Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014 began on 11th October and Pride in Plymouth volunteers were out and about, in the city centre, spreading the word with leaflets designed to raise awareness around the issue and to promote our informal social at Plymouth Arts Centre from 6.30pm – 8.30pm pm on Wednesday 15th, where we invite you to come along and talk about your experiences of hate crime in the city, or suggest how we can remove some of the barriers that prevent people from reporting and also Plymouth’s annual candle lit vigil, against hate crime, at 7pm on Saturday 18th at the Sundaial in the Plymouth City Centre. This week is also giving us the opportunity to spread the word about an additional service which Pride in Plymouth can now offer to the LGBT communities of the city in terms of third party reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents.
Pride in Plymouth have received a small grant from the Plymouth City Council ‘Welcoming City Fund‘ to support our events during hate crime awareness week that takes place between 11th and 18th October. During this time and leading up to December we will be canvassing for your ideas on the design and content of printed guides that will inform the local community and visitors on how to report hate crime in the city. The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle local hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources. Hate Crime Awareness Events 2014: Sat 11th October – We kick off Hate Crime Awareness Week with the launch of our own Hate Crime Reporting Centre (on-line reporting and telephone service) various venues across the city. Wednesday 15th Pride
We were delighted that the Plymouth City Centre Company agreed to show Heaven is a Place film on the the big screen as part of the Plymouth Pride Festival 2014. Pride in Plymouth partnered with Plymouth University on the Heaven on Earth? project to create Heaven is a Place A port is neither land nor sea; it is a landscape suspended, janus-faced, vertiginous. Inspired by the writing of Jean Genet, this dance film explores becoming, melancholy, and the erotics of place through the human geography of ports and portals. Through the integration of a range of movement based practices, emergent professional performers and members of Plymouth’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans communities collaborated in the making of Heaven is a Place. Heaven is a Place by Kayla Parker Plymouth’s first proper Pride Parade passed under the Big Screen in Plymouth City Centre on Saturday 9th August with a rainbow flag
Plymouth PRIDE 2014 – Saturday 9th August – Plymouth Hoe The Hoe is the centre of our waterfront city and provides one of the most stunning locations for a Pride in the UK. This fantastic video slide show has been captured and brought to you by Carol Steele from Transfigurations What an amazing journey over the past three years! Pride in Plymouth presented Plymouth’s first proper outdoor pride in 2012 with a music festival held in Devonport Park utilising the then new HLF funded bandstand. We returned to Devonport Park in 2013 with an even bigger event. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Devonport Park, the facilities and support on offer from the ‘Friends of the Park’ was second to none. The main downside with the park was it’s location – it was just that bit too far out to accommodate a parade a vital component of any pride celebration. Therefore shortly after the
We are pleased to announce that one of our supporters the Manticore Spa and Sauna in Plymouth has been granted an extended licence for Plymouth Pride Weekend. The venue will be open from noon to 4am on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th August with licensed bar. For directions and more information visit the Manticore Spa Website or call 07427 677 567 Visit the Pride in Plymouth Gay Scene page for links to the other venues in the city. Share This…
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 business to make the event bigger, better, and even PROUDER. We have commissioned Plymouth based Kaos Productions to provide the stage who will be working with Nub Sound to ensure that we are visible, loud and proud on the Hoe Saturday 9th August. Pride Guide 2014 You may have seen our posters and flyers that are being distributed by our volunteers to various businesses across the city. We are working with ColourBridge South West to produce a commemorative pride
We will be holding two briefing and training sessions for the Pride 2014 volunteers (you only need to attend one session) but you are welcome to attend both if you wish. The first will take place on Wednesday 16th July at 7.30pm The second will be on Saturday 26th July at 5.30pm. We have booked the studio at Plymouth Arts Centre on Looe Street for both sessions and refreshments and light snacks will be provided. On Saturday 2nd August (one week before Pride) volunteers are invited to join us for a walk through of the parade route and site visit to the space on the Hoe. If you would like to volunteer to support Plymouth Pride 2014 then please visit the volunteer page where you can complete the simple registration form. The volunteer training sessions have been funded by a grant form the Plymouth Drake Foundation Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS)
Pride in Plymouth are proud to announce that there will be a ‘LGBT Pride Parade’ this year, the first proper Pride parade for the city. The parade will leave the Jigsaw Garden at 12.15pm and make its way to the Hoe where the FREE pride celebration will take place with over 8 hours of entertainment including Real Steel – Steel Band an Irish Band and lots of other musicians and singers. Devon and Cornwall Police are fully sporting the parade and members of the Gay Police Association will be marching with us on the route through the city centre. As this is Plymouth’s first proper ‘LGBT Pride Parade‘ it is anticipated that it will attract a lot of media attention therefore providing an excellent opportunity to show your support by joining the parade with your company / organisation banner. Keep up to date with Plymouth Pride 2014 Visit the Pride 2014