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Your Guide To Pride — Here Is EVERYTHING You Need To Know About This Year's Festival

By seank

June 21, 2018 at 11:12am

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Dublin Pride is back once again and what a week it promises to be.

Running from June 21-30, the city's biggest festival is simply bursting with activities, from film screenings and photography exhibitions to live drawing and brunches, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Because, at its heart, Pride is all about bringing people together and allowing them celebrate who they really are.

To help you make your plan of action for the week, we've compiled a list of our favourite events taking place in the city on each day of Dublin Pride.

We've also made a handy interactive map so you can follow the Pride Parade route and the events happening on the day!

Thursday, June 21

11am: GCN30 Exhibition — Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

Curated by Tonie Walsh, the founder of Gay Community News (GCN), this exhibition will present key moments in history for the LGBT+ people of Ireland.

Click HERE for more info.


Friday, June 22

7.30pm: Dublin Pride Run 5K 2018 — Phoenix Park, near Papal Cross Car Park, Dublin 8

Now in its seventh year, this charity run is set to raise funds for TENI, Gay Switchboard and Lesbian Line.

Click HERE for more info.

8pm: The Outing & Dublin Pride Does Rock, Indie and Pop — Whelans, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

One of Dublin's most intimate musical venues will be playing some seriouslygood tunes on this particular night, with tickets going from €10.

Click HERE for more info.


Saturday, June 23

1.30pm: Outhouse Cookery Demonstration (Mental Health & Wellbeing) — Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

At this demo you'll be shown how to have a more healthy, balanced diet and how making that change can benefit not only your body but your mind as well.

Click HERE for more info.

3pm: Soapbox Session (Mental Health & Wellbeing) — Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Taking this year's Dublin Pride theme 'We Are Family' as inspiration, speakers from different backgrounds, ages and identities will share their personal stories with host Laura Louise Condell of Dublin Lesbian Line in front of a live audience.

Click HERE for more info.


Sunday, June 24

4pm: Dublin Pride Queer Walking Tour Dublin City Centre — The George

Starting at The George and working its way through the city centre, this walking tour will shed some light on our city's queer history. Historian and UCD lecturer of Gender Studies Mary McAuliffe will be your guide on this two and a half hour journey into the past.

Click HERE for more info.

7.30pm: A Day In May — Olympia Theatre

Based on the book of the same name by Charlie Bird, this play tells some of the stories from Ireland's historic Marriage Equality Referendum. This will be the world premiere, so you've got the chance to be one of the first members of the public to enjoy it!

Click HERE for more info.


Monday, June 25

7pm: Uncover: A Series of Portraits – June 25 to July 1 — The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin 1

This exhibition contains more than fifty portraits of subjects from the Irish LGBT+ community, including politicians, musicians, artists, activists and unsung heroes.

Click HERE for more info.


Tuesday, June 26

8.30pm: Screening of The 34th & Panel Q&A — Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7

This documentary that tells the story of the passionate people who fought for marriage equality in Ireland and how they won the fight. The screening will be followed by a discussion between leading figures in the campaign: Katherine Zappone, Ailbhe Smyth, Orla Howard and Moninne Griffith.

Click HERE for more info.

Wednesday, June 27

7pm: Girls’ Night In Pride Party — Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Enjoy a ‘speed-friending’ evening in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly chats and refreshments to mark Pride week.

Click HERE for more info.

7pm: Drag+Draw Pride Edition — Street 66, Parliament Street, Dublin 1

This is the fourth edition of the informal life drawing event, which is suitable for art and drag enthusiasts alike.

Click HERE for more info.

11pm: Pole Show – Pride Special — The George, Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

This all-star show will be presented by Veda and will feature leading pole dancing superstars from around the world.

Click HERE for more info.


Thursday, June 28

6.30pm: Dublin Pride Annual Debate — Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A panel comprised of leading thinkers from the worlds of politics, media and human rights advocacy will discuss pressing issues concerning LGBT equality both nationally and internationally.

