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Saturday 17th August 2019

Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa

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We are more than just an annual Pride festival and run a number of LGBT+ events throughout the year. All people are welcome at our events and a friendly, inclusive atmosphere is always promised. On our calendar we also feature other local events that are either LGBT+ friendly or have an LGBT+ presence.

 

 

WEEKLY

 

What: Proud Youth Leamington

When: Every Thursday

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: South Lodge, Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA (the white gatehouse at the entrance to the Jephson Gardens)

Info: Proud Youth is all the cool stuff we do for LGBT+ people aged 12 - 18. If you're LGBT+ and aged 12 - 18, there's loads for you to get involved in. Please click here to find out more about Proud Youth. We sometimes go on trips or hold the drop-in outdoors if the weather is nice, so please get in touch before coming for the first time. There will be a Proud Youth sign on the door so you know where to go.

 

What: Proud Youth Stratford

When: Every Saturday

Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: Foundation House, Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NB

Info: Proud Youth is all the cool stuff we do for LGBT+ people aged 12 - 18. If you're LGBT+ and aged 12 - 18, there's loads for you to get involved in. Please click here to find out more about Proud Youth. We sometimes go on trips or hold the drop-in outdoors if the weather is nice, so please get in touch before coming for the first time. There will be a Proud Youth sign on the door so you know where to go.

 

 

MONTHLY

 

What: No Barriers

When: First Monday of each month

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Zou Bisou, Regent Court Shopping Centre, 20 Livery St, Leamington Spa, CV32 4NG

Info: No Barriers is a monthly social group for LGBT+ people with learning disabilities. It's a place to relax, be yourself, meet new people and make friends in a supportive environment. Please click here to find out more about No Barriers. There is no cost to attend, although you will need money to buy a drink or food at the cafe. There will be a sign on the table so you know where to go.

 

What: Pride Coffee Social - Leamington

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Zou Bisou cafe, Regent Court Shopping Centre, 20 Livery St, Leamington Spa, CV32 4NG

Info: A place to relax, be yourself, meet new people, connect with other LGBT+ people, and access advice/support if you need it. There is no cost to attend, although you may need money to buy a drink at the cafe. There will be a sign on the table so you know where to go. Alternatively, you can ask at the till.

 

What: Proud Parents

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Zou Bisou cafe, Regent Court Shopping Centre, 20 Livery St, Leamington Spa, CV32 4NG

Info: Proud Parents is a monthly group for parents, families and carers of LGBT+ people. Please click here to find out more about Proud Parents. There is no cost to attend, although you may need money to buy a drink at the cafe. There will be a sign on the table so you know where to go. Alternatively, you can ask at the till.

 

What: TransTogether

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 2:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Bedford Street Bar, 4 Bedford Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5DY

Info: A monthly social group for trans people. This is a friendly, informal group in a safe and welcoming environment. TransTogether is run by trans people for trans people. There is no cost to attend, although you will need money to buy drinks at the bar. There will be a small trans flag on the table where the group is sitting.

 

What: Proud Stratford

When: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Foundation House, Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NF

Info: A monthly social group at a community centre in Stratford, where support is also on offer. All LGBT+ people are welcome to come along, meet new people, make friends, socialise and get advice and support if needed. It's free to attend and there will be directions to the Proud room when you enter Foundation House. Drinks and snacks are provided too.

 

What: Pride Coffee Social - Rugby - CURRENTLY ON A BREAK PENDING FINDING A NEW VENUE

When: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Stag and Pheasant, 28 School Street, Hillmorton, Rugby, CV21 4BW

Info: A place to relax, be yourself, meet new people, connect with other LGBT+ people, and access advice/support if you need it. There is no cost to attend, although you will need money to buy drinks at the bar. The social takes place in the dining area and there will be a sign on the table so you know where to go. Alternatively, you can ask at the bar.

 

What: Fourth Friday Fish and Chips

When: Fourth Friday of each month

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: The Kingfisher, 13 Ely Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LW

Info: A friendly social for LGBT+ people in Stratford-upon-Avon and anyone else who wants to join us. The Kingfisher is an LGBT+ friendly fish and chip shop in the heart of Stratford. Bring yourself and enough money to pay for your meal. We will have a sign on our table so you know where to go.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

What: Warwickshire Pride Sports Club - Walk Around Newbold Comyn

When: Saturday 19th October

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location: Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW

Info: The Warwickshire Pride Sports Club is all about empowering LGBT+ people to get involved with physical activity to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Join us for a morning walk around Newbold Comyn. Meet outside the leisure centre at 9:00am. The session leader is Dan and he'll have a Warwickshire Pride sign with him. The walk will be around the golf course, which is now a popular dog walking route. The route is fully accessible, although some bits are hilly. However, we will go at an easy pace so people of all abilities can participate.

 

What: Asexual Awareness Week Social

When: Thursday 24th October

Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Location: Hanted Bar, 39 Bath Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 3AG

Info: For this year's Asexual Awareness Week we are hosting a social event for ace people and allies. It will be a relaxed, informal event with guest speakers on the night, designed to educate, enlighten and inform. Entry is free and all are welcome.

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

What: Spill the Tea!

When: Saturday 16th November

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

Info: Come and have a cuppa with members of our Proud Youth LGBT+ group and Warwickshire Pride volunteers at this Salon event to coincide with the Diane Arbus exhibition at Leamington Art Gallery & Museum. Our team and young people we support will be on hand to discuss sexuality, gender identity and what it is to be LGBT+ in 2019. There will be information on Warwickshire Pride services and volunteering opportunities too. There will also be a special guest appearance from local drag superstar Sassi Afrika. Entry is free and all are welcome.

 

What: Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

When: Wednesday 20th November

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: To be confirmed

Info: On Trans Day of Remembrance we will be hosting a vigil to remember all the trans people around the world who have lost their lives to hate and violence. More details are coming soon. Entry is free and all are welcome.

 

What: Warwickshire Pride Sports Club - Personal Safety Class

When: Tuesday 26th November

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Leamington Spa - Venue to be confirmed

Info: The Warwickshire Pride Sports Club is all about empowering LGBT+ people to get involved with physical activity to boost physical and mental wellbeing. We've organised a FREE personal safety class for local LGBT+ people. This two hour session will include how to assess a situation, how to escape danger, how to defend yourself, and the law on self-defence. This session is for people of all abilities. There will be some light cardio exercise included but you are only encouraged to do what you can. The trainer is Russell from Guardian Personal Safety. He is LGBT+ friendly and has an understanding of some of the attacks that LGBT+ people are subjected to. Only 20 places are available. Please click here to book your place and please only book if you are definitely going to attend.

 

 

DECEMBER

 

What: Warwickshire Pride Sports Club - Jog Around Leamington

When: Wednesday 4th December

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

Info: The Warwickshire Pride Sports Club is all about empowering LGBT+ people to get involved with physical activity to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Join us for an evening jog around Leamington Spa. Meet outside the Pump Rooms at 7:00pm. The session leader is Dan and he'll have a Warwickshire Pride sign with him. The jog will be light and take in Leamington town centre. The route is fully accessible, although some bits will have an incline. However, we will go at an easy pace so people of all abilities can participate.

 

 

AUGUST 2020

 

What: Warwickshire Pride 2020

When: Saturday 22nd August

Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

Info: The Warwickshire Pride festival returns for the eigth year. The theme and all festival details will be revealed soon. Expect a Rainbow Marketplace of stalls, live performances and entertainment, food and drink a women's tent, trans chillout zone, bi zone, family area, faiground rides and much more. As always, it's FREE ENTRY.

 

 

 

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