Camden continues to celebrate Pride this June
Due to the global effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, Pride in London has been postponed for 2020. This however has not stopped a wide range of virtual events across Camden and the rest of the capital taking place.
Camden’s LGBT+ citizens and families are an integral part of its community, from pupils, to students, parents, grandparents, politicians, community leaders, activists, colleagues and neighbours, each individual makes Camden the unique and special place that it is.
As we approach the midpoint of Pride Month, Camden Council send their best wishes and thanks to Camden’s amazing LGBT+ communities, who are continuing to celebrate Pride from home this year.
“Whilst we march at Pride each year to celebrate our LGBT+ communities, this year we remember that the events at Stonewall in 1969 were a protest at ongoing discrimination and prejudice.
“Pride is a reminder that social change often comes only because people have been brave enough to raise their voices and call out injustice, and that to make change we must ourselves take action.
“Even though we are not meeting in person this year at Pride I would encourage everyone in Camden to be visible and vocal in our support for our LGBT+ communities. We cannot be silent about achieving equality, or about defending the hard won rights that LGBT+ people have fought for.”
Next year Camden will be at the forefront of the parade with a wide range of live and online events.
In the meantime though, Love Camden has a special Pride site providing a programme of virtual events for everyone to get involved in, including online exhibitions, playlists and reading lists, storytelling for the whole family and more.
There is still plenty to do and view to celebrate our LGBT+ communities and artists across Camden, and some of the highlights include:
The 11th edition of the annual LGBT+ arts exhibition supporting Camden’s creative LGBT+ community. The exhibition began in 2003 with 14 artists – this year it boasts work from over 50 creatives and will be held exclusively online.
The British Museum: ‘Desire, love and identity’
From the ancient past to the present day, explore LGBTQ histories through the theme of desire, love and identity. Access online stories, blog posts, a video and an audio trail that highlights 15 key objects from the collection.
The British Library: LGBTQ Histories
This online exhibition by the British Library brings together a variety of articles, collection items and blog posts charting the struggles for love, identity and legislative change faced by the UK’s LGBTQ communities.
London’s new year-round, go-to guide for queer events across London showcases events from every corner of the LGBT+ community.
Pride Livestream at the Camden Chapel
Presented by TALENTBANQ in association with Camden Live and Sliced Events at the London Irish Centre, this event on 25 June boasts a sensational livestream line-up including up-and-coming London musicians.
Interactive storytelling with the Dame
Enjoy our specially curated story time with The Dame (aka Tim McArthur, an actor, presenter and theatre director) – interactive storytelling for the whole family.
Check out Rainbow Camden’s Pride playlist and reading list, and find videos to help you celebrate Pride at home.