Margate Pride 2017

07 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2017

Margate Pride is a culture-rich contemporary Pride - a celebration of all of Thanet's queerness & LGBTQI life, a chance for everyone to celebrate liberation - gay, straight, everything, nothing and all the in-between!

With an estimated 2000 visitors planning the journey to Margate Pride this year Pride will have a positive impact on the East Kent celebrating alternative culture, community activism and local & international talent.

Tuesday 8th August

Bob Chicalors Presents: The Death of Tracey Ermine

Wake / Private view

Celebrating the life of notorious Margate drag queen Tracey Ermine, this exhibition plays host to the departed artist’s wardrobe (featuring over 50 dresses), iconic photography, props and her widowed stick of rock.

8pm - Free Entry - Resort Studios, 50 Athelstan Road, Margate CT92BH

Wednesday 9th August

Screening Lucy

Imagine being born in the wrong body. Everyday you're fighting, against society, stigma and yourself. All you want is acceptance. Lucy's story is one of searching for her true self in a world that's not quite ready. When she finally found her place amongst a likeminded community, she also found the confidence to stand by her identity - that of a transwoman.
Now living with complete fulfilment, Lucy is ready to share her experience and answer the questions you've probably always wanted to ask. In a film inspired by a truly inspiring human, Lucy bares her struggles and desires. As Lucy, her family and friends talk through their experiences they'll make you question what identity really means and why we still hold prejudices against people we don't even know.

Watch the trailer at www.courfilms.com/lucy/
Also screening on the night, short films by: Tomas Jefanovas - Busy (ft Bourgeois and Maurice) Just May does Geri - 7pm - FREE [We encourage you to donate to Margate Pride]

The Margate Arts Club, 276 Northdown Rd, Margate CT9 2PT

Thursday 10th August

Tommy Poppers - The Cosmic Dilation 
A show, written and performed by Tommy Popperd deals with recovery and retribution
8pm - Tickets Available from Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb Theatre, 2A Eastern Esplanade, Margate CT9 2LB

Friday 11th August

Party Night

7pm-Late - Sundowners Bar, 1 Albert Terrace, Margate CT9 1UJ

Art Launch Party

JULIAN SMITH felt tip drawings of the alternative queer community plus DJ sets from Amy Zing (Sink The Pink) and Jacqui Potato (drag legend.)

7pm - The Margate Arts Club, 276 Northdown Rd, Margate CT9 2PT

Mandy Winters Cabaret Singer 

A show, written and performed by Tommy Poppers deals with recovery and retribution

8pm - Tickets Available from Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX

Tommy Poppers - The Cosmic Dilation 

A show, written and performed by Tommy Popperd deals with recovery and retribution

8pm - Tickets Available from Tom Thumb Theatre, 2A Eastern Esplanade, Margate CT9 2LB

Saturday 12th August

COCKLES AND MUSCLES PRIDE AFTERPARTY AT DREAMLAND

Now a legendary staple at Dreamland Margate, Amy (co-founder of Sink The Pink) brings back Cockles and Muscles: the place to dress up, undress, dress down or dress however makes you feel fun and frivolous! This time it’s a special Pride After Party and a whole host of DJs, Drag Queens and Cabaret Acts will be taking the stage in celebration of queer culture. It’s a rave for the freaks and the fabulous! Drag shows all night! 9pm-2am 

LIVE... Femme, Bree Runway, Glynfamous... DJs Pop and 80s music: Goldirocks, AlexBloodyAlex, Thirsty Kirsty. Room 2: Keziah playing UKG, Hannah Holland playing disco

DJs Pop and 80s music: Goldirocks, AlexBloodyAlex, Thirsty Kirsty

Room 2: Keziah playing UKG

Hannah Holland playing disco

PARADE FROM WALPOLE BAY... 2pm-3pm  ENDING AT DREAMLAND 3pm-7pm

TWILIGHT EVENT AT DREAMLAND 6pm-9pm Dreamland International DJs including Sister Bliss (Faithless)