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Exeter Pride 2017

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

Tel: 01392 667080

Exeter Pride 2016 Photo Alan Quick


There are exciting plans for Exeter Pride on Saturday, May 13, 2017.



The ninth annual Exeter Pride will include the always popular rainbow flag march from the St Sidwell Centre down Exeter High Street to Northernhay Gardens, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Library and Rougemont Gardens, where a packed programme of activities will await.

The march will begin at 12 noon.

It will include community groups, firefighters, police, students, trade union and business LGBT+ groups plus individuals.

The march will also include Street Heat samba band, a fire engine, an ambulance, Morris dancers and volunteers carrying a 50-metre rainbow flag.

The events and activities during the day will all be family-friendly and include activities for children, young people and adults.

There will be a bigger Pride Marketplace, including dozens of stalls from various organisations. In addition, there will also be a talking zone at Exeter Central Library, workshops, drumming, film shows, a panel debate, trans workshop and many other activities at Exeter Phoenix.

There will be information from local, national and international organisations, demonstrations and fun activities.

The march will arrive at Northernhay Gardens at 1pm and will be followed by a welcome to the afternoon's activities from the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Cynthia Thompson and the MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw.


Entertainment on the main stage will continue throughout the afternoon and include Spectrum Choir, Reigns who will perform the official 2017 Pride Anthem, South West Drag Idol heat winner Ruby Rawthorne and many bands, with hostess, Demeanor McCall.

Other guests attending will include Sandra from "Gogglebox" and others to be confirmed.


Rougemont Gardens will host the Family zone, with many children's and family-friendly activities.

The Saturday afternoon will end with a ceilidh. The ceilidh will be followed by La Voix's Big Gay Eurovision Party and a club night with "Magic Hatstand" at Exeter Phoenix.

Prior to the events on the Saturday, during the evening of Friday, May 12, there will be a Drag and Comedy Cabaret Evening at Exeter Phoenix.

Principal supporters this year include Exeter City Council Community Board, Devon County Council, The University of Exeter, FSB (Vision ICT), Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, UNISON South West, Nandos, Patronus Security, Vaults Bar and Club, River Dart Country Park Ltd and Cartridges solicitors.



Just are pleased to announce that local award winning singer Joss Stone will be performing live at Exeter Pride 2017.

Joss recently returned from her Total World Tour. She rose to fame in 2003 with her multi-platinum album The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist.

Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum Mind, Body and Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart and spawned the top 10 hit "You Had Me".

Joss Stone said she was "thrilled" to be supporting Exeter Pride this year. She said: "It will be the first Pride event that I have ever attended, and where better than at my local Pride in Exeter.

"I feel it is important to support equality for everyone and am thrilled to be taking part.

"I am sure it will be a lot of fun."


Further information about Exeter Pride and other Pride committee-organised events during the coming year will be available on the website:  on Twitter: @exeterpride or Facebook: .

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