AU­GUST

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LIVER­POOL PRIDE When: 02 Au­gust 2014 Theme: Glam Fairy Tales How much: £ 5 for early bird tick­ets Amaz­ingly this is only the fifth Liver­pool Pride, but it’s one of the fastest grow­ing and friendli­est Prides in the coun­try as sexy Scousers party as only they can and prove that the qual­ity of their Mersey in never strained. Last year saw over 60,000 watch­ing top lo­cal and na­tional tal­ent in­clud­ing Amelia Lilly on the Water­front stage and par­ty­ing in all the bars and clubs in the Stan­ley Street gay quar­ter. For the first time, there will be a small ad­mis­sion fee to watch the acts on the main stage, but the main part of the Fes­ti­val will still be free. Go to: liv­er­pool­pride. co. uk Tourist info: vis­itliv­er­pool. com Gay info: liver­pool. gayci­ties. com LEEDS PRIDE When: 03 Au­gust 2014 Theme: Love and Mar­riage Where: Brig­gate, Leeds How much: Free Stooshe are the stars of the main stage of this year’s Leeds Pride, which will fea­ture a rainbow coloured Pa­rade through the city cen­tre, and nine epic hours of en­ter­tain­ment on the two main stages in the gay vil­lage around Brig­gate, and par­ty­ing to the best Leeds DJs into the small hours. Also play­ing to the 30,000 peo­ple ex­pected in Leeds will be Lon­nie Gor­don and Ka­t­rina of Ka­t­rina and the Waves. Go to: leed­spride. com Tourist info: visitleeds. co. uk Gay info: gayleeds. com SWIN­DON PRIDE AND WILT­SHIRE When: 09 Au­gust 2014 Where: Town Gar­dens, Swin­don How much: Free The sixth Swin­don and Wilt­shire Pride will take place in the Town Gar­dens in the cen­tre of Swin­don. Check their web­site nearer the time for fur­ther de­tails. Go to: swin­don­wilt­shirepride. co. uk Tourist info: vis­itwilt­shire. co. uk CARDIFF MARDI GRAS When: 16 to 31 Au­gust 2013 Pride Pa­rade Day: 30 Au­gust 2014 Where: Coop­ers Field, Cardiff How much: £ 8.65 Pride Cymru re­turns to its tra­di­tional home of Coop­ers Field with a show stop­ping line-up boy band Union J and R&B girl group Eter­nal who re­formed on ITV’s Big Re­union ear­lier this year. There will also be a tra­di­tional fun­fair and mar­ket, pre­ceded by a “Welsh Pride Is…” Pa­rade through the streets of the Welsh cap­i­tal. Go to: cardiff­mardi­gras. co. uk Tourist info: vis­it­cardiff. com Gay info: re­al­cardiff. net DON­CASTER PRIDE When: 16 Au­gust 2014 Pride Pa­rade Day: 16 Au­gust 2014 Where: Wa­terdale, Don­caster How much: Free You’re guar­an­teed a warm South York­shire for Don­nie Pride, which in just a few short years has de­vel­oped into one of the friendli­est and best or­gan­ised Prides in the coun­try. Pride has moved this year to a brand new set­ting in the new Civic Square where the attractions will in­clude a dance tent, mar­ket and food and drink stalls, and a stage fea­tur­ing the best in lo­cal and na­tional tal­ent Go to: don­cast­er­pride. co. uk Tourist info: vis­it­don­caster. co. uk MANCH­ESTER PRIDE When: 22 to 25 Au­gust 2014 Pride Pa­rade Day: 23 Au­gust 2014 Where: Canal Street, Manch­ester How much: £ 19, more on the day For the whole of Au­gust it’s def­i­nitely queer up North as Manch­ester ex­plodes with one of the big­gest, bad­dest and mad­dest Pride fes­ti­vals in the coun­try. For the en­tire month, the Pride Fringe will pro­duce the very best in LGBT arts, the­atre, film, mu­sic and sport­ing events through­out the cen­tre. A car­ni­val at­mos­phere takes over the city cen­tre for the Big Week­end of 23 - 25 Au­gust when the Pride Pa­rade with over 100 out­ra­geous and flam­boy­ant floats bring the streets to a stand­still. Tens of thou­sands de­scend on the gay vil­lage around Canal Street for 72 non-stop of hours of par­ty­ing with top in­ter­na­tional acts on the main stages, and some of Europe’s top DJs play­ing in the huge Dance Arena. Go to: manch­ester­pride. com Tourist info: vis­it­manch­ester. com Gay info: canal- st. co. uk CORN­WALL PRIDE ( TRURO) When: 23 Au­gust 2014 Where: Vic­to­ria Gar­dens, Truro How much: Free but tick­ets are re­quired for the evening party The UK’s long­est rainbow flag will wind its way through the streets of Truro for the coun­try’s west­ern­most Pride Pa­rade. The Pride Pic­nic will take place in Vic­to­ria Gar­dens, fol­lowed by a tick­eted after-party with a line up of live en­ter­tain­ment and mu­sic. Go to: corn­wall­pride. com Tourist info: vis­it­corn­wall. com Gay info: gay­corn­wall. com WALSALL PRIDE When: 23 Au­gust 2014 Where: Gallery Square, Walsall How much: Free It may be at the heart of the Black Coun­try, but the streets of Walsall will be alive with rainbow flags and pink jacks for the Bank Hol­i­day Pride cel­e­bra­tions with a main stage, a cabaret stage and a dance tent. Go to: wal­sall­pride. org

