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INTRODUCTION IT IS MY ABSOLUTE DELIGHT TO WELCOME YOU ALL TO THE ALL NEW LIVERPOOL PRIDE FESTIVAL 2016 OUR 7TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER COMMUNITIES. This year Liverpool Pride Festival will take a more prominent and visual position in the city, taking over St George’s Quarter, including St George’s Hall, The Plateau, William Brown Street and St John’s Gardens. The 2016 event promises to be one of the most visual and flamboyant Pride events ever created. We’ve been awarded funding from the Big Lottery, Arts Council England and the Police Commissioners Fund to work with cultural partners and local communities across the region. These include LOOK International Photography Festival, Writing on the Wall and a massive community choir commission led by Sense of Sound Artistic director Jennifer John. Liverpool Pride began as a community response to the tragic death of Michael Causer in 2009 and exists to remind the community to stand up for LGBT+ equality. Liverpool Pride serves to host a city wide celebration of LGBT+ culture where everyone is welcome. The most important part of Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 is our campaign march which this year will be bigger and bolder than ever, as we have commissioned Liverpool based street theatre company Brouhaha International to animate the march with Liverpool icons in a feast of sound and colour. The march will begin at the Festival Stage on William Brown Street and end at St George’s Hall. The theme for Liverpool Pride Festival 2016

For the 2016 event, the majestic backdrop St George’s Quarter will be transformed into a colourful festival site bursting with activities over the two days. There will be live music and entertainment on 2 fully programmed stages, food and drink zones, community and education zones, a market place, family activities and speakers. This year it’s not just all about the Pride Weekend itself, there are loads of exciting events planned leading up to the Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 celebration. Check the brochure for details! Many thanks to our partners; Radio City 96.7, Homes for Everyone, Barclays, Barefoot Wine, Unison, After Adoption, Stop Hate Crime and Merseyside Fire and Rescue for their generous sponsorship. Thanks also to Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, Big Lottery Fund – Awards for All, Police and Crime Commission and the Duchy of Lancaster for their grant support. Again on behalf of the Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 team, I would like to welcome you to our 2016 event an invite you to have a fabulous, funfilled and safe time whilst spending the weekend celebrating equality for all within our community. Lucy Day Chair of Trustees Liverpool Pride. Registered Company No. 07331788 Registered Charity No. 1140792

is Liverpool icons, chosen to commemorate the multitude of local legends that hail from this fair city region. We are so excited at the prospect of all of the glamourous, ingenious and down right spectacular costumes that will be on show during our big weekend celebration, Liverpool has iconic personalities, iconic buildings, links with iconic ships and even our food has iconic status – Scouse! The possibilities really are endless...

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COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS WITH PRIDE IN LIVERPOOL SHINING A LIGHT ON DIVERSITY TO MAKE LIVERPOOL THE UK’S MOST LGBT+ FRIENDLY CITY This year Liverpool Pride is literally shining a light on diversity by committing to making Liverpool the most visibly LGBT+ friendly city in the UK. The first campaign as part of this commitment is Come Out Of The Shadows, which will encourage organisations and public buildings to transform themselves, inside and out using light filtered with the famous Pride rainbow colours during this year’s event in July. This will showcase Liverpool, both inwardly and outwardly, as an inclusive, diverse and tolerant LGBT+ friendly city, while at the same time helping to educate, raise awareness and normalise LGBT+ in all its forms. The overall aim is to make Liverpool a safer place for residents and visitors alike. The campaign is supported by the Police Commissioner’s Fund as a Hate Crime initiative.

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Last year, St George’s Hall Liverpool generated major media coverage and received more than 250,000 social media views worldwide after the iconic venue was transformed when it was lit with the rainbow colours to show its support for Liverpool Pride. We’re building on this success and encouraging others to follow suit by showing their support. ‘Dress with Pride’ to raise awareness and show support to LGBT staff, customers and the wider community We are also encouraging customer facing organisations to ‘Dress With Pride’ by allowing their employees to dress up either using the 2016 Pride theme of ‘Liverpool Icons’ or using the Pride colours.


