Mayor Tá riméad orm réamhra a chur leis an leabhrán seo i mbliana.. Is cúis mórtais mhór dom mar Ardmhéara go gcuireann muintir Chathair Chorcaí fáilte dílis roimh a saoránaigh aerach agus leispiach. It is a matter of great pride for me to be invited to write the foreword to this booklet. As Lord Mayor of Cork City I am proud that Cork is a City that welcomes it’s gay and lesbian community, our sisters, neighbours, friends, work colleagues, brothers and grandparents. The Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2010 guide lists Cork as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit. I have no doubt that the city’s gay and lesbian citizens can rightly bask in this accolade. I am also proud to welcome all those who have come to the city to celebrate Gay Pride Week. I would like to outline some of the ways in which the City works to help gay and lesbian people to live full lives in the city. “Imagine Our Future” the strategy of the City Development Board sets out that the “The Gay and Lesbian Communities will be enabled to fully participate in the social, cultural and economic life of Cork City”. To this end there is an interagency steering committee in place comprising government bodies and gay community representatives. This committee in 2010 has overseen the production of a leaflet outlining the work of the Cork Gay Community Development Co. Ltd. and (L.inC) Lesbians in Cork. Also, these groups will soon commence the roll out of an education programme for staff of public sector organisations. I hope that both of these efforts will lead to the greater inclusion of LGB citizens in the life of the City. Also, the City Council facilitates the promotion of Gay Pride Week by erecting banners on the eastern entry to the City at Dunkathel. I wish you all a very enjoyable week. May you be regular visitors to Cork in the future. Bain taithneamh as an tseachtain. Go mairfimid go léir go dtí an t-am seo arís. Is mise le meas, Cllr. Dara Murphy Ardmhéara Chorcaí Lord Mayor of Cork
Saturday 29th The Other Place Lifestyle Weekend
2:30pm - Fighting Fit with Aoife Cooke 3:30pm - LGBT Christians with Liam MacDade 4:30pm - Cook on a Shoestring 5:30pm - Sexual Health Talk with The Cork Sexual Health Centre
8pm - Chambers Bar Euroclub & Madonnalicious
Kick off your Pride celebrations at Chambers’ EUROVISION Final Night Party! Tune in to all the shenanigans live from Oslo on the big screen from 8pm and then party into the wee small hours with EUROCLUB! - a night of classic Eurovision and Europop hits. Also appearing on the night is MADONNALICIOUS! the UK’s premier Madonna tribute act – check out www. melissatotten.com for more on this spectacular show!
Sunday 30th 7pm - The Other Place Official Pride Launch Wine and cheese reception
9pm - Pavilion Official Pride Launch Party
The first anniversary celebration of the life of Cork’s own “Comic in a Frock” - Danny La Rue (1927-2009) Admission €10 - All proceeds go to Cork Pride
9pm - Chambers bar Pop Electrik Eurovision Special
Continuing our EUROVISION Weekend Party tonight are POP ELECTRIK girls Charmin Electrik, Cher Guevara and Tyra Wanks who take their fabulous Eurovisionthemed show on the road to Cork. Backing them up is the one and only JOANNA RYDE who’ll serve up a special Pride edition of BINGO! where you’ll have a chance to win one of many fun prizes or even the jackpot! Following up all this excitement is Cork’s fiercest DJ, DJ Jules, who’ll keep you dancing ‘til late!
9pm - Instinct Cabaret Show
Lifestyle Weekend finishes with a big gay bang at Instinct Bar. Half price drinks all day & night, Cabaret show with Miss Kelly Klittorriss, Vocal Point, Leslie B Anne and some Very Special ‘DRAG’ guests. DJ Till Late (€5 Admission)
Monday 31st 1pm (repeat showing at 7pm) - The Other Place Lunch Time Cinema “Shave” (Annette Perrson, 9mins) “Written on the Soul” (Carol O keeffe, 50 mins) Gender identity, difficult to define, Difficult to locate in a person. Is it in the Heart?, the Soul? the Mind? Lucie/Richard, Diane and Stephen answer this ephemeral question from the viewpoint of their own unique gender journeys.
1-8pm - The Other Place Ms Gay Cork fundraiser
Daily open form Art Insulation, The work is an exploration into the visually fascinating process of male to female transition using female clothing. The male creates a pastiche of femininity. Inspiration came from observation of “Drag Queens” and their transformation from dull to decorative. This topic was explored through observation; fabrication of male to female dress up is how this topic was explored. €3.00 per person.
8pm - Loafers Pride Poker Night
Get your Pokerface on for a night of Texas hold ’em!
8:30pm - L.inC L.inC @ the Movies Woman only film night
9pm - Chambers Bar Big Gay Movie Night
After dancing your fabulous feet off during our Eurovision Weekend we thought you could do with a little TLC! Vote for your favourite gay movie of all time on www.gaycork. com and then kick back and relax for the evening with a screening of the winning flick. Half price pizzas and â‚Ź10 pitchers will soothe your wallet too!
9pm - Instinct Bingo
Get your balls at the ready!!!! Itâ€™s BINGO time at Instinct Bar with Miss Kelly Klittorriss. Great spot prizes & cash jackpot to be won. DJ till late.
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Tuesday 1st 11am-1pm - L.inC Coffee and buns
Mixed event, All welcome
1pm (repeat showing at 7pm) - The Other Place Lunch Time Cinema
“The Fifth” (Jim Lowther, 15mins) You can’t be Irish and gay. Well that’s what the Ancient Orders of Hibernians say! What happens when 70 Irish Queers decide to March on Fifth Avenue in the New York St. Patricks day Parade of 2000?. “Outside I’m Singing” (the interviews, Lisa Fingleton. 37 mins)
1-8pm - The Other Place Ms Gay Cork Fundraiser
Daily open form Art Insulation. See Monday’s listings.
8pm - Loafers Bar Movie Night
To Wong Fu Thanks For Everything Gay classic hilarious comedy
7:30pm - The Other Place
An informal discussion on coming out as L.B.G.T. This event will have someone form the LGBT community talking about their experiences with a Q&A session.
8:30pm - Chamber Bar Ms Gay Cork Fundraiser
An evening of entertainment to raise funds for the inaugral Ms Gay Cork competition on July 11th. Pop along and see Cork’s most fabulous drag stars and more take to the stage in support of our lovely ladies from 8pm!
9pm - Instinct F.E.T.I.S.H
Pride wouldn’t be Pride without celebrating all things fetish!!! Leather, PVC, Chains, Uniform, you name it… Follow your fetish at Instinct. (Be sure not to get lost in the DARK! DJ Till Late (€5 Admission)
Wednesday 2nd 1pm (repeat showing at 7pm) - The Other Place Lunch Time Cinema
“The Only Way” (Cornelia Reetz, 24mins) The Jesus Christians, a journey with them through freeganism, Alternative living and religious convictions. A cult or a way of Life? ‘The Ideal Father?“ (Deirdre Mc Phillips, 7mins) “Inside Out” (Carol O’ Keeffe, 13mins) Junkie, Wino, smack head, dope fiend. Labels are endless, but insight is rare. Three addicts tell their stories
9pm - The Other Place Celli
Traditional Irish dancing evening with a LGBT Twist. Donation required!
9pm - Loafers Decades
Loafers own DJ Sinead plays all the best hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s.
9pm - Instinct Krazy Karaoke
The Divine Miss M returns with Krazy Karaoke for Pride only!! If you think you’ve the voice then come along and show us what you’ve got!! You may walk away with the cash prize - (HALF PRICE DRINKS - Admission €5) DJ Till Late.
