Queer Bank Holigay Events For Your Consideration

From LGBT+ Film festivals to Pride parades across the country, this Bank Holiday is shaping up to be queerest of them all.

queer bank holiday weekend guide

Queer Mobile Filmmaking Workshop

queer mobible documentary workshop

As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting the creation of Irish LGBTQ film content, GAZE presents the MobDoc – Mobile Filmmaking Workshop, an initiative to encourage our festival audience to become active storytellers, to embrace their creativity, and to stimulate the propagation of Irish LGBTQ storytelling.

queer mobile documentary workshop

MobDoc involves practical exercises focused on learning how to tell LGBTQ stories utilising mobile filmmaking technologies. The aim is to teach people how to begin to challenge the narrative in LGBTQ films by developing skills to create a film during the workshop. Ultimately we hope to empower participants to tell their own stories using their smartphone.

The session will be facilitated by tutor Deirdre Mulcahy who has spent the last 11 years training BBC journalists, after a long successful career as a BBC camerawoman.

When: 10 PM Saturday, August 4

Where: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin



GAZE International LGBT Film Festival

A great line-up of films at GAZE 2018 in Dublin

Included in this mix of strong female-led movies are Sebastián Leo’s follow-up to his Best Foreign Film Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as lesbians trying to negotiate their love for each other in an Orthodox Jewish community, and Sundance Grand Jury prize-winner The Miseducation of Cameron Post (pictured above), which stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a teenager who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.

When: August 2 – 6

Where: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin



Cork Pride Parade

Cork LGBT Pride

On Sunday, August 5 at 12 pm, Cork Pride will start their assembly at the Grand Parade before the other parade kicks off at 2 pm! You won’t have to go far because where the parade ends, the after-party, starting at 3 pm, begins! Paul Ryder, from Ireland’s Got Talent, will host the event and a variety of live music and performances will take place. Later on in Ruby’s, Chambers brings you an evening with Miz Cracker fresh from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

When: 12 pm, Sunday, August 5

Where: Leaving from Grand Parade, Cork City Centre

Follow Cork Pride on Facebook

Belfast Pride Parade

The Belfast Pride Parade is the biggest cross-community parade in Belfast and the single biggest parade in the city, the main event in the LGBTQ calendar and one of the key events in Belfast Pride festival. It is a protest and a celebration, a call for equality, a stand for solidarity and a celebration of the lives of LGBT people in Belfast and is about LGBT messages and expressing support for LGBT people – please respect this.

When: 1 pm, Saturday, August 4

Where: Leaving from Custom House Square, Belfast City Centre

Belfast Pride’s Website


Bukkake 11th Birthday Party @ Opium, Wexford St.

queer night Bukkake poster

After a slight detour for Dublin Pride, Bukkake is back in their newest favourite spot Opium, on Wexford St, for their 11th birthday bash.

When: 10 pm, Sunday, August 5

Where: Opium, 26 Wexford St.




Y’all know the drill.

When: 10 pm, Saturday, August 4

Where: Tramline, 21 D’Olier St.

Facebook Event



queer bank holiday weekend guide

Rocky T Delgado is joined by Kelly-Anne Byrne this Saturday night down at Mother. Expect some deep disco classics as these two route through their record collections pulling no punches with the tunes.

There has been A LOT on this Summer, and we know everyone’s a bit smashed, so just sign up below for freelist.

We’ll also be celebrating with the crew from GAZE film festival so we’re expecting a busy one. Get down early!

When: 10 pm, Saturday, August 4

Where: Mother Club, The Hub, Eustace St, Temple Bar


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