LIVERPOOL PRIDE CULTURAL EVENTS PROGRAMME LIVERPOOL PRIDE HAVE COMMISSIONED A WHOLE RAFT OF COMMUNITY PROJECTS AS PART OF THE 2016 FESTIVAL LINKING PRIDE WITH THE WIDER ARTS COMMUNITY VIA FUNDING BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

SING WITH PRIDE Singer and Sense of Sound creative director Jennifer John has been commissioned to run a new choir project working with six local choirs to perform a number of songs as part of the Liverpool Pride Festival 2016, inspired by this year’s Pride theme. The choirs come from a wide range of diverse communities across the Liverpool City Region and overall will perform 22 songs on Liverpool Pride’s new family focused day ‘We Are Family’ on Sunday 31st July at St George’s Quarter. There are six choirs and over 150 singers involved in the project, they are Up For Arts Community Choir, The Choir With No Name, Kaboodle,

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Sunlight Unplugged, Liverpool LGBT Choir and Sense of Sound Singers. They will each perform a number of songs from iconic Liverpool bands and performers including The Beatles, The Christians, Dead or Alive, The Real Thing, Black, Mel C, Echo and the Bunnymen to name but a few. The event will close with a special tribute by all choirs along with singer Thomas Lang singing You’re My World by Cilla Black, which co-incidentally will be almost 1 year since her death on 1st August 2015. WHAT’S YOUR PRIDE STORY? Liverpool Pride are delighted to be working in partnership with widely acclaimed organisation, Writing on the Wall (WoW) to present a 10 week writing course for the LGBT+ community and their allies. The aim of What’s Your Pride Story is to uncover new stories from unheard voices within the LGBT community and to present them to the Merseyside region. In addition, a What’s Your Pride Story book will be created and works will be published to celebrate all forms of creative writing within Liverpool’s LGBT community.

WHAT’S YOUR PRIDE STORY – LAUNCH EVENT Tuesday 26 July Studio 2 Parr Street Proud of Pride? Our writers certainly are! Come to our launch of this unique book of stories by new LGBT writers about their experiences here in Liverpool. Led by writer and publisher Helen Sandler The Touch Typist (Diva, 2001) & Big Deal (Sapphire/Virgin, 1999), fifteen people from the LGBT+ community took part in our 12 week writing course sharing their personal narratives about Pride and what it is like to be part of the LGBT+ community in Liverpool.  Writing on the Wall promotes and publishes new writers, using creativity as a tool for self-expression and a vehicle to explore social ideals and relevant, contemporary issues.  This project is a partnership between Liverpool Pride and Writing on the Wall and is funded by Arts Council England. All welcome!


throughout the festival. More information at www.lookphotofestival.com. A major photography exhibition has been commissioned as yet another new addition to the Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 programme. Liverpool Pride are delighted to collaborate with LOOK, organisers of the biennial Liverpool International Photography Festival thanks to funding received from the Arts Council England. Together, Liverpool Pride and LOOK invited people to send in photographs in support of this year’s Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 theme - Liverpool Icons. The call encouraged images that represent Liverpool, tolerance and community and which epitomise lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer icons, lives, participation in past Prides and connection to the city. The images received are surprising, moving and hilarious! Some are abstract renderings others, portraits or images that present people & ideas that have broadened perspectives and helped to diversify the cultural scene in the city and beyond. The collected images will form a curated, public work, available for all to see, demonstrating a city that is proud, connected, creative and caring. The public exhibition will be shown on Thomas Steers Way, in Liverpool ONE and will launch on 23rd July and run to 14th August where they will be seen by tens of thousands of people. Wider presentations using additional images will take place

Many thanks to Emma Smith, LOOK, Liverpool One

fame, this is a night to get together and celebrate some of the unique LGBT+ creative talent in the City ahead of our big day. It will also be a chance to find our about Liverpool Pride’s new creative strategy and get involved yourself. Campaign Day: Jack Jones House: Commutation Row: Saturday 30th July 2pm - 5pm

BROUHAHA INTERNATIONAL – MARCH ICONS: Liverpool Pride March 30th July 10:30am – 1:30pm Through generous funding from Arts Council England, Liverpool Pride are very proud to have commissioned Liverpool Company Brouhaha International to animate this year’s Liverpool Pride March: watch out for some famous faces – carnival style, famous streets and some very funny takes on Liverpool life! Brouhaha International is a street performance company who are focused on celebrating diversity and widening participation within the arts. At home and abroad their arts engagement work has enabled them to promote and develop the idea that diversity is linked to creativity. In the coming years Brouhaha intend to strengthen their carnival and festival work, developing their organisation’s ability to deliver new and exciting cultural initiatives and arts projects.

