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Happy
PRIDE
2023!

Welcome to our dedicated portal for The Common Press Pride Festival 2023! Here you can see all of the events we have planned throughout the festival, which includes book launches, poetry, amazing panel discussions with some of our favourite authors, parties, workshops, and children's events. You can click on any event to go to its registration page.

It's really important to us that our events are as accessible as possible, so we've tried to keep everything low-cost - some are free to attend and almost everything else is pay-what-you-can. The pay-what-you-can tickets have a £4 minimum, but if you would particularly like to attend an event and cannot afford that, please email as at books@commonpress.co.uk and we'll sort it out. All events are marked as ground floor or basement - please note that the basement is not wheelchair accessible. 

We can't wait to see you at the festival! Thank you so much for your ongoing support, and more than anything else, happy Pride from everyone at The Common Press!

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Refuge & Migration

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  • Pride without borders
    basement / 6.30pm-8pm
    A panel discussion with some of the most prominent organisations advocating for LGBTQ+ migrant rights.
     

  • authentic
    ground floor / 6.30pm-9.30pm
    A panel discussion about food, culture, and marginalisation.

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Travel & Nightlife

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Music & POWER

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Queer culture

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Authors' evening

   ScheduLE:

  • children's Authors' Evening
    Ground Floor / 4pm-6pm
    Meet your favourite children's book authors and illustrators! This is a child-friendly event, so bring the whole family.
     

  • Authors' Evening
    whole site/7pm-10pm
    The very best queer writers working in the UK today. Some and enjoy a free glass of prosecco and get some books signed!

We are very sorry to have had to postpone our planned Authors' Evenings until later in the year due to factors beyond our control.

 

Many of the authors due to attend are taking part in one of our other events, so if you particularly wanted to meet someone just drop us a message at books@glasshouse.london. If they'll be here on another date we'll make sure to get you in. 

If you had already booked a ticket and made a donation, this will be refunded in full, including any Outsavvy fees.


 

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

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Family

   ScheduLE:

  • wellness day w. Tobi Adebajo 
    basement / 2pm-6pm
    A day of mindfulness and intentional practise, to keep your brain refreshed during Pride season. This is a child-friendly event.
     

  • Queer Parenting panel
    ground floor/3pm-5pm
    A fantastic panel of experts discusses everything you need to know about being part of a queer family.

    To our disappointment, we have had to cancel the Queer Parenting Panel due to transportation disruption affecting the speakers. 

    We apologise for the inconvenience, and hope there's another event you'd like to attend instead!

     

  • The Rise of Queer Romance
    ground floor/6.30pm-8.30pm
    Hopeless romantics, this one's for you! We explore the surge in queer romantic writing, with an insiders perspective from four incredible authors.
     

  • Queer Singles Social
    ground floor/8.30pm-10pm
    Come for the romance authors, stay for romance in general. This is a casual social for anyone hoping to meet more people this Pride.

CANCELLED

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Poetry & History

   ScheduLE:

  • Queering the Past
    basement / 6pm-8pm
    Queer Historical Fiction has never been as exciting and wide-ranging as it is now, and we'll be hearing from three authors who penned some of our favourites. 
     

  • The Common Press Poetry Night
    ground floor/7pm-10pm
    A whole evening of poetry, in our much-missed former bar - it's open again for the evening, so grab some drinks and listen up.

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Class

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Gender

   ScheduLE:

  • Queer BIPOC Masculinities
    Ground FLoor / 7pm-8pm
    A conversation led by award-winning playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair, exploring navigating masculinity as a queer person of colour.
     

  • Other people's Films presents: Onanism
    Basement/7pm-10pm
    A screening programme of short experimental works from the 1900s to today about masturbation, sex and desire.

  • 50 LGBTQI+ WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
    Ground floor/6pm-7pm
    A talk and signing by French artist Florent Manelli, hosted by Clare Summerskill. Florent's book is the product of a touring exhibition of LGBTQI+ icons launching at Strawberry Hill House on the 30th.

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community

   ScheduLE:

  • Free Therapy Sessions with Sai Joshi
    Basement/2pm-6pm
    We have a limited number of spaces available for people who need someone to talk to - booking opens later this week.
     

  • t4T: Trans social
    Ground FLoor / 6pm-8pm
    A very exciting two-part event: first a casual social for trans and non-binary people to meet, make friends, and drink tea, and then a panel discussion featuring Jamie Raines, Nicola Dinan, and Harry Nicholas.
     

  • Sober Pride Party
    Ground Floor/8pm-12am

    A good time, without the alcohol! Drinkers and non-drinkers alike are welcome, but we will only be serving soft drinks.

     

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Pride

   ScheduLE:

  • Family pride day
    Ground Floor/11AM-4pm
    A range of relaxed events and readings for kids - if the Pride Parade seems a bit too busy and noisy for your youngsters, celebrate the day with us instead.
     

  • Brick LAne Alternative Pride Party
    Ground Floor/9pm-3am
    We still haven't quite finished cleaning up from last year! Those of you lucky enough to have attended will know why everyone was talking about it - and if you didn't attend, don't miss out this year!
     

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