Haringey Has Pride

Jacksons Lane 22 February 2019

Haringey Has Pride was a two-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which celebrated the active role the borough of Haringey played fighting for LGBTQ and human rights.

Pride Festival and Parade

In September 2018, in partnership with Wise Thoughts and Haringey Council, Jacksons Lane delivered a recreation of the 1989 Haringey Pride Festival in Ducketts Common.

You can read more about the Pride Festival and Parade in an article by Haringey Council.

Haringey Has Pride Documentary

In partnership with Chocolate Films and Homes for Haringey, Jacksons Lane made a documentary film capturing the experiences of people with lived experience of Haringey's LGBTQ+ heritage. Filming sessions and interviews took place in Homes for Haringey housing schemes across the borough, with a screening in December 2018 at Lowry House.

Community Play: Section 28 and the Queer State

In partnership with Alexandra Palace, a group of community members devised a piece of theatre alongside theatre-maker Kay Adshead of Mama Quilla, inspired by Haringey’s LGBTQ+ heritage.

In 1986, Section 28 banned local authorities from "promoting homosexuality", and damned same-sex parents as "pretend families". This was the starting point for the community cast to devise from.

The play was performed in April 2019 to sold-out audiences, who followed the cast as they took them around different areas of the East Court of Alexandra Palace in a promenade-style performance. You can see some of the performance and audience reactions in the videos below:

You can see the reaction to the project on social media through the project Twitter handle @HaringeyPride and hashtag #HaringeyHasPride

Haringey Has Pride was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Haringey Council and Arts Council England.

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