We’ll be showcasing some of the fantastic campaign work that is happening across Merseyside and Halton to empower LGBT people and help make our lives better and happier. We’ll have the beautiful Equal Marriage Quilt created by artist Oliver Bliss on display and plenty more to make you think and take action. This event is produced with UNISON North West LGBT Group and UNITE. Find Your Pride Youth Zone: Saturday 30 July 1pm - 6pm: St John’s Gardens/ YPAS Building For the first time, Liverpool Pride is supported by Awards for All to host a dedicated Youth Zone. We’ll be partnering with GYRO and The Action Youth Trans* as well as Wirral Brook to provide a day of support and activities for people under 25. Watch this space for more details!

OTHER EVENTS IN THE LIVERPOOL PRIDE CULTURAL EVENTS PROGRAMME: Liverpool Creatives Social: DATE TBC: The Brink, Parr Street. 7pm onwards Organised by Salt Water Poetry of Rhymes and Records 7


A MESSAGE FROM MERSEYSIDE POLICE “I AM DELIGHTED THAT ONCE AGAIN OUR FORCE IS TAKING PART IN LIVERPOOL PRIDE 2016 AS WELL AS POLICING THE EVENT. IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OUR COMMITMENT TO HELPING THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE BECOME PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN TRULY BE THEMSELVES, FREE FROM PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION.” “Merseyside’s support of an event which celebrates diversity and takes a united stand against hate crime is particularly important given the terrible incident in Orlando in June in which so many innocent people lost their lives while simply enjoying a night out.” “We cannot allow the minority of people in society who are motivated by hate because they resent, disapprove of or are ignorant of diversity to intimidate or hurt other people just because they perceive them to be different.” “By celebrating diversity through events like Pride we make it clear that Merseyside Police will not tolerate hate crime of any kind and that those who commit hate crimes have no place in our communities.” “We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our LGBT+ partners in both policing and participating in today’s event and I hope everyone enjoys what will undoubtedly be a very safe and successful Liverpool Pride 2016.” Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke Should you be a victim of hate crime or incident please contact Police on 999 in an emergency or 101 and ask for our Sigma team. If you feel unable to contact us directly please contact StopHateUK on 0800 138 1625 a 24 hour helpline Anyone wanting to contact Merseyside Police’s LGBT+ network please do so on lgbt@merseyside.pnn.police.uk

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THE BIRTH OF LIVERPOOL PRIDE LIVERPOOL PRIDE WAS SET UP IN 2010 IN RESPONSE TO THE AFTERMATH OF THE MURDER OF YOUNG GAY MAN MICHAEL CAUSER IN 2008. The publication of Liverpool City Council’s Stormbreak report in 2006 had already detailed the difficulties that LGBT people were facing whilst living in Merseyside, with 59% of respondents detailing experiencing homophobic or trans*phobic crimes against themselves. The report also noted that funding of LGBT organisations within the city was very poor at that time. After Michael’s death and a homophobic attack on an off-duty Policeman in the gay quarter in 2009, community activists organised a highly successful vigil on Stanley Street and a wellattended Anti-Homophobia March. At the same time, Liverpool City Council set up the Liverpool LGBT Network who were tasked with conducting research to see what the LGBT communities felt would help better their position. Their first response was that they would like to see the reintroduction of a Pride event within the city, at that time the largest city in the UK not to have one despite there having been earlier events in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The Board of Trustees for Liverpool Pride was set up, under the direction of the first Chair, Tommy McIlravey, the Chief Executive of Sahir House, Merseyside’s HIV support charity. Liverpool City Council supported the festival through its City Safe campaign and other support came from local authorities including Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Mersey Travel, local housing associations and Union branches, as well as public donation and local business support from the Liverpool Gay Business Association members.

