This year the town of Llanelli in Wales gets its first-ever pride event, here’s everything you need to know.
The town of Llanelli in South Wales will become host to one of the UK’s newest prides in 2019 and it’s due to take place on the 3rd August 2019. The pride, which aims to “celebrate equality, diversity and the elimination of all discrimination” will take place at the Selwyn Samuel Centre and Gardens.
There will be plenty to do on Saturday the 3rd, including live music, stalls and of course, drink and food. The pride is also a free event.
Is there a Parade at Llanelli Pride?
Yes, excitingly there will be a parade for Llanelli’s first-ever pride. The parade will start at Y Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli at 11.30, although people should make their way to Y Ffwrnes by 11 am to get in place. The parade will then leave Y Ffwrnes, pass through the town centre and end in the Selwyn Samuel Centre, where the main festival will take place. To find out more about the parade visit: https://www.llanellipride.co.uk/
What time is Llanelli Pride on?
The main event will take place from 12:00 PM until 7 PM in the Selwyn Samuel Centre and Gardens. This will take place after the parade, which will set off from Y Ffwrnes Theatre at 11:30 AM.
Who’s performing at Llanelli Pride?
There will be two stages at the festival. A main, entertainment stage situated outside in the Selwyn Samuel Centre Gardens and a community stage, situated inside in the main arena of the Centre.
There will be two local Drag Queens to host the two stages. Stage 1 will be hosted by Ruby Slippers and Stage 2 will be hosted by Diana D.
The community arena will feature community groups/organisations, charities, trade unions, sports clubs and institutions like the local rugby team, Llanelli Scarlets. There will also be workshops and displays put on by local talent.
There will also be a holistic therapies room, a sensory room, a music room and a games room.
The Colour Explosion
At 2.30pm, the organisers of Llanelli Pride are planning a ‘colour explosion’ in front of the main stage involving special paint powders in the rainbow colours. People can purchase the paint on the day and we’d love to see as many people as possible get involved in it!
There will be a wealth of speakers on the day too including our MP Nia Griffith and Carolyn Harris MP, deputy leader of Welsh Labour. Several members of the committee are also planning on speaking too.
THEGAYUK is a proud media partner to Llanelli Pride.
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