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Trans Pride Main Events
The weekend before Trans Pride Brighton we’re hosting the official poetry night.
Trans and non-binary poets and spoke word artists and invited to get up and have the floor in an informal setting in the prideful themed space on Brighton seafront.
If you would like to have a slot on the night, please drop in your interest via popupbrighton.com/submit.
Part of The Marlborough Theatre’s Trans Pride Season.
Photography and Self-Portraiture Workshop for Trans- and Non-Binary People
In this daylong photography workshop, Noe Warren will teach the trans and non-binary participants how they can use photography to create empowering visual manifestations of themselves and their often-complex identities.
“I have been told to let you know why you should come to this workshop I am giving and I think the first reason should be that I am really anxious that no one will come. So please do.
The second reason is that a guy at a bus stop once told me that I am really good at explaining things and last but not least, there will be fancy cameras, a dress up-box and an entire day where we can lip-sync and take new profile pictures for Facebook and if you want we could talk about being trans and photographed, why cis-people are so obsessed with before / after pictures and we could look at some queer photographers whose work is fucking glorious. It is free and you don’t need to know anything about cameras but if you do and want to learn more we can do that too.
Please write an email to email@example.com with a little bit about yourself, I’m really looking forward to meeting you.” – Noe Warren
Noe is a trans-identified multi-disciplinary artist and photographer. Their work resolves around their identity as a sex worker and transgender human and has been exhibited internationally. For more info please visit www.bynoewarren.co.uk.
The workshop is free of charge and will take place in the upstairs room at the Marlborough Pub- and Theatre. There is one flight of stairs. The ground-floor toilets are wheelchair accessible. If you have a PA, they are more than welcome to join. Please let us know if you have any access requirements and we’ll do our best to make it work.
Trans Pride Brighton invites you along to Pop Up Brighton for a friendly arts n crafts making session for making banners, placards, signs and art works to take along to the TPB March happening on Saturday 21st July!
We will have some cardboard, paints and pens that all are welcome to use, but feel free to bring some of your own along or donate any unwanted bits 🙂
Please note, we have two FREE drop-in sessions, no booking required. Come any time, leave any time, but please note spaces are subject to availability depending on how busy we get.
FAMILY SESSION 3:30-5pm
Everyone of ages welcome, but please note that all persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
EVENING SESSION 5:30-8pm
For ages 16 and over.
For any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to a first in Brighton – DJ / Vinyl Auction night (as seen in Hamburg 2018).
Place bids on a large variety of good and bad vinyl as it is played, starting from 50p. Once the song is finished the hit records will go to the highest bidder.
The flop singles with no bids will go in the bin, or smashed up at the discretion of the DJ. All proceeds go towards raising money for Trans Pride Brighton – a registered local charity promoting equality and gender diversity through its annual Trans Pride on 21st July.
Dead Wax Social
18A Bond Street, BN1 1RD.
Join us for an evening of spoken word, poetry, verbal diarrhoea, stream of consciousness, readings, exploration, challenges and laughter. Elly Morris, winner of the Trans Pride Writing Residency 2018, will be hosting a workshop upstairs earlier in the afternoon and then invites those who have just completed it to perform readings of their work, as well as some pieces from Elly. We will also have performances from established poets Subira Wahogo, Seb Causton and more (tbc)!
Part of The Marlborough Theatre’s Trans Pride Season.
Jared is a Brightonian artist and experienced trans male life model who finds the work liberating, affirming and fun, and wants to encourage the trans community to explore that too. He is teaming up with The Marlborough to host a trans life drawing night with a diverse range of models.
Figurative art has traditionally focussed on white, able-bodied, cisgender people. And we’ve seen enough of that. Cis bodies are everywhere, normalised in art, life and porn, whereas trans bodies are a political battleground for everybody but ourselves. By taking control of our own representation, we take back our bodily autonomy. By sharing our vision, we invite others to see it too.
We would like to encourage any trans person who might be interested in paid modelling on the night to get in touch, regardless of experience. Please email email@example.com to express your interest.
Make Art, Be Art.
All drawing materials will be supplied but feel free to bring your own, and absolutely all abilities are welcome.
Please note: this event is open to trans and non-binary individuals only.
The Annual Brighton Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex Conference 2018
Alongside Brighton Trans Pride (20th-22nd July 2018), this year’s Annual Brighton Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex Conference seeks to bring trans, non-binary and intersex people, researchers and allies (as well as those who seek to work better with trans, non-binary and intersex people) together in order to work towards making a more trans, non-binary and intersex inclusive society.
Sallis Benney is fully accessible and sign translators can be appointed if needed. Please let us know when you register if you require this or any other support
Tea and coffee will be available to buy, water will be available all day.