Click HERE for more info.

7pm: Uncover Talk - Post Marriage Equality: A State of Mind — LinkedIn Dublin Offices, Gardner House, 2 Wilton Place

The event will discuss sexual health, mental health and the LGBT+ community's relationship with drink and drugs.

Click HERE for more info.

8pm: Karaoke Session — Street 66, Parliament Street, Dublin 1

Come to enjoy an evening of free karaoke as well as a raffle for Lagunitas Circus tickets in London.

Click HERE for more info.

9pm: Pride Geilí Pantibar — Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1

Take part in this traditional Pride celebration of music and dancing.

Click HERE for more info.

11pm: Thursty Thursday Antics with Davina Devine — The George, Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

Crowd favourite Davina Devine will be taking to the stage for your entertainment, where she'll be joined by dancers and special guests who'll make the evening a bit more exciting.

Click HERE for more info.


Friday, June 29

7.30pm: Screening of Pride — 24a/25 Hill St, Rotunda, Dublin 1

The Reel Politics film club presents this film, which tells the story of an activist group set up by lesbians and gay men based in London to support striking miners in Wales.

Click HERE for more info.

9pm: Pop Tunes at Pantibar — Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1

As the names suggests, you'll be able to enjoy some of the greatest pop tunes of all time at this event.

Click HERE for more info.

9pm: Dublin Bear Pride — Nealon’s Bar, 165 Capel St, Dublin 1

You'll find DJ Aggie on the decks for Dublin Bear Pride.

Click HERE for more info.

9pm: PRIDE 666 — Street 66, Parliament Street, Dublin 1

Expect drag queens and disco, courtesy of Lady Veda and Pixie Woo.

Click HERE for more info.

10.30pm: Glitterbomb — The George, Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

Your pre-Pride prep starts here, with quality tunes and dancing galore.

Click HERE for more info.

Saturday June 30

9am: Outhouse Pride Breakfast — Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Be you carnivore or vegan, start the day on the right foot with a delicious breakfast in a relaxed and welcoming space at Outhouse Café.

Click HERE for more info.

10.30am: Pre-Parade Brunch Event: ‘The Party Starts Here’ — NoLIta, Georges Street, Dublin 1

Stop by and get into the spirit of the day by enjoying music, grub and refreshing beverages.

Click HERE for more info.

12pm: The George’s Pride Party — The George, Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

You can be sure that the atmosphere will be electric all day long right here in Dublin's most popular gay bar.

Click HERE for more info.

2pm: Dublin Pride Parade 2018 — From Stephen’s Green to Smithfield

The 2018 Dublin Pride Parade will be assembling from 12 noon and start its march through Dublin at 2pm sharp.

Click HERE for more info.

2pm: Pantibar All Day Street Party — Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1

As is tradition, Pantibar will once again be taking the celebrations to the streets.

Click HERE for more info.

4pm: Mother Pride Block Party — Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street

Back for the fourth year in a row, you can expect a massive main stage, food stalls, bespoke interactive installations and so much more.

Click HERE for more info.

7.30pm: Drop. DRAG. Gorgeous. — The Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 1

Once the parade's over, pop into The Mercantile for lip sync battles and a colourful performance from Ireland’s Got Talent star Paul Ryder.

Click HERE for more info.

7.30pm: The Official Pride 2018 After Party with Samantha Mumba — Opium, Wexford Street

Everyone's favourite '90s pop star Samantha Mumba returns to the stage to make dreams come true at this Dublin Pride.

Click HERE for more info.

10pm: Spinster Pride Party — Bad Bobs Temple Bar

The party will take place across a whopping five floors over at this Temple Bar venue.

Click HERE for more info.

11pm: Mother After Dark — District 8, Tivoli Theatre

From 11pm to 3am, Mother After Dark at the Tivoli and District 8 will let you finish Dublin Pride in style.

Click HERE for more info.


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