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The Pride Cultural Development Fund initiative continues this year and features 2 new international exhibitions, plus a range of exciting creative projects supported by grants awarded to individuals, groups and organisations to enable them to participate in the Pride programme.

Grants to Individuals – £250

Josef Cabey // Tribute to Black LGBTQ Icons
Gil Mualem-Doron // Pride Projections
Alanna Blake // Allsorts in “Riot!”
Anthony Stevens  // What I wanted to hear is what I want for you now

Grants to Groups/Organisations

The Marlborough // Marlborough Pride Season
Traumfrau // Traumfrau and The Queer Songbook present: Riots Mixtape
Barry & Sian // Online Sketch Series
SEAS // Riot! Celebrating Stonewall Anniversary
Afro Hair Academy (AHA) // Pride First Timers
Spire Arts // Brighton Pride at The Spire
The Postman Art // Pride Mural
New Writing South // The Coast is Queer
Edu Barbeira/Stambolsky/NinYo Performance // Where Mermaids Are Born

Grants to UK Artists – neXus Exhibition

Estabrak Al-Ansari
Gil Mualem-Doron
Heather Glazzard

Future Projects

A number of grants were also awarded for projects taking place later in the year and in 2020 to enable the artists and groups to develop their exciting concepts further and acquire match-funding:
Afro Hair Academy (AHA) // JUXTA/Pose Exhibition & Anthology
Bharat Patel // Hijdas of India

neXus is a creative exchange between Brighton and Bloemfontein in South Africa – introducing the talents of four visual artists from each region exploring real and imagined social, political and cultural connections.  neXus is co-curated by urbanflo creative with lead artist Vian Roos and presented as an environmental installation designed to reflect the connective motif, exchange, intersectionality and crossing cultures.  Following a pilot exhibition at Vrystaat Arts Festival in Bloemfontein neXus makes it way to Brighton Pride.   Vian Roos’ work will appear alongside a unique multi-disciplinary collective featuring Elliss Lewin-Turner, Estabrak Al-Ansari, Dr Gil Mualem-Doron, Heather Glazzard, Lloyd van Schalkwyk, Lyrene Kühn-Botma and Teboho Mokhothu.  Other guest artists will also be invited to animate the exhibition space with their own creative responses to themes, including musician and Spoken Word artist Mrisi who will be producing a soundscape and appearing in pop-up performances.

neXus  |  Jubilee Library  | 29th July – 11th August 2019 

Riot! Celebrating Stonewall’s Anniversary is a co-production presented by Socially Engaged Arts Salon (SEAS) with Euro-Mernet and includes:

  • An exhibition over 2 floors at SEAS/BMECP Centre. As last year the majority of the exhibitors will be selected from an open call for artists on the themes of Stonewall; celebration and resistance; and LGBTQ life experiences and representations.
  • A special Opening Event featuring creative workshops, film screenings, artists talks and performances with artists including Harold Hoffa who will deliver his “Snap Like a Diva” workshop. Also, Israeli transgender artist Roi-Victoria Rosen will give a talk and show their film recently screened at the Venice Biennale on the experience of transitioning when approaching middle age.
  • Film screening events about the Stonewall uprising

BMECP Centre  | 2nd – 31st  August 2019
11am – 5pm daily

In association with Latest Group CIC, and supported by Peter Tatchell, we are proud to present a fantastic new LGBTQ+ festival, FilmPride.

FilmPride will run from Sunday 24th July to Sunday 4th August 2019 and will showcase 3 not-to-be-missed events:

  • “Live and Let Live” – featuring the premiere of a documentary about LGBTQ+ rights activist Peter Tatchell
  • “Shorts Out!” – LGBTQ+ international short films, documentaries and animations
  • “Banned” – LGBTQ+ feature films from around the world

Submissions are now open for “Shorts Out!” Do you have a short film, documentary, animation or music video of less than 15 mins, with an LGBTQ+ theme? Then visit to submit today and take advantage of the Early Bird discount!

Traumfrau and Queer songbook present:

For Pride this year Traumfrau joins forces with The Queer Songbook for a truly original live creative party celebrating Brighton’s vibrant community and queer voices, and what Pride has meant through the decades. From the Stonewall Riots to personal stories.

The Spire, Eastern Rd, Brighton BN2 5JN
2nd August 2019 · 7pm gig · 10pm disco

‘Riot Act’
Created And Performed By Alexis Gregory
Directed By Rikki Beadle-Blair Mbe

‘Riot Act’ is a powerful solo verbatim theatre piece, created entirely word-for-word out of playwright and performer Alexis Gregory’s interviews with one of the only remaining Stonewall survivors, a 1970’s London radical-drag artist and a prominent 1990’s AIDS activist, spanning six decades of queer history with each story taking us right into the present day.

The Marlborough Theatre, 4 Prince’s St, Brighton
30th July – 1st August 2019