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TicketWeb Highlights: Pride 2018

There are tonnes of fantastic events taking place between now and September all over the UK ...

To get you in the mood for Pride this summer, we’ve hand-picked some of our must-attend LGBTQ+ events!

LONDON

Official Pride in London After Party

Clapham Grand, Saturday 7th July 2018

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Pride in London Parade Day will be on Saturday 7th July with thousands of people of all genders, sexualities, races, nationalities, backgrounds, and faiths all coming together for the UK’s biggest Pride celebration. Clapham Grand are hosting an official after party, featuring Aaron Carty’s Beyonce Experience!

Urban World Pride

Scala, Saturday 7th July 2018

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URBAN WORLD is proud to host their 6th annual celebration of UNITY, DIVERSITY and PRIDE on the night of Pride In London at Scala, Kings Cross.

URBAN WORLD PRIDE 2018 offers guests a unique choice of sounds ranging from URBAN, DESI & HOUSE as well as a fresh, friendly and diverse crowd from all cultures, race and ages; there is no other club that passionately promotes diversity in the UK quite like they do.

Orange Nation Presents WE Pride

Electric Brixton, Saturday 7th July 2018

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Since the first ORANGE party back in 1997, Orange Nation has without a doubt become the biggest clubbing & promotions company on the UK gay scene.

DENIM & Friends

Soho Theatre, Saturday 28th July 2018

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After a sell-out global-Pop-tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in Edinburgh last year – DENIM broke up. Humanity has been in mourning. But now, through Pop, Laughter & Love, these 5 queens will reunite for one night only.

 ‘A quintet of queens with voices as true as their wigs are fake.’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

Yana Alana: Between The Cracks

Soho Theatre, 28th August-8th September 2018

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Australia’s favourite feather-ruffling, rabble-rousing, cabaret anarchist and neo-punk diva, Yana Alana bares all in this bent night of blues, boobs and blame.

Cameron Esposito: Person of Consequence

Soho Theatre, 10th-15th September 2018

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Called the ‘future of comedy’ by legendary late night host Jay Leno, comedian, actor, writer, producer and podcaster Cameron Esposito brings her brand new tour ‘Person of Consequence’ to Soho Theatre for her first time headlining in the UK.

Cameron is co-creator and co-star of Take My Wife, a television series that has received rave reviews in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vulture and Indiewire. She also hosts her own podcast Queery, in which she interviews the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family exploring individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.

Queertet Celebrates Pride in London

Toulouse Lautrec, Friday 6th July 2018

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Queertet brings together a collection of London’s finest LGBTQI+ musicians to present a unique evening celebrating everything queer about jazz. As part of their ‘Pride and Joy’ tour, which brings Queertet to venues around London during Pride in London week, they will explore the works of LGBTQI+ composers and musicians throughout the year (such as Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn and Ma Rainey), and will shine the spotlights on this often-overlooked part of their lives. It promises to be an evening filled with joy, fun, community and togetherness – a unique party not to miss!

Rave In A Pub: Jim Stanton (Horse Meat Disco)

The Old Queens Head, Friday 6th July 2018

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Sometimes you need some simple pleasures. Rave In A Pub is you and some world-class DJs having a party in an 18th century, intimate London boozer. Expect some non-pretentious, arms in the air raving upstairs and have a break from the chaos downstairs whilst having a (semi) relaxed pint.

This one is going to be the party of the year. With Jim Stanton, one of the DJs behind Horse Meat Disco, who spearheaded the disco resurgence in London all those years ago.

Expect to hear house, boogie to disco and everything in between.

UP NORTH

The Manchester Pride Festival: The Big Weekend

Friday 24th-Monday 27th August 2018

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Taking over the Canal Street area of Manchester for August bank holiday will be one of the biggest Pride events of the year. Grab a ticket for The Big Weekend & see the likes of Rita Ora, Jake Shears, Sigala, Alexandra Burke & Nadine Coyle, to name a few. Want to carry on the Mighty Hoopla party? London favourites Sink The Pink & Guilty Pleasures have got your back.

BE – LGBTQ R&B with Edges Present BAME Pride Party

Headrow House, Leeds – Saturday 4th August 2018

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Leeds Pride 2018 is going to be the city’s Biggest and Best yet! So, for our Pride Special absolutely everyone is invited, and our event is in honour of and giving some extra love to our BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) LGBTQ Family. Come through to hear Brand New and Classic R’n’B vibes with Rap, House, Dance Hall, Pop and much more.

Russell Arathoon: The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Tribeca, Manchester – Thursday 19th July 2018

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Russell Arathoon previews his debut stand-up show before his first Edinburgh fringe run. From his unlikely move from Manchester to Chelsea, nights out with Big Fat Sarah & life with a gluten-free Shi-Tzu. Fresh from a four-night run in Brighton & a sell-out run In Manchester last year, The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time is a rollercoaster hour of adult humour & wicked punchlines.

Queer Indie Alternative Club Night

Tribeca, Manchester – Last Friday of every month

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Indie | Riot Grrl | Post Punk | New Wave | Britpop | Electropunk | Madchester

SCOTLAND

Pride Glasgow 2018

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow – Saturday 14th-Sunday 15th July 2018

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Pride Glasgow is Scotland’s largest festival of LGBTQ+ celebrations, returning in 2018 for a 2 day festival weekend at Kelvingrove Park. They’re sporting a stellar main stage line-up across two days, with the likes of Mel C & GBX. Not enough for you? Grab an upgrade for their after party with Steps.

DOWN SOUTH

ESDR Presents a Bristol Pride Special: Shangela

SWX, Bristol – Friday 13th July 2018

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Shangela is the spitfire from the Haus of Edwards who just couldn’t be kept in her box, and now she’s bringing her fabulous self to Bristol! You can call her Laquifa, just don’t try and tell her she has a sugar daddy. She is a PROFESSIONAL and she’s coming to spill the T!

This expanded Bristol Pride edition of ESDR will be hosted by award-winning drag prince ALFIE ORDINARY. Their shows are performed club-cabaret style over two acts and we’ll be joined by extra special GUEST ARTISTS representing the best of UK drag talent (to be announced). SHANGELA will headline each act.

Brighton & Hove Pride – LoveBN1Fest

Preston Park, Brighton – Sunday 5th August 2018

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Missed out on Britney tickets? Going to Britney & want to carry on the party? Let Nile Rodgers & Chic (or the WellBeing tent) cure your hangover. LoveBN1Fest takes place in Preston Park on the Sunday – another stellar line-up with Jess Glynne, Raye, Gabrielle + More!

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