This year Coal Drops Yard is hosting a spectacular day of 8 events to celebrate Pride month. Building up to the Pride weekend at the start of July, there are parties, talks, exhibitions and workshops throughout the day on 15 June.
Gather in the Yard to sharpen your vogueing skills, brush your Hula Hooping skills, and taste a one-off pride special beer or to hit the shops. From Music to Art and Craft, Coal Drops Yard has something for everyone. The street party is free and open to all.
Coal Drops Yard’s Pre-Pride Street Party events:
FLORAL ORCHESTRA PROUD ANTHEMS @ 14:00-14:45 From Sylvester to Donna Summer, Floral Orchestra presents LGBTQ anthems to kickstart celebrations. The orchestral arrangements are by Xavior.
JACK IRVING IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION @ 14:45-15:45 Experience a live installation from artist and costume designer Jack Irving, his mission is to engulf the world in the most fantastical spectacle, incorporating all elements of theatricality with a love of colliding technology with live performances.
DISCO SOUNDTRACK FROM SONIC YOOTHA @ 14:45-16:00 DJs from Liverpool’s monthly new wave, old rave, disco, electro, rock, pop and soul social for homos, heteros, drag shows & don’t knows.
SIP A HOUSE OF CANS PRIDE SPECIAL – ALL DAY House of Cans is a bar and off-license on Lower Stable Street, working with queer illustrator @sylviakdoodles to create a one-off can for our celebration.
HOOPING EXPERIENCE WITH COCOA BUTTER CLUB @ VARIOUS TIMES The Cocoa Butter Club celebrates queer performers of colour. Join Symoné with her hoop performances and workshops. Symoné works as an international artist having travelled from the Carribean to India teaching and performing.
VOGUE MASTERCLASS WITH JAY JAY REVLON @ 16:00 & 18:15 Created and hosted by the one and only UK Father Jay Jay Revlon, join us as we bring the pioneering dance movement Vogue from the ’80s and ’90s into Coal Drops Yard.
COSTUMES AND CRAFTS – ALL DAY A series of crafts and fashion workshops, run by some of the most exciting LGBTQ creatives working in London.
ONE LAST DANCE WITH SAVAGE DISCO @ 19:00-20:00 DJS from Savage Disco who recently closed its doors at Metropolis will round off celebrations with a DJ set. Sequins advised.
For more details on the Pre-Pride street party, visit our website here.