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Celebrate Pride 2023

June is Pride Month. Find out what's happening in Lewisham to mark it.

Lewisham is incredibly proud to be the home of diverse LGBTQ+ communities and champions them all year round. Pride Month is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community and how far there is still to go. It is also a moment to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture.

There are a wide range of Pride events happening in the borough throughout June and July which we've highlighted below. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. If you know of any activities that should be included – let us know by filling in this form.

Lewisham at Pride in London 2023

Lewisham Council will be marching in the Pride in London Parade on Saturday 1 July. It starts at 12 noon at Hyde Park and retraces the first London Pride march from 1972. Everybody's invited to come and support us as we take to the streets of Central London. For further information, visit the London Pride Website

PRIDE Month local events

Saturday 17 June

Catford LGBT+ Cabaret

Broadway Theatre | Rushey Green SE6 4RU | Starts at 19.30 | Tickets £15

Catford LGBT+ Cabaret will be an exciting evening of live entertainment in a variety show format with the all so special ‘seasoning’ that makes South London so unique.

It’s the perfect excuse to get together, pop some bubbly, and meet other LGBT+ folk and allies, all whilst enjoying an evening of entertainment from powerhouse performers who represent the diverse tapestry that makes up South London’s beautiful queer community.

Book tickets for Catford LGBT+ Cabaret.

Friday 23 June

Up Close and Her-sonal

Broadway Theatre | Rushey Green SE6 4RU | Starts at 20.00 | Tickets £8

An intimate evening with some of London’s finest drag stars featuring performances, personal accounts of drag history and inspiration, and a celebration of all things queer. Come and listen to the stories behind the personas, ask your own questions, and party with us until midnight. Hosted by the truly fabulous That Girl.

Book tickets for Up Close and Her-sonal.

Wednesday 28 June

Broadway Drag Bingo

Broadway Theatre | Rushey Green SE6 4RU | Starts at 19.30 | Tickets £6

Join THAT GIRL and an extra special guest for live vocals, lip syncs, campery, tomfoolery and PRIZES! Don’t miss out on a spectacular evening of fun!

Doors open at 19.30, with the game starting at 20.00.

Book tickets for Broadway Drag Bingo.

Saturday 1 July

A Fairie Tale

Broadway Theatre | Rushey Green SE6 4RU | Starts at 19.30 | Tickets £10 - 12

Audiences are invited to indulge in this original piece of storytelling from Niall Moorjani, directed by Minnie Wilkinson. The show explores Scottish race and gender identities through a medieval inspired landscape, re-imagining the folk classic Thomas the Rhymer. Set to live cello music from Diana Redgrave, expect an evening of strangeness, sexy fairies and swearing. This is storytelling at its experimental best.

Book tickets for A Fairie Tale.

Sunday 2 July

Catford Pride

Catford Mews | 10.00 - 20.00 | Free

Catford Pride is back for a second year. Head to Catford Mews to celebrate everything that makes you, you! Enjoy family friendly activities, a queer makers market, live performances, street food vendors and more.

Tickets for Catford Pride are free but please book in advance.