11pm - Chambers Bar Glee Gala Fundraiser For Cork Pride
This night is all about Glee! JOANNA RYDE proudly presents Chambers’ GLEE CLUB in their first ever show, performing live at 11pm with all your favourite songs from hit show Glee and more! An evening of fun, frolics and entertainment is guaranteed with all proceeds going to Cork Pride. Also included on the bill is an appearance by special guest The Kylie Experience followed by DJ Dave on the decks ‘til late. Are you a Gleek?
11pm - Freakscene Subba Couture
Dress to thrill in your best Street Style, Burlesque, Mod or Harajuku! Dedicated photoshoot area to get a free photo ro remember your night. Free passes availble at Loafers & The Other Place to all the Gay Community to say thanks for all your support!
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Thursday 3rd 1pm (repeat showing at 7pm) - The Other Place Lunch Time Cinema “This is Beyond You” (Annette Perrson, 5mins) “Written on the Soul” (Carol O’Keeffe, 50mins) See Monday’s listings
8pm - St Anne’s, Shandon Memorial Service
Rev’d Brian O’Rourke will conduct a Service of Remembrance for the LGBT community. There will be an opportunity to commemorate your loved ones who have passed on or who are ill. The Mna Mna choir will feature.
8:30pm - Loafers Games Nite
With the regulars of Pool and Darts Loafers Games Night will also host a Nintendo Wii with your favourite multi-player Wii games.
9pm - Chambers Bar GLO! GLO! UV Party Night
Tonight Chambers will be positively glowing as we go UV crazy! Decked out in black light and flourescent lovliness with neon surprises galore, this will be one club night to remember! Joining in the antics are AMC queen and AMI runner-up DAISY DRIPPS with UV party games from 9pm and crowd-favourite band WITLESS on stage to get you moving on the dancefloor. All rounded off by Cork’s hottest DJ’s on the decks ‘til late dishing up dancefloor classics with an alternative twist!
9pm - Instinct PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT
Corks most popular card game - hosted by Miss Kelly Klittorriss. Higher or lower we hear you say………Make the right choice on the night and you could win the cash jackpot……. DJ Till Late (€5 Admission)
Friday 4th 1pm (repeat showing at 7pm) - The Other Place Lunch Time Cinema to be confirmed
6-9pm - L.inC BBQ!
Open event BBQ with plenty of food, bring your own booze.
7pm - The Other Place Gaycork.com / Meet’n Greet Treasure Hunt
This month we are holding a special pride treasure hunt event, which will be a race around the city finding clues to lead you to the finish line. Check out www.gaycork.com for more information
9pm - Loafers DJ Paul Ross
DJ Paul Ross one of Loafers favourites.
9:30pm - Instinct Jaymi Hensley
The big Pride weekend kicks off with the UK’s next up and coming big star JAYMI HENSLEY - Do not miss this great talent. Performance followed by DJ Till Late.
€20 Big weekend ticket covers entry from Fri 4th June to Sun 6th June. Tickets available from Instinct Bar.
Friday 4th 10:30pm - Chambers Bar SPACE’N’VEDA Takes Cork!
Cult show SPACE’N’VEDA goes Leeside for the first time ever! A fabulous mix of exquisite drag performances, original music, sharp wit and sharp style presented by VEDA BEAUX-REVES and sidekick extraordinaire DAVINA DEVINE. The drag superstars will take to the stage in Chambers to electrify and thrill before leading the procession to RUBYS nightclub once the clock strikes midnight
11pm - Rubys Drum-Along Disco
Adding to the mix in Rubys will be DJ JULES and her DRUM-ALONG DISCO rallying the masses with maraccas and an exclusive live drummer accompanying the madness!
Saturday 5th 10am & 12pm - The Other Place/L.inC Breakfast
The Other Place will hold breakfast at 10am while over at L.inC the fry-up starts at 12pm. The other place is available to any of the visiting groups to use to get ready for the parade.
