As Saturday 9th August rapidly approaches we are pleased to announce that the months of planning by our committee and volunteers is paying off as we are all set to deliver a fantastic event on Plymouth Hoe. The day will start with the city’s first proper LGBT parade through the city centre that will depart from the Jigsaw Garden (Drake Circus) at 12:15pm. We are working in partnership with several local…
Pride in Plymouth volunteers presented Plymouth’s first proper outdoor ‘gay pride’ in 2012 that was held in Devonport Park – the event was a huge success with over 1,500 people attending. We returned to Devonport Park on the 20th July 2013 with an even bigger event. We are continuing to build on the solid foundations laid so that Plymouth can enjoy a sustainable annual LGBT festival that will be as big or even bigger than Prides held in other similar sized cities in the UK.
PRIDE 2014 – Saturday 9th August – Plymouth Hoe
The Parade will depart from the Jigsaw Garden at 12:15.
The Free outdoor festival on Saturday 9th August, from 12:30pm to 8:30pm, will include musical entertainment by local artists and entertainers, business, food and trade stalls, community and voluntary groups will also be promoting services and advice shops.
The Hoe which is the centre of our waterfront city will provide one of the most stunning locations for Pride in the UK.
The stage, sound and lighting will be provided by a professional events company, we have also earmarked an arena space which we can use for activities such as a dog show, drag race and other fun and games.
Also new for 2014 is the Pride Cafe and we are asking people to donate a cake, cup cakes, buns and biscuits which we can then sell on the day. Lots of prizes to be won for home-made cakes and treats.
We have teamed up with Plymouth based media company Dorcas Media to help with PR and publicity.
Kevin Kelway, our PR coordinator, said:
“We are looking for support from local businesses that would like to take part and a great way for employers and firms to show how much they value diversity and getting people to take part in a fun and lively family day out.”
If you would like get involved in this years exciting Pride Festival on the Hoe.
Events we have attended and supported increasing visibility of LGBT life in Plymouth:
- With the Plymouth LGBT Archive at Plymouth University
- Projection at University og Plymouth
- Devonport Guildhall
- Plymouth History Festival 2013
Some of the events we have organised:
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