New team head at Bolton Pride
Preperations for this year's Bolton Pride are underway with the announcement of a new Director appointed.
James Edgington, co-founder of Bolton Pride is stepping down after seven years, and passing the torch to Kevin Wright, who will oversee this year's festival, which after Covid is said to be back with a 'boom'.
James said: "Since co-founding Bolton Pride in 2015, the festival has flourished into a key calendar event for the town and the LGBT+ community across Greater Manchester.
"The Bolton Pride Festival has received some incredible support from partners across the town and has been welcomed with open arms by the public who have enjoyed many different aspects of what the team has delivered".
Kevin said: "It is a real honour and pleasure to be approached to take on Bolton Pride. My new team and I have several ideas already in the