WHATS ON: Liverpool Pride | 01.08.15

photo credit: David Munn
photo credit: David Munn

This year’s Liverpool Pride takes place on Saturday 1st August 2015 and will be held within the backdrop of the St. George’s Quarter and within St. John’s Gardens, with the event featuring a huge array of free activities.

Liverpool Pride 2015 kicks off at St. George’s Plateau from 10.30am, with plenty of entertaining acts and various public speakers, including popular Liverpool poet Gerry Potter. This will lead up to the highlight of the day – the Liverpool Pride March, which will commence from St. George’s Hall. This year the March route will loop around the city, beginning and ending at St. George’s Plateau and for the first time will pass through Liverpool’s Stanley Street Quarter.

When the March has returned, be sure to bring your picnic baskets and pitch a spot in St. John’s Gardens to enjoy pink lemonade and afternoon tea with The Pride Pink Picnic.

There will also be an Education Zone offering workshops and activities for all ages. Highlights will include a video from the Michael Causer Foundation outlining why the Foundation was set up, DWF which will present facts and advice for same-sex couples wanting to start a family, Kreative Kaos who will perform an exciting version of the children’s story The Pirate Princess, and various Q&A sessions with organisations such as Liverpool Trans and LGSM.

Music will be provided in the Education Zone throughout the day with a huge array of artists performing, including Out on Stage contestants Eleanor Nelly and Joseph Lofthouse, who will entertain the crowds with a brilliant selection of acoustic tracks.

There will be a unique Story Time Corner for children and parents to take part in, with a variety of books that focus on gender identity and different family set-ups. Celebrity Guest readers will also be there throughout the day, including professional comedian Bethany Black who recently featured in the hugely successful TV show Banana, plus rising soulful R&B artist Jes Stretton who returns after performing on Liverpool Pride’s main stage in 2014.

The Incredible Moving Picturehouse will also be driving into the city with a special programme of films that will be screened on the day. Supported by Unison North West LGBT Group and Thinking Film, four LBGT films – Hairspray, Pride, Soft Lad and Dressed as a Girl – will be shown between 2pm to 10.30pm, with tickets just £6 per screening.

With all that, plus much more, it seems like Liverpool Pride is going to be a brilliant day, with plenty of celebrations to be enjoyed by everyone.

LIVERPOOL PRIDE
Saturday 1 August 2015

To buy tickets for any of the films screened at the Incredible Moving Picturehouse, visit: liverpoolpride.co.uk/picturehouse-at-pride/

For more information on Liverpool Pride, go to: liverpoolpride.co.uk/

 

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