L-Wired are creating the first ever Winter Pride UK at London’s Tobacco Dock on 8th February 2014. The event will feature a new art competition, the Winter Pride Art Awards, in addition to giving recognition to other achievements in the LGBT community through the Winter Pride UK Awards, all while bringing together the biggest LGBT club brands and international DJs to create a party like no other.
Created for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community, and made possible with sponsorship from Smirnoff, Winter Pride UK also demonstrates a commitment to the wider LGBT community, with fundraising campaigns for the Terrence Higgins Trust and Stonewall at its heart.
The Winter Pride UK party will include an exhibition of international artists and a new art competition, the Winter Pride Art Awards, showcasing a spectrum of artistic practice from emerging and established artists. The judging panel consists of arts and media professionals Frances Segelman – Sculptress to HM The Queen; Helena Zedig – Deputy Head of Press at Southbank Centre; Clive Jennings – Director of National Print Gallery and Director of CHART gallery, Sam Walker – Artist, Curator and Director of CHART gallery and Simon Tarrant – Artist, Curator and Director of Winter Pride Art Awards.
Submissions are now open for the Winter Pride Art Awards via the Winter Pride UK website winterprideuk.com (entry deadline: 19 January). A preview exhibition of the shortlisted Finalists will take place at CHART gallery in Chelsea from 3-5 February 2014, followed by a display at Tobacco Dock in East London on the 8th of February when the winner and runners up will be announced.
For more information, visit winterprideuk.com