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welcome to dundee pride festival.

a week long celebration of all things queer.

15 to 22 Sept


we’ve collaborated with wonderful partners from across the city including V&A Dundee, DCA and The McManus, as well as national partners such as National Theatre of Scotland, to bring you a week long festival packed with activities and events including workshops, talks and queer cinema!

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ongoing activities.



These activities are going on throughout the Pride Festival- check them out!

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TUTORIALS: Make Up & Skin Care Tutorials with Bobbi Brown, Yves Saint Lauren, Kat Von D Beauty and Lancome.

Pop into the beauty counters Debenhams Dundee during Pride Festival and receive a free LGBTQ+ friendly make up or skin care consultation. The counters offer a safe space for LGBTQ+ people to be themselves and learn about what products are going to work best for their individual skin.

WHEN: Any time during Pride Festival

WHERE: Debenhams, Overgate Shopping Centre, Overgate, Dundee DD1 1UE


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ARTICLE SERIES: Pride and Protest article series with V&A Dundee.

Explore how design has empowered the LGBTQ+ community across the decades to stand up defiantly, speak out proudly and celebrate who they are with style.


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ARTICLE: Designing Pride article with V&A Dundee.

Discover the why, how and who behind Dundee Pride's creative identity.


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mon 16 september.

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TALK/DEBATE: Queer Question Time

Exploring LGBTQ+ rights and issues in the 21st Century. Join this panel as they discuss and explore some of the challenges facing LGBTQ+ people today. The panel includes:

Lynne Short: Dundee City Council Ward Councillor for Maryfield, Depute Convener Community Safety & Public Protection, Spokesperson Fairness & Equalities

Drew McCusker: Solicitor and founder of The Glass Network

Lisamarie Cohen: Dundee Pride Trustee

Scott Cuthbertson: Development Manager at Equality Network

Chaired by Linda Stewart, Dundee Pride Trustee

WHEN: Monday 16th September at 19:30

WHERE: The Vine, 43 Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee DD1 4NE

BUY TICKETS: £5 - Click here


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tues 17 september.


DANCE WORKSHOP: Learn to Vogue with Shaper/Caper

Vogue, or voguing, is a highly stylized, modern house dance originating in the late 1980s that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s. In this workshop, dance company Shaper/Caper will take you through a fun and uplifting workshop learning voguing routines and culminating in a pop video style dance routine for everyone to perform together at the end of the class!

Dig out those conical bras and come dressed in your favourite Madonna look ready to Strike a Pose, gal!

WHEN: Tuesday 17th September at 18:30

WHERE: The Vine, 43 Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee DD1 4NE

BOOK: Tickets are Pay What You Can, so whether that’s £1 or £5, it’s all good. Don’t let the cost be a barrier - Click here


DRAG SHOW & BINGO: Bingo Wigs at Church

Join Miss Peaches and friends at Church. Bingo Wigs is a fun Drag Show & Bingo show run by Slay! Presents.

Church is also hosting their semi final for Dundee Pride Karaoke Contest tonight!

WHEN: Tuesday 17th September at 20:00

WHERE: Church, 15 Ward Rd, Dundee DD1 1ND



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wed 18 september.

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FILM: The Garden with DCA

Half waking dream and half fiery polemic, The Garden was born of director Jarman’s rage over continued anti-gay discrimination and the sluggardly response to the AIDS crisis – he had been diagnosed HIV positive in 1988.

Starring Tilda Swinton, this uniquely kaleidoscopic film shows the filmmaker’s genius at its most coruscating, making space in its breadth of vision for an over-the-top Hollywood-style musical number, nightmare images of tar-and-feather queer persecution, and footage of the particularly menacing-looking nuclear power plant that overlooks Jarman’s own garden, the point from which his film begins, and a cherished spot which he must keep to tending even as his body begins to betray him. Writhing with sorrow and anger, and yet so vividly alive to the loveliness of being, The Garden is a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond.

Dir: Derek Jarman

UK 1990 / 1h35m / 12A

WHEN: Wed 18 September at 18:00

WHERE: DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY

BOOK: Click here


YOUNG PEOPLE: Pride Proms with LGBT Youth Scotland & Dundee CLD Youth Work

Join us for Pride Proms - an under 25’s alcoho free event at The Shore from 6.30pm to 9pm hosted by the fabulous Kat A. Clysmic!

WHEN: Wednesday 18th September 18:30 - 21:00

WHERE: The Shore, 15 Shore Terrace, Dundee DD1 3DN

FREE but bring some food to share!


KARAOKE: Perform on the main stage at Dundee Pride with Arctic Bar, Church, Klozet and Salty Dog/Pillars.

This year Dundee Pride are giving YOU the chance to perform KARAOKE 🎤on the main stage on SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 🌈

Tonight is the Salty Dog/Pillars semi-final with the winner going through to the grand final on the big day at Slessor Gardens 👬👭 along with the winners from Klozet, Church and the Arctic Bar.

