Pride in St Helens (Sat, 2 July)
Pride in Liverpool (Sat, 30 July)
Pride at the Seaside (Sat, 27 Aug)
This year marks 50 years since the UK's first Pride. The theme across the region is "come together" so we've decided to bring our Mic Drop podcast out of the recording studio and into the streets for a regional Pride tour!
A space ‘for migrants by migrants’, the Mic Drop podcast explores many things, including personal experiences relating to seeking asylum whilst being LGBTQ+. Creatives from the podcast will take to the stage to share their stories, using snippets of the recordings as a starting point for conversations. There will also be a stall where Pride-goers can drop in and listen to previous episodes.
International non-binary icon Arthur Britney Joestar will open the show, with a performance about their gender identity. Featuring music and clips from the podcast, Arthur Britney will share their experience of discovery and self-acceptance.
Mic Drop stars Ariane and Sally will be performing live on stage, sharing their own unique responses to Pride. Ariane will be bringing her gorgeous voice, spreading joy and sharing her own pride in the journey she has taken. Sally will once again bring her colourful and soulful indigenous Mayan dance, demonstrating her deep pride in her heritage and culture.
In response to the new Nationality and Border Bill, Jared will share a monologue, sharing their thoughts on the Home Office's recent policy of deporting asylum seekers who arrive in the UK to Rwanda.
St Helens Pride is the first of the region's Pride events this summer, and The Mic Drop will be performing on stage in Church Square, St Helens. Then, following the annual march, The Mic Drop will be at the Pier Head festival hub in Liverpool. Finally, The Mic Drop travels to New Brighton - look out for us at all three events!