ABOUT US

Margate Pride CIC is an artist-led, not for profit community interest company dedicated to promoting the diversity of love in our town.

It is predominantly organised by people who identify as LGBTQIA; however, it is for everyone. We believe in building a pride event that is truly representative of the people of Margate and is an alternative to other mainstream prides.

We want to build a pride of which we can all be proud.

We are committed to developing sustainable links with schools, colleges, residential homes and community groups throughout the town. For us, pride is not just celebrating one day, it as about building and developing authentic relationships and networks that benefit all of us – all of the time.

If you have an idea for a project, be it a float, a talk, a scheme, an exhibition or an event, get in touch and we will be happy to schedule a meeting to talk about how we can help elevate your idea.

You are your pride. If you have an idea, it’s up to you to make it happen and we will help you in any way we can.

In order to make the event happen, we have a number of guidelines and deadlines to which we have to adhere. If you would like to be involved in any way, we are always happy to help and advise you.

Tuesday 7th August

1-4 pm: Turner Contemporary Gallery Purple and Orange and Blue
Looking to Derek Jarman’s ‘Blue’ (1993) as a starting point, we are collecting stories that cover the whole spectrum of queer experiences, from the ethereal to the mundane via the hilarious, sad, raunchy and provocative.

With stories collected so far, we are presenting a performance piece that will incorporate sound, dance, colour, spoken word and movement.

Come see the performance and there will also be the opportunity to contribute your story too. Just turn up!

If you would like to participate now we’d love to hear from you. To find out more visit: purpleandorangeand.blue Supported by Arts Council England

Wednesday 8th August

1-4 pm: Turner Contemporary Gallery – Family-friendly costume making workshop with Alex Noble

7 pm: The Tom Thumb Theatre – Queering The Troubadour

A collaboration between Short Sighted Cinema, and Tommy Poppers for Margate Pride 2018 Tommy Poppers tells stories to remember the truth. He tells stories of retribution, self-realisation and recovery with a queer eye for the absurd, and he reveals the healing power of narrative through short films, songs and prose. By stripping away the artifice of romantic subjectivity, the atavistic qualities of storytelling are explored and performed and he discovers that, like many of us, he is a work in progress. A ‘once upon a time’ with no ‘happily ever after, Tommy Poppers tells stories to remember the truth…

This piece is based upon a collection of short films curated by Short Sighted Cinema and a raw musical production, Prima Nitrate written and performed by Tommy Poppers in Taiwan.

RSVP HERE

Thursday 9th August

1-4 pm: Turner Contemporary Gallery – Family friendly costume making workshops with Alex Noble

7 pm: The Tom Thumb Theatre – Queering The Troubadour

A collaboration between Short Sighted Cinema, and Tommy Poppers for Margate Pride 2018 Tommy Poppers tells stories to remember the truth. He tells stories of retribution, self-realisation and recovery with a queer eye for the absurd, and he reveals the healing power of narrative through short films, songs and prose. By stripping away the artifice of romantic subjectivity, the atavistic qualities of storytelling are explored and performed and he discovers that, like many of us, he is a work in progress. A ‘once upon a time’ with no ‘happily ever after, Tommy Poppers tells stories to remember the truth…

This piece is based upon a collection of short films curated by Short Sighted Cinema and a raw musical production, Prima Nitrate written and performed by Tommy Poppers in Taiwan.

RSVP HERE

Friday 10th August

10.30 – 11.30 am: Turner Contemporary Gallery – Draganory – Family friendly drag storytelling with Maxi Mor

4 – 6 pm: Turner Contemporary Gallery – Pride Opening Ceremony – Acts and speeches to welcome you to Margate Pride 2018

6 – 10 pm: Dreamland – Pride Opening Ceremony Continued – Variety show hosted by Brigitte Aphrodite

Saturday 11th August

12.30pm: Parade – Walpole Bay Hotel – The Piazza. Register at the lawn behind Walpole Bay Hotel.

PLEASE NOTE – For insurance purposes, if you have not registered to join the parade before the event, you cannot be permitted to march.

12pm – 6pm : Afternoon street party and family-friendly rally. 
3pm – 6pm: Mainstage entertainment
Speeches from: Sue Sanders, Charlie Craggs, Lady Phyll.
The Margate Super-Group.
Grace Shush.
Self Esteem.

6pm – 10pm: Sunset Session featuring DJ session with Anamatronic £7.50 on the door BOOK TICKETS HERE

1pm – 9pm – Margate Arts Club at the Sun Deck.

Josh Caffe (NIGHT SHEEN RECORDS)
Kirsty McKenzie
Synth System Systers (MEAT)
Ant Carrington (TUSK)
Leeland Crane

9pm – 3am: Cockles and Muscles – Fierce Creatures Pride After Party – £5 on the door BUY TICKETS NOW

Sunday 12th August

2 – 4 pm: Turner Contemporary Gallery – Dirty Ears – Poetry and Spoken Word Event Q + A with Author Mathew Todd and Bob Chicalors

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