Exeter will become an explosion of colour and celebration this weekend for the city’s 10th annual pride.
- Everything You Need To Know About Exeter Pride 2018
Exeter’s pride is celebrating its 10th year in 2018 and here’s everything you need to know about the pride event which will take place on the 12th May 2018.
The Pride’s chair, Adam Rank said,”There will be a real celebration feel this year, being our 10th anniversary, it is the perfect time to consider how far we have come since Exeter Pride began.
“We work closely with a range of partners to stage the event, including Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, the University of Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and local businesses.
“It would not be possible without generous donations or sponsorship from local and national businesses, organisations and individuals and the fundraising efforts and assistance of many volunteers. We are currently welcoming approaches from those who would like to get involved as volunteers, have a stall or be a partner or sponsor. In addition, we are running our usual wristband scheme which offers year-long discounts at restaurants/shops etc, which makes them very desirable.”
This year the pride is Celebration.
What time does Exeter Pride begin?
Exeter Pride officially opens with a parade from the St Sidwell Centre which will move down Exeter High Street to Northernhay Gardens. The highlight will be a 50-metre rainbow flag carried by volunteers from Exeter Pride. The time is yet to be announced.
Is there a parade?
This year’s parade will involve thousands of people including: roller skaters, Street Heat samba band, a fire engine, an ambulance, Morris dancers, police officers, representatives from community groups and organisations, and volunteers carrying an incredible 50-metre rainbow flag.
Where is Exeter Pride?
Exeter Pride takes place in Northernhay Gardens, but there is also a parade to watch. It will run from the St Sidwell Centre which will move down Exeter High Street to Northernhay Gardens.
What does Exeter Pride cost?
Exeter Pride is a FREE event for all of the community to enjoy, however, you can buy a wristband (£10) which helps support the pride – and you can get discounts at a variety of business across the city until 2019.
What entertainment will there be at Exeter Pride?
There is plenty to do at Exeter Pride in 2018. The organisers have created an event with the local community at heart. There will be a showcase stage, where local and emerging artists will perform from 2:30 PM to 9:00PM – and in the Festival zone there are performers such as X Factor’s Freddy Parker and Lauren Harries.
If music isn’t your thing there are drumming workshops, a talk zone and a film festival. To find out more about what’s happening on the day visit the Exeter Pride website.
Does Exeter Pride have a website?
Absolutely. You can view all thing Exeter Pride HERE and buy your wristbands to support the pride.
What should I bring to pride?
We’ve created a list of Pride survival ideas. Take a look – but don’t forget to bring sunscreen, money and fully charged phone!