Friday, 25 July 2014

26 July 2014 : The 6th Norwich Pride!

The 2014 Norwich Pride will take place on Saturday, 26 July 2014

10am onwards Stalls at The Forum, Millennium Plain

The Pride Village will have over 40 stalls inside the Forum and outside on Millennium Plain. Look out for the Norwich Pride Help Desk where you can find up-to-date information on the day. We’ll also have a Norwich Pride Shop, where you can get your rainbow goodies. Plus, look out for more stalls at Chapelfield Gardens.
10am Breakfast with BLAH LGBT Youth in Fusion at The Forum.

Be the first to see their Proud Schools multimedia exhibition showcasing the work of Norfolk Schools, tackling homophobia and transphobia in the classroom and the playground. BLAH is part of the Norfolk LGBT Project. Proud schools will continue throughout the day.
10am onwards Proud Schools at Fusion in The Forum

A multimedia exhibition showcasing the work of Norfolk Schools tackling homophobia and transphobia in the classroom and the playground.
10:30am Pride Opening Ceremony at The Forum

Join us for the official start to the 6th Norwich Pride! We are proud that Norwich Pride 2014 will be opened by Judith Lubbock, the Lord Mayor of Norwich (!

Vince Laws will be there with his Umbrellas of Love, protesting homophobia throughout the Commonwealth. And this year’s rainbow flag bearer Poppy Rose will read from her collection of poems.
11.00 – 12.00 Storytime in the Millennium Children’s Library at The Forum.

Includes simple activity aimed at under 8s but any child can join in. Telephone 01603 774781 for more information.
12 noon Entertainment and picnic at Chapelfield Gardens

Bring your family, friends and a picnic and have a bite to eat while you enjoy entertainment from the bandstand by Dead Goats, Bean Juice Electrical Fire, Johnny Jump Band and Ballroom dancing!
2pm The Parade

Follow the fabulous sound of the Norwich Samba Band as we parade through Norwich! We start at Chapelfield Gardens and loop through the city centre, taking in Gentlemen’s Walk and passing City Hall before passing through Millennium Plain and arriving back at Chapelfield Gardens. Bring yourselves, bring your friends and family, gay or straight, dress to impress and help us turn Norwich into a rainbow. Look out for the Sing with Pride Choir, who will be singing their socks off to provide a musical rainbow!

For details see “Norwich Pride Parade 2014“.
3:30 – 5pm Pride show and speeches at Chapelfield Gardens

Join us for entertainment around the bandstand after the Parade with CN Lester, Kimberley Moore, Voter Kernel and Dan Herman!

For details see “The Pride Show & Picnic 2014“.

Into the Night

26 July from 10:30 am to late night : Coach & Horses – BBQ and Fire Show!

26 July from 10pm – to 6am : Loft NR1 – After Party

26 July from 2pm to 4am : The Castle Pub – Pride @ The Castle

26 July from 12 noon to 1:30 am : Lollard’s Pit Pub – Pride @ Lollard’s Pit

26 July from 4pm to 3am : Catherine Wheel – Pride at the Catherine Wheel

Pubs, clubs and cafés before, during and after Pride!

The Greenhouse Café on Bethel Street (vegetarian / vegan) is an active supporter and other LGBT friendly venues include Norwich Art Centre, Norwich Playhouse and Cinema City.

There will be lots to do in the evening after Pride at events organised by local pubs and clubs.
Why not check out one of the Pride Parties at venues across the city?
The Coach and Horses, Union Street.
The Catherine Wheel, Saint Augustine’s Street
The Castle Pub, Spitalfields
Lollard’s Pit
Loft NR1

Where we know of events we will publish them on our events calendar!

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