Croydon PrideFest is back in 2017 – Save the date!

 Croydon PrideFest 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

from 12 noon to 8pm

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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.” 

Keep an eye out for further details and timings, which should be available shortly.                                                                     

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.

Keep up to date on Facebook: CroydonPrideFest

Follow on Twitter: @CroydonPride

Croydon PrideFest comes to Surrey Street, Croydon, on Sunday 28 August 2016

 Croydon PrideFest – parade and festivities

Sunday 28 August

from 1pm to 8pm.

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The civically inspired Pride event will mark the inauguration of Croydon’s first out & proud  Mayor, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor. It will also celebrate the achievements made by the local LGBT community & their allies in developing and providing services for the LGBT community. In addition, it will commemorate the many hard fought campaigns & their determination to continue to fight for equality, justice and freedom worldwide for LGBT people who continue to be harmed and persecuted.                                            

                                             Croydon Pride Parade

The Parade will assemble at 12.30pm near Marks & Spencer and will depart at 1.30pm, parading through the Whitgift Shopping Centre, turning right at the tramway junction, down to Surrey Street & Matthews Yard, to be greeted by the Mayor and his husband.

Come enjoy and celebrate Croydon Pride with music, dance, song, food, drink and fun for everyone.

Croydon Pride festivities in Surrey Street

 Crafty Group, the team behind the successful Crafty Purley and Croydon Craft Beer Festivals, will be there providing beers.

There will be a family area with lots of fun things provided to keep the youngsters happy.

On Stage will be the legendary cabaret act Topping and Butch, known for their Edinburgh Festival and Radio 4 appearances as the event’s headline performers, with local performers also ‘strutting their stuff’ and telling their stories on stage.

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.

Keep up to date on Facebook: CroydonPrideFest

Follow on Twitter: @CroydonPride

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