The fifth Exeter Pride, a celebration of Exeter’s LGBT communities, will take place on and around Saturday 23rd.
Last year more than 1,500 people took part in the Pride parade down Exeter High Street and more than 2,000 attended events held at Exeter Phoenix. Exeter Pride is the first Pride of the Year in the UK and this year it promises to be bigger, better and more colourful! A 50m long rainbow flag will be part of the parade, followed by a free event, for all the family, from 2pm. There will be workshops dancing, stalls, drumming, penalty-shoot out, face painting, bands, discussions and much more, ending with a club night (admission by wristband).
Pride Events on Sat 23 Mar
All the events and activities throughout the afternoon and evening at Exeter Phoenix (from 2pm) are free of charge and family-friendly. There will be many information stalls and a range of workshops.
There will be drumming, same-sex ballroom dancing, Zumba, legal, trans and hate crime workshops, vocal harmony singing, face painting, knitting, penalty shoot out competition, pole dancing, a youth mock-tail bar and a ceilidh.
This year’s panel discussion will include various topics including equal marriage and whether it is appropriate to have a drag queen beauty contest at a pride event.
There will be DJs playing and live bands throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
Evening events begin at 6pm, with acoustic singing in a marquee until late.
In addition, from 7pm to 11.45pm, there will be live music with bands, singers, musicians and tribute acts performing, free of charge, in the auditorium at Exeter Phoenix. From midnight to 2am there will be a club night (admission by pride wristband only) with Magic Hatstand.
Part of the Vibraphonic Festival 2013