This year Warwickshire celebrates its Seventh annual Pride in Leamington Spa. Here is everything you need to know.
To celebrate LGBTQ life in Warwickshire, there will be a family-friendly day event on the 17th August in the Warwickshire town of Leamington Spa. It takes place at the Pump Room Gardens in the town centre.
Is there a Parade for Warwickshire Pride?
There is no parade for Warwickshire Pride, instead, the pride takes place in the Pump Room Gardens. The entertainment starts at 11:00 AM and goes on until 6:00 PM. There will also be plenty of information and shop stalls to visit as well as food outlets and a Pride Bar. This year, the main stage will be hosted by local drag queen, Sassi Afrika along with record-breaking drag queen Anita Bush, The Saturnos and Gogglebox‘s Sandra.
This year’s theme is “Golden Pride” to celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.
Is Warwickshire Pride free to attend?
Warwickshire Pride is completely free to attend and so is the after party.
Is there an after party for Warwickshire Pride?
Yes, on Saturday night there is an afterparty to which everybody is invited to join and it’s completely free. It will take place at the House Bar in Leamington Spa and takes place from 8 PM until 2 AM. Best of all, it’s free to attend and you don’t need a ticket.
Who is performing at Warwickshire pride?
There’s a whole host of performers at Warwickshire’s pride. Here is the current running order, which might be subject to change.
11 AM – 12 PM
Warwickshire PCC, Philip Seccombe
Matt Western MP
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Viva Diva 88
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Speaker from GMB Union
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Seekie Dance Team
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Samuel Turner (Great British Buble)
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