Events

LIMERICK PRIDE FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2021 

 

For Limerick Pride 2021, we are thrilled to be still able to bring some Pride into people’s homes during this time to offer a fantastic line up for this year’s festival. Special thanks to all our great community, without your support and teaming up together Limerick Pride 2021 would not have been possible, we are extremely grateful and proud of each one of you so thank you.

The theme for this year’s pride is ‘Different Families, Same Love’. #stillnotequal 

With a physical Limerick Pride Festival not being able to take place, we are holding our  Limerick Virtual Pride 2021 from July 5th-11th with the Parade on Saturday, July 10th to bring Pride into your homes and to reach those who may not have ever seen or experienced a Pride event or a Pride parade before. We wanted to reach the wider and rural communities so that even if we cannot dance together in the streets, from the safely of our homes, we will be able to celebrate all that makes our community so beautiful, so resilient, and so rich with diversity.

We would also like to encourage everyone including businesses to display a rainbow flag or change their business lighting into the colours of the rainbow to mark Limerick Pride this year.

More information can be found on Limerick Pride Facebook event pages, you can watch all our events LIVE on our Facebook page.

Sunday, July 4

Rainbow River Swim Parade at 2pm

The Pride festivities will kick off as Grand Marshall Ranae von Meding will launch Pride with the Rainbow River Parade which will see over 80 swimmers from Limerick swimming group Limerick Narwhals taking to the river followed by over sailing boats, paddle boats and kayaks in a celebration of Pride on the River Shannon.  

Registration is required beforehand, social distancing measures will be in place.

Gathering at 1.30pm with swim taking place at 2pm from slip way at St Michaels Rowing Club.

Register HERE

Monday, July 5 

Chairperson Opening Address & Open Mic Night at 2pm

This will open with a magical visual video effect to represent Ireland, Munster, Limerick. Following on with footage of Limerick city, opening speech followed by local artist for our Open Mic Night.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook & YouTube

Tuesday, July 6

Equality & Diversity in the workplace at 6.30pm

Hosted by DELL with speakers from companies, Northern Trust, Analog and GECAS. They will each explain what their companies do to help other businesses understand and learn what they could do to improve their own company going forward. The tagline they will be using is ‘Out & About at Work’.

Live Facebook Zoom

Glam Pride Inspired Make Up Tutorial at 8.3pm

Includes Pride Inspired Eyeshadow look by Jimmy C followed by Beauty Glow masterclass with Daniel Nolan, Pride Inspired Eyeshadow class and Beauty Glow masterclass. Any questions asked in the comment section will be responded too.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook

Movie Night at 9.30pm

Movie on the night will be ‘The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson’. 

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson is a 2017 American documentary film directed by David France. It chronicles Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, prominent figures in gay liberation and transgender rights movement in New York City from the 1960s to the 1990s and co-founders of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. The film centers on activist Victoria Cruz’s investigation into Johnson’s death in 1992, which was initially ruled a suicide by police despite suspicious circumstances.

Via Zoom link

The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson

Wednesday, July 7

LGBTQI+ Explained workshop at 6.30pm

Hosted by ShoutOut.ie who will help you will be taking the “?” out of LGBTQI+ with explaining all genders, pro nuns, and diversity.

Transgender HealthCare hosted by Noah Halpin with TENI at 8pm

Live zoom panel discussion with Q&A, Noah will be joined by other guest speakers about Transgender Healthcare which can be viewed for an hour.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

Queer Night at 9.30pm

Queer artists showcase their unique talent, show will be hosted by local drag queen Karma Monét.

