Welcome to your Silver Pride UK Base Camp. This page is your go to page for all 40 events. Take a good look around and keep coming back to access all your favourite attractions at the advertised times along with other Silver Priders up and down the country.
A very big THANK YOU to all our event hosts and performers who have worked extremely hard to bring you this diverse programme all for a good cause. THANK YOU to you for celebrating and recognising our older #LGBT+ community and supporting us to ensure none of these giants, whose shoulders we stand on, have to grow old alone.
Get your drinks, family and friends ready and enjoy this fantastic programme! Use #SilverPrideUK on social to share your experience with others.
SUNDAY 26 JULY
Sun 25 Jul, 11.30am to 12pm
LGBT+ WELLBEING: Silver Pride UK at a stretch
Wake up for Pride with this light and easy morning stretch with Mior. Easy stretching exercises to give you a good start to the day. Gentle exercises both standing and sitting down. Targeted at Silver Priders and people with restricted mobility.
Sun 25 Jul, 12pm to 12.30pm
SPECIAL GUESTS: BBC’s Owain Wyn Evans and LGBTQ heritage consultant Dan VO
Sun 25 Jul, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
MASTERCLASS: Art workshop / My life in art with Artist David Platts
Sun 25 Jul, 1.30pm to 2pm
THEATRE AND DANCE: Aerial Mel
Sun 25 Jul, 2pm to 2.30pm
COMEDY: Paul and Stacey present Shenanigans
Sun 25 Jul, 3pm to 3.30pm
HEADLINER: Channel 4 presenter and music artist Jsky
LGBTQ+ Pioneer of Colour, and host of Channel 4 show Naked Beach Jsky is set to appear at the first ever Silver Pride. Jsky is a champion of self-love and body confidence, as well as an advocate for the community. He is currently the showbiz correspondent for BBC Radio Manchester and has a successful podcast series #JskyChatThePodcast with recent episodes featuring the Major of Manchester Andy Burnham and Manchester boxing legend Anthony Crolla.For ALL things Jsky visit WorldofJsky.com
Sun 25 Jul, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
MUSIC: POP TART QUEEN presents Arty, tarty and ready to party!
Sun 25 Jul, 4pm to 4.45pm
THEATRE AND DANCE: DAZL Dance Class
Sun 25 Jul, 4.30pm to 5pm
HOT TOPIC: Project Freedom
An introduction to Project Freedom and their aim to create a vibrant and sustainable LGBT+ community in central Leeds where LGBT+ people can live, work and enjoy life independently through:• Pride of Place Living: a variety of affordable and accessible accommodation with the availability of extra-care for those who need it.• Pride of Place: a fully accessible and thriving LGBT+ Community & Cultural Arts Centre.This will include a Q & A session for those who want to know more.
Sun 25 Jul, 4.30pm to 5.30pm
LGBTQ+ HISTORY: Emerging from the Shadow of Section 28: The Battle for LGBT+ Inclusive Schools
In this inspiring session, journey from the dark days of Section 28 to the introduction of LGBT+ inclusive sex and relationships education with internationally celebrated advocate for LGBT+ inclusion in schools Shaun Dellenty, author of the acclaimed Bloomsbury book ‘Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion.’ In 2009 Shaun was one of the first male primary school leaders to ‘come out’ in the international media. His ‘Inclusion For All’ inclusion strategy helped open up primary and faith school sectors to LGBT+ inclusion. His work has featured on television and in the international media and he was named one the U.K.’s 100 most influential LGBT+ figures by the Independent on Sunday. In 2016 Shaun was honoured by the Prime Minister for services to the LGBT+ and education communties; this year he was named one the world’s top 100 most inspiring diversity leaders.Twitter @ShaunDellentyWebsite www.shaundellenty.com
Sun 25 Jul, 5.30pm to 6pm
LGBT+ WELLBEING: Landbreaks (mindfulness and sounds of nature)
Join 6 artists as they guide you on a journey through 10 beautiful landscapes. Loose yourself in this relaxing, lighthearted and often humorous reflection on humanity and our relationship to nature. Landbreaks is a little moment of wellbeing that will keep you serenely smiling.