3pm - Cork City Library The 5th Annual Cork Pride Parade
The highlight of the week is the Pride Parade this is the 5th gay pride parade to be held in Cork. This years theme is â€œWe Are Familyâ€?. Pride parades express the intention to remain unified, visable and vocal in terms of LGBT identity, welfare and equality. Last year we had an amazing 3000 people in attendence and this year we hope to top that! So come on down and lend a hand to carry the 40 foot Pride Flag or cheer on your community from the sidelines. In keeping with the theme of the parade why not bring your family down to join in and show their support.
4-10pm - The Other Place Parade After Party
Relax with a coffee and sweet after the parade or start the night early with a beer. Lose your friends in the mass crowds?? Set The Other Place as your meeting place before hand!
5-9pm - Loafers Annual Parade Barbecue
Post-Parade party with annual BBQ and DJ Sinead.
Saturday 5th 9pm - Loafers Neon Night
Last months Neon Night was such a success we are holding it again and back in the DJ seat is Beat FM’s DJ Pecs!
9pm - Instinct Lisa Scott-Lee
The lady you’ve all been waiting for LISA SCOTT-LEE takes to the stage. Since her departure from STEPS, Lisa has rocked the dance floor with her hits ‘Electric’, ‘Lately’ & ‘Too Far Gone’ a Performance not to be missed!!!!! Performance followed by DJ Till Late
€20 Big weekend ticket covers entry from Fri 4th June to Sun 6th June. Tickets available from Instinct Bar.
10:30pm - Chambers Bar Panti On Tour!
First lady of Queer Ireland, PANTI, takes her signature show southwards to Chambers for your entertainment! A rollercoaster escapade of fun and frivolity, Panti and her special guests BUNNY, REGINA GEORGE AND BLATHNAID MCGEE will entertain and enthrall and then some. High Drama, Low Humour, Wide Load – you have been warned! Warming up the stage from 10.30pm will be Cork’s leading lady JULES in THE GAGA BALL, Irelands no. 1 Lady GaGa tribute, which is sure to tickle your fancy then dance ‘til you can’t dance no more when Miss GaGa takes to the DJ decks to blowout the postparade-post-Panti festivities!
Sunday 6th 10am - The Other Place Breakfast
Continental breakfast avalible from 10am
2:30pm - Mardyke green Sports day
Events Include: 5 A-side Soccer, Top & Bottoms (Wheelbarrow) Race, Handbag Discus and the 100m High Heels Dash. Why not take on board the theme of this years festival and bring your family along and have a pinic in the sun. Its one event that promises a good time weather its laughing at the group of lads trying to run in heels or taking in the sights of the guys and girls in shorts. With special guests the Dublin Devils SC.
3pm - Email for assembly point Hill Walkers
Climb Carrauntoohil, Irelandâ€™s highest mountain, to celebrate Cork Pride Festival. We will raise the Rainbow Flag and the Cork Pride Flag on the Summit. This event is open to all and is hosted by the Cork Gay Hillwalkers (www.corkgayhillwalkers.com) Please register for this event before Friday 4th June at hillwalkers@CorkPride.com You will be emailed with the requirements with regard to assembly points. We will also give you a check list of equipment, ie, clothing and footware etc. A car pool will operate.
Sunday 6th 5pm - The Other Place Savoy Pre-Party
Get in the mood for the offical closing party at The Other Place. Beer on tap as well as bottles of all your favourite drinks.
8pm - Instinct Early Cabaret
With Divine Miss M, Miss Kelly Klittorriss, Leslie B Anne, And Special Guests Lady Marmalade & Little Miss DD Superstar. This Is One Cabaret Show Not To Be Missed!!
9pm - Loafers Pride Stars
‘Sister Act’, ‘Beyonce’, ‘Britney’, ‘Madonna’, ‘Jedward’ all join the line up for this night of entertainment, truly an unforgettable show!!
