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How to celebrate Pride month in the SW

It’s a big one this year. 50 years since the first ever Pride event is certainly something to celebrate. Here are some ideas for you.

Hear some poetry and spoken word at an open mic

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When: 29th June, 7-10pm

Where: Two Brewers, SW4 7UJ

Two Brewers are hosting Poetry LGBT for an evening of creative sharing. There will also be a free raffle if you get there before 7.30pm, so head down early and settle in for a great evening. There are also still spots if you’d like to speak- either email poetryloungelgbt@hotmail.com in advance or take your chance on the evening.

See a drag show

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When: 16th June, from 6pm

Where: Ram Jam Records, KT2 5EE

With a full line up of drag performances, you wont have a dull moment at this Pride month special event. Every ticket purchase will not only come with a free raffle ticket, but a proportion of the money raised will go towards supporting LGBTQ+ charities in London and Seoul. So bring some spare change to buy extra tickets on the night too.

Get Pink

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When: 2nd July, 10pm-6am

Where: Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ

WE Pink: Pride 2022 at Electric is going to be a BIG party. There will be incredible DJs and the production will be pulling out all the stops. You bet it will be pink, fish out your peachiest ‘fits.

Go on a LGBTQ+ Tour

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When: 22nd June, 7pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House, TW1 4ST

Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham are going to lead you through the property of Horace Walpole, a man who’s sexuality has been much debated since his death in 1797. You’ll see much of his art collection and hear of correspondence between acquaintances to help you unpick his colourful life.

Celebrate with the whole family

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When: 18th June, 3-7pm

Where: TBD

Brixton Bid are celebrating with a family friendly park event. Bring a picnic, settle in to listen to the open mic and entertainment or get involved with the rainbow themed crafts and family friendly activities.

Head to a pre-Pride party

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When: 1st July, doors from 6pm.

Where: The Clapham Grand, SW11 1TT

Of course The Clapham Grand is putting on a party. The evening before the Pride march in central, head to Battersea where you will be entertained by 3 of the biggest names in the drag world right now; The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi. Hold on to your wigs, with a line up like that you are about to be blown away.

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