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General News / June 13, 2017

10 unmissable events taking place during Dublin Pride 2017

General News / June 13, 2017

10 unmissable events taking place during Dublin Pride 2017

Dublin Pride is just around the corner, and events for the Pride Festival are beginning to line up.


With venues all over the city announcing their sessions and themed nights for Pride, it’s easy to overlook some of the other events going on. Already there are many events planned for the coming weeks, covering a range of topics from art and music, to history and mental health, to workshops and sport. This is a list of some of the stand out events happening during the festivities. Click on the event name for more information.


All Together Human

June 15, 18:00
Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar
Admission: Free

All Together Human is a protest art exhibition marking Irish AIDS Day 2017. Featuring artwork from Irish artists such as ADW, Adrian+Shane and Emma Blake, all proceeds from sales go towards ACT UP Dublin, a HIV Activist group.

Click here for more.


Wellness Workshop

June 16, 09:30
Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Grand Canal Dock
Admission: Free

Suicide or Survive and Insight Matters, two organisations focused on mental health, come together for a workshop aimed at the LGBT community and its allies. A day of workshops to teach simple and easy methods for managing mental health.

Click here for more.


Dublin Pride Run

June 16, 19:30
Acres Road, Phoenix Park
Admission: €20

The sixth annual Pride fun run takes place in the Phoenix Park, covering 5km. Registration is €20, and the run is in support of three organisations; Outhouse, HIV Ireland, and ShoutOut. The run will be followed by a post-run party in the Garda Boat Club on Chapelizod Road.

Click here for more.


Good Mood Festival

June 17, 12:00
Outhouse, 105 Capel Street
Admission: Free

Like the Wellness Workshop, Good Mood Festival is an event that focuses on mental health. Brought together by Outhouse and Dublin Lesbian Line, Good Mood Festival features talks and workshops on mental health. Later in the day, at 5:15pm, Outhouse will play host to a soapbox session, a performance event where members of the LGBT community will be given a platform to discuss and share stories of mental health.

Click here for more.


Pussys Club & District present: Gabber Eleganza

June 17th, 22:30
Tickets €10-€15

We’ve teamed up with Pussys.club, the Irish clothes brand/queer clubnight steeped in nostalgic rave ephemera, to put on a truly individual night of rapid tempo, high energy dance music. Alberto Guerrini will provide the music, alongside District DJs. Pop on your most garish 90s tracksuits, this one’s for the party people.

Grab your tickets here.

Queer History Walking Tour

June 18th, 14:00
Meeting at the George, Georges Street

Led by Tonie Walsh and Ciarán Coleman from the Irish Queer Archive, this walking tour spans about three hours, finishing in Merrion Square. Before the walking tour begins, there will be a screening of Our Love is History, winner of the Best Short prize at the GAZE Film Festival 2013.

More info here.


Lucy Spraggan Beer and Music Session

June 19, 23:00
The George, Georges Street

The George is kicking off the first night of the official Pride Week with a music session from Lucy Spraggan. She’ll be playing on Monday the 15th. Entry price is €5, paid at the door.

Click here for more info.


Find Your Inner Hero in Art

June 22, from 10:00
The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street

This art exhibition takes on the main theme of this year’s Pride; finding your inner hero. A week long exhibition, it explores the relationship between art, gay men and expression.

Click here for more info.


DDR x Pride 

June 24, 14:00 to June 25, 22:00
Dublin Vintage Factory, Smithfield Square

Dublin Digital Radio, in association with Smirnoff will be supplying tunes out of Dublin Vintage Factory over the weekend of Pride. Tunes on the day will be supplied by This Greedy Pig, Sonntags, Gadget and the Cloud, amongst others.

Click here for more.


Mother: Pride Block Party

June 24, 16:00 – 23:30
Tivoli Theatre
€15 – €20

Inimitable LGBTQ+ party-bringers Mother will be bringing a host of acts to the Tivoli Theatre carpark for their Pride Block Party. Swedish Eurovision star Loreen will be playing alongside hometown heroes like Panti Bliss, Dáithi, Faune, and more.

Click here for more information.