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With Norwich Pride only 50 days away, it is sad to report that the annual Pride Without Prejudice art show has had to be cancelled due to a lack of bookings.

Dismayed at this news I have booked the whole of St Margaret’s Church of Art on St Benedict’s Street in Norwich and intend to fill it with art, and poetry, and politics, and performance.

Pimp My Unicorn launch posterI had already booked a wall for Pride Without Prejudice, now I’ve got the whole church. I think it’s important for the whole community that an art show happens every year alongside Norwich Pride. I’m fundraising £1000 to put on a 2 week art show, that way it will be free for artists to show their work, free for performers, free to hold workshops, and free to visit. If you want to take part, get in touch quickly, there isn’t much time to make this happen.

On hearing of my plan to put on Pimp My Unicorn, Michelle Savage, Chair of Norwich Pride 2019, wrote ‘We know Vince’s show will be great – he has amazing vision and a unique capacity to transform a space.’

What: Pimp My Unicorn! 2-week art festival to complement Norwich Pride.

Why: A short notice replacement for Pride Without Prejudice art show.

Who: Vince Laws, former Norwich Pride Poet Laureate, artist, campaigner, creator of A Very Queer Nazi Faust which sold out Norwich Arts Centre in 2018, creator of the DWP Deaths Make Me Sick shrouds currently touring the UK, Umbrellas of Love, BANNED face-painting, B.Right.On Festival, Founder of The Norwich Dandies art collective, editor of the Out Write poetry anthology, I could go on…!

Where: St Margaret’s Church of Art, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4AQ (About 100 yards from Norwich Arts Centre)

When: Set up on Sunday 21 July. Open Monday 22 July with Launch that night. Then open until 5pm on Saturday 3 August. Norwich Pride is on Saturday 27 July.

Access: Venue is wheelchair accessible using a ramp, with 2 ramps inside. The toilet is wheelchair adapted. There is a small kitchen with fridge. If you need help to take part, contact Vince.

Get Involved: Contact Vince if you’d like to help in any way. We need volunteers to help invigilate, artists, performers, help at events.

Contact Vince Laws via vincelaws@gmail.com

Join the Pimp My Unicorn page on Facebook.

Donations: https://www.gofundme.com/pimp-my-unicorn-art-show-norwich

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Hi Vince, will be printing you off some of my recent political cartoons for display. Wish I could be there with you, but will certainly be in spirit. Keep on keeping on man. Dave x