“Indulge in the joyous, disheartening, and hopeful moments over a year shared by ex-lovers Michelle and Louise as they rekindle their friendship. Challenged by beauty standards and the housing crisis Michelle smiles through the filler and plans her perfect day, unaware her bridesmaid is hiding a dark secret. Join us for a rehearsed reading of this unique piece of Queer Theatre”
Here’s a little taste of what we have confirmed so far with more to be announced over the coming weeks.
Our committee have been very busy over the last few months from the Rainbow Ball in April to planning this Festival in August.
This year will see events around the county including Tubbercurry and Strandhill, the first Pride March through Sligo (Saturday August 6th) since 2019 with a number of in person events both indoors and outside. This doesn’t mean we have forgotten the importance of online events.
We will be confirming and announcing the rest of our events including online drop ins and safe spaces via our social media over the coming weeks so keep any eye out so you don’t miss out.
[Image Description] Photo of a river surrounded by buildings with pink and white flowers in the left foreground.
The Sligo Pride logo is overlaying the image (black bold lettering with rainbow shell).
In the foreground in white lettering reads: August 1st – 7th
Yoga | Bodyboarding | Theatre | Coffee Meet up | Rock Painting | Walk & Picnic | and more TBA
Sligo Pride Rainbow Ball aims to be a night of fun and euphoria. The idea was to try and recreate the debs/ prom but to make it queer. We know not everyone had a chance to go as their true authentic selves so Sligo Pride have planned a big Queer Rainbow Ball. This evening will include a fabulous drag act, a 3 course meal followed by a D.J and dancing 💃 This event aims to be as inclusive as possible and to do that we have ensured that: The building is accessible with ramps, disabled parking and bathrooms A quiet room available to take a breather for anyone who might feel overwhelmed Mood lighting and lower music volumes to help prevent sensory overload A free online option will be available for people to attend remotely Discounted ticket options available for anyone who feel that cannot attend for financial reasons A clothes swap to be planned closer to the time to help you find the perfect outfit And a makeup artist and hair stylist to be available on the day to help you look and feel your best
Last Sunday the 13th of june some of our committee took a trip over to Castelbar to attend the walk organised by the OutWest Mayo subcommittee. It was a breath of fresh air. The sun was shining and everyone seemed to be in a great mood because of it.
This is the first time I have been at anything since everything shut down and I can tell you that I was glad to be out again. There were all age groups in this nice small group of ours, some even brought their dogs and we were all wearing hints of rainbows.
We started at Lough Lannagh car park and took a nice leisurely pace making sure to give ourselves lots of room. The nature was a treat to look at, the water flowing down the river, the sound of the light wind through the long grass and trees, the sun shining on the smooth tarmac. Along the pathway there were metal casts of footprints on the ground, fairy houses and photo viewing stands. We stopped on the foot bridge for a quick photo and then headed back to the car.
From there we headed into town to grab a coffee and some cake in The Brewery Cup and then strolled over to the Mall to lay down our blankets on the grass and enjoy our picnic. Time flew by as the kids played nearby and the clouds passed overhead. We were all talk about pride with hopes of the parade going ahead for Mayo, as it is the first to hold an in person one on 10th of July in Westport. With Mayo’s pride parade going ahead it makes it all very exciting for other Irish pride festivals and their events. I would like to thank the Mayo OutWest subcommittee for inviting us to this wonderful event.
The Sligo OutWest subcommittee will be hosting a coffee morning starting this Saturday the 19th of June meeting in Penny Café from 12pm-2pm and every two weeks after.
So as you may have read in our online statement Sligo Pride Festival 2020 has been postponed until August 2021! This is indeed sad news as we were so looking forward to seeing you all again this year. However, Sligo Pride is the reigning champion of the ‘Pride Comeback’ and we know a lil’ something about bouncing back! 😉