WHEN: Wednesday 18th September, evening

WHERE: The Salty Dog/Pillars


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thurs 19 september.


FAMILY: Drag Queen Story Time

With Kat A. Clysmic!

Join us for a family friendly Drag Queen Story Time! Last year, the first ever Drag Queen Story Time event happened in Dundee and was a huge success. This year, the wonderful Kat A. Clysmic is back and ready to entertain the bairns!

WHEN: Thursday 19th September at 16:30

WHERE: Waterstones, 35 Commercial St, Dundee DD1 3DG

FREE (No need to book, just turn up)

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TALKS: Pride Talks

An evening of inspiring talks from some of Dundee’s finest LGBTQ people. Including:

Howey Ejegi - model and influencer

Lenna Cumberbatch - Drag King and Diversity & Inclusion expert

Alex Muir - Personal Trainer

Kenny Christie - Education Support Officer at Dundee City Council

Alex McCrossan - Dance Artist at Shaper/Caper

Jen Glen - Practice Learning Convenor and Professional Tutor, Community Education, School of Education and Social Work at University of Dundee

WHEN: Thursday 19th September at 19:30

WHERE: The Vine, 43 Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee DD1 4NE

BUY TICKETS: Tickets are Pay What You Can, so whether that’s £1 or £5, it’s all good. Don’t let the cost be a barrier - Click here


EXHIBITION: Our Space, Our Experience with The Queer Dot & GENERATOR projects.

Come and unleash your inner artist at The Queer Dot’s exhibition ‘Our Space, Our Experience’ at GENERATORprojects there’ll be a collective painting session where anyone is welcome to contribute – no experience necessary! All materials will be provided.

At the same time there’ll be a gender expansive and plus size friendly clothes swap. You can donate clothes before the swap, but if you need some new pieces there will be plenty to go round, and there’ll be music if you want to have a little runway moment! Leftover clothing will be donated to charity.

WHEN: Thursday 19th September at 18:00

WHERE: GENERATORprojects, 25/26 Mid Wynd, Ind Est, Dundee, DD1 4JG

FREE (No need to book, just turn up!)


FILM: The Miseducation of Cameron Post with DUSA

Celebrate Dundee Pride by gaining an insight into the realities of members of the LGBT+ Community with a screening of the film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Proceeds from the event will be split between Dundee Pride and the Dundee International Women’s Centre.

In 1993, teenager Cameron Post (Chloe Moretz) is secretly involved in a romantic lesbian relationship with her friend, Coley Taylor. When their relationship comes to light, Cameron's aunt Ruth, a devout Christian, sends Cameron to God's Promise, a gay conversion therapy centre for teenagers.

WHEN: Thursday 19th September at 18:00

WHERE: Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, DD1 5EN

TICKETS: £2 for students/ £3 for non-students


KARAOKE: Perform on the main stage at Dundee Pride with Arctic Bar, Church, Klozet and Salty Dog/Pillars.

This year Dundee Pride are giving YOU the chance to perform KARAOKE 🎤on the main stage on SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 🌈

Tonight is the Arctic Bar semi-final with the winner going through to the grand final on the big day at Slessor Gardens 👬👭 along with the winners from Klozet, Church and the Salty Dog/Pillars.

WHEN: Thursday 19th September, evening

WHERE: Arctic Bar


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fri 20 september.

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SOCIAL: The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club

A free social event to celebrate the whole rainbow community- come one come all!

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club is a welcoming space for the whole rainbow community to come together to share stories and meet new people.

The events were started in Melbourne, Australia as a way to celebrate a generation discriminated against for years and who, according to recent findings, fear having to ‘return to the closet’ as they get older.

Now in their first year in Scotland, the Social Dance Clubs provide an opportunity to get to know other members of the LGBTI+ community, join the dancing, or just enjoy the music and conversation. Catering is provided.

The Social Dance Clubs will culminate in The Coming Back Out Ball, a spectacular social event happening in Spring 2020.

Social Dance Clubs are free and run monthly on a Sunday in Glasgow and Inverness from May 2019.

Advance booking is not required, you can just turn up at the session if you prefer.

You can find out more or book in for a club by using the clicking below or calling 0141 227 9013.

A National Theatre of Scotland and All The Queens Men co-production, in partnership with Eden Court and Luminate, and in association with Glasgow City Council.

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club is part of The Coming Back Out Ball.



WHEN: Friday 20th September at 15:00-17:00

WHERE: Dundee Rep Theatre

FREE: Click here

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GAMING/TALK: PLATFORM: Why Queer Game Jams are Important with Weave by Abertay

For the first Platform of the new semester Weave by Abertay are teaming up with Dundee Pride to highlight the importance of LGBT+ equality, awareness and inclusion within Dundee and our communities.

Join us for a talk by Abertay graduate and programmer Kirsty Fraser. Kirsty is the co-organiser of the award-winning international queer game jam, Rainbow Game Jam, and is joining us to present her talk ‘Why Queer Game Jams are Important.’ Her talk will highlight the current struggles for queer representation in modern day games and how we can work to help combat this.

Before the talk begins attendees will get the chance to look around GENERATORprojects current exhibition 'The Queer Dot: Our Space, Our Experience.' Created by local arts collective ‘The Queer Dot’ this show intends to amplify queer voices across the spectrum and explore what it means to be a queer artist living and working within Dundee, Scotland.

WHEN: Friday 20th September at 18:30

WHERE: Generator Projects, 25/26 Mid Wynd, Ind Est, Dundee, DD1 4JG

FREE: Book here


YOGA: A free Yoga session with Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks

Join the fabulous team at Heart Space Yoga for a FREE yoga session! Hurry though, as these classes are super popular!

WHEN: Fri 20 September at 19:15

WHERE: Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks, 9-11 Scott Street, Dundee, DD2 2AH

BUY TICKETS: FREE but please book - Click here


FILM: Rocketman sing-a-long with DCA

The recent Oscar-winning success of Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of rock legend Freddie Mercury, set the bar high for Rocketman, a similar tale of mouldbreaking musical success against the odds, this time spotlighting the early years in the career of Elton John. But the omens were good – the unforgettable music, an outstanding star turn by Taron Egerton as Elton and the safe directorial hands of Dexter Fletcher, who brought us The Proclaimers’ musical Sunshine On Leith and served as uncredited director for Bohemian Rhapsody – and Rocketman was a hit at DCA cinema back in May.

Claiming to be ‘based on a true fantasy’, the key moments in the transformation of Reginald Kenneth Dwight into Elton Hercules John are all here. The 1970 residency at the Troubadour club in LA, the 1975 Dodger Stadium appearances, the duet with Kiki Dee, the footwear, the drugs, the flamboyance, the hidden relationships, the marriage to Renate.

Dir: Dexter Fletcher

UK / USA 2019 / 2h1m / 15

WHEN: Fri 20 September at 20:30

WHERE: DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY

BUY TICKETS: Click here



TASTINGS: Pride x Eden Mill Gin Tasting

Join us at Apex City Quay Hotel on Friday 20 September for a ginspirational night of cocktails to celebrate Pride in collaboration with Eden Mill 🍹

Help us raise money for Dundee Pride and indulge in skilfully shaken gin creations in the process. Steve from Eden Mill will take you through three exciting cocktails paired with tasty nibbles and a portion of the money raised will go to Pride 🏳️‍🌈

Cocktail shakers at the ready! We can't think of a better way to spend a Friday night.

WHEN: Friday 20th September at 20:00

WHERE: Apex City Quay Hotel

TICKETS: £15 Click here to buy

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sat 21 september.


DRAG BRUNCH & WORKSHOP: Get Your Pride On! with The McManus

The McManus are really excited to be part of Dundee Pride 2019. Join us as we celebrate with a range of free Pride themed activities for all to enjoy!

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Pop along to our Get your Pride On Gazebo on the museum’s terrace to make some colourful accessories for the parade!

WHEN: Saturday 21st September 10.30 - 13:00

WHERE: The McManus, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA (On the museum’s terrace)

FREE (No need to book, just turn up!)


Enjoy a special Drag Brunch in the museum’s café

WHEN: Saturday 21st September 10.30 - 11.15

WHERE: The McManus, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA (in the cafe)

Order food and drink in the cafe.


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Join the Creative Learning Team for Pride themed crafts in the Youth Zone

WHEN: Saturday 21st September 13.00 – 16.30

WHERE: Slessor Garden Youth Zone

FREE (No need to book, just turn up!)

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WORKSHOP: Make Your March with V&A Dundee

Need a Pride sign, but don't have the required bits and bobs? Drop-in to our studio just before the Pride march at noon and make a banner, placard or poster you can be proud of. All materials are provided, just come along and get making.

WHEN: Saturday 21 September 10.00 - 11.30

WHERE: V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ

FREE (No need to book, just turn up!)


MARCH: Dundee Pride Parade.

Pride is way more than a party. Pride is a protest. A stand against LGBTQ+ bullying, inequality, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Make a stand and join the Dundee Pride Parade.

WHEN: Gather at the Steeple by the Overgate Shopping Centre. Ends in Slessor Gardens.

WHERE: Gather from 10am. Parade sets off at 12noon.



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sun 22 september.

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WORKSHOP: Pride, Protest and Design with V&A Dundee

The day after Dundee Pride, join our designers to explore where design and identity meet. Reflect on the day before and create your very own piece of design to keep Pride going all year round. Expect badge making, stickers, zines and inspiration from LGBTQIA+ designers.

WHEN: Sunday 22nd September 10:30 - 12:00

WHERE: V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ

FREE but book here


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