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The Board appointed Orb events to organise the first Liverpool Pride event on 7th August, encompassing a March through the City Centre and entertainment stages on Dale Street/ Stanley Street, North St John Street and Exchange Flags and community events in the surrounding areas. The date was chosen to reflect the anniversary of Michael Causer’s death on 2 August. A smaller-scale day of celebrations followed the day after for Chill Out Sunday, when local arts organisations across the city opened their doors with events especially aimed at LGBT people. The event was free to attend, and although the Board had made a conservative forecast of 7,000 to 10,000 people attending, the eventual official Police figures were that at least 21,000 attended. The day was a huge success and the modern day Liverpool Pride was born.


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PRIDE MARCH ICONS ASSEMBLE! 2016 IS THE YEAR TO STAND UP FOR EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY SO LET’S MARCH TOGETHER.

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We want to make 2016’s Liverpool Pride Festival march the biggest yet and have commissioned Liverpool-based street theatre company Brouhaha International to animate this year’s march in a celebration of sound and colour. Come and join in as Liverpool celebrates its LGBT+ culture and demonstrate your support for the campaign for equality, acceptance and freedom.

WHERE?

To take part, assemble at the Festival Stage on William Brown Street or give us a friendly wave along the route.

Arrive from 10:30am – 11:40am to take part. 12pm start.

So that everyone can take part for free we don’t allow motorised vehicles in the march, however Cillas, Lilly Savages and Beatles-look-alikes (and all other Liverpool icons) are more than welcome!

FREE!

Meet at the Festival Stage on William Brown Street WHEN? Saturday 30 July 2016 TIME:

March finishes at St George’s Hall 1pm. The March is free to everyone!


HOW TO FIND US WE RECOMMEND PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GET TO THE FESTIVAL. FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION CALL TRAVELINE ON 0871 200 22 33, VISIT MERSEYTRAVEL.GOV.UK OR NATIONALRAIL.CO.UK THERE ARE MAPS AND SIGNS THROUGHOUT THE CITY CENTRE. FOLLOW SIGNS TO ST GEROGE’S HALL. BUS

FERRY

The closest Bus Station to St George’s Quarter is Queen Square. Liverpool ONE bus station is (0.7 miles away from the festival site) 15 minutes walk. Bus routes also stop on Victoria Street which is 5 minutes walk. Please be aware that Queen Square will be closed during the march.

Please visit merseyferries.co.uk

COACH

Last ferry sailing from the Pier Head is 6pm.

The national Express coach station is situated in Liverpool ONE bus Station. Liverpool ONE bus station is (0.7 miles away from the festival site) 15 minutes walk.

Ferry terminal is 0.8 miles or a 17 minute walk from the festival site.

TRAIN Wirral Line: Closest station Liverpool Lime Street Northern Line: Closest station Moorfields

Why not arrive from the Wirral by Mersey Ferry or take River Explorer cruise? Free parking is available at Seacombe Ferry Terminal.

PLANE Fly into Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Bus links from the airport to Liverpool One Bus Station. Train links from the airport to Liverpool Lime Street Station.

City Line and National Rail: Closest station Liverpool Lime Street

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SATURDAY 30 JULY FESTIVAL STAGE • 1PM – 9PM

MASON NOIZE

LUCY SPRAGGEN

SONIA

CHRISTOPHER HAUL

KARL LUND

PLATEAU STAGE

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MILLIE DOLLAR AND FRIENDS

TRASH BANG LOVE

THE RUBY SLIPPERS

BUTCH BOYZ

SING ME MERSEYSIDE

EMMA MCGANN

ALAN CROSS

GERRY POTTER

For full information and times of performances please see liverpoolpride.co.uk


RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK AMBASSADOR – THE VIVIENNE

GIRL TALK

MARK ARMSTRONG // SONIC YOOTHA

JO SAMUELS

MISS STYLIE

DARREN SUAREZ

BETH SHERBURN

DORIAN RELAND

PETE PRICE

LEANNE CAMPBELL

PAUL GERMAN

CLAIRE SIMMO

RICK HOUGHTON

STEVE MCFARLANE

CHARLOTTE DAWSON

RIKKI BEADLE-BLAIR

SCOTT HUGHES

HOSTED BY

THE LOTHARIOS

CLARE SOPHIA

GARDEN STAGE Splintered Ukes Jack Woodward Youth Group Speeches Anthony O’Sullivan Eleanor Nelly What’s Your Pride Story?

ACTIVITIES

Batala Mersey – Samba Reggae Drumming Ukulele Club

MARKETPLACE

Food Village Artisan food Traders Themed street food Plateau beach bar Champagne marquee And more!...

FIND YOUR PRIDE YOUTH ZONE: 1PM - 6PM: ST JOHN'S GARDENS/ YPAS BUILDING

For the first time, Liverpool Pride is supported by Awards for All to host a dedicated Youth Zone. We'll be partnering with GYRO, Brook Wirral and The Action Youth Trans* project to provide a day of support and activities for people under 25. St John's Gardens - visit the Find Your Pride Marquee for the Garden Stage - events include content from GYRO and Action Youth, Wirral Brook's Working It Out, The What's Our Pride Story writers and a full

music programme throughout the day. YPAS Building: a safe space offered by GYRO and Action Youth to ensure all LGBT+ young people have somewhere to go to think and be themselves in a supported environment. Workshops and social events throughout the day.

For full information and times of performances please see liverpoolpride.co.uk

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SUNDAY 31 JULY 10AM - 5PM WE ARE FAMILY WE ARE FAMILY TAKES PLACE AT ST GEORGE’S QUARTER BETWEEN 10AM AND 5PM ON ST GEORGE’S PLATEAU AND IN ST JOHN’S GARDENS AND FEATURES FUN ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS AND ENTERTAINMENT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DAY. Music, dance, children’s activities fairground rides, choral performances and an alternative fashion show are amongst the activities and attractions on offer for the new addition to the 2016 festival. Younger audiences can look forward to site animation; walking characters from Jumping Jacks; dance performances from youngsters from MD Productions and AJ DANCE; and Merseyside Play Action Council delivering a crafts zone teaching children to make feather headdresses and musical instruments out of everyday objects. Alongside plenty of fun and games for all the family – including bungee trampolines; children’s fairground rides; giant games; face painting; and glitter tattoos. Visitors will be invited to try their hand at Samba; belly dance classes; circus skills; and poi. Splintered Ukes is a 30-strong ukulele orchestra, they will perform as well as host workshops to give people a taster session in how to play the instrument.

SING WITH PRIDE – PLATEAU STAGE Six diverse choirs from communities across Liverpool City Region unite to perform 22 iconic Liverpool songs covering the complete history of popular music. Performances will include individual choir, mass choral pieces and opportunities for audience participation to sing along and remember some of Liverpool’s best known bands and performers including The Beatles, The Christians, Dead or Alive, The Real Thing, Black, Mel C, and Echo and The Bunnymen. The project collectively features 150 singers from Up For Arts Community Choir, The Choir With No Name, Kaboodle, Sunlight Unplugged, Liverpool LGBT Choir and Sense of Sound Singers. An Alternative Fashion Show will provide a visual performance on the steps of Liverpool’s iconic St George’s Hall, which provides the stunning backdrop for this year’s Festival. The show will also feature stilt walkers, acrobats and many other surprises – so definitely not to be missed! The days finale will conclude with Jennifer John and all six choirs performing together to deliver a special tribute to Cilla Black, featuring Thomas Lang singing You’re My World by Cilla Black, which marks almost the first anniversary of her death on 1st August 2015.

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For full information and times of performances please see liverpoolpride.co.uk


PLATEAU STAGE

GARDEN STAGE

DANCE GAZEBO

CHARLIE AIREY

CILLA TRIBUTE ACT BY KATE BELL

TABITHA JADE AND BAND

GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE BY JOESPH

JD KELLELAH

For full information and times of performances please see liverpoolpride.co.uk

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QUEERTET 2016 GRIN THEATRE’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LBGT+ THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE RETURNS WITH A BANG IN 2016. THE REGION’S ONLY LGBT+ DRAMA FESTIVAL WILL PERFORM AT THE LANTERN THEATRE ON 28TH AND 29TH OF JULY, AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL PRIDE’S FESTIVAL WEEKEND.

