Calendar

We are more than just an annual Pride festival and run a number of LGBT+ events throughout the year. All people are welcome at our events and a friendly, inclusive atmosphere is always promised. On our calendar we also feature other local events that are either LGBT+ friendly or have an LGBT+ presence. As well as the groups and events we organise, which are detailed below, we also mark a range of LGBT+ related awareness days throughout the year. Our interactive calendar of awareness days for 2021 is now available to view by clicking here.


PLEASE NOTE THAT AS LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE TO EASE, SOME OF OUR GROUPS WILL RUN FACE TO FACE AGAIN AND OTHERS WILL REMAIN ONLINE. THE LISTINGS BELOW WILL PROVIDE THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION. WE ALSO HAVE A FACEBOOK GROUP THAT HAS BEEN SET UP TO KEEP LGBT+ CONNECTED. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO JOIN IT.



WEEKLY


What: Proud Youth Leamington

When: Every Thursday

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: St Mark's Church, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL

Info: Proud Youth is all the cool stuff we do for LGBT+ people aged 12 - 18. If you're LGBT+ and aged 12 - 18, there's loads for you to get involved in. Proud Youth is a space where you can be yourself and meet other LGBT+ people. Everyone is really friendly and will make you feel welcome. We sometimes go on trips or hold the drop-in outdoors if the weather is nice, so please get in touch before coming for the first time. There will be a Proud Youth sign on the door so you know where to go.


What: Proud Youth Stratford - RETURNING FACE TO FACE IN JUNE - CURRENTLY RUNNING ON ZOOM

When: Every Saturday

Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: Foundation House, Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NB

Info: Proud Youth is all the cool stuff we do for LGBT+ people aged 12 - 18. If you're LGBT+ and aged 12 - 18, there's loads for you to get involved in. Proud Youth is a space where you can be yourself and meet other LGBT+ people. Everyone is really friendly and will make you feel welcome. We sometimes go on trips or hold the drop-in outdoors if the weather is nice, so please get in touch before coming for the first time. There will be a Proud Youth sign on the door so you know where to go.



MONTHLY


What: Virtual LGBT+ Mental Health Peer Support Group

When: First Monday of each month (does not take place on bank holidays)

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Zoom (please see the registration information below)

Info: Our regular LGBT+ mental health support group takes place online via Zoom. The group is for any LGBT+ person to talk about how they are feeling, receive peer support from other LGBT+ people and mental health professionals who are also LGBT+. You will need to register in advance. This is to protect people's identity and safety. You only need to register once. Please register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsduytrToqEtB3abHAOSWoOd5e5FCeakwv. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is a confidential service, so if you are joining you need to agree to protect other people's right to confidentiality. Everyone will have an opportunity to speak. Everything you say is valid. You will be welcomed and supported.


What: Pride Coffee Social - Leamington - RETURNING FACE TO FACE IN JULY - CURRENTLY RUNNING ON ZOOM DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - PLEASE SEE THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION BELOW

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online via Zoom until further notice

Info: A place to relax, be yourself, meet new people, connect with other LGBT+ people, and access advice/support if you need it. You will need to register in advance for this event. This is to so we can protect people's identity and safety as much as possible. You only need to register once. Please register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc-2qpjMsE9SYhca7zuPiV-xoMIJ3PxNf. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. All LGBT+ people and allies are welcome. Pop the kettle on and join us for a couple of hours of friendly faces and good conversations.


What: Virtual LGBT+ Photography Club

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Zoom (please see the registration information below)

Info: A monthly group for LGBT+ people who are interested in photography. Your level of skill and the equipment that you have is not important. It's all about your interest and passion, so come along and join us for photography chatter and sharing of any photos that you wish to share with the group. All LGBT+ people are welcome. Register in advance at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-yqrDMjG921JwOLKJ8D22pFrGjJhM4T. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the group.


What: Proud Parents - RETURNING FACE TO FACE IN JUNE OR JULY

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Coffee #1, 71 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RQ

Info: Proud Parents is a monthly group for parents, families and carers of LGBT+ people. There is no cost to attend, although you will need money to buy a drink at the cafe. There will be a sign on the table so you know where to go. Alternatively, you can ask at the till.


What: TransTogether

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 2:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Leamington Spa - Venue details coming soon

Info: TransTogether is now available as an in person and a virtual group. Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a face to face social group for trans people. This is a friendly, informal group in a safe and welcoming environment. TransTogether is run by trans people for trans people. There is no cost to attend. All trans people and invited allies are welcome. Join us for a couple of hours of friendly faces and good conversations.


What: Proud Stratford

When: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Foundation House, Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NF

Info: A monthly social group at a community centre in Stratford, where support is also on offer. All LGBT+ people are welcome to come along, meet new people, make friends, socialise and get advice and support if needed. It's free to attend and there will be directions to the Proud room when you enter Foundation House. Please bring your own drinks and snacks as due to our Covid-19 policy we are currently unable to share food or drinks.


What: No Barriers

When: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Foundation House, Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NF

Info: A monthly social support group for LGBT+ people with learning disabilities. A place to be yourself, make friends and get support. You are welcome to bring family, friends and support workers.


What: Pride Coffee Social - Rugby - RETURNING FACE TO FACE IN THE SUMMER

When: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Rugby - Venue details coming soon

Info: A place to relax, be yourself, meet new people, connect with other LGBT+ people, and access advice/support if you need it. There is no cost to attend, although you will need money to buy drinks at the bar. The social takes place in the dining area and there will be a sign on the table so you know where to go. Alternatively, you can ask at the bar.


What: Virtual TransTogether

When: Third Saturday of each month

Time: 2:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Zoom (please see the registration information below)

Info: TransTogether is now available as an in person and a virtual group. Join us on the third Saturday of each month for an online social group for trans people. This is a friendly, informal group in a safe and welcoming environment. TransTogether is run by trans people for trans people. There is no cost to attend. You will need to register in advance for this event. This is to protect people's identity and safety. Please register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvde6grTgqHNycj6X-kLgjvZGlZxVUrjsc. You only need to register once. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. All trans people and invited allies are welcome. Join us for a couple of hours of friendly faces and good conversations.


What: Fourth Friday Fish and Chips - RETURNING ON FRIDAY 28TH MAY

When: Fourth Friday of each month

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Kingfisher, 13 Ely Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LW

Info: A friendly social for LGBT+ people in Stratford-upon-Avon and anyone else who wants to join us. The Kingfisher is an LGBT+ friendly fish and chip shop in the heart of Stratford. Bring yourself and enough money to pay for your meal. We will have a sign on our table so you know where to go.



MAY


What: Conversation with Parenting Project

When: Friday 14th May

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Zoom

Info: Join us for a conversation with the team from Parenting Project. Find out more about their work (which is not just for parents), and their new counselling service for survivors of domestic abuse. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A too. Register to attend at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kd-6upzkqHdye8EKC9-gDTTntLhWl6itu. Zoom will send the login details to you once you have registered.



JUNE


What: Conversation with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

When: Friday 9th April

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Zoom

Info: Join us for a conversation with Daniel Loveard from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Hear about how the Wildlife Trust is working to address inequality, increase diverse representation, and support LGBT+ people to access nature. Register to attend at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdO2qqDsrE9KwQ1cHA-RcP38Qc27ClQuF. Zoom will send the login details to you once you have registered.



AUGUST


What: Warwickshire Pride 2021

When: Saturday 21st August

Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Streaming on our Facebook page, Twitter account, and Youtube channel.

Info: The Warwickshire Pride festival returns for the ninth year and will again by a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Full details of what's happening and how you can get involved are coming soon.



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