Celebrating our Queer Creative Community
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June

The Holburne Museum is supporting its young adult volunteers, the Holburne Future Collective, to produce a brand new two-day Pride event this June, in collaboration with Bath Arts Collective.

This treasured Bath art museum will throw open its doors to the local community of LGBTQIA+ members and allies with a jam-packed programme of talks, creative workshops, films, cabaret and silent discos celebrating queer arts and culture.

The Holburne Future Collective have programmed and will deliver all events on Friday 14 June. They are excited to be working in collaboration with Bath Arts Collective who are taking over the reins for Saturday 15 June, giving the Holburne the opportunity to involve its wider cultural partners from across the city.

Dr Chris Stephens, Director, Holburne Museum said: “I am delighted that, for the first time, the Holburne will be celebrating Pride. I am especially excited that this event has been proposed and developed by the Holburne Future Collective. It demonstrates how important it is for the Holburne to have this group of young people enthusiastically engaging with the museum and enriching our programme. I hope this will become an annual event that will grow over time.”

Jasmine Barker, Bath Arts Collective Director said: “Driven by our commitment as a community interest company, we are thrilled to be collaborating with the Holburne on this event that uplifts and empower young individuals, champions diverse voices, and celebrates inclusivity. We believe in the importance of this event for the city to allow people to explore the history of queer arts and culture whilst paving the way for its vibrant future within the LGBTQIA+ community in Bath.”

Friday 14 June highlights include:
● Drop in ‘Zine Workshop’ to create your very own LGBTQIA+ themed Zine
● Holburne Future Collective in conversation with Holburne Director: Dr Chris Stephens about the relationship between Queer art and museums
● A panel discussion with three practising Queer Artists
● The Holburne PRIDE Party featuring a big line up of Drag Artists from the Southwest

Saturday 15 June highlights include:
● Family Friendly love heart and rainbow wand making sessions
● Daytime drop in family Silent Disco sessions and adults only evening Silent Disco with music from Queer icons and classic anthems
● A people’s choice FilmBath screening (voting opens soon)
● Standup comedy programmed by Bath Comedy Festival

There are a mixture of free and ticketed events and some programme details are subject to change as the event is realised.

Plus you will have a chance to explore the Collection galleries and visit the Holburne Museum’s brilliant summer exhibitions: Henry Moore in Miniature and Mr Doodle: Museum Mayhem.

Holburne Pride is an inclusive event and welcomes all ages, so whether you’re a frequent visitor to the Holburne, or wanting to come and explore for the first time, Holburne Pride is the perfect opportunity to connect, engage and enjoy!

Find out more on the Holburne Pride webpage