Warrington Pride: Our programme

Over the past few months, we have consulted with our communities in recognition of the value that LGBTQ+ experiences bring to culture and arts across Warrington. Those we spoke to said it was important to provide commission opportunities for LGBTQ+ people across Warrington, provide quieter spaces to reflect and connect and to recognise inter-generational experiences.

Removing barriers of cost, recognising local stories and in response to the above feedback, we proudly present Culture Warrington’s Place Partnership programme for Warrington Pride 2024…

Place to Pause – Conversation Space 

A welcoming, friendly and safe space to discuss Pride, LGBTQ+, identity, sexuality, community, Warrington and, well, anything else!

You said: We need a quieter space to actually have a conversation on the day.

We said: What does that look like?

You said: A space that we can enter and talk to the person we are with, or other people, in a space that’s not overwhelming, but also a space that has creative things for us to do.

With that being said, this is your chance to chat about… well… whatever you want. Engage with craft activities, leave a voicemail to our community through the lemon phone, have your input or simply just enter the space and have a chat with a biscuit. Whether that be as a group or as an individual, this is a welcoming, friendly and safe space to take that much needed deep breath.

Date: Saturday, 8 June

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Location: Chester University, Time Square


I Put My Love In Your Hands by Rachael Pirie

I Put My Love in Your Hands is an audio walking tour about identity, sexuality and what it means to hold hands with a stranger. The audio performance debuted earlier this year in Lancaster and is now coming to Warrington, featuring all new voices and participants from the Warrington queer community!

With headsets and a player, set out on an exploration of deeper understanding with a series of interviews with Warrington LGBTQ+ people and their hand holding reflections.

Date: Saturday, 8 June

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Chester University, Time Square

Free, but limited headsets available. Alternatively bring along your own headphones and scan our QR code to experience this at your own pace.

Chicken by Soup Productions 

Soup Productions proudly present an intimate original piece of Warrington theatre. Chicken, with a cast of two, explores the themes, discussions and social attitudes to LGBTQ+ life across two different generations. Daniel, who has lived through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, meets Craig, a young, vibrant, gay man living in a more open society.

Through their professional relationship, Craig is encouraged to think about the dangers of modern-day troll culture while Daniel tries to hold on to events of the past with resistance and gritted teeth. Join us for this exploration of love, culture and LGBTQ+ life in this one act play introduced by a series of monologues and performed by Warrington actors exploring identity, sexuality and allyship.

Date: Tues and Wed, 11 and 12 June

Time:  7pm

Location: Pyramid Arts Centre, Palmyra Square

Tickets at https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/chicken/

Warrington Pride Banner launch

Hounoured to be leading the way, you said it was important that our town raises the profile of the Warrington Pride Parade and make it something to visually remember. In collaboration with Warrington Pride Group members, LGBTQ+ people and artist Tara Collette, this year will be the first to feature our Warrington Pride Banner. Held up with pride by community members who steered the way.

We welcome you to join us at Time Square as we set off to parade the town and celebrate diversity and community inclusion.

Date: Saturday, 8 June

Time:  11.30am

Location: Time Square


Pride in Warrington exhibition

This exhibition showcases the evolution of Pride flags, including the original 1978 Gilbert Baker design and Daniel Quasar’s Progress Pride flag. It features items on Transgender Day of Remembrance, LGBT marketing, Rainbow-washing, GAY Times, DIVA magazine, and the PINK Paper.

Elsewhere in the Museum, discover Mandy Romero’s ‘TReasured’ project and a display of LGBT history infographic posters by Chester University students.

Dates: 1 June to 7 July

Location: Warrington Museum