10:30pm - Instinct Let’s Keep It In The Family!
ANDY SCOTT-LEE takes over the stage this time round! Formerly a member of 3SL, Andy is going to end the big weekend in style. Performance followed by DJ till late
€20 Big weekend ticket covers entry from Fri 4th June to Sun 6th June. Tickets available from Instinct Bar.
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10:30pm - Savoy Official closing party - 4 Rooms of Music and Live performances
In The Main Room : Sammy Jo “Scissor Sisters” (DJ set) will be flying in directly from New York City for the weekend! Check out The Scissor Sisters new album “Night Work” on June 28th also on the the night will be a very special live performance on the main stage. In The Foyer : John Broz makes a welcome return to his home turf for one night only playing the best in camp classics, John will be back in Cork night for what can only be described as Fun Fun Fun! Also on the night will be The Drag Boutique with your host Miss Daisy Drips (A.M.C. 2010) there will be live performances from Daisy and a host of other well known Cork Drag artists there will also be private booths and some very interesting surprises indeed! And if all of that’s not enough finally we will be transforming the smoking room into “The Karaoke Lounge” with the karaoke queen herself Jendaria Replacia with all your favourite favourite big power ballads at hand for you to sing your little gay heart out! And all this for 15 euro; proceeds from the night will be going towards The Cork Pride Fund to help make next years pride even bigger and better!!! Tickets available from www.tickets.ie (booking fee will apply) and The Other Place, South Main street and Loafers Bar, Douglas Street
10:30pm - Chambers Bar Super Mega Guest Star to be Revealed!
Jump-starting your bank holiday Sunday is the MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA! from 1pm. Don your finest hat, headwear or hairpiece and get on down to Chambers’ gay wonderland, hosted by JOANNA RYDE and guests and shimmy the afternoon away. Later that evening SHEILA FITPATRICK and MADONNA LUCIA will light up the stage and get you in the mood with their trademark infectious brand of merrymaking before introducing our SUPER-SPECIAL GUEST. “Who, who who?!” I hear you cry? You’ll just have to wait and see!
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Monday 7th 5pm - The Other Place Picture & Video Swap.
Gathering of the community to look, swap and display all the pride pictures. View the 2009 and 2010 official parade videos. Create a pride wall in the cafe, with all picture of the week. Or create a picture of your own to add to the wall.
5pm - Loafers Chill Out Relax and unwind after a long week of celebrations.
M E N W H O H A V E SE X W I T H M E N H I V PREV EN T I O N A M O N G T H O SE W H O A RE H I V PO SI T I V E A R E SO U R C E PA P E R
Acknowledgements Cork Pride Festival would like to thank the following for all their continued help and support: Origen Hair Studio Scotts Bar & Restaurant Nash Beverages Heineken Ireland The Bodega Picassos Hair Studio Sullys Pet Shops Loafers Bar Cork Greyhound Track Carphone Warehouse Tony Doherty Eddie Kay Chambers Bar Instinct Bar Vanity Hair Peter Oâ€™Toole Trish Deeney Wissam Abdel Samad Jenna Mehigan-Collins GayCork.com Power Media
Back Row: Ted O’Connell, Clive Davis, Toddy Hogan, Eamonn O’Sullivan, Joe Mulrennan, Jonathan P Neville. Front Row: JP McCarthy, Helen Slattery, Evan Murphy, Davey Walton. Absent: Tony Rodgers.
Cork Pride 2010 Steering Committee Members
Chairman Clive Davis
Toddy Hogan Eamonn O’Sullivan Helen Slattery Davey Walton Joe Mulrennan Tony Rodgers Denis Cronin Shane Mc’Auliffe
Treasurer Ted O’Connell Vice Chairman/Brochure Jonathan P Neville Fundraising JP McCarthy Secretary Evan Murphy
Eddie Kay Colum McCormack-Crowe Victoria Shorten Tony Magner Laim McDade
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