May is an incredible month for LGBTQ+ events, with Pride Weekend taking over Birmingham’s Gay Village and the arrival of the official RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour.
Drag: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour
This May, some of the most iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are here to show Birmingham how to Werq on the next stop of the official Werq The World Tour. Taking to the stage at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the likes of Aquaria, Kim Chi and Violet Chachki and other Drag Race royalty will be strutting their stuff in this all-new production for 2019. With none other than Michelle Visage at the helm, if you see any drag show this year then this is the one you don’t want to miss (line-up is subject to change). There is limited availability so get your tickets now!
Fri 3 May, Birmingham Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA, 8pm, prices vary, www.thsh.co.uk
Film/TV: Queer as Folk and Russell T. Davies Q&A
Twenty years after its initial broadcast on Channel 4, Russell T. Davies’ ground-breaking Queer as Folk is being screened at the MAC this May. The show followed the lives of three gay men in Manchester and celebrated a community that was used to being misrepresented or completely underrepresented on screen. It was praised for its handling of complex gay characters that weren’t just cliché stereotypes and the ten-show series is a landmark of British television. Along with the screening, the MAC welcomes writer and produce Russell T Davies for a Q&A to discuss the legacy of the show. This is a rare opportunity so don’t miss out, tickets are available now.
Sat 18 May, Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH, £13.25 – £15.25, www.macbirmingham.co.uk
Music: Birmingham Pride 2019
The biggest Birmingham LGBTQ+ event of the year has arrived! Birmingham Pride 2019 is set to be the biggest yet, with headliners Years & Years hitting the main stage and performances from UK music heavyweights like Mabel, Kate Nash, Lady Leshurr, Sigala and so many more. Taking over Birmingham’s Gay Village for the entire weekend on the 25th and 26th, Pride is always a highlight of the queer calendar and this year will be no different. There’s a range of tickets on offer so book now to avoid missing out.
Sat 25 – Sun 26 May, Gay Village, Birmingham, B5 6RD, times and prices vary, www.birminghampride.com
Published on: Mon 22 Apr 2019