Queertet is all about giving voice to queer talent by showcasing 4 short plays all performed in one night. Queertet is a variety box of theatrical magic, which is always colourful, entertaining and most of all proud!

The Best Man by Will Cooper – A funny and uplifting story of two best friends who share a flat… but trust love to interfere with everything! Oh and that wedding too!!! A feelgood play with an ending that will surprise and delight.

Queertet kick starts the Liverpool Pride season with a mixture of gut wrenching drama, filthy humour and absolutely stunning performances by some of the most talented actors in the Liverpool City Region.

Directed by Gareth Cobham.

This year’s productions are: Linda & Sue by Chris Christou – First performed in our very first Queertet, we are really pleased to welcome back this charming, funny and romantic story of an autumn/spring relationship between Linda and Sue. Anyone for tennis?

Directed by Stuart Crowther

Directed by Helen Kerr.

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Slaying Hades by Stuart Crowther – Evocative, dark and sensual wordplay set at the Club Gorgon on the River Styx. Join the three man chorus for a pounding and pulsing voyage into desire, passion and darkness. From the writer of last year’s sensational The F***.

Rating 18. Strictly Adults only – well it wouldn’t be Queertet if it wasn’t!

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Peacocks and Lillies by Wes Williams – The entertainment industry is a funny old thing. Take Chris: he has a big decision to make and the studio clock is ticking… Raw, rude, quirky and ultimately life affirming. Come and celebrate our 5th and most exciting year yet with us! Tickets at www.lanterntheatreliverpool.co.uk


PRIDE AT THE PICTURES 2016 PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY UNISON NORTH WEST LGBT 4 JULY: 6.30PM Holding the Man The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but this is especially true when you’re secretly gay in an Aussie all-male school in the 1970s and entranced by the captain of the football team.... 25 JULY: 6.30PM The Girl King  In 1632, at the age of 6, Kristina Vasa became the first native, female sovereign of Sweden. Raised as a prince under a conservative Lutheran court, she has many male suitors, however Kristina is only interested in her lady-in-waiting.  Torn between reason and passion, Kristina is faced with choosing between her country, her religion and living as “who she wants to be.” 8 AUG: 6.30PM Girls Lost Kim, Bella and Momo, three bullied teenage girls are going through the throes of finding themselves.  They discover a curious plant that when consumed, it transforms the girls temporarily into boys. But not only does their gender change, the world around them, and their response to it, is profoundly altered. 22 AUG: TIME TBC My Name Is Gerry Potter with Gerry Potter  live A documentary portrait of legendary Liverpool-born poet, performer, playwright and author Gerry Potter.  Premiered at  Homotopia ,we’re  bringing it back by popular demand. 5 SEPT: TIME TBC Femme Brutal - with live Burlesque! This is a sexy, laugh-a-minute look at Vienna’s lesbian feminist burlesque scene. Believe me, you’ll never look at a rum and coke in the same way again!  We’ll have some live burlesque to make a night of it. Prepare to be wowed!

PROUD Before each of our great films we’ll be screening PROUD: a documentary film produced by Thinking Film and young people attending LGBT+ youth group GYRO at YPAS in Liverpool. The film explores what it is like to be LGBT+ in today’s society and shares the experiences

of young LGBT+ people. Commissioned by FACT and funded by Into Film. STOP PRESS! Paris Is Burning Presented as part of Liverpool Biennial, this is a rare screening of THE film about the Vogue scene. Made in 1990, it is credited with bringing Vogue into the mainstream. Raw, real and controversial to this day, it

has to be seen. Screening provisionally scheduled for October. All screenings at Picturehouse@FACT fact.co.uk

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VOLUNTEER LIVERPOOL PRIDE IS A VOLUNTEER-LED ORGANISATION WHICH RELIES ON THE PASSION AND SUPPORT OF THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO KINDLY DONATE THEIR TIME, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO RUNNING THE FESTIVAL. Volunteering with Liverpool Pride is vital to the success of the Festival & provides an all year round opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and help showcase your community and city. We are always looking for new volunteers whatever your skills and enthusiasms, we’ll have a role for you! Board Members: help shape Liverpool Pride - if you have financial skills, a head for strategy and a

clear vision of an inclusive and exciting future for our charity, this is for you. Fundraising: from community fundraising via events and collections to funding-bid writing, we work all year round to produce our festival Events staff: stewarding, collections team, stage management, artist liaison and more - join us our for big week of events To sign up to our join incredible team of volunteers visit liverpoolpride.co.uk/volunteer

