The best events for creatives to attend this Pride Month 

We’re marking the beginning of Pride Month with a list of arts & culture events that celebrate queer culture

7 June 2022

Pride In Making : A Creative Safe Space

A joyous coming together of LGBTQ+ community members and allies to reflect on and share their appreciation of the great work that has paved the way for the queer community through the creation of art.

Participants can also visit to just hang out, share snacks and drinks and browse the existing Sweet ‘Art Zine Library that will be curated for the evening with a LGBTQ+ focus. A range of art materials will also be provided for guests to explore and have a go at creating their own mini zine.

Date: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 5:30-9pm

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Lino Printing for Pride

To kick off Pride month, artist Gemma Curtis from @wildwaterartstore will be leading a beginners' lino-printing workshop at Regent Street.

Relax, roll up your sleeves, and let your inner creative run wild; the two-hour workshop will offer a friendly and inspiring space, where you’ll learn how to make a bold linocut print from start to finish. At the end of the session, you’ll leave with a piece that makes for a unique gift – or personal keepsake!

Date: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 6-8pm

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Pride Art Exhibition in Hounslow

Hounslow Council would like to invite you to an art exhibition to celebrate Pride. The event will showcase artwork following the Theme of Politics in Art: ‘The Art is Long’, submitted by contestants of a competition launched in February 2022, celebrating the diversity of pieces of art. The judging panel will present winners of the competition with prizes.

Date: Thur 16 Jun 2022, 6-8pm

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Leytonstone Library PRIDE Month Craft

Have you always wanted to design and print on your own canvas bag? Head to Leystonstone library this month for a craft session that is not to be missed!

Date: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 2-5pm

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Poetry LGBT Open Mic - Pride Month Special

A welcoming space where you can enjoy poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers/creatives, everyone is welcome!

Date: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 7-10pm

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Queer Lives and Art: Radical Textiles

A four-day exhibition and public programme exploring queer expression through textile art over the past half-century. Attend a drop-in community quilt-making workshop and investigate the innate narrativity of textile art and its importance in queer histories.

Date: Held over 9 - 12th Jun 2022, with a celebratory event on 26th Jun, the project coincides with the 50th anniversary of Pride in London.

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Welcome to Queer Britain at the Queer Britain Museum in Kings Cross

Explore a small collection of photographs and artifacts from the Queer Britain archive, curated by art, design and LGBTQ+ history curator for Historic Royal Palaces, Matthew Storey.

Date: The exhibition runs Wed to Sun, 12pm – 6pm, until 4 Jul 2022.

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OKHA , the queer + Black book club

A space for book lovers and those who never really read to come together and create a space where perspectives, learnings, and experiences can be shared. With a focus on literature, poetry, and plays by African, Caribbean & Afro-Latinx authors.

Next read: Feeling Myself by Natalie Lee

Date: Sun 26 Jun 2022, 4.30-7pm

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Abena Antwiwaa
Communications Coordinator (Employment & Skills)