Norwich Pride Inspired

Part of our plan for this year is for local businesses, organisations, groups, and venues to host their own Pride event, be it a simple Pride watch party, where our online event is screened in a bar, an exhibition of queer art, a gig, a tea party – whatever you want to do – do it and call it Norwich Pride Inspired.

Anyone can host an event that celebrates Norwich Pride, but to be an official Norwich Pride Inspired event, and receive promotional support from Norwich Pride’s social media team you must complete an application form. The form simply captures the relevant information about your event and asks you to sign up to the Norwich Pride Pledge. Once this is done you must also order an advert for the Pride Guide, from the 2021 marketing pack – once these steps are completed, we will promote your event and help you make it a success.  

Together we will help the LGBT+ community in Norwich and Norfolk be seen, heard and celebrated!     

Norwich Pride Inspired events can run any time between 20th July to 1st August, so get your application sent to us as soon as possible so we can start promoting your event.  

Applications are now closed for this year’s Norwich Pride.

Got a question about Norwich Pride Inspired? Email us

Norwich Pride Inspired
Event Listings

There’s Something Queer About This Art
27 July – 1 August
Circle Space
A showcase of work made by artists who identify as LGBTQ+.
Curated by Rachel Collier-Wilson

Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library Norwich Pride events (for adults) are listed here: 
10:30am 31st July Join us for an Online rainbow Bounce & Rhyme time. We’ll be wearing our most colourful clothes and encouraging you to do the same from home! The event will be live streamed on our Facebook (
2pm 31st July Join us on Facebook ( for a special online storytime where we will be reading a selection of books featuring LGBT+ characters, or books that promote themes of diversity and acceptance.
The Pride Ball 30th July 8.00 pm Norwich Arts CentreSt Benedict’s Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG
Category is PRIDE! The Pride Ball is a drag show extravaganza in celebration of the local LGBT+ community, hosted by Norwich drag superstar, Liv. Featuring an all-star line-up of fierce drag talents and YOU! Grand prizes await those who can work the catwalk, in one of four categories…FaceBodyFashion and Bizarre.
RISE collective – Saturday 31st July 11.00am to 8.00pm. Sunday 1st August 11.00am-5.00pm
Studio 20 Wensum Street, NR3 1HY
RISE exhibition brings together female and LGBTQ artists to collaborate and elevate. Featuring all new work from Knapple, MissE., Sharpay Salazar, Kez Allen, Katherine Gilmartin, Trisha Margolis, and Emma Arnold. With evening drag performances and raising money for local charity LGBT+ PROJECT.

The Garden House Pub – Be Proud Garden Party 31st July 12.00 noon until 10.00pm 
The Garden House, 1 Pembroke Road, Norwich, NR2 3HD
Free nibbles in afternoon, Great drink deals, Cocktails, Prizes to be won, Face Painting (tbc), Raffle for Norwich Pride

Norfolk Paddle Boards ltd – Paddle with Pride 31st July 12.00 noon to 4pm
Red Lion Bishop gate, 79 Bishop gate, Norwich, NR1 4AA 
Join us for the brightest paddle of the year as we explore the city via the river spreading Joy, Fun and Smiles as we take to the water. Norwich – the city of stories and the city with the river we never use. Come and join us and see ‘Your’ city from a different perspective.

Hustle -31st July 10.30am The Arena, Unit 7, Avian Way, NR7 9ATBoxing Fitness Workout followed by Pride cake sale

Cinema City St Andrew’s Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD
26th July 8.30pm – My Beautiful Laundrette film screening. Written by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Stephen Frears, My Beautiful Laundrette tackles the issues of homophobia, racism, bigotry, violence, and politics in early 80s Britain and still manages to be compassionate, humourous and hugely entertaining.
29th July 6.30pm – The Sparks Brothers + Live Satellite Q&A with Edgar Wright. How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? A musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades celebrating the legacy of Sparks: your favourite band’s favourite band. Followed by a live Q&A with Edgar Wright and special guests, broadcast from Sundance Film Festival: London 2021.
Curious Pegasus 31st July to the 1st August
A rainbow trail around the city involving multiple venues and LGBT+ products and artists.
Proud Counsellors and Therapists – Online 29th July 7pm
Proud Counsellors and Therapists is a queer peer supervision space for counsellors and therapists who identify as LGBTQ+. For more information email