pride sundae events are happening right across the city
The Bluecoat: Funday Sundae
The Bluecoat arts centre, the oldest surviving building in Liverpool's city centre throws open its doors for a day of dance, music, art and fun, with delicious food and drink available too.
Liverpool Pride will have its Pride Sundae hub here from 12noon - 5pm and be able to give you info about events across the city,
Dance Dynamix: Youth Dance Explosion!
Bluecoat Performance Space: 1pm onwards
Nazene Danielle Langfield and her team at Dance Dynamix have coordinated dance schools from across Liverpool to take part in the ultimate Pride dance-off - expect the energy and spirit of Pride in abundance.
The Garden: 1pm onwards
DJ's Nathan & Jack from Mode Training in the city will be providing the chilled-out sound track to the day in the famous Bluecoat Garden (weather permitting). If the weather Gods do frown on us, and it rains, we'll be in the Bistro upstairs.
Sandon Room & Garden Room 12 - 4pm
The Bluecoat team will be running fun drop in arts activities with a Pride theme for all the family throughout the afternoon.
The Reader will be offering reading activities for book lovers and the Pride team will be on hand to help you enjoy the day to the full, and pick up any extra rainbow goodies from our stall!
International Slavery Museum: civil rights and freedom fights!
10.30 am - 12pm Talk: Civil Rights and Freedom Fights:
FREE to attend: no need to book
Join the Museum to explore the ways that LGBT+ activism and civil rights movements in the USA and UK intersected and find out more about civil rights legends like Bayard Rustin, Marsha P Johnson and Audre Lorde.
1pm - 3pm: Faces of Change:
FREE to attend: no need to book
Make and take home your very own brilliant badge to pay tribute to LGBT+ civil rights activists who campaigned for equal rights for all.
You will also have the chance to get hands on with objects from our civil rights handling collection.
Museum of Liverpool:Coming Out Stories
Liverpool Queer Collective brings you: Telling Tales, a free storytelling event for local LGBTQ+ people to share their experiences.
One thing that many LGBTQ+ people have in common is the moment that they told someone they were different and ‘came out’. Coming out is what sets us apart and brings us together and for many it represents a turning point in their lives; a crucial moment of freedom but also of acceptance or rejection.
This two-hour long adult story telling event features stories told by local LGBTQ+ people on their experiences of coming out.
The event is free and refreshments will be provided; places are limited and booking is essential.
For more info about Liverpool Queer Collective: https://www.liverpoolqueercollective.co.uk
Walker Art Gallery: make a rainbow
10am - 4pm FREE
Head for the Walker Art Gallery's Big Art space on the Ground Floor and make a rainbow creation to celebrate Pride - lots of hands-on activities for children and their families.
Just drop in, no need to book!
OPEN EYE & NEW BEGINNINGS
Open Eye, 19 Mann Island, L3 1BP: 10am - 5pm
Open Eye Gallery and young people from Sefton's New Beginnings LGBT+ group are working with local photographer Andy Yates to develop skills as festival photographers. Andy and the young people will be taking to the streets on Saturday 28 July to capture Liverpool Pride as part of their ongoing collaboration. Andy has spent the past few weeks with the group developing their own portrait and documentary photography, ready for the march as this weekends Pride.
You can also pop down to Open Eye Gallery on the Sunday 29 July to see New Beginnings' previous project work "Positive Changes". The gallery will be showing their previous collaboration with the group on the digital screens at Open Eye Gallery as well as inviting you the public to share your ideas about what themes the group could explore for their next project with the organisation. Open Eye Gallery are also taking part in the light up initiative from 26th July - 2nd August.
LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL:POST PRIDE CHILL-OUT
Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, L1 7AZ: 6.30 - 7.30pm
Open Table and Liverpool Cathedral will join forces to host a reflective Post-Pride service in the Lady Chapel, the oldest and most beautiful part of this iconic city landmark.
After a hectic weekend, come along for a quiet, reflective time to honour all the messages of love and thanks, wishes and prayers which people share at the Open Table community stall during the weekend's community festival.
This isn't a Eucharist service so why not invite friends and family who would find the formality of a communion service inaccessible.
Open Table is an ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) and all who seek an inclusive Church.