Sun 25 Jul, 6pm to 7pm
DEBATE: Leeds Beckett host this Pride panel debate with special guests
Sun 25 Jul, 6.30pm to 7pm
LGBTQ+ HISTORY: West Yorkshire Queer Stories
Sun 25 Jul, 7pm to 8pm
HOT TOPIC: Your MCR studio show
Sun 25 Jul, 8pm
A WORD FROM FRIENDS OF DOROTHY: Pride Remembers…
Sun 25 Jul, 8pm
Thunderclap vigil ‘#SilverPrideRemembers’ – Posing ‘heart hands’ and rainbows
In honour of the giants who marched and fought for us, we will all take to Twitter at 8pm and pose using the hashtag #SilverPrideRemembers (TBC) and unite across the country.
Sun 25 Jul, 8.15pm
SPECIAL GUEST FINALE: The Voice, All Together Now, Ru Paul Drag Race finalist and seasoned British drag queen and singer: Divina De Campo
Sun 25 Jul, 8.30pm
FINALE: The Sundaes as seen on BBC’s All Together Now (A special Silver Pride Disco Diva performance)
To catch up on some of yesterday’s events:
SATURDAY 25 JULY
Sat 25 Jul, 12.45pm to 1.15pm
MUSIC: Industries (dj set)
Industries is an electronic music project by Markus Hetheier. He has performed at music and art festivals across the UK and Germany and has deejayed at Limbo Radio, Reform Radio and Synthetic Noise. In his sets, he takes the audience on a journey, from chilled out soundscapes to danceable beats and rhythms. In this DJ Set he will play tracks of producers that inspire him, ranging from left-field electronica to more straightforward house and techno showcasing some Manchester talent. You are invited to join him on this sonic adventure that will brighten up your Saturday and get you ready for the weekend.
Sat 25 Jul, 1pm to 4pm
MASTERCLASS: LGBTQ+ Writers micro-retreat
Come and work on your writing project with us and meet other LGBTQ+ writers in a relaxed and supportive setting. Writers of any ability and experience are welcome. You can be writing in any genre or form. As well as writing time, there will also be plenty of time to chat in small groups with other LGBTQ+ writers.Please book in advance of the session start:
Sat 25 Jul, 2pm to 2.05pm
SPECIAL GUEST: A special message from Ben De Lisi
Sat 25 Jul, 2.30pm to 3.15pm
LGBTQ+ HISTORY: Ageism in LGBTQ+ communities – Is It A Thing?
Age Proud Leeds offers this open discussion for people of all ages. Hear more about older people’s perspective on the ageism they face in our communities, find out more about how we can challenge ageism and build stronger LGBTQ+ intergenerational connections.
Sun 26 Jul, 7pm SPECIAL GUEST: Olivier Award winner and West End star, David Bedella A Silver Pride music theatre performance from the versatile actor who has appeared in Jerry Springer the Opera at The National Theatre (for which he won his first Olivier Award), The Rocky Horror Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Producers, The Heights (for which he won his second Olivier Award) and his latest role Lance, which he originated for & Juliet which is nominated for 9 Olivier Awards.Including a duet from Lea Solonga (the voice of Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and Mulan in Disney’s Mulan)
Sat 25 Jul, 4pm to 4.30pm
THEATRE AND DANCE: Mobius Dance Premiere and Discussion
Award winning dance company Möbius Dance will present a passionate, thought-provoking and highly physical performance featuring two contemporary dance works choreographed by celebrated artists Jamaal Burkmar and Gianluca Vincentini.Lovers of both dance and music will be enthralled by this incredibly fast-paced and dynamic work – Burkmar’s Time Moves Slow. The short excerpt was filmed as part of BBC #DancePassion Festival with music by Submotion Orchestra.Vincentini’s compelling screen dance, Within Each-Other, has an up close and personal physicality, exposing the turbulent dynamics in relationships with subtly with a new atmospheric musical composition by Otis Jones.Performed by: Theo Arran, Charlie Hogan, Ana F. Melero, Stefania Pinato, Iolanda Portogallo, Shawn WillisLighting Design by: Luke HaywoodCostume Design by: Valentina Golfieri, Melissa Parry www.mobiusdance.org
Sat 25 Jul, 4.15pm to 4.45pm
LGBT+ WELLBEING: Sage – older LGBT+ support
Sat 25 Jul, 4.30pm to 5.10pm
MUSIC: The Cocktail Hour with Andrew Holt
Sat 25 Jul, 4.45pm to 5.15pm
SPECIAL GUEST: ‘Pets at Pride’ with TV Vet Dr Paul Manktelow
A special appearance from Paul Manktelow, the TV vet and This Morning’s resident animal whisperer. Our furry friends mean the world to us and we are proud to welcome Paul who is dedicating his Saturday afternoon to us and hosting a unique segment called ‘Pets at Pride’. Ask Paul your pet questions in this live show.
Sat 25 Jul, 5.15pm to 6pm
HOT TOPIC: The Future of Housing for Older LGBT+ people
This workshop run by LGBT Foundation will look at the housing issues faced by older LGBT people. There will also be a chance to hear more about LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Ageing Programme and an introduction to the new LGBT Extra Care scheme that is being developed with the LGBT Foundation in Manchester. The workshop will be delivered by Lawrie Roberts, LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Ageing Manager and Bob Green OBE, who is leading the Extra Care Scheme project. There will be an opportunity for discussion about what else can be done to improve the housing options for older LGBT people.
Sat 25 Jul, 5.15pm to 5.45pm
MUSIC: Groove house with disco classics
Sat 25 Jul, 5.30pm to 6pm
LGBTQ+ HISTORY: Queer Weimar Cinema by Chris Homewood
At the peak of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), Germany, and Berlin in particular, was widely considered the epicentre of a burgeoning European queer subculture. This talk brings the queer cinema of this fascinating age to life. Join Chris Homewood, Lecturer in German and World Cinemas at the University of Leeds, for an introduction to transgressive sexuality in Weimar cinema, which can boast of producing more openly queer films than would follow in the decades to come.
Sat 25 Jul, 6pm to 6.30pm
SPECIAL GUEST: Miriam Margolyes
Sat 25 Jul, 6.30pm to 7pm
MUSIC HEADLINER: Britain’s Got Talent’s Rob King
Rob King, star of Britain’s Got Talent and BBC One’s All Together Now, brings his favourite stagey hits to Silver Pride UK from his living room. Drawing from his sell out debut solo concert last November, expect a laid-back, eclectic and personal mix of the musical theatre songs that have inspired him most.
Sat 25 Jul, 6.45pm to 7.15pm
LGBTQ+ HISTORY: ACT UP Leeds! – AIDS activism in the 1990’s
Mick Ward, a member of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power),in the 1990’s will talk about the activist response to the fear, prejudice and discrimination taking place at the start of the AIDS Crisis, using examples from the direct action that ACT Up Leeds took in Leeds, the UK, and Internationally, against a wide range of organisation and on behalf of a range campaigns from prisons, to insurance to drug pricing and more.
Sat 25 Jul, 7.30pm to 9pm
SPECIAL GUEST: At home with the Sunday Boys (male choir)
Join The Sunday Boys as we take to the (digital) stage in this special lockdown gig!You just can’t keep a good choir down. The Sunday Boys may be temporarily confined to quarters, but we’ve been working hard on putting together this exciting, digital gig packed full of Sunday Boy classics. The gig will include a brand spanking new composition exploring the special friendships that can occur between women and gay men, and a new lockdown arrangement of I Want To Break Free, featuring soloists and instrumentals from within the choir. This gig is sure to offer plenty of feel good vibes!