Thursday, July 8

 Storytime with Carrie Déway at 6.30pm

Storytime with Drag Queen Carrie Déway and her puppet friend is designed especially with kids in mind.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook

Limerick Pride Drag Storytime

 

 

Trailblazers of Women’s International Sport at 7pm

Partnered and hosted by Sporting Pride Ireland which will also be shown live on GCN. Guest panellist, Jackie McCarty, Grainne Cross and Grainne Cosgrave. All from Limerick they discuss the past when they played for their country in both rugby & football, the different paths they took in sports, the years of fighting for women to be capped and changes they made for women’s sport that you see today.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

Equality for LGBT Families at 8.15pm

A zoom Live panel discussion with Q&A at the end. The event will discuss many topics around LGBT families, highlighting facts such as that with current laws that 60% of LGBT families are legally unprotected in Ireland. The panel will include speakers from Equality for Children CEO, Ranae Von Meding, Garry Parsons author of the book My Daddies! With others to be announced.  

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

Youth Zoom event TBD 

The Youth Zoom event which will include chats and musical numbers.

Friday, July 9

Youth Pride at 4pm

Youth Pride is strictly for ages between 14-19 years old. It will take place via private zoom link which can be obtained through registering on Eventbrite, you will then receive a pride package with the zoom link. The event is always monitored and has youth workers in the zoom room.

‘Then And Now’ at 6.45pm

Join Theatre Artist and Musician, Ann Blake and her wife Jenny, a political activist, as they host Then And Now: an evening of stories, songs and performances featuring Limerick queer artists. Reflecting on the theme of being out at different ages in different times, the artists will share a combination of their own work and/or work which inspires them. Artists on the night include Myles Breen, Michelle Fox, Shane Hickey O’Mara, Jared Nadin and more to be confirmed.

Ann wrote her award winning show, The Morning After The Life Before, in 2017 and has since toured it in Ireland, The UK, Canada and New York and Jenny was a key figure in ‘Yes Equality Limerick’, the Marriage Equality campaign in 2015.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

 ‘Twas the night before Pride’  from 9pm 

An annual event which has been happening since 2013. Mickey Martins returns for another year to host the pre-pride party with guest DJ. 

Saturday, July 10

Limerick Virtual Pride Parade at 2pm

Limerick Virtual Pride Parade will will show a mix of our Parades, messages, and pictures from the public. We are delighted to announce that this year’s Grand Marshall is Ranae von Meding.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook & YouTube

Virtual Pridefest at 3pm

Join us for our traditional Pridefest (Block Party) where there will be performances from many local artists, drag queens.

Showcasing many artists, singers and drag king/queen performances. Hosted by Ireland Am’s Paul Ryder and Drag Queen Carrie Déway. The show will open with Diversity Marching Band, whom Limerick Pride proudly first introduced to the parade in 2019. They were mentioned on Ireland Am in 2020 for the virtual music video produced for Limerick Pride 2020 which was filmed by members in lockdown around the world. The show will end with the traditional Tea Dance with Myles Breen.

Via Private YouTube link

Climax Party VIP Meet & Greet Heidi N Closet at 7pm

Multiple acts will be showcasing their own unique talents which will be hosted by the one and only Heidi N’ Closet. Heidi N’ Closet is internationally renowned drag queen performer and current Miss Congeniality of RuPaul’s Drag Race.  Following the show will be a DJ Set by Olivia Chau. Best of Irelands Drag queens and drag kings performances.

Via Zoom meeting room with link to the Climax party via Eventbrite show will start at 8.30pm.

 

Sunday, July 11

Pride is Political hosted by Social Democrats at 3pm

Live panel discussion with Q&A at the end.

Mindfulness with Emma TBD

Live mindfulness class via zoom link which is free for anyone to take part in. Time to be confirmed. More details to follow.

Pride of our Pets at 7pm

Competition winner announced. A video clip of all pet images and short videos submitted to Limerick Pride accounts with winner announced at the end of the clip. Hosted by Jen Ronan. Winner will be picked by the public with images of each pet being shown on our Facebook account, the pet with most likes on their image wins. To enter, people must send a picture of their pet along with a screenshot of a €4 donation to Limerick Animal Welfare. Winner will receive a €100 voucher & hamper from Mazi Zoo.

Reeling in the Queers at 9pm   

DJ set with DJ Olivia Chau with images of Pride over the years. More details to follow.