LGBT+ Pride Event at Langham Brewery
Welcome to Langham Brewery’s first LGBTQ+ Pride event.
This promises to be a celebration of LGBTQ+ life in the heart of the South Downs, with drag queen DixieNormous, plus much dancing, live music and ‘Camp Karaoke’.
Langham team member and event organiser Rob Harris explains his motivation for the event “I moved from London around 16 months ago with my husband after deciding it was time for a change. My husband and I had a small worry about being accepted into the community and we’ve been welcomed into our new home with open arms. I had the idea to bring Pride to the Brewery to celebrate LGBTQ+ life here in the countryside, and my supportive bosses and colleagues loved the idea.”
Lesley Foulkes, co-owner of the brewery adds “Since our inception we’ve loved being involved with our local community, in the myriad of forms that it takes. There’s a warm welcome at the brewery for everyone and we can’t wait to enjoy this new LGBTQ+ event ourselves – it has character and merrymaking written all over it. Can’t wait to enjoy Dixie’s performance!”
The daytime part of the event (midday until 5pm) will be free to enjoy, with Saxophonist Martin Gray, Wavy Day, RnB and pop singer, Jaz, plus The Chichester University Cabaret Performers.
From 5.30pm until 9.30pm there is a ticketed event, with a cabaret style show from DixieNormous, plus pride-style music and ‘Camp Karaoke’. Dixie will perform 2 fabulous sets at both 7pm and 8pm, after which there will be dancing with a special pride set until last orders at 9.30pm.
Delicious Turkish/Lebanese street food will be provided from midday by the fabulous Cara Gorda Cantina.
The day will also feature information and support for the LGBT+ Community thanks to West Sussex Police, West Sussex NHS Trust, Chichester Council Wellbeing, Chichester Info Shop and AllSorts Youth, a fabulous temporary tattoo artist, Sheena’s Pride Cake stand, an introduction to Lemonade Ceremonies and more…
Rob concludes, “After volunteering for LGBT+ Switchboard whilst living in London, and attending many Pride events in the City, it’s great to be able to bring Pride to Langham’s and raise money for the much-needed charity. I want Saturday 9th July to not only be a fun day with some fab entertainment and information, but to also ensure that everyone knows that Langham Brewery is a Safe Space for everyone, no matter how they identify.”
Evening tickets are now on sale, with 10% of ticket sales going to LGBT+ Switchboard.
Find out more: langhambrewery.co.uk