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Bringing Pride to Bristol

Pride Bristol is set to be the biggest Pride event in the South West. Sweeping across the city’s top venues between the 14 – 22 August with a wide range of events and activities from Sports Days, Comedy nights culminating in the Pride Day on Saturday.

You can download & view an Online Programme here.

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SAT 14 AUGUST
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SPORTS DAY ON THE DOWNS (Parry’s Lane end), 10am-2pm
A range of events to cater for everyone, from the uncoordinated novice to the semi-pro.
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FILM: CHILDREN OF GOD, THE WATERSHED, 8.20pm
A beautiful gay film from the Bahamas.
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SAT 14 & SUN 15 AUGUST
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THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE: “L”, CIRCOMEDIA, 7.30pm
A visual theatrical feast. Directed by the Old Vic’s Charlie George, the performance combines music, dance & circus skills.
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MON 16 AUGUST
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FILM & PERFORMANCE: SING OUT PRISCILLA, THE HIPPODROME, 7.30pm
A rare screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert , made even more fabulous with the addition of one of the best LGBT choirs, Sing Out Bristol.
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TUES 17 AUGUST
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LIVE MUSIC: NEVER THE BRIDE, THE FLEECE, 7.30pm
One of the best rock bands around today. Vocalist Nikki Lamborn is known for her immense voice & incredible stage presence. Support from Bristol’s rising soul songstress Katey Brooks.
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HISTORY: OUR STORIES � SHARING MEMORIES, BRISTOL CENTRAL LIBRARY, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Come along & share your memories of LGBT life in Bristol. Free entry, free refreshments.
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PRIDE PUB QUIZ
The Old Market Tavern welcomes everyone to the Pride Pub Quiz.
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WED 18 AUGUST
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LITERARY EVENT: STELLA DUFFY, PAUL BURSTON & RHONA CAMERON, THE ARNOLFINI, 7pm
Internationally acclaimed authors Stella Duffy, Paul Burston & Rhona Cameron join local talent Jack Wolf to read from their works, take questions from the audience & engage in a panel discussion.
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FILM: RELEASE PREMIER, THE WATERSHED, 8pm
From the directors of Shank comes Release. Filmed in Bristol, this prison-based love story explores the hypocrisy that runs through society. Screening features a Cast & Crew Q&A
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THUR 19 AUGUST
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COMEDY: RHONA CAMERON, METROPOLIS, 7.30pm
Internationally acclaimed comedian Rhona Cameron comes to Bristol for a one-off performance during Pride Week. With support from Bethany Black expect an unmissable evening.
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THEATRE: MOVE OVER DARLING – by Tom Marshman, ARNOLFINI, 7.30pm
Innovative one-man-show based on Marshman’s interviews with people during LGBT History Month. Part of a series of Arnolfini Associate Artist monthly events.
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FRI 20 AUGUST
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FILM: DIAGNOSING DIFFERENCE, WATERSHED, 6.40pm
PANEL: GENDER TROUBLE, WATERSHED, 8.30pm
Debunking the myths & misconceptions about transgender identities, Friday explores the “T” in LGBT. The groundbreaking film is the first to explore Gender Identity Disorder Diagnosis (GID) & the art & media display features trans voices from around the globe. Ticket holders are given priority entry to the Official Pre-Pride Party in the Watershed Caf� Bar.
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FILM: SHORTBUS, WATERSHED, 8.30pm
Multi award-winning Shortbus follows the lives of a group of modern New Yorkers as they find their ways through the universal complications of love & sex.
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OFFICIAL PRE-PRIDE PARTY, WATERSHED CAF�/BAR, 10pm � 1am
Dance the night away with Pride at the Watershed for an evening of DJs, dress-up, live music, colour & interactive art. The event is free but priority entry is given to Gender Trouble & Shortbus ticket-holders.
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PRE-PRIDE PARTY, AC DISCO, TRINITY, 10 pm � 4 am
Get the weekend started with a mixed club night at Trinity the church-turned-massive party venue. Five minutes from Old Market, with a great sound system and huge dance area. Three great DJ’s from Manchester, Brighton & London playing funky/vocal/progressive house.
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EXPECT PRE-PRIDE EVENTS ACROSS THE CITY (FLAMINGOS, PALACE, SHILLING, BRISTOL BEAR BAR, THE RETREAT & MORE)

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SAT 21 AUGUST
PRIDE DAY

PARADE STARTS 12pm @ The Hippodrome
CASTLE PARK opens @ 12pm

Pride Week culminates in a huge multi-stage festival at Castle Park featuring international music acts, theatre, DJs, food, drink and live art. This is the biggest Pride event in Bristol to date & the largest in the South West. The parade kicks off from opposite Bristol Hippodrome, at midday & weaves through the centre, to Castle Park. We invite everyone to be a part of this massive event so dress up & come along!

Pride Walk
Castle Park Event

PRIDE NIGHT
The city comes alive with afterparties – see the online programme for the full afterparty map

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SUN 22 AUGUST
BREAKFAST: THE BIG PRIDE BREAKFAST, Start The Bus, from 11 am
Join us for a delicious big Pride breakfast the morning after Pride night at trendy caf�/bar/music venue, Start the Bus.

FILMS: GIRLS & BOYS SHORTS, Start The Bus, 12 noon & 2.30 pm.
Get tickets online now for the screenings of the girls & boys short film collections.

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