Pride X Tate: Celebrate Pride in Liverpool with a culture-filled evening on the dock

Tate Liverpool opens its doors after hours for a pre Pride in Liverpool event and you’re invited.


The build up to Pride in Liverpool is well underway and Tate Liverpool is hosting a pre-Pride event filled bursting with art, dance, poetry and more. Tate X Pride takes place on Friday 26th July from 6:30pm.

The free event includes a number of workshops, music, collection tours, live performances and free entry into the hugely popular Keith Haring exhibition. Music will come from House of Suarez DJ Dave Brennan. Dave will pay tribute to Keith Haring and the 80s by playing all things vogue and house throughout the evening.

Pride in Liverpool

Pride in Liverpool Co Chair, John Bird said: “Tate has been a long time ally and supporter of Pride in Liverpool and we are incredibly excited for Pride X Tate, working with the likes of House of Suarez and seeing the Keith Haring Exhibition in all its glory.

“It’s important to see and learn about all aspects of our culture from history to art and art activism. I’m looking forward to be able to give my take on how that has influenced me in my position within LCR Pride Foundation and every day life.”


This is the Pride X Tate event programme….

19.00, 20.00 & 21.00 Voguing workshops

Take part in Voguing masterclasses with Liverpool’s premier Voguing House, the House of Suarez. These free classes are drop in and will be run on a first come first served basis.

19.00-21.00 Penguin Pride

Enjoy poetry performances and readings by Seán Hewitt, the winner of an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers’ Award, and the Resurgence Prize, Keith Jarrett, a former UK Slam Poetry Champion and a PhD researcher at Birkbeck and Niven Govinden, a Green Carnation Prize-shortlisted author.

19.15 Collection tour by Michael Birchall

Join Michael Birchall, Curator of Public Practice at Tate Liverpool, as he leads a tour of the collection from an LGBTQ perspective. The tour will feature works by Hélio Oiticica and Andy Warhol.

19.30 Collection tour by Tate Collective Producers

Tate Collective Producers take you on a tour as they highlight some of their favourite works from Tate’s collection, including Barbara Kruger and Nicholas Hlobo.

20.30 Collection tour by John Bird

Join John Bird, co-chair of the LCR Pride Foundation, as he takes you on a tour of works from the collection and share their unique perspective on some of the highlights.

20.30 Reconnect and Remember

Join Sahir House for Reconnect and Remember in Tate Exchange as they discuss the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt, which tells the stories of lives lost in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


For more information about what’s on during Pride in Liverpool, head this way. Tate Liverpool is hosting an exciting programme of events throughout the summer with something for everyone. Head to www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool to find out more. 

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