GRIMSBY PRIDE When: 30 Au­gust 2014 Where: Grimsby City Cen­tre How much: Free Cel­e­brat­ing the LGBT com­mu­nity in North West Lin­colnshire. Visit the web­site for de­tails nearer the date. Go to: grims­bypride. co. uk Tourist info: vis­it­grimsby. co. uk TOTNES PRIDE When: 30 Au­gust 2014 Where: Totnes City Cen­tre How much: Free Part of the Proud2Be Project, a com­mu­nity-led ini­tia­tive which aims to em­power LGBT peo­ple, last year’s first Totnes Pride at the Civic Hall was a great suc­cess with live mu­sic, food and drink, work­shop and exhibitions and stalls for lo­cal com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions. Go to: proud2be­pro­ject. org/ proud2be- totne­spride- 2014 Tourist info: tot­nesin­for­ma­tion. co. uk LE­ICES­TER PRIDE When: 30 Au­gust 2014 Theme: One Love, One Com­mu­nity Where: Vic­to­ria Park, Le­ices­ter How much: Free The Pride Pa­rade will go through the streets of Le­ices­ter be­fore the party at Vic­to­ria Park. Go to: le­ices­ter­pride. com Tourist info: trav­el­tole­ices­ter. co. uk Gay info: le­ices­ter­pride. com/ scene HERT­FORD­SHIRE PRIDE ( WAT­FORD) When: 30 Au­gust 2014 Where: Cas­siobury Park, Wat­ford How much: £ 5 for the cabaret mar­quee Pe­tra Paige will be do­ing the hon­ours on Hert­ford­shire’s Pride event in Wat­ford in Cas­siobury Park, along­side DJ Ja­son Prince. Wat­ford’s voice of a thou­sand fags will be host­ing the cabaret tent which fea­tures Pride favourite Ryan Jag­ger, Al­lan Jay and his amaz­ing dancers, and Matt Unique, voted Boyz mag­a­zine’s Best New­comer in 2014. There will also be a Well­be­ing Mar­quee, and a Mar­ket Zone of­fer­ing mer­chan­dise from lo­cal busi­nesses. Go to: hert­spride. co. uk Tourist info: wat­ford­tourism. co. uk READ­ING PRIDE When: 30 Au­gust 2014 Pride Pa­rade Day: 30 Au­gust 2014 Theme: Mu­si­cals Where: King’s Meadow Park, Read­ing How much: Free En­cour­ag­ing in­te­gra­tion, equal­ity and di­ver­sity, this free Pride in King’s Meadow Park brings in thou­sands from Read­ing and the rest of the Thames Val­ley. Last year the mar­ket stalls were abuzz with ac­tiv­ity and both the main stage and the cabaret tent hosted a back- to-back line-up of in­cred­i­bly tal­ented per­form­ers, and Read­ing prom­ises more of the same this year, for its 11th Pride! Go to: read­ing­pride. co. uk Tourist info: read­ing­tourism. org. uk SUN­DER­LAND PRIDE When: 30 Au­gust 2014 Where: Sun­der­land City Cen­tre How much: Free Check the web­site nearer the date for more de­tails. Go to: sun­der­land­pride. co. uk Gay info: ne­gayscene. co. uk/ sun­der­land

PIC­TURE OF BRIGHTON PRIDE: CHRIS JEP­SON

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