A vegetarian and vegan sandwich/finger food lunch will be served and is included for all delegates. Other food requirements can be requested when registering.
Cost and registration
All presenters and attendees must register to attend and pay where appropriate. There are limited spaces available, and the conference sold out last year in early June, so please register early. All categories of attendees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For four fantastic years The Marlborough Theatre have invited the most exciting performers to the coast ahead of Brighton’s annual Trans Pride celebration. Trans and non-binary artists from across the UK will take over the building, presenting a radical, mixed bill of exceptional trans talent. Expect turns from artists including Ellie Stamp, Katy Jalili, Miranda Porter, Luna Morgana, Emma Frankland and an after party in the pub featuring DJ Jumeau.
Illustration by Rory Midhani.
Performances will take place across the building, a ticket is required for events in the theatre however all performances in the accessible pub are free.
Coming to Trans Pride on your on or feeling shy coming for the 1st time? Come along to the Marly, the heart of Trans Pride, and meet up with all the lovely people coming to Trans Pride!
For the sixth year running, Trans Pride Brighton have teamed up with My Genderation and Eyes Wide Open Cinema to present Trans Pride Film Night.
Happening at The Duke of York’s (Picturehouse) cinema in Brighton on Friday 20th July, this will be a curated night of short films from all around the world featuring trans and non-binary characters and storylines.
The films are fully subtitled (captioned) and there will be a BSL interpreter present.
There will be a Q&A with the film makers and curators after the show.
A set number of tickets will be available to buy at the venue on the night, however, we recommend buying online in advance from Brown Paper Tickets.
Doors will open at 6pm, with the evening’s events beginning at 6.30pm.
Concessions are for full-time students, the unwaged, those in receipt of DLA or PIP benefits and those under the age of 18.
If you’d like to attend but are unable to afford tickets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add you to our limited free allocation (subject to availability).
The venue has step-free access downstairs and there are 8 removable seats for wheelchair users (please select the wheelchair ticket option when buying online)
There will be gender-neutral toilets.
This event will have a 12A rating, and content notes for each film will be provided in the programme notes.
Trans Pride Brighton returns once again and Komedia are super excited to be hosting the official welcome party! We will also be donating a portion the proceeds from this event to Trans Pride directly so they can continue putting on this incredibly important and much needed event
Gal Pals is queer dance party for womxn, non-binary people and their pals, playing the best in female fronted pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B and bangers! People of all genders welcome
Expect to hear: SOPHIE, Janelle Monae, Rihanna, Princess Nokia, Charli XCX, Beyonce, Hayley Kiyoko, CupcakKe, Lizzo, Christina Aguilera, Le Tigre, Grimes, Britney, Robyn, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, St Vincent, Destiny’s Child, Sugababes, Gossip, Against Me! Kelela, Peaches, Sleater Kinney, Dream Wife, Blondie, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and many more!
- 11pm til 3am: £3 before 12, £5 afterwards – We will have gender neutral toilets on the night- For those purchasing advance tickets on DICE, please arrive before 12.30am for guaranteed entry. Late arrivals may be permitted depending on if the venue is at capacity
- Whilst Gal Pals is open to all, this is an intentional space prioritising womxn, non-binary people and those of marginalised gender expressions. We welcome friends and allies of those groups, but we ask that you respect this and read our policy before coming
- Komedia is wheelchair accessible, with fully accessible toilets (please see Komedia’s accessibility info or contact us if you have any access needs)
At all Gal Pals events we have an in-house photographer. They will always try to ask before taking your photo, however sometimes it is unavoidable that people may end up in the background or in a crowd shot. If you do not wish for your picture to be taken or used for future events please make our photographer aware of this on the night.
Meet outside the Marlborough Pub & Theatre / Princes Street
March leaves at 12 midday towards Brunswick Square after a few speeches.
The March itself is 1.3 miles long (2168 metres), however you can meet us at the park too, there is no obligation to take part. There are regular busses between the park and the Marlborough (Brunswick Square stop to the Old Steine) and back. For more information on busses and ticket prices, have a look at the Brighton and Hove Bus Company website.
It’s the official party for the Trans Pride 2018 weekender, and it’s going to be a night out of this world! Music, arts & crafts and the best trans DJs and performers bring you a night you will remember forever! We’ll be taking over the whole North Laine brewhouse for a long night of fun with the most incredible of lineups!
- Compere extraordinare: Travis Alabanza! – One of the most influential queer voices of our time, Travis Alabanza brings their unique mixture of performance, poetry, style, political views and risk taking performance to Trans Pride. And we are so excited.
