Pride Arts and Film Festival!

Besi Besemar June 26, 2013

Brighton Pride Arts & Films FestivalBrighton Pride’s brand new Arts & Film Festival has over 20 events and takes place over the two weeks running up to the Pride Festival itself from July 19 – August 4.

Packed with a diverse selection of exhibitions and entertainment the brand new LGBT festival boasts, art, film, theatre, performance and even the return of the Pride dog show as part of it’s packed LGBT lifestyle schedule.

Among the main attractions for locals and visitors alike is the Icons art & photography exhibition to be held in Brighton’s Jubilee Library. This event will feature work by established LGBT artists and photographers and runs from July 22 – Aug 2.

A private view event hosted by Zoe Lyons takes place on Wednesday, July 24 where exclusive prints donated by The Keith Haring Foundation New York will be auctioned for Pride.

The Pride Arts & Film festival kicks off in true Brighton, outrageous style with a double bill screening of John Waters Female trouble plus the first ever Brighton screening of I am Divine at the historic Duke of Yorks cinema. This exclusive screening will also be hosted by the infamous Stephanie Starlet and will  feature a live acoustic set by Brighton band Prissylips.

A star studded schedule of LGBT interest films is to take place at both the Duke of Yorks and Dukes @ Komedia cinema plus the giant screen on the beach too!

Theatre and performance are also a strong part of the Pride Arts & Film Festival with exciting new theatre venue Emporium staging a schedule of shows including a rare performance by legendary queen of burlesque Immodesty Blaize on August 2.

Elsewhere the Pink Fringe will be showing a selection of performances that are bound to be a popular feature of the festival.

A multitude of events and exhibitions city wide are already part of the Pride Arts & Film Festival and a more detailed schedule is ready to view on Prides website where a new calendar of events has been launched.

Brighton Pride Arts & Film Festival, July 19 – August 4

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