8th THESSALONIKI PRIDE PROGRAM

 

Tuesday, 18.6

18:00-00:00 THE ART FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIKI Kafodeio (45 Venizelou)

Arts & Social Conscience Festival, based on “Antithesis” Action Plan by Ulysses Artistic Union with exhibitions, happenings, workshops, music “Against Stereotypes”

by the Art Festival of Thessaloniki

 


Wednesday, 19.6

18:30 & 19:30 THESSALONIKI RAINBOW WALKING TOURS Starting point: the Zongolopoulos Umbrellas

LGBTI-themed walking tour across the historical centre [registration needed at tiny.cc/trwt]

21:30-22:30 SHORT ANIMATION FILMS Urania Bar (4 Paikou, rooftop)

Screening of selected animated films from TAF – Thessaloniki Animation Festival

by AddArt

 


Thursday, 20.6

11:00-12:30 DIVERSE YOUTH IDENTITIES Kinissi Palace (41 Egnatia & Siggrou)

Life experiences of LGBTI people (consecutive translation Greek-English and vice versa)

by Praxis cultural organisation with the support of Erasmus+

18:30 & 19:30 THESSALONIKI RAINBOW WALKING TOURS Starting point: the Zongolopoulos Umbrellas

LGBTI-themed walking tour across the historical centre [registration needed at tiny.cc/trwt]

20:30-22:00 FILM SCREENING ENEKEN (37 Prox. Koromila, mezzanine)

3 award winning short films: a lesbian, a gay and a trans (English & Greek subtitles)

by Thessaloniki International LGBT+ Film Festival

21:30-01:30 BE PROUD PARTY BAU’s (5 Navarinou sq. & Vironos)

ThessCheckpoint party

by Positive Voice

 


Friday, 21.6

18:30 & 19:30 THESSALONIKI RAINBOW WALKING TOURS Starting point: the Zongolopoulos Umbrellas

LGBTI-themed walking tour across the historical centre [registration needed at tiny.cc/trwt]

18:30-20:00 PRIDE FORUM Ypsilon (5 Edessis)

Back to the Roots: stories by the pioneers of the Greek LGBTI movement by Gregory Vallianatos, Maria Katsikadakou (Cyber) and George Tsitiridis (Greek only – no translation)

21:00-2:00 STREET PARTY Chrimatistiriou sq.

The established outdoor party with DJ sets

 


Saturday, 22.6 White Tower

12:00-18:30 PRIDE FAIR

info kiosks, body painting, pride shop, rapid test, games and several other activities

18:30-19:00 STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

by participating organisations, bodies and the Mayor

19:00-21:00 PRIDE PARADE

Pride march at the centre of Thessaloniki (Ethnikis Aminis, Tsimiski, Venizelou, Nikis)

21:30-00:30 “WELCOME EUROPRIDE” CONCERT

Concert by the rainbow-lighted White Tower

 



 

Parallel event: Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (7-23.6.2019)

Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (TQAF) is a grassroots initiative that sets out to alter deeply entrenched misconceptions and prejudices toward the queer and LGBT community through artistic and cultural practices. The festival was founded by Tomas Diafas, together with a dedicated team of volunteers, who endeavour to provide queer artists with a platform to investigate sociocultural phenomena relating to queer identities and experiences. TQAF 2019 features 16 days of activities and exhibitions. The festival will bring together artists, activists, performers and educators from all over the world to explore eros, queerness and LGBT+ concerns and experiences via artistic practices.

Find the program here: queerartsfestival.gr 

by Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival