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Lancaster Pride Carnival Night!

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Following on from the Lancaster Pride Parade and afternoon events & celebrations, from 6pm there will be a

Lancaster Pride Street Fair and Carnival in Church Street! - Plus other Pride events nearby

Bring it! Church Street will be closed to traffic and 'a wide array of acts' will be performing all along the street. Oh yes! Businesses all along Church Street, including D2Bar, Mint Bar, The Study Room, Bella Italia, Buccelli's, the Crafty Scholar, Mollys, The Stonewell, Paulo Giannis and Sphere Bar, have joined together to support Lancaster Pride and will all be opening their arms (in the first instance) to the Carnivallieri so, in the words of the organisers, 'a good time is practically guaranteed.' (Bless:)

At the Study Room there will be live music from 6pm from local lad Ollie Winder, followed by resident DJ Dan Milner from 9pm! Come & join in the celebrations!

From 6pm - 10pm the D2Bar party on Church Street will feature Dubs Earley and live tribute band 'Abba Girls Forever', who, I understand, are almost impossible to distinguish from the originals (If you've been partying since 2pm, that is...).

From 6.30pm there will be 'The Room' at Ludus Dance on King St. "Drawing from personal accounts of coming out (or not) and dealing with it (or not), this solo performance work combines dance, theatre and performance enhancing technologies to an original score." FYI it's free but you should probably register here to attend.

From 6pm the Dukes on Moor Lane will be screening 'Tangerine' (15) 'a real-time drama, shot in downtown LA and featuring two transgender working girls in a vengeful mood.' It's £6.50 Full Price (£5.50 Concessions £4.50 Under 18’s) and you can book here

Lancaster Pride will also be at the Gregson Centre on Moor Lane. Doors open at 7:30 pm with a Cabaret 8:00 pm, hosted by Sheelagh Houlihan (Beyond Radio) including singers, poets and lots more!  Disco 10:00 - 12:00 pm, with brilliant DJ Nia spinning the tunes!  Everybody is welcome!  Free entry!

From 10am - 2pm Mercedes Bendz invites you to an evening party and Cabaret at D2Bar on Church St, followed by DJ Si's party until 4am. 

Should you wish to get started early, there will also be a pre-Pride party on Friday night hosted by Divine Intervention at the Apothecary Bar & Lounge (home from home of the New Albert alumni) on the corner of Penny St and Marton St, featuring an Amateur Drag Night from 9.30pm til 1.30pm. 

And if you have some energy left, on Sunday 21 May you can meet author and LGBT campaigner Nicola Field at Waterstones (the one in the Marketgate Centre) at 2pm. As well as reading from her book Over The Rainbow, Nicola will be showing a short film to accompany the book. Free event. More info here

There will be more and I'll update this page as and when I find out about it. You can also check out