Ouseburn family Pride 2023: What's on and events at Newcastle's first pride event of summer 2023

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Northern Pride may be the city’s largest LGBTQ+ celebration, but festivities kick off this weekend in Ouseburn.

Newcastle’s largest pride festival, Northern Pride, will be taking place later this summer but that is not the only event in the city celebrating all things LGBTQ+.

This weekend sees a return to Ouseburn’s Family Pride event and the one day event will be family orientated with events, workshops and stalls from 12 noon until 6pm on Sunday, May 28.

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Where is Ouseburn Family Pride taking place?

Events are predominantly focused around The Cluny and surrounding buildings.Events are predominantly focused around The Cluny and surrounding buildings.
Events are predominantly focused around The Cluny and surrounding buildings.

Sites across the trendy neighbourhood will be hosting events throughout the afternoon.

These include The Ship Inn, Ouseburn Farm, The Cluny and Cluny 2, Seven Stories and the Victoria Tunnel. Green spaces in the area such as the Village Green and walks under nearby bridges will also be home to visitors.

What’s on at Ouseburn Family Pride 2023?

Local creative groups such as Unfolding Theatre, True Dreams, Curious Arts Queer Youth Music group and lots more will be hosting meet and greet sessions as well as performances throughout the afternoon while drag shows, zine workshops and more will also be entertaining families throughout the day.

The Victoria Tunnel is offering free tours of their site throughout the event while The Ship Inn is opening its doors to families in need of a rest.

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Elsewhere, special guest authors will spend time with Curious Arts and their unique storytelling character Dinner Lady Pam at Seven Stories and a trans mental health book reading will take place between 3:15pm and 4pm.

A market full of LGBTQ+ traders will also be open to visitors throughout the afternoon to keep families well fed and stocked up.

While the day will see the return of a number of favourite activities, for the first time this year there will be a dedicated youth zone at Cluny 2 which will showcase sets from young and up and coming LGBTQ+ performers.

The day will come to an end at the Cluny 2 with a teen disco for the final hour of the day.

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A full schedule of events is available on the Northern Pride website.

The full afternoon is a free event to keep it accessible to all.

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