Southampton Pride Fringe 2023 // The Art House // 26.8.2023 1PM – 5PM

Show off with Pride – music & poetry showcase, clothes swap & more!

Southampton Pride 2023 returns on Saturday 26th August to Guildhall Square & we’re delighted to be hosting a fringe event here at The Art House just across the road, showcasing some of our finest local talent.

1.00pm Fragile Lucy
1.30pm TBC
2.00pm Piper Summers
2.30pm (break)
2.50pm Jayne Ede
3.20pm Carrie Laythorpe
3.40pm J Pyrite
4.00pm Nick Haynes
4.30pm RKP

Hosted by Nicola Beck

Free entry, drop in any time between 1 & 5pm

There will be Pay-as-you feel vegan food, the community pantry, a gender neutral clothes swap and a quiet space to spend time away from the busy-ness, if you need to.

All money raised today will go to fund our community pantry.

About the artists:


Get ready for something a bit different this Southampton Pride. With her funky flamenco style, indie, geek-rock tunes, quirky song lyrics and an awesome voice. Fragile Lucy armed with a tiny instrument and a massive personality really is one of most unique musical acts out there. Her most popular songs “Vegetarian Ham” and “Techno Teddy” are a big hit at festivals and gigs. You may of seen her busking around the South Coast or playing online in recent times. Her latest single “Crazy Bout You” has been featured on BBC Upload and other local radio stations. If you haven’t heard this ukulele wizard before you’re gonna be blown away. Always a fun-filled, energetic performance from a truly talented and inspirational artist.


Wherever there is music and good vibes, you can find her somewhere close by, singing her heart out to an ever-growing, appreciative crowd. Expect a finely-tuned balance of controlled, chaotic fun, honest and heartfelt (but tuneful) screaming, and an emotional earnestness that runs through everything this Shouty-Acoustic transfemme multi-instrumentalist does.


Brighton born, Southampton based spoken-word poet.
”Words are my favourite and sharing them a bonus.”


Carrie runs a popular music practice based in Chandler’s Ford offering fun and informative lessons tailored especially for you to achieve your short and long-term goals.


An incredible poet and artist and popular regular at Moving Voices.



RKP is a Genderqueer Drip Artist, Photographer & Poet. Brought up in Cambridge, our host for our Moving Voices open mic (and former co-host for Hammer & Tongue Solent) can be found at poetry events performing exposing heartfelt raw words and nerves. RKP’s Drip Art featured at The Tate Modern Exchange, ‘Itinerant Objects Exhibition’ with Winchester School of Art, exhibiting also at The Link Gallery, The Art House, and North Devon Art Trek.

NICOLA BECK – Your host for today’s Southampton Pride Fringe

There is a Facebook event here:

About Bik

I am a founding director of a Community Interest Company called The Art House Southampton CIC in the UK. I am a community artist / promoter / facilitator / technologist / general tinkerer! I believe that through the arts, people can rediscover themselves (and thereby reclaim their power.)
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