Saturday, 25 July 2009

Norwich Pride Weekend Events

Norwich Pride is a celebration of
local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Life.
Everybody is welcome - our central events are free and inclusive.
Our aim is to use music, debate, sport, history, arts and entertainment to raise awareness of LGBT issues and to get rid of the discrimination faced by LGBT people.
Most of all, we want to ensure that Norwich is a city where everyone feels safe and proud to be themselves.
The Forum
25 Jul, 2009 ~

10:00am: Opening. Stalls, Films, Lectures at The Forum. Here's the line-up for Lectures in the Cube which are sponsored by Freebridge Housing:

10.30am: Hilary Koe "Know Your Rights"

10.55am Richard Blake "Gay and Disabled: A Personal Story"

11.20am Luke Fitzgerald "The Gay Liberation Front: A Personal Perspective"

11.45am Pat Dungey "Lesbian London in the 20s and 30s"

12.10pm Justin Campaign "Gays in Football"

12.25pm Linda Bellos "40 years later"

12.50pm Pat Dungey "A lesbian life - a humourous review"

13.15pm Daniel Danso "Stonewall"

Chapelfield Gardens Picnic
25 Jul, 2009 ~ 12:00pm
Picnic in Chapelfield Gardens:
activities include; acoustic music, picnic area, Egyptian dancing, face-painting, story telling, Samba Band, and more...

Parade Chapelfield Gardens to the Forum
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Evelyn Collishaw will launch the Pride Parade from Chapelfield Gardens and the Norwich Samba Band will lead the walkers as they weave their way to the Forum where there will be speeches and entertainment on Millennium Plain.

Speeches and Entertainment

Millennium Plain outside The Forum
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speeches from Jeremy Hook, Adrian Ramsey, Linda Bellos, Daniel Danso; Comedy from Carrie-Ann Guthrie; Music from Sean Searphim, Adele Swallow, Gary Rolfe.

Pride Party I: Music at Cafe Bar Marzanos The Forum, Norwich
Live acoustic and chilled music. Sean Seraphim is on at 6.30pm.

Interfaith Service

St John the Baptist Church, Timberhill
6:00pm - 6:20pm
Welcome to St John the Baptist, Timberhill. This ancient 13th century parish church provides the people of Norwich with a space in which everyone can pray, reflect or just shelter from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city centre. St John's is opened all day and everyday for you to use. No matter who you are, whatever your background or belief - you are most Welcome in this House of Prayer.
After the noise and fun of the Pride festivities, you are all invited to come as spend a few minutes of stillness and calm before the Pride celebrations continue throughout the evening and weekend. At 6pm, come and cool down, relax and reflect in a short 20 minute service of thanks giving for the diversity and richness of all humankind who live and work here in Norwich and East Anglia.

Pride Party II:
80's Night at the Compleat Angler 120 Prince of Wales Rd Norwich, NR1 1NS
Food available all weekend until 9pm. Dogs allowed.

Pride Party III: Talisman at the Coach and Horses, Union St, Norwich, NR2 2SL
Live music from Talisman who will be playing all our favourite Gay Anthems

Pride Party IV: Warhol Factory Rejects Presents a sideshow fabulous…Go Go Circo
Take 5 Crypt, 17 Tombland, Norwich
8:00pm - 1:00am
The TWISTED CARNIVAL After Party to Norwich Pride 09. Miss. Adventure, DJ Spangle
Special Guests: DJ Illegal Substances, Davebreaks, Spenny And MORE…
Entry: £3 – Fancy Dress; £4.50 – Non Fancy Dress. Prize for most imaginative outfit
Twisting the carnival, with dirty electro and UV in an 'Off The Wall' New York Club Kids Style
Party with a Circo Twist. Think Carnival, think twisted, think Circus sideshow fabulous, think James St. James (SuperFreak), think Art Glam with stylised influences from the 'Greatest Show on Earth' and tripped visuals by the Usual Rejects.

Pride Party V: Club Night at the Castle Pub 1 Spitalfields Norwich, NR1 4EY
9:00pm - 4:00am
Come along to The Castle for a great night out in a friendly and lively environment at the heart of Norwich's Gay Scene.

Pride Party VI: Cabaret at the Catherine Wheel Pub, 61 St. Augustines St Norwich, NR3 3BG
9:30pm - 3:00am
Pub opens at 4.30pm, show starts 9.30pm. Burger van from 8pm.

Ladies Day Out Great Yarmouth Marina
26 Jul, 2009 ~ 11:00am
A local women's social network "Diggin Women" invite women to join them on a Ladies Day Out. Contact Lauren and Jill: 07957 788692

Pride Brunch
Franks Bar, 19 Bedford Street, Norwich, NR2 1AR
26 Jul, 2009 ~ 11:00am - 6:00pm
Food available till 6pm. Free film showing at 4.30pm "La Cage Aux Folles"

Pride Dogwalk
Compleat Angler, 120 Prince of Wales Rd Norwich, NR1 1NS
26 Jul, 2009 ~ 11:00am
Walk with Pride with your best friend! You and your dog are invited to meet us on Sunday morning at the Compleat Angler. We'll walk along Riverside and up onto Mousehold Heath where we'll take a group photo from the most scenic spot in the city - on top of the hill, overlooking the cathedral. Award-winning dogtrainer Jo Belsten from will be with us if you need any advice about behaviour, grooming etc

Sunday Lunch
The Coach and Horses, Union St, Norwich, NR2 2SL
26 Jul, 2009 ~ 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday Lunch Carvery £5 a head. Children welcome

Film: To Each Her Own
Cinema City, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD
26 Jul, 2009 ~ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
* London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on Tour *
Director: Heather Tobin. Starring Hannah Hogan, Tracy Rae, Shaughnessy Redden. Canada 2008. 109 mins.
This assured debut by talented all-rounder Heather Tobin (she scripted, produced, shot and edited the film) is the coming out tale of young married Jess and the emotional rollercoaster she finds herself on when she meets and instantly falls for out proud lesbian Casey. Growing up with a mother that believes homosexuality is a sin it's no wonder Jess buried her true feelings and married her high school sweetheart fresh after graduation. Yet she's unable to keep away from the charming Casey and the two young women embark on an affair, discovering what it means to truly love someone. But will love be enough for Jess to tell the truth and come out? An award-winning film at numerous festivals this low-budget gem marks Tobin out as a director to watch. (LLGFF) Introduction by Katherine Stokes

Music Quiz
The Catherine Wheel Pub, 61 St. Augustines St Norwich, NR3 3BG
26 Jul, 2009 ~ 8:30pm
The Catherine Wheel Pub is open from 2.30pm on Pride Sunday. Music Quiz 8.30pm

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