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This Friday, Royal Opera House in London will celebrate Pride 2022 with a dedicated Insight marking 50 years since the inaugural London Pride... 

Press Release

On Friday 1st July, join the Royal Opera House online or in person for a special, live-streamed Insight. Actor and director Rikki Beadle Blair MBE chairs a thought-provoking panel that features some of the UK’s most celebrated LGBTQ+ voices from across the creative industries.

Join vocalist and songwriter David McAlmont, soprano Ella Taylor, The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells, and choreographer Eleanor Perry, as we commemorate 50 years since the inaugural London Pride in 1972, celebrating the great contribution of LGBTQ+ artists throughout history and highlighting the creative industries’ pivotal role in providing a space for the community to flourish.

Rikki Beadle-Blair said, ‘The only thing as exciting as making entertainment and art…. is inspiring others to make their own. This is a terrific opportunity to have a fun lovely insightful
conversation with fascinating guests and ignite creative fires in each other and the audience. And that the focus is LGBTQ+ creativity makes it all the more thrilling.’

The event is part of the Royal Opera House’s wider Insights programme, which includes live streamed events, open rehearsals, pre-performance talks and participatory workshops. Tickets to watch in person are available to buy on the ROH website website, and the event will be broadcast live on the ROH YouTube Channel for free.

The free, live-streamed Insight, with Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, David McAlmont, Dan Gillespie Sells, Ella Taylor and Eleanor Perry takes place on Friday 1 July 2022, at 19:30 BST.

Image - Rikki Beadle Blair MBE, ROH

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