Get ready for Margate Pride 2017 – here’s what will be going on

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Parties, performances, exhibitions and, of course, the colourful seafront march all feature in this year’s Margate Pride.

Pride week offers workshops, performances, exhibitions and events hosted in a number of venues across the town, such as Resort, Margate Arts Club, and The Tom Thumb Theatre.

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There will be screenings, performances, exhibitions, the march, festivities and parties throughout Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13.

Pride is open to everyone – Queer, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Everything, Nothing, Straight Allies, All and Everything In-Between!

The event celebrates diversity of love, alternative culture, community activism and local and international talent.

What’s on


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The parade starts at 2pm, Saturday, August 12 at The Walpole Bay Hotel.

There will be a family friendly afternoon rally with speeches from National LGBT figures at the recently refurbished Dreamland.

All this is served with live music and numerous parties at The Britannia, The Piazza, Sundowners and many more LGBT friendly spaces – follow the rainbows –  or alternatively, see the programme for a full list of participating venues.

What’s going on:

*2pm parade from Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum lawns

*3.30pm rally and speakers Dreamland Margate

* Fancy Dress Breakfast and Brunch at Roost Restaurant & Café

*Pride Breakfast Promotion at Fort’s Café

*‘The New Traders Soul Band’ at TheBritannia Margate

*Piazza Entertainment + 80’s disco (Woody’sHairologyMilo Bar)

*Cabaret & Disco at Sundowners Gay Bar

*Big Gay Party at Madam Popoff Vintage – Discounts/Makeover

*Lana Laws at Morgans Margate

TWILIGHT EVENT at Dreamland Margate Faithless DJ Set Ft. Sister Bliss at Dreamland!

*9pm-2am Margate Pride official after party: Cockles and Muscles

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Sunday is all about the seaside.

Traders along the harbour arm will be hosting an afternoon barbecue social, with alfresco food, music and entertainment.

Bring a swimsuit and some factor 50

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Who will be there?

As well as all the fabulous local talent, there are some very cool national and international names to drop over the weekend.

Sink The Pink will be presenting local and international DJ’s, drag-artists and performers including:

Sister Bliss (Faithless)

Lorraine Bowen

Hannah Holland




Find out more

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