Event details

  • Sat 8 August 2020 to Wed 9 September 2020
  • All day
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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Pride Canterbury is the biggest one day event in the city. Going from a launch of 4,000 attendees in 2016 to over 20,000 in 2019 has made it one of the biggest Prides in the UK and the third largest in the Southeast of England. 

Pride Canterbury, the family pride, is an amazing day of colour, love and vibrancy. It starts with a parade through Canterbury City Centre until it reaches Dane John Gardens, the site for Pride’s Party in the Park. In the park you find a festival atmosphere with multiple stages showcasing world renown drag artists, leading music acts and local talent.

With Covid-19 pushing back the next Pride Canterbury until 2021, this exhibition allows you to experience a little bit of Canterbury’s Pride still, through photography and film, giving you the background to Pride’s origins and its importance today.

We encourage everyone to attend and reflect on Pride. There are exclusive Pride items on display, the behind the scenes story of our host Delilah Tickles and your chance to get exclusive pictures for social media. Follow our rainbow road to learn about Stonewall, the origin of Prides and the History of Drag. Enjoy previous event highlights playing on the big screen, and leave your own messages of hope via our interactive exhibit. 

This is the story of Pride Canterbury.

This exhibition is sponsored by Canterbury Christ Church University and Canterbury Business Improvement District, with support from The Beaney and Canterbury City Council, as well as funding from the Kent Community Foundation and the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund – thanks to the Government for making this possible.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 8th August 2020 to Wednesday 9th September 2020 (Closed Mondays).

Admission is free, with donations encouraged.

Location: Special Exhibition Gallery, 1st Floor, The Beaney