DONATE LIVERPOOL PRIDE IS A REGISTERED CHARITY WHICH ORGANISES AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL AS WELL AS DIFFERENT COMMUNITY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. OUR EVENTS SUPPORT AND INVOLVE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND THEIR ALLIES. In order to continue our work we rely on a variety of incomes streams such as funding from Arts Council England, Liverpool City County Council and the National Lottery as well as donations, individual giving and corporate support; all of which are invaluable. We constantly strive to keep developing Liverpool Pride, both as an organisation, our annual festival and our year long activity; by increasing our youth and community work, creating a more accessible Liverpool Pride Festival, nurturing community talent and creating an eclectic festival programme of the very best 24

acts to entertain you year after year – but to do this we need your help. Liverpool Pride is a not for profit registered charity. Every penny that you donate goes towards the future development of the festival. We are very grateful for your support. Donate now at www.liverpoolpride.co.uk and click the ‘donate here’ button. For further information please contact us on www.liverpoolpride.co.u Registered Company No. 07331788 Registered Charity No. 1140792


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OUR PRIDE IN TOP ENTERTAINMENT

VIVA HYPNOSIS

Returning after it’s spectacular debut last year, we are delighted to welcome back the UK’s first and only, fullproduction interactive Hypnosis Show!

Friday 22nd July 2016 at 8pm Tickets £14.50

DREAMBOYS

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top male glamour show.

Friday 4th November 2016 at 8pm Tickets £26.50

VONDA SHEPARD

Star of Ally McBeal, Vonda Shepard celebrates the release of her 14th Album this October.

Saturday 8th October 2016 at 8pm Tickets £24.00

THE RUBY SLIPPERS

From its sell-out run at the Lantern Theatre comes an exciting new play that explores love, identity, friendship and prejudice within the LGBT community.

Sat 5th Nov 2016 at 6pm Tickets £16.50 Sat 5th Nov 2016 at 9pm Tickets £19.50

SUPREME QUEEN

They’ve been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band, Queen since 1995, and in that time have had a huge impact across the world.

Friday 14th October 2016 at 8pm Tickets £19.00

JULIA FORDHAM

Julia Fordham returns for another brilliant night of music after her smash hit success last year.

Saturday 19th November 2016 at 8pm Tickets £23.50

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BARCLAYS EMPLOYEES SHOW THEIR TRUE COLOURS STAFF DRESS IN RAINBOW SHADES TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR LIVERPOOL PRIDE ‘DRESS WITH PRIDE’ CAMPAIGN AND ENCOURAGE OTHER BUSINESSES TO FOLLOW THEIR LEAD On Thursday, June 16th Barclays’ Liverpool Contact Centre at Wavertree Technology Park responded to the Liverpool Pride’s call to the Merseyside business community and held their own “Dress for Pride” day by injecting some fabulous colour into their work wardrobes dressing in all shades of the rainbow. Bosses encouraged their teams to wear their most wild and wacky outfits to show their support for Liverpool Pride festival and the city’s LGBT+ communities. They had great fun wearing their best costumes, whilst selling cakes and collecting donations. Plus, each member of staff taking part donated £1 to the Liverpool Pride charity, raising an amount which was matched by Barclays, bringing the total raised to £1,936.44. – Thank you from all of the Liverpool Pride team! Liverpool Pride are now asking more businesses to follow suit and encourage their workers to show their support for Dress With Pride and their City. Dress With Pride urges all businesses and customer facing organisations – such as shops, bars, restaurants, visitor attractions, hotels and offices – to allow their employees to swap their usual uniforms and don colourful and creative costumes throughout the week of Pride.

