Saturday, July 15, 2017
from 12 noon to 8pm
Croydon PrideFest is back for 2017!
The theme of this year’s event will be 50 years of LGBT equality – marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Act that partially decriminalised homosexuality.
The Pride parade and festival will take place on July 15, 2017. There will be live music, dance, food and drink for all to enjoy. There will also be community groups and charities promoting what they do, in and around Croydon. The procession will begin at North End, through Croydon, heading towards the main festival area in Queen’s Gardens.
The procession will begin at North End, heading towards the main festival area in Queen’s Gardens.
The festival, which will also feature stalls and exhibits, will have cabaret and comedy on offer until 8pm, followed by a number of after-parties. Headline acts arranged include Edinburgh Festival turn Topping and Butch.
The organising committee report,
“We had a great turnout last year, and are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year!
We welcome all individuals or organisations who wish to take part in the parade to come and join us.
We hope to demonstrate the amazing level of support for Pride in Croydon.”
It is likely that there will be stalls, exhibits and information about local LGBT groups & their allies, including Croydon Area Gay Society ( CAGS), Aurora – Croydon’s LGBT Police Consultation Group, Rainbows Across Borders – a voluntary self-help group for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes, Transpals, and the Croydon LGBT+ Network Group.
Croydon Pride Festival is an event for anyone from Croydon’s wonderfully diverse & friendly community to enjoy.
Make sure to watch the official Croydon PrideFest website for further details and updates.
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