With Norwich Pride only 50 days away, the annual Pride Without Prejudice art show has had to be cancelled due to a lack bookings.
DISMAYED by this news, Norfolk based poet and artist Vince Laws, has booked the whole of St Margaret’s Church of Art on St Benedict’s Street in Norwich and intends to fill it with art, and poetry, and politics, and performance.
Vince, is the former Norwich Pride Poet Laureate, artist, campaigner, creator of A Very Queer Nazi Faust which sold out Norwich Arts Centre in 2018, creator of the DWP Deaths Make Me Sick shrouds currently touring the UK, Umbrellas of Love, BANNED face-painting, B.Right.On Festival, Founder of The Norwich Dandies art collective editor of the Out Write poetry anthology.
“I had already booked a wall for Pride Without Prejudice, now I’ve got the whole church,” said Vince. “I think it’s important for the whole community that an art show happens every year alongside Norwich Pride. I’m fundraising £1000 to put on a 2 week art show, that way it will be free for artists to show their work, free for performers, free to hold workshops, and free to visit. If you want to take part, get in touch quickly, there isn’t much time to make this happen.”
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Any money left over will go towards next year’s PIMP MY UNICORN! so they can make sure the event happens annually. Once they have some money in the kitty for next year they can think about bringing artists and speakers in from afar.
Vince, is the former Norwich Pride Poet Laureate, artist, campaigner, creator of A Very Queer Nazi Faust which sold out Norwich Arts Centre in 2018, creator of the DWP Deaths Make Me Sick shrouds currently touring the UK, Umbrellas of Love, BANNED face-painting, B.Right.On Festival, Founder of The Norwich Dandies art collective editor of the Out Write poetry anthology and a former deputy editor of Gscene magazine.
On hearing of his plans to put on Pimp My Unicorn, Michelle Savage, Chair of Norwich Pride 2019, wrote “We know your show will be great – you have amazing vision and a unique capacity to transform a space.”
If you’d like to help in any way email: email@example.com. Volunteers artists and performers are needed to invigilate and help at events.
Join the Pimp My Unicorn page on Facebook.
“You don’t have to bat for us to admire our balls!” Oscar Wilde
Event: Pimp My Unicorn! A two-week art festival to complement Norwich Pride.
Where: St Margaret’s Church of Art, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4AQ
When: Set up on Sunday July 21. Open Monday, July 22 with official Launch that night. Then open until 5pm on Saturday, August 3. Norwich Pride is on Saturday, July 27.
Access: Venue is wheelchair accessible using a ramp, with 2 ramps inside. The toilet is wheelchair adapted. There is a small kitchen with fridge. If you need help to take part, contact Vince.