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A Late-Night Pride event is coming to the Science Museum this summer

The Science Museum is in partnership with Pride in Londonfor the last of their beloved Delays events to mark 50 years of pride. Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to attend live performances, watch documentaries, participate in Q&As and workshops, and much more.

Silent Disco at Science Museum’s Lates © Benedict Johnson 450 x 291

For a dose of fun and partying, you can head to the Silent Disco, explore space, DJed by gal-dem columnist and DJ Aisha Mirza. Or test your knowledge of ‘all things fruity’ in the Pride Pub Quiz. Also, be sure to catch one of the ongoing performances by up-and-coming slapstick and cabaret drag performers. Among them are drag duo Adam All and Apple Derrieres, Romeo De La Cruz, Dolly Trolley, Kim Moan Ho, and more.

A special self-guided tour will be available for those who wish to see the museum in a new light. see things strangely invites visitors to explore the queer story behind certain objects from the museum’s collection. Meanwhile, the IMAX: Ronson Theater will host a special screening of George Michael Liberty Uncut – a new feature documentary in which Michael was heavily involved until his death in 2016.

Visitors to the Science Museum Lates
Visitors to the Science Museum Lates © Science Museum

50 years of Pride Lates will be both festive and uplifting. And there will be no shyness in discussing the issues that disproportionately affect the LGBTQ+ community. Q&As and talks will cover a wide range of topics, from the importance of gay spaces to sexual health, the AIDS vaccine, history and the modern reality of living with HIV. There will also be the opportunity to hear stories from the LGBTQ+ community that have spanned the past 50 years. Participants can even add their own stories to the London Metropolitan Archives Keepsake Box.

Tickets are required to access the Science Museum Lates events. But they are free. Some workshops/experiences may require payment. The 50th anniversary of Pride Lates takes place on Wednesday, June 29 and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Delays are reserved for those over 18 years old.