16th - 22nd July
Liverpool Pride: Producing Equality
Over 6000 people joined Liverpool Pride in Tate Exchange, from 16th to 22nd July, for a week of events and workshops that demonstrated the excitement and commitment with which people across our region create a Pride for everyone.
Each year Liverpool Pride brings the city to a halt with a celebration of LGBT+ lives and culture. For the months leading up to Pride, volunteers and community groups across the region prepare costumes, banners, artworks and performances for the big weekend.
Our week at Tate Exchange allowed people to drop in and meet the Liverpool Pride Volunteers, take part in debate and get involved in the campaign against homophobia and transphobia.
March banners were on display from artists
Ben Youdan, Oliver Bliss, Sophie Green and Brian D Hanlon
Film Content from:
Jazamin Sinclair, Damien Swaby, John Bird, Tim Brunsden,
and from 20th July,
Into The Light and We're Here from Thinking Film & Collective Encounters
as part of Come Out of the Shadows
Mark McNulty, Pete Carr, Collette Rawlinson, Katie Thomas, Andy Green, Bob Edwards, Matt Thomas, Cooper Kael McShane, Michael Carey, Sarah Bell and Sandi Hughes
We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, from the people who took part in our debates, added to our timeline, decorated a peace bird or just had a conversation with us.
We would also like to extend a special thank you to all the TATE staff who looked after us so well during our week, and to Jess Fairclough for all her help in supporting us through the TATE Exchange process so selflessly.
TUESDAY 17 - SATURDAY 21ST JULY
Each day from 1pm - 3pm, people took the time to debate the future of Liverpool Pride - we asked some provocative questions and we wanted to know your opinions. Each day will had a different theme:
1. Tuesday 17 July: 1pm - 3pm
Music & Performance
. What kind of music should be part of Pride?
2. Wednesday 18 July: 1 - 3pm
Diversity and Inclusion
· How can Pride improve diversity in its programming?
3. Thursday 19th July: 1-3pm
Visual Arts, Film & Literature
· How can artists, film-makers and writers take part in Pride?
4. Friday 20th July: 1-3pm
· How can we involve young people in programming?
5. Saturday 21st: 1 - 3pm
· What is the LGBT+ family?
Documentation photos by Sarah Bell
Banner Making:saturday 21st
Saturday 21st July:
Liverpool Queer Collective ran an informative workshop and then made expressive banners to carry in the Liverpool Pride 2018 March.
11am - 1pm: TATE Exchange Space
This session was be led by LQC to help give people ideas /inspiration so that they could create their own banner / placard that they could march with at Liverpool Pride 2018, looking at the March theme #AllTogetherNow.
1pm - 4.30pm: Clore Learning Space
This was be a drop in session for people who wanted to come and make something at their own leisure with the materials provided whilst meeting and chatting to other people.
Find out more about the Collective here:
Banner Making: Sunday 22nd july
Sunday 22nd July: Clore Learning Space: 11am - 4pm
This was an informal drop in workshop to make banners with Liverpool Pride Volunteers - a chance come along and express yourself.
As we discovered: sometimes, the simplest message has the most impact!
If you would like to volunteer for Liverpool Pride, register here: