Norwich celebrates its eighth annual Pride event this weekend.

Norwich pride with Lord mayor Marion
CREDIT: TheGayUK/Jakehook

 

After months of planning and preparation, Norwich Pride will take place this Saturday 30 July! The annual event which celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Norwich and Norfolk is in its eighth successful year. Norwich Pride Chair Andy Futter explains, “The event has become so popular that this year we have switched the route of our parade so we start at City Hall and finish at Chapelfield Gardens – allowing more people than ever before to attend!” Here’s everything you need to know, where to go and when to turn up in order to join in with Norwich Pride on the 30th July 2016.

What time does Norwich Pride begin?

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Norwich Pride officially opens at 10:00 am at The Forum on Millennium Plain where the Chair of Pride will say a few words as part of the opening ceremony, which will include a performance from the much-loved Sing with Pride choir. The event closes at 6:00 pm after the Pride Live Show in Chapelfield Gardens but will continue into the night at the many venues around Norwich.

Is there a parade?

Yes. People are asked to start forming up for the parade from 12 pm on St Peters Street, where – at 12.45 pm– Lord Mayor Marion Maxwell will be making a speech before the parade sets off at 1.00 pm. Taking in a new route which now includes Bedford St and London St, people will arrive in Chapelfield Gardens at around 2.00 pm, ready for the Pride Live Show!

Where is Norwich Pride?

The pride day starts at The Forum on Millennium Plain, with the Pride Live Show taking place after the parade in Chapelfield Gardens, see the maps below.

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What does Norwich Pride cost?

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Pride is FREE to attend for all, however it costs over £10,000 to put on each year so donations are kindly asked for via their website here or on the day. Your donations will help run the festival for years to come. Thank you.

What entertainment will there be at Norwich Pride?

There’s a full line up of artists including local and global talent taking to the main stage. DJ Carl will keep the crowds jumping while the popular Pride Question Time takes place inside the Big Top.

Does Norwich Pride have a website?

Absolutely. You can view all thing Norwich Pride here and even make a little donation!

What should I bring to pride?

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We’ve created a list of Pride survival ideas. Take a look – but don’t forget to bring sunscreen, money and fully charged phone!