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Saturday 17th August 2019

Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa

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

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 13 - 19. If you're LGBT+ and aged 13 - 19, 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: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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 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: Pride Coffee Social - Leamington

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Zou Bisou, 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, Regent Courst Shopping Centre, 20 Livery Street, 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

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.

 

 

MARCH

 

What: Warwickshire Pride Presents... Milk

When: Wednesday 13th March

Time: 6:15pm - 10:30pm

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse, Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NL

Info: Warwickshire Pride Presents... is our monthly LGBT+ film night at Stratford Picturehouse. March's film is MILK. Get your tickets at https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Stratford_Upon_Avon/film/milk. The film will begin at 6:15pm and there will be a social in the bar afterwards. Thank you to Stratford Picturehouse for supporting Warwickshire Pride and the LGBT+ community. ABOUT THE FILM: The true story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

 

What: The Big Red Rugby Rainbow Party

When: Friday 29th March

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: The Indian Association, Edward Street, Rugby, CV21 2EZ

Info: The Big Red Rugby Rainbow Party is being thrown by Rugby Labour Party, who saw the results of the recent Rugby LGBT+ Needs Survey and felt so horrified that they wanted to raise some funds for Warwickshire Pride. On the night there will be live performances and entertainment from a host of LGBT+ talent, headlined by Sassi Afrika. You do not need to be a Labour Party supporter to attend and Warwickshire Pride has no political affiliation. Tickets will be a donation basis, with a suggested donation of £5. A raffle will take place on the night. All toilets will be gender neutral and the venue is accessible. Tickets are available by clicking here.

 

 

MAY

 

What: The Big Rainbow Picnic for IDAHOBIT

When: Saturday 18th May

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Info: Our annual Rainbow Picnic for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia returns. This time it's on a Saturday and will take place at the Pump Room Gardens instead of Newbold Comyn. Everyone is welcome to join us for a nice, relaxing afternoon in the sun. It's bring your own food but we will have a few bits available to share. Children are welcome. Everyone is welcome. BBQs are not allowed on the Pump Room Gardens, so please bear that in mind. Sunshine has been booked. Let's celebrate who we are and say NO to homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

 

 

JUNE

 

What: Warwickshire Pride does Leamington Peace Festival

When: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June

Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm

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

Info: We'll be at the Peace Festival again this year with our Pride stall. Pop along to say hi, get information on our services, Pride festival gossip, and more. We'll be fundraising and letting everyone know about what Warwickshire Pride does. Come and get involved. Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer on our stall.

 

What: Warwickshire Pride's Got Talent 2019

When: Friday 28th June

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Leamington Spa - venue to be confirmed

Info: Warwickshire Pride's Got Talent returns. Have you got what it takes to be crowned champion and win a slot at this year's Warwickshire Pride festival? Details coming soon.

 

 

JULY

 

What: Pride Parkrun

When: Saturday 6th July

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa

Info: Leamington Parkrun welcomes over 500 runners to Newbold Comyn each week. To celebrate Warwickshire Pride, Leamington Parkrun will be hosting a special Pride Parkrun. All people are welcome to participate, whether you wish to run, walk or crawl. If you don't fancy taking part, you're welcome to pop along to watch and cheer everyone on. Wearing rainbow colours is encouraged.

 

What: Warwickshire Pride does Leamington Carnival

When: Saturday 13th July

Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Location: Leamington Spa Town Centre

Info: We're joining the Carnival parade again this year and will be having a fabulous rainbow float. Everyone is welcome to join us on the float as we show Leamington what Pride is about and raise much needed funds for our charity. We are also having a stall at the Carnival festival taking place at the Pump Room Gardens. We'll be there all day, so pop along and say hi. Contact us if you'd like to join us in the parade or volunteer on our stall.

 

 

AUGUST

 

What: Warwickshire Pride 2019

When: Saturday 17th August

Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm

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

Info: The Warwickshire Pride festival returns for the seventh 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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