Bury Pride 2018
Following last year’s success, Bury Pride returns on Saturday 7th April 2018 from 11am to 6pm and is the first Pride event of the year!
Taking place at Bury Town hall and throughout the Town Centre, it promises to be bigger and better than last year!
This year, the main stage will be located outside on Knowsley Street between Bury Town Hall and Knowsley Place. The outdoor stage will host the main acts, Nicky Fox and Friends, Tribute to Amy Winehouse with Jane Butler and the main headline act Toyah Wilcox, all compared by our host Miss Sal Ford.
Located in the Main Hall of the Elizabethan Suite, the acoustic stage will have a variety of performances from The Manchester Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Freak Dance, local bands, all unplugged and acoustic. The Main hall of the Elizabethan Suite will also have a variety of stalls, as well as the main eating area from the Kitchen Take over. Performances will take place throughout the day from 11am - 5pm.
Located in the Balcony Bar of the Elizabethan Suite, this impressive area overlooks the main hall and main stage with capacity of 80 people with informal seating, concentrating on everything Gin, with a build your own fresh garnish plus a variety of gin cocktails. The Gin bar will also include an exhibition from Bury Art Gallery. Last year was a still life drawing classes with Drag Queens and Drag Kings.
The Walking Rainbow Parade
The main event, which everyone is looking forward to is The Walking Rainbow Parade! With a route through Bury, led by The Mayor, Cllr Dorothy Gunther, this will attract a large amount of interest from people within the town centre and shopping areas as well as those attending the main event at the Elizabethan Suite. It is Carnival themed and will be a celebration of the diversity and equality within the borough of Bury with use of colour, music, a samba band and floats. The route will be through the Town Centre, up to the Rock and then back down past the Millgate, into the Market and then return to the Elizabethan Suite.Read More