It’s Pride Weekend in London and we couldn’t be more excited! With an array of exciting events happening, including a parade, it’s sure going to be one of the best weekends! The sun will be shining and your favourite divas will be playing - there sure will be enough choice of things to do, but what should you do? Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favourite things happening this weekend:
1. What: Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival
Where: The Cavendish Arms
When: 5th-7th July 2018
What better way to celebrate Pride than attending the most theatrical and multi-talented show in London. From improvised musicals to fabulous drag acts, the event allows you to enjoy the entertainment whilst soaking up the scorching sun in their outdoor seating area. The show is running from Thursday 5th July to Saturday 7th, tickets are from £5, it’s a nobrainer!
Tickets are available here.
2. What: Grindr: The Opera!
Where: Above The Stag Theatre
When: 5th July – 26th August 2018
Still looking for your ying to your yang? Love opera and extravigant live performances? Well, Grindr have given you a summer full of shows dedicated to bringing a humorous and daring shift upon gay dating and relationships. This event is a great way to enjoy music and get your flirt on this weekend.
All performances offer unreserved seating but tickets are available here.
3. What: Sink The Pink does Pride – The Colour Ball
Where: O2 Academy Brixton
When: Saturday 7th July
Sink the Pink are hosting THE event this weekend. Think all thing FABULOUS, sink into the world of flambouiance and celebrate with the community, filled with glitz and kitsch. The event will be full of love and joy – with drag queen lip-sync batters, the best pop DJ’s and just a room full of extravagance. Our very own Smith & Sinclair model, Glyn Fussell is at the heart of The Colour Ball and we hope you’ll be joining him in all the fun.
4. What: London Pride Parade
Where: Start at Portland Place – finish at Trafalgar Square.
When: Saturday 7th July
A London Pride ritual! Join the thousands of LGBTQ+ community members celebrating everything Pride. Pride London are giving you a parade that you’ll never forget, passing through Oxford Circus, along Regent Street, Pall Mall and then celebrating BIG in Trafalgar Square. To get into spirit why not pass through the pop-up shop in Soho to glitz n’ glam up with the official Pride Matters merchandise.
And to top things off, we thought we’d bring you an special Smith & Sinclair Pride Cocktail!
Ingredients/Measurements per serve
Orange Liqueur 15ml
Elderflower Liqueur 15ml
Lime Juice 15ml
Sugar Syrup 15ml
To Build Cocktail
· Add all main ingredients into a cocktail shaker
· Top up with Ice
· Seal the shaker and shake for 10-15 seconds
· Pour through sieve into a chilled coupe glass
· Top up with Prosecco
To see how our very own, Emile Sinclair created this cocktail - head over to our Instagram page: @smithandsinclair