Wolverhampton Art Gallery is thrilled to announce a series of events to celebrate Pride weekend, including family workshops and a special Friday Late event.

As we gear up for Pride weekend next month on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, we're excited to offer a variety of special events for the whole family over the coming weeks!

Starting on Sunday 11 May and continuing every Saturday and Sunday leading up to the celebration, we'll be hosting banner and flag making workshops. Get creative and craft your very own flag or banner to proudly wave on Saturday 8 June as we celebrate love, diversity and equality together at Wolverhampton Pride.

To kick off Pride weekend, the Art Gallery will be staying open late on Friday 7 June to host a special Friday Lates event showcasing some of the very best talents of our LGBT+ creative community. We're issuing an open call for spoken word artists to perform at this exciting event – further info is at PRIDE Friday Lates and the open call closes on Sunday 26 May.

On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, artist and educator Exodus Crooks will be leading an ink and collage workshop. Participants will create pieces to celebrate Pride while reflecting on their own identities. Children will cut images from old magazines and newspapers, collaging them together to form new portraits. They'll then use ink to paint shapes, symbols, and patterns onto their portraits, resulting in exciting new artworks celebrating individuality.

Closing off the weekend on Sunday 9 June and starting at 1pm, we're thrilled to welcome back Drag Queen Story Hour UK for an afternoon of entertaining and interactive children's shows and crafts featuring the incredible and talented Aida H Dee! Drag Queen Story Hour UK aims to convey the message that embracing differences is a positive experience. By presenting imaginative role models for children, we believe that one book at a time, we can contribute to changing the world!

Bring your friends and family together at Wolverhampton Art Gallery this month and at the beginning of June to celebrate Pride in Wolverhampton.

Events at Wolverhampton Art Gallery are free but spaces are limited. Please book your free tickets at Wolverhampton Pride 2024.

Headliners Denise Van Outen and Duncan James will take to the stage, along with a fantastic line up on Saturday 8 June at Old Market Square for Wolverhampton Pride 2024.

Tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for concessions (12 – 17, over 65s, disabled and carer) with under 12s going free. Purchase your tickets by visiting Wolverhampton Pride 2024.