Participating businesses and venues will be asked to invite customers and visitors to make a donation to help support the work of Liverpool Pride going forward – and to develop their own creative ways to encourage customers to dig deeper. Staff members are encouraged to use Liverpool Icons – the theme of this year’s Liverpool Pride festival – as their inspiration for their chosen outfit. Alternatively, they are invited to wear clothing in the colours of the global LGBT rainbow symbol to also show their support. Participants are also invited to make a small donation to take part. To participate in Dress with Pride or Come Out Of The Shadows, or to find out more about the opportunities available, contact michael.carey@liverpoolpride.co.uk Keep up to date with Liverpool Pride’s new Dress With Pride announcements at: Website www.liverpoolpride.co.uk Facebook LiverpoolPride Twitter @LiverpoolPride

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Break a leg productions in association with Bill Elms presents

The Ruby Slippers An exciting new play by Emma Culshaw and David Paul

Direct from its sell-out run at the Lantern Theatre comes an exciting new play which explores love, identity, friendship and prejudice within the LGBT+ Community. TOUR DATES Thu 3rd Nov – St Helens Theatre Royal www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com Fri 4th Nov – Rhyl Pavilion www.rhylpavilion.com Sat 5th Nov – Liverpool Epstein Theatre www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk

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SPECIAL THANKS GRANT FUNDERS

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MEDIA PARTNER

FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS

ALL CONTRIBUTORS & DONORS Alan Smith and the team at St. George’s Hall, Mark Armario at Barclays, Sara O’Nion at Barclycard, Eddy Weston, Lyn Bowker, Billy Phillips and all at E&J Gallo Winery, Joe Anderson Mayor of Liverpool, Sean Durney, Claire McColgan, Alicia Smith, Ben Fitzpatrick, Tris Brown, Angela Chappell, Bill Elms Associates, Orb Events CIC, Mike Morris & Madeline Heneghan at Writing on the Wall, Helen Sandler, Emma C Smith at LOOK, Jennifer John, Thomas Lang, Up For Arts Community Choir, The Choir With No Name, Kaboodle, Sunlight Unplugged, Liverpool LGBT Choir, Sense of Sound Singers, Giles Agis and the team at Brouhaha International, Berwyn Rowlands: IRIS Prize, Gerry Potter, Mike Carney, Alejandro Negueruela, Sinead Nunes, Anthony Price, Ann Jones and Emma Baldry at Planet L Events, Josiah Worth, Adam Hodgson, Picturehouse@FACT, Youth Days, Action Youth, Blythe Cooper and the ‘Odd Girl Out’ team, GYRO, Wirral Brook, Armistead, Oliver Bliss, Paul Amann, News from Nowhere, Metal Culture, Natalie Weston at all at Marriott Hotel, Eileen Lea & the wonderful staff of The Lisbon, Splash Sauna, Proud at Sainsburys, Angel, Matt & Gav, Adam Hodgkinson, Jane Kennedy, Norma-May Keilty-Crummey, The Michael Causer Foundation, Former Lord Mayor of Liverpool - Councilor Gary Miller, Mike Doran and the team from Liverpool BID Company, Jo Driver and all at Radio City 96.7, GYRO, MPAC and Armistead Centre, Richard Daly at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Emma Harris at After Adoption, Tracy O’Hara and Merseyside Police, World Museum, Liverpool Central Library, Melody Beard and the team at Liverpool ONE, Rebekah Pichilingi and all at Epstein Theatre and Break A Leg Productions. Wirral Borough Council, Sefton Council, St Helens Council, Halton Council and Knowsley Council.

Special thanks to Gary Reynolds (Legal Barrister) for his continued loyalty and voluntary support to Liverpool Pride. Special Acknowledgement to key individuals who together keep the Liverpool Pride wheels turning; Michael Carey, James Licence, Mary & John Speirs, Alan Wilkinson, Andi Herring at Stanley Street Quarter and of course the Pride Trustees. To all LGBT+ venues for being safe havens in our community. And to everyone else not individually mentioned, including all volunteers and participants, who have been involved with the Liverpool Pride event, Come out of the Shadows, the Arts Council England Liverpool Icons Project and the Awards for All Youth project.

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Merseyside housing organisations working together to support Liverpool Pride 2016

HOMES FOR EVERYONE

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Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 Event Brochure  

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