Ormston House Limerick Pride 2022 – Pictured above are Adam Long of the National LGBT Federation and 2022 Grand Marshall Sharon Slater are both speaking at the Ormston House event on July 4. Picture: Dolf Patijn/ilovelimerick
Ormston House is proud to partner with Limerick LGBTQ Pride in hosting several events throughout the week-long celebration
Ormston House has partnered with Limerick Pride to host a series of events celebrating Limerick’s LGBTQIA+ community through this year’s theme Pride is Culture. Historian-in-residence Sharon Slater has been announced as the Grand Marshal of the festival taking place from 4-10 July, and she will formally launch the week-long programme on Monday 4 July at Ormston House.
Limerick LGBTQ Pride is a volunteer-led, not-for-profit collective, working to promote the positive visibility of LGBTQ people and their community in Limerick. Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2022 will run from July 4th – 10th with the annual Pride Parade taking place on Saturday July 9th.
This year’s theme is Pride Is Culture Limerick.
Limerick Pride will be officially opened by resident historian Sharon Slater at Ormston House on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Ormston House Limerick Pride events include:
A Culture of Pride Launch Event: Talk with Sharon Slater
Monday, July 4 at Ormston House, 6-8 pm
On Monday, July 4, A Culture of Pride, the official launch of Limerick Pride 2022 will be held at Ormston House from 6pm to 8pm with a wine reception, an address by Adam Long of the National LGBT Federation and a talk on film and theatre actress Alice O’Day by our 2022 Grand Marshall Sharon Slater. Alice O’Day who was born in 1882 in Kilfinane, County Limerick and acted on stage and screen before her death in 1937 aged 55 years old.
The launch event will also feature performance by Limerick-born and London-based movement artist Mark Carberry aka ‘mmmmmmmmmmmmove’. In Mark’s words: “My performance work is informed by my daily movement practice in somatic training and improvisation techniques, taking shape in the form of performances, interactions, installations and happenings”.
This is a free event, all are welcome to attend.
Trans Writing Showcase
Tuesday, July 5 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Trans Limerick Community is a peer support group for trans, non-binary, gender diverse and questioning adults based in the Limerick region. TLC meets monthly to provide a safe online community space to meet-up, chat, and support each other. For Limerick Pride, writer-in-residence William Keohane will host an hour-long reading at Ormston House featuring local trans writers sharing their work. Admission is free and booking is required here.
When We Move in Blue: Wednesday 6 July, 7-8.30pm
When We Move in Blue celebrates the work of Breda Lynch and her iconic Blue Dyke series which was installed at Ormston House from 2020 to 2021. The gathering will begin with a short presentation by Breda Lynch on the background to Blue Dyke, followed by the artist in conversation with El Reid-Buckley. In celebration of Blue Dyke, a limited edition collaborative pamphlet between Breda Lynch, El Reid-Buckley and designer Oisín Ralph will be launched on the evening. You can find more information here.
The Morning After the Life Before, by Ann Blake
Thursday, July 7 at Dolan’s Warehouse 8pm
As part of Limerick Pride 2022, Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning, The Morning After The Life Before by Ann Blake, for one night only on July 7th in Dolans Warehouse.
A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th, 2015 and 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”
Performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth, the show is a personal, entertaining tale of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins. Be prepared for music, cake and equality.
Tickets are on sale now via Dolans.ie, link is also available on Limerick LGBTQ Pride Events Page.
Presented with kind support from Limerick Arts Office.
SHAME by John Logan
Friday 8 July from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
John Logan will present SHAME, episodes from Limerick’s queer past, at Ormston House. John is an historian who believes that much of what passes as history is political or religious propaganda, a narrative that keeps well away from the edges and margins, avoiding discomforting or critical thoughts and things. Instead, we might try to promote a full understanding of our place and time by searching out the hidden, the avoided, the shunned, thereby gaining a clearer picture of how our own identities have been formed and, perhaps, transformed. Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more stories on Limerick Pride 2022 go HERE
For a full rundown of Limerick Pride 2022 events go HERE