Lighthouse is proud to present: Poole Pride 2024

Everyone is welcome at the first ever Poole Pride: a joyful celebration of the beautiful identities of our LGBTQ+ community.

Come as you are and embrace a full day of inclusive entertainment.

Our building will be alive with vibrant family friendly events – free for everyone to enjoy.

Immerse yourself in LGBTQ+ creativity, with performances and workshops, live music, theatre, spoken word, a film festival and an exhibition. Explore an array of stands and meet with local organisations supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. And be sure to visit our education hub. In partnership with our friends at Bourne Free, this area will find talks and discussions focussed on topical issues for the LGBTQ+ community.




‘We didn’t know whether it was a Revolution or a Party’ John Chesterman and gay Pride exhibition – from 10am

Pop ‘n’ Olly, Storytelling and Crafts  – 11am


OutSpoken Pride Poetry Slam – 1pm

Writing Out Loud – 2.15pm

Come on Out Cabaret – 3.30pm (all ages), 4.30pm (18+)

Joe Black (18+) – 5.30pm


Stalls and education hub – from 1pm

Poole’s Pride Showcase, hosted by Chris Jarvis – 1.30pm

Proud Pooches: A Canine Celebration, dog show hosted by Chris Jarvis – 4pm (please enter your doggo’s here) 


NB: All activities are FREE but booking is advised.