Pride Month 2019: LGBT events, festivals, parades in the UK, including Lancaster, Essex and Edinburgh

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PRIDE month will see celebrations about the heritage of the LGBT+ community and it’s triumph over adversity taking place across the country.

The four weeks of events kicked off on June 8th. Here is the lowdown on where you can celebrate across the UK outside of London Pride.

Pride has been celebrated across the UK since the 1970s
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Essex, Saturday June 15

Pride celebrations in Essex will be held in Central Park, Chelmsford, with West End star Lee Mead announced as the headline live performer.

The pride event will also see performances from Drag with No Name, Vicky Jackson as P!nk and Jordan Gray.

The event will start at 12pm on Saturday June 15 with tickets being available in advance or on the gate.

Under 13s go free, tickets for juniors (13 – 17) are £5 and adults tickets caost £15.

For more information visit the Essex Pride website.

Edinburgh, Saturday June 22

Scots will kick of their celebrations in Edinburgh with a free event including a march and guest speakers.

The event will feature a performances from Tulisa, Caitlyn Vanbeck, Sam Callahan and Mary Mac and include the Pride Scotia March.

Celebrations will kick off at 11.30am with members meeting at the Scottish Parliament on Parliament Green before starting the march at 12.30pm.

After the 45 minute walk, revellers will reach the site of Pride Edinbury 2016: This Is Me Festival at the Edinburgh Students’ Association Campus.

Last year’s event saw more than 5,000 people join in with the celebrations.

Celebrations take place across most towns and cities
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Lancaster, Saturday June 22

The northern town is hosting it’s annual pride celebrations in Dalton Square and will see performances from Katherine Ellis and Nick French.

It is celebrating the life and work of Massha P Johnson and the Stonewall uprising of 1969.

This year’s celebration is organised by the University of Lancaster and offers free entry to everyone wanting to join in.

It will start from 11am with acts and performances continuing until 6.30pm.

Newcastle, Friday July 21 – 21

The free three day celebration in Newcastle will feature performances from Fleur East, Liberty X and Saara Aalto as it commemorates the Stonewall riots.

Formerly known as Newcastle Pride, Northern Pride Festival will feature the annual Stonewall commemoration March and welcome more than 20,000 people last year.

Events will take place in the Town Moor area of the city and will have food and drink on offer for the three days.

Manchester, Friday August 23 to 26

The annual celebrations in Manchester will feature performances from Arianna Grande, Years and Years and Basement Jaxx.

Tickets for this years event start from £10 and has the theme Deep Space Pride: A World of Future Equality.

Manchester has been celebrating Pride since 1985 and the city’s gay village is opened up to everyone who wants to celebrate.

In fact it is illegal for someone to obstruct another person from access the gay village in Canal Street during Pride. Last year’s event had 4,000 participants.

Tom Daley attended London Pride in 2017
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Where else can I celebrate Pride?

Pride celebrations in June are being held in:

  • 8 June – Blackpool Pride, Canterbury Pride, Coventry Pride, York Pride, Cambridge Pride
  • 15 June – Essex Pride, Harrogate Pride, Stoke On Trent
  • 22 June – Edinburgh, Calderdale, Portsmouth Pride, Lancaster, Exmouth, Salisbury, Salford and Suffolk
  • 29 June – Colchester, Crewe, Great Yarmouth and Silloth
  • 6 July – London Pride and Tameside
  • 13 July – Bournemouth, Bristol, Croydon, Worthing, Worksop, Limerick, Glasgow and Rotherham
  • 4 July – Barnsley Pride
  • 20 July – Morecambe, Folkestone, Hull, Southend-on-sea Pride, Newcastle, Eastbourne and the Isle of Wight
  • 21 July – Chesterfield
  • 22 July – Happy Valley Pride
  • 27 July – Liverpool, Oldham, Salisbury, Norwich, Nottinghamshire Pride, Weymouth & Portland and Stockport
  • 3 August – Brighton and Belfast
  • 4 August – Leeds
  • 10 August – Plymouth, Wigan, Chester, Perth, Swindon, Woking and Margate
  • 11 August – Wakefield
  • 17 August – Doncaster, Leamington, King’s Lynn and Tunbridge Wells
  • 22 August – Newry
  • 23 August – Manchester and Cardiff
  • 24 August – Cornwall, Foyle, Banbury, Southampton and Walsall
  • 25 August – Swale, Hastings and Dorchester
  • 31 August – Watford, Reading, Leicester and Newry

 


  • 7 September – Eastleigh, Totnes and Derby
  • 8 September – Channel Islands
  • 14 September – Milton Keynes, Gloucester, Basildon and Keighley
  • 21 September – Bolton
  • 22 September – Dundee
  • 23 September – Sunderland
  • 28 September – Lincoln, Carlisle and Preston

Pride celebrations take place across the UK to remember the heritage of the LGBT community
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Thousands of people take part in the parades and celebrations each year
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