Thurrock Pride Festival

8 June 2024 9:30am - 5pm
  • 9:30am - 5pm
  • FREE

Saturday 8 June from 9.30am FREE
Join T100 Festival on their pride celebration walk leaving Purfleet Station at 9.30am to walk along the riverfront. Jumeaux will perform their infectious melodies, playful rap and wavy the Walk and throughout the day. Book your place on the walk:

Pride Brunch 11am-12.15pm There will be a pit-stop at The Wharf Pub for performances by Sirena Hart and mocktails. Heading to Thameside Complex from 12.15pm.

Human Library 9.30am-12.30pm A living book unique experience. Hear real life stories and embrace LGBTQ+ communities. Grays Library part of Thameside Complex.

Raising of the Pride Progress Flag & Street Party 1pm An afternoon of family-friendly workshops, performances, panel discussion and a delicious food court. Performances from LGBTQ+ superstar Allan Jay, Steps tribute act 5,6,7,8 and plenty of laughs with Classic Connee.
Sirena Hart will run a Drag Art Masterclass and Paul James from Kryolan will deliver a Make Up workshop for the Trans community.

Panel Discussions include Diversity in the LGBTQ+ Community with Yogesh Taylor, Vinay Jobanputra (Bollyqueer), Women in the LGBTQ+ Community with Kelly Jones, Disability and the Queer Community with Martin Roberts, Daryl Beeton, Parenting in the LGBTQ+ Community Thurrock Fostering Team, Paul Mc Gingle-White c2c Rail, Hate Crime with Essex Police, Thurrock Council, Transgender Awareness with Claire Prosho.
Sports and representation featuring Colchester Kings, Rochester Hawks, Pride of Irons and Television, Film and Stage Queer Representations.

Plus VideoClub present a curated selection of short films by LGBTQ+ filmmakers in and around the Thameside Complex foyer.

8pm moves the evening up into the Thameside Theatre for A Great Big Queer Cabaret, a ticketed event for 18+ (16+ with adult supervision) featuring local funny person Jordan Gray, Cortina Ford and friends.
Thurrock Pride After Party follows on for the over 18’s from 10pm – late…
By purchasing a ticket to the evening’s Cabaret you gain free access to the After Party!