Foundation to run workshop at UK’s first South Asian Queer Pride

We’re excited to announce that Naz and Matt Foundation will be hosting a parents and allies workshop, and a community stall at the UK’s first-ever South Asian Queer Pride festival.

The team behind South Asian Queer Pride 20224 have been working in close collaboration with Asifa Lahore (Festival Curator), Claudia Coelho (Producer), Queer Croydon, and Stanley Arts.

Saturday 20th April, from 1-11pm, at Stanley Arts, Croydon.

The event is free to attend and will be showcasing the vibrancy of South Asian Queer identity and artistic expression, this unique festival will be a safe, healing and inclusive space where South Asian Queer artists can freely express their sense of self, their imagination and creativity through their art form.

South Asian Queer Pride 2024 will be a multi-artform event, including dance, music, poetry, cabaret, burlesque and visual arts, workshops and talks, featuring local and national South Asian Queer artists, creative practitioners and community organisations.

The festival will also be a platform for dialogue about LGBTQIA issues, including a programme of discussions, workshops and talks exploring the intersectionality of being South Asian and Queer, and the importance of rights, representation, inclusion and freedom of identity.

So far confirmed are

  • Asifa Lahore
  • Claudia Coelho
  • Bollyqueer
  • Kaajel Patel
  • DR Ritu
  • Dosa Cat
  • Lucky Roy Singh
  • Bolly Illusion
  • Val The Brown Queen

    … and many, many more!

You can find out more about this year’s theme of Shakti and the significance of this dynamic and trailblazing festival via the event’s website

The full programme is now online –

This project has been funded by Arts Council England