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Celebrate Pride 2022

Read on for Pride Month 2022 events and activities.

Lewisham is incredibly proud to be the home of diverse LGBTQIA+ communities. This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride in London, which marks 50 years of public protest and celebration on the streets. Whether you're celebrating in town, or locally, there are lots of ways you can take part this Pride Season.

Lewisham at London Pride 2022

For the first time ever, Lewisham Council's LGBTQ+ Forum will be marching in the London Parade on 2 July. All are invited to come and support us as we take to the streets of Central London. This is a significant year for the Pride movement and the LGBTQ+ community as we mark 50 years since the first Pride took place in the United Kingdom. For further information, visit the London Pride Website

London Pride Parade

Saturday 2 July 2022, 12pm

Starting at Hyde Park, the route will retrace the first London Pride march from 1972.

London Trans+ Pride

Saturday 9 July 2022, 1pm

Starts at Wellington Arch

London Trans+ Pride is a response to the injustices that trans+ people face daily, all over the world. Wear flowers to honour the long legacy of transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming and intersex people who came before us.

For more updates, follow London Trans+ Pride.

London Borough of Culture

In Living Memory: where to, now the sequins have gone?

For Lewisham’s tenure as London Borough of Culture 2022, Goldsmiths, University of London is supporting seven community-led projects to build an exciting new story of Lewisham’s past since 1945. 

This project will uncover the histories of Lewisham’s lost gay venues that thrived from the 1970s – 90s by gathering the memories and stories of the people who created informal communities responding to social and political challenges, and the AIDS crisis.

It will explore different generations’ perceptions around gentrification and the loss of these physical queer spaces, as well as how the internet has allowed the LGBTQ+ community to find peer support in a digitally connected world.

Can you share a memory of Lewisham’s lost gay pubs and spaces?

Master Shipwright's House, Deptford

Saturday 2 July, The Feminine and the Foreign

Films, DJs and a garden party honouring Black activism. Nairobi meets south London on the banks of the Thames. Kenyan multidisciplinary artists the Nest Collective are hosting a party, bringing Black sounds from the diaspora and intimate portraits of the lives of Black activists into a hidden palace in Deptford.

Find more information and get tickets.

PRIDE Month LGBTQ+ Local Events

Ninth Life

25 June, Big GAY Craft Market

Local and  LGBTQ+ crafters and stall holders, come along to browse and buy gifts and trinkets. 12pm-6pm

Visit the Ninth Life Website here for more information.

SET Woolwich (Woolwich, Beresford St, London SE18 6BU)

25 June, Qwe’re 6

Queer joy and community celebration with art stalls, cabaret, performance and DJs.

Visit their website for more information.

London LGBTQ+ Community Centre (Bankside, SE1 9JH)

25 June, Pride Weekender

Celebrating 50 years of London Pride, London LGBTQ+ Centre is running a weekend of activities. Join us for a weekend full of LGBTQ+ joy:  yoga, film screenings, performances, workshops, live music, DJs and drag performers.

Find out more information.

The Triangle Deptford

26 June & 3 July, PRIDE Stitched Up!

Queer inclusive creative space and social club The Triangle hosts stitching workshops in Pride season.

Follow the Triangle for further details. 

Catford Mews

3 July, Catford PRIDE

Catford Mews and the local community are hosting Catford’s first ever Gay and Trans Pride! Family fun and market stalls in the day time, performance and DJs into the evening. 12pm-1am

Visit their eventbrite to register, and the Catford pride instagram for more info.

Fox and Firkin

31st July, Queer Off SE London Summer Market

Stalls available businesses and artists to trade at this day market.

For updates, follow Queer Off on social media.

For more resources of LGBT+ Interest, please visit our page.

Matchstick Piehouse

16 June, Dragiators

The love child of Drag Cabaret, The Crystal Maze, and, of course, Gladiators, DRAGIATORS is a night that promises a turbulent mix of Queer Talent, Chaotic Games and delicious pies! And to celebrate the Summer finally being here, we've got an epic ALL KING LINE UP!

Visit their website for tickets and for more information.

Avalon Café

17 June, Switch Rising

Queer party prioritising queer women, non-binary, intersex, trans+ people and their friends. 7pm-Late.

Visit their website for more information.

18 June, E Numbers 

Neuroqueer creative night of installation, film, performance and music. 8pm-Late

Visit their website for more information.

Migration Museum

14 June, Pink Dot LDN visit

Pink Dot LDN visit the Migration Museum, with special after-hours guided tour and workshop with the museum’s artistic director.

Pink Dot is a movement by and for LGBTQ+ people of Asian descent in London.

Visit their website for more information