- Chiyo – The AfroLantinx Dark Prinx of London’s Cabaret scene. Untameable and unapologetic. Artist. Activist. And straight up sexy! Chiyo is a gender non-conforming artist serving Porn and Politics. Woof.
- Orion – presenting “The Urinal Residency” – “The Urinal Residency is a live performance installation in men’s toilets, taking up space within locations where trans and femme bodies are surveilled, thinking about the continued fight for the option of gender neutral toilets, and the violence that takes place towards transgender and non-binary people in gendered toilets on a day-to-day basis. Please note the show will take place in the toilets over a perdiod of 2.5 hours. However, you will not be required to engage with the show to use the toilet, unless you desire to do so. “If we are not changing the structures of buildings, we are not changing the structures of our thinking. We want our spaces to reflect the nuances of the people who inhabit them”- Creature Cramps
- Plus – community led arts project, quiet social space, and a lot of DANCING!
DJs Sets by:
- DJ Pretty Boy: sweet beats & super gay tunes, glitter, sweeties & LGBTQuties all night!
- More TBA
The venue is wheelchiar accessible. On the night, the venue will be closed to the public, and only in use for Trans Pride attendees and ticket holders, to help ensure it is a safer space for attendees.
- Part of the proceedings of the night will go directly to Trans Pride.
- Upon buying a ticket you will also be given the option to donate directly to Trans Pride Brighton, please consider doing so if you can spare as little a £1. It makes a huge difference to the organisation!
Please note that we operate a PAY IT FORWARD scheme for this event, we recognise the healing power of community and want as many people to be able to access it. If you are able to contribute to someone’s free ticket, please select the Pay It Forward option when purchasing your ticket. If you wish to come to the event and need a free ticket please get in touch at email@example.com
Please note, advance tickets guarantee your entry until 12:15am. After that entry may be permitted depending on if venue’s capacity.
THE VENUE IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ALL TOILETS WILL BE GENDER NEUTRAL If you have any enquries about accessibility, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So you’ve marched and been out in the park all day being proud, visible and existing as your fabulous unique selves. Looking for a way to keep the energy going? Wanna carry on shenanigans with friends new and old? Need to throw some shapes?
Join us at the Marly for a dance-floor takeover from Juno Dawson (Club Silencio, Push The Button)
Playing the best girl popstars of all time ever. Expect Robyn, Grace Jones, Beyoncé, Le Tigre, Girls Aloud, TLC, Madonna, Blondie, the Spice Girls and many many more.
We’ll also have a badge making machine, pay what you can manicures, a popcorn machine, and lots of other goodies to keep the celebrations going until the wee hours!
Can you beat the binary? From Stonewall to the Tipping Point and beyond, Trans Pride compere (and Marly favourite) Emma Frankland rounds off the week with a Trans Pride themed quiz – expect lots of fun and a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
£3 per person, max 6 members per team. All profits go to Trans Pride Brighton. But there are still prizes to be won!
Sticking around for the Sunday?
Come join us down on the beach front at C:\ Side Quest where we’ll be enjoying food, drinks and games, amongst plenty of other fun beach-shenanigans…
C:\ Side Quest is a great new gaming cafe based on Brighton seafront, offering over 70 different board games and consoles (free to play), alongside serving excellent food and drink.
The gaming cafe is fully wheelchair accessible, has gender neutral toilets, both indoor and outdoor seating – and really lovely staff! Food and drink is also available to takeaway if you would prefer to hang out on the beach.
More details to follow. For any enquiries, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com
G(END)ER SWAP is an LGBTQI+ clothing outreach initiative that creates safe(r) spaces for individuals of all gender identities to access clothes without judgement: community clothing swaps, pop-up locations and travelling workshops for the queer community.
Come along to the Marly and check it out!
More details to follow. Any enquiries, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of The Marlborough’s Trans Pride Season.
The acclaimed writer of The Gender Games welcomes some of her favourite trans authors to the Marlborough Theatre to celebrate the trans writing talent in the UK right now. Join us for a night of readings, animated conversation and a bit of a party! Featuring author of A New Girl, Rhyannon Styles and British-Iraqi genderqueer writer, director, and drag performer Amrou Al-Kadhi.
When Jo Hague was 17, they experienced an episode of severe mental illness, during which they shaved their head. They wanted to be visibly queer, masculine and tough as hell. A week after Jo did this, Britney Spears did the same thing. Instead of a punk act of defiance, their shaved head was suddenly connected to dumb, blonde, girly Britney, and Jo was furious.
Ten years and at least two genders later, they revisit that time and consider what it means to be not-a-woman without being an angry misogynist terrified of their own softness.
Join Jo days before Britney takes the stage for Brighton Pride, in this loud and messy riot grrrl Britney tribute act; a love letter to that stubborn teenage queerdo.
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