Tuesday 23rd August 2011The Context Gallery inPartnership with Foyle Gay Prideare currently in the process ofputting together a collaborationwith local artist Jim Colllins andCanadian Artist in Residence, LizGarlicki to work with the localcommunity to produce a float forFoyle Prides annual parade. Theworkshops and float creation willtake place in the Context Galleryon Artillery Street and everybodyis welcome to join in with theproject.If you are interested in helping outplease contact the gallery at0287137 3538Sole Purpose Productions inassociation with The RainbowProject and Derry City Councilpresent Galatea by LawrenceAronovitch Directed by PatriciaByrneA fresh look at the Pygmalion legend from a gay perspective, Galatea sees Harry,a middle-aged painter, develop a liking for Eli, the young model who poses forhim. Georgie, Harrys long term partner, is a bit jittery. This clever and entertainingplay is about love, loyalty, infidelity, marriage, class and art. The cast are traineeactors associated with The Rainbow Project, a support organisation for the gaycommunity.The performance will be followed by a short Q+A with the writer and cast. Therewill be a wine reception at 7.15pm. All are welcome. DIVERSITY
Wednesday 24th August 2011FESTIVAL OPENINGOn 24th August 2011, Foyle Pride has been physically attacked and hasplays host to Kasha Nabagesera, to move house regularly to escapewinner of the prestigious Martin Ennals harassment and threats to her life.Human rights award, who will open the Last year, her name and photo wereannual Foyle Pride festival running published by the notorious Ugandanfrom 23rd-28th August within the city. tabloid Rolling Stone, which campaigned for gay people to be hung. In January, her colleague David Kato was murdered not long after suing a paper that outed them both as gay. Police denied the killing was because of his sexuality, however homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda, and can be punished by long jail terms. FOLLOWED BY MUSIC FROM Noella Hutton, Tara Gi,Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is the Connor Kelly,founder and executive director ofFreedom and Roam Uganda, a leading Abby OliveraLGBT rights organization, and has 8.PM TILL LATEcampaigned tirelessly for humanrights. She has appeared on national Light Refreshments Servedtelevision and radio to call for LGBTrights and an end to homophobia. She (BYO Policy) HUMAN RIGHTS
Thursday 25th August 2011creative writingCreative writing workshop facilitated by Madeline Mc Cully this workshop is based theexploration of personal experienceFrom 10am - 1pm in the Unison Building 1 Claredon Street.av exhibition3pm- 3:30pm This audio and visual artsinstallation is the culmination of a projectinitiated by the Bluebell Arts Project andfacilitated by Caroline Devenny and AbbyOliveira. Participants from all walks of theLGBT community took part in artworkshops and recorded interviews,exploring the themes of identity, socialenvironment and their own lives, throughthe mediums of paint, photography, poetryand song. All Welcome.rock for pride The legendary Rock for Pride takes place in Sandinos main venue Doors open at 10pm. The line up is Future Chaser, Wonder Villains, Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas,Hybris and techopeasant. £5/3 ACCEPTANCE
Friday 26th August 2011understanding relationshipsAll Workshops Will Take Place At: Unison Building, 1 Clarendon Street.11am - 1pmChoices -This workshop is for young women under the age of twentyfive. This is a very informal session and provides theopportunity to ask anything youve ever wanted to knowabout sexual health.Facilitated by Deborah McGinn of FPA.2pm - 3:30pmDomestic ViolenceAn Awareness/Same Sex Relationships session facilitatedby Mary Baird4pm- 5:30pmLearning From RelationshipsFacilitated By Caitlin GallagherThe impact of past and present relationships provides us with a tremendous opportunity togrow and develop in learning how to take better care of ourselves and how to get the bestout of ourselves and others. EQUALITY
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Saturday 27th August 2011foyle gay pride parade12pm - 1pm ChampagneReception Tower Hotel2pm sharp Foyle Gaypride Parade leaving theWaterside Stationproceeding to Guildhall3pm Guildhall whereguest speakers andMusicians will enterainthe masses3pm - 6pm Family day inCafe Soul with childrens entertainment face painting, story telling, Balloonmodeling, live music4pm - 6pm Sandinos upstairs venue Chill out Zone with Dj Mikie the pride ball 8pm till Late The Pride Ball - Tower Hotel (Burlesque Theme ) Headlining the evening is the one and only Rosie Lugosi Gory Gory Alleluia! It’s Rosie Lugosi! Greetings Mortals... I do hope youre all sitting uncomfortably. Lock up your daughters, hold on to your hats and keep your hand on your jewels… prepare yourself for the Lesbian Vampire Queen, Rosie Lugosi, bitch goddess top femme dominatrix from Hell … There’ll be twisted tunes and perverted poetry, killer curves and killer fangs, hisses and kisses…. Terror with a dash of Tease, Glamour with more than a hint of Hellfire. So give a warm hand – and throat – to the boot-stomping, whip-cracking, neck-biting, out-all-nighting, tongue-lashing, nail-slashing, Rosie Lugosi. Come along if you dare!!
Saturday 27th August 2011 As part of her artistic practice Liz Garlicki, made a natural move to burlesque performance, part time in 2008 as a way to satisfy her “karaoke performances” onto a real stage. She has performed on the Main Stage of IDKE X in 2008 with the Winnipeg representative performance group Fantasia Affair, and has also performed at Midnight Madness’ “the Best of Burlesque” in 2010 and numerous shows throughout Winnipeg. Also appearing is the Amazing Mr Conor Kelly, the Delectable Burlesque Belles ,The Pony Boys, Dj Conal McFeely) Sunday 28th August 20113pm Football Match Derrys Maiden City Ladies V Belfast Braves (pitch details to follow onwww.foylepride.org /foyle festival page facebook )5pm - 9pm BBQ and chill time in Cafe Soul Guildhall Square bringing the 2011 Foyle GayPride Festival to a close Thanks TO OUR Sponsors CAFE SOUL ALPHA STAINED GLASScontext gallery CATHYANN KEAVNEY - EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER DESIGN & PRINT www.budgetprintireland.com Tel: 028 7181 3777