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Exeter Pride 2018 : Celebrating 10 Years

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

Tel: 01392 667080

Exeter Pride 2018 : Celebrating 10 Years

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Celebrate LGBTQ+ diversity at Exeter's 10th Pride

Vibrant explosion of colour to mark 10 years of Exeter Pride

 

Thousands of people will show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) communities in the region by attending the 10th Exeter Pride event on Saturday, May 12.

Exeter Pride is one of the South West's biggest celebrations of the LGBTQ+ communities, and one of the biggest free Pride events in the country.

It promises to be an explosion of colour, positivity and pride - and everyone is invited to come out and celebrate.

A key annual event in the city's calendar, there will be a colourful rainbow flag March from the St Sidwell Centre, beginning at 12 noon (assemble at 11.30am), which will move down Sidwell Street, Exeter High Street and along Queen Street to Northernhay Gardens.

It will feature thousands of people, roller skaters, a fire engine, an ambulance, Morris dancers, police officers, representatives from community groups and organisations, and volunteers carrying a 50-metre rainbow flag.

There will also be a bus for those less mobile (not wheelchair accessible). Those who wish to ride on the bus should email: pr@exeterpride.co.uk  or telephone or text 07979 753571.

 

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Lesley Robson, will lead the march to the main stage in Northernhay Gardens, where a full programme of events and activities will take place.

Other events and activities will take place at Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Library and Rougemont Gardens.

There will be a marketplace, with a range of stalls, a health zone, workshops, film screenings, trans workshops, a ceilidh (2.30pm), drumming (4.15pm) and many other activities.

The Talk Zone will include two panel debates in Exeter Library.  From 2pm to 3pm the main debate will discuss Bi Visibility and from 3.15pm to 4.15pm the Youth debate will discuss The Gender Spectrum.

The main stage will include appearances by Spectrum Choir, The Loft Club, Freddy Parker, Lauren Harries, On My God! It's the Church! and The Ferrantes.

There will also be a showcase stage, which will include local talent acts, including cabaret, comedy, drag performance, spoken word and acoustic music.

Family-friendly events and activities will take place in Rougemont Gardens throughout the afternoon.

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

The celebrations will continue into the evening at Exeter Phoenix, admission by purchase of a £5 wristband.

The following day a "chill out" programme of events and activities will take place at Exeter Phoenix from 12 noon to 6pm.

Adam Rank, Chair of Exeter Pride, said: “There will be a real celebration feel this year.

"Being our 10th anniversary, it is the perfect time to consider how far we have come since Exeter Pride began.  For 2018 we added Cine Queer, a new film season celebrating love, life and LGBTQ+. Featuring new releases, cult classics, documentary, panel discussions, short film, international cinema and more, a cinematic celebration of diversity and acceptance.

"We have also expanded our cultural offer with an exhibition in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum of the last 10 years of Exeter Pride memorabilia in the Finders Keepers Gallery. and for the first time Gandy Street has been licensed to allow for a real street party feel, with a drag catwalk competition."

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service will have a fire appliance at the front of the march and will also have a stall at Northernhay Gardens.

For further details follow on Twitter: @exeterpride or Facebook: Facebook.com/exeterpride .

 

Exeter Pride is a registered Charity: 116 1062

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