Pride in the Park -Saturday 28th July
By PlymPride | Sunday, July 22, 2012, 13:32
Pride in the Park – Saturday 28th July 20121.30 -730pm
Pride in the Park Poster
On Saturday 28th July, 'Gay Pride' returns to the city of Plymouth with its first proper outdoor pride festival, which will take place in the recently restored Devonport Park. The new Heritage Lottery Funded ornate bandstand will provide the main stage and central focal point for over six hours of free live entertainment. Pride in the Park will bring members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities (LGBT) together, along with their friends and families, to celebrate and embrace the diversity that exist amongst us.
Miss Alexus, Plymouth's first resident Drag Queen, returns to Plymouth to host Pride in the Park and is introducing a fabulous line up of acts and entertainers who are promising a 'Show to be Proud of'.
The Youth Chances organisation will be there, enabling 16 to 25 year olds in the city to participate in the UK's national survey to establish what life is like today for young LGBT or questioning people and also 'Being You' will be offering drumming workshops throughout the day. Visit Oxford will also be in attendance and have provided the top raffle prize of an all-inclusive, four-star stay in Oxford.
The Friends of Devonport park are kindly providing much of the infrastructure required to facilitate the event and the remainder is supplied by volunteers working with community networking group Pride in Plymouth and with support by Plymouth City Council and The Intercom Trust through their Prudence de Villiers Memorial Fund.
We have to thank members of the 'Pride in Our Past' project for forging links with their fellow Heritage Lottery Funded organisation, The Friends of Devonport Park. The Pride in Our Past volunteers were responsible for the recent exhibition in the city museum and are creating a permanent physical and virtual archive of LGBT life, past and present, for the city of Plymouth which will be at Pride in the Park when they team up with the Plymouth and West Devon Record office to provide a local history tent. Also, at the sixth annual Community Archives and Heritage Group Conference held in London, June 27th Pride in Our Past was awarded the prestigious title 'Most Inspirational Archive 2011'. The award will be formally presented to volunteers that worked on the Pride in Our Past project at Pride in the Park on the 28th July.
For further information please visit: http://www.prideinplymouth.co.uk
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