Series Q: Proud Together
Celebrate Pride 2022 with Series Q at Second Home Spitalfields
About this event
If any moment in the LGBTQ+ calendar is about community, it is Pride. So what better a moment to bring together our community of entrepreneurs and creators for a summer party.
It’s also our birthday! Series Q turns six (yes, we can’t believe it either) and we can’t wait to celebrate with all of you.
Expect complimentary drinks and light snacks as you reconnect with fellow LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and creators from the Series Q community. If it is your first time joining us, this event will be a great opportunity to meet a wide range of people from our group.
In keeping with our theme of bringing the LGBTQ+ community together, we’re delighted to be joined by Chris Fitchew, founder of SoulPride, who will talk about his work setting up the UK’s first LGBTQ+ wellness festival, now in its third year.
- 6:30pm – Arrival and welcome drinks (no earlier than this please)
- 7:00pm – Welcome remarks
- 7:10pm – Conversation with Chris Fitchew: How do you launch a new Pride festival?
- 7:30pm – Connections activity (meet some new – and old – contacts!)
- 8:00pm – Networking drinks and DJ
- 10.00pm – Close
Speaker: Chris Fitchew, founder of SoulPride
Chris Fitchew is the Founder of Wonderment Group – a global events company creating inspirational experiences which ignite creativity, wonder and joy.
He saw a gap needed to be filled for the LGBTQIA community and SoulPride was born: a fabulous fun and vibrant retreat festival in the magical woodlands of Wasing Estate, Berkshire. Now in its 3rd year (Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September) Soul Pride is a retreat by day and festival by night. The “life changing”, transformational weekend of fitness, yoga, talks, health & wellness workshops, cabaret, theatre & comedy shows, with DJ’s and dancing till late, has been applauded by the community as an alternative to the mainstream queer culture offerings, and welcomes everyone, where ever they are in the self care journey, even just to toe dip, or plug into nature and out of the city.
He presents it as a celebration of all we are and all we can be, uniting the LGBTQIA+ community together, with all allies, for a Pride of healing and nurturing for our mind, body and soul.
“One of the best things to happen to the Queer Community In years” – Cliff Joannou, Attitude Magazine
Who comes to Series Q?
Everyone is welcome at Series Q, wherever you might sit within the startup world. You could be a founder, an investor, a startup employee, a future founder, a creator, or just someone with a passion for entrepreneurship… we really value the diversity and richness of our community, so please join whatever you do.
Event Partner: OutBritain
OutBritain is UK’s First LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce:connecting, supporting and growing the UK LGBT+ business community and uniting it with the rest of the world.
LGBT+ owned companies are routinely sought out by businesses who want to work with the LGBT business community. As the exclusive, third-party LGBT certification body in the UK, OutBritain will verify that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT+ individuals, and grant LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE ®)accreditation.
By partnering with the United States National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and other global LGBT+ Chambers of Commerce and networking groups, OutBritain is connecting the UK’s LGBT+ businesses to the world’s largest LGBT+ business network.
Event Partner: Voda
Voda is the LGBTQIA+ mental wellbeing app. Discover self-guided therapy programs designed with leading LGBTQIA+ psychotherapists, centred on the queer lived experience.
Voda’s programs are derived from mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral-therapy (CBT), which is one of the most effective evidence-backed treatments for anxiety and low moods.
Voda is a proud member of Series Q. Join the beta at www.voda.co.
A note about ticket pricing
We have a small ticket charge to cover the cost of hosting this event, providing food/drink and making Series Q happen.
As a team of entrepreneurs, we are deeply familiar with the challenge of making ends meet when you are setting up a new venture. As entrepreneurs we also bootstrap. We keep our costs to an absolute minimum, hustling sponsored food, drink, and venues wherever we can.
Series Q is a not-for-profit community organisation led by volunteers. Find out more – and get involved – at www.seriesq.com.
I need a free ticket
No problem, we always want Series Q to be accessible to everyone, so if you’re unable to afford a ticket please use the discount code ‘SKINT’ for FREE entry to this event. Please do only use this code if you really need to. We don’t place any checks or limitations on use of this code because we trust your judgement.
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