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

Starting on 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 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 come and perform at this exciting event.

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.

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

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for Visitor City, Councillor Bhupinder Gakhal, said: “We have a number of great events taking place in the lead up to Pride for everyone to get involved with.

“The festival has always been a great success that brings communities together.”