Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Tenerife celebrates Culture & Business Pride, with 50 free activities for all audiences

The DDHH Igualitarios concert, a music festival to celebrate diversity with great national and international bands, in this edition of ARNCulture&Business Pride will take place on Francisco La Roche Avenue in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on June 17, 2022, with Carlinhos Brown (pictured) and Pussy Riot among other artists.

Culture and Business Pride will celebrate its fifth edition from June 11 to 18 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife with more than fifty activities for all audiences, with free admission and an eye on the international LGTBIQ+ collective.

Alan Turing Awards and Concert for Human Rights

Among the most anticipated events, the Alan Turing LGTBIQ+ Awards gala has been announced, on June 16 at the Tenerife Auditorium, in which the contributions of ten personalities from different backgrounds and scope in various fields will be recognized: Rain Dove, Robert Biedron, IGLTA, Chelsea Manning, Owen Jones, Pussy Riot, Amnesty International, Conchita Wurst, Gilbert & George, and Miguel Sanz.

Sponsored by the Cabildo, through Tenerife Tourism, the Santa Cruz City Council, through the Autonomous Organization for Culture, and the Government of the Canary Islands, the festival will culminate with an International Concert for Egalitarian Human Rights, which will take place on June 17 on a stage located on Francisco La Roche Avenue, through with Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown, along with the group of Russian activists Pussy Riot. Other names on this day of concerts will be Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and the Canarian band Papaya.

For ten days, the LGTBIQ+ collective and its current challenges will be the protagonists in a diversified offer that will take place in the Tenerife Auditorium, the Guimerá Theater, the Recova Art Space, the Museum of Fine Arts and several streets in the centre of Santa Cruz, among other spaces.

Among the names confirmed for this fifth edition are personalities such as the Polish politician Robert Biedron, president of the European Parliament's Commission for Gender Equality and an activist with extensive experience in the defence of equality; artist and performer Samantha Hudson; the writer Elvira Sastre; trans thinker and agitator Elizabeth Duval; the athlete Víctor Gutiérrez; the communicators and activists of Devermut; film and television director Ramón Salazar; the fashion designer Palomo Spain, or the Nobel Prize winner Carlos Umaña, among more than 100 international guests invited to this meeting.