We are very proud to announce Plymouth will have a Gay Pride Celebration this year and it will be Plymouth’s first proper outdoor Pride.
PRIDE in the PARK will take place on Saturday 28th July 2012 in the glorious grounds of Devonport Park.
The event will be centred around the new bandstand which will provide the main stage, there will be marquees for health, LGBT History and a Bar Tent. Traditional Devon cream teas will be served around the Sicilian fountain in the quieter rose garden. There will be a range of hot foods and refreshments on sale from the Pavilion Cafe and hopefully a BBQ too.
There is plenty of space for stalls and will be able to rent out a limited number of gazebos for stall holders. Please contact us if you would like to have a stall at the event.
This event has been made possible by the fact that the Heritage Lottery encourages HLF funded community groups to promote and support each other. Our own Heritage Lottery Funded Pride in Our Past project has linked with the community group ‘The Friends of Devonport Park’ who have received a substantial lottery grant to rebuild the bandstand. One of the 10M marquees available will be used by the Pride in Our Past team for history displays and to conduct further research for the Plymouth LGBT history archive.
Contact us if you would like to volunteer to support this fantastic opportunity, we will need volunteers to help with fund-raising events between now and the 28th July.
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On the day we will need volunteer stewards to help set up and decorate the park and of course clear up at the end. We hope to run our own bar so will require volunteers to run it, volunteers will receive a T-shirt, and meal voucher on the day and if we run our own bar a FREE drink too.
PRIDE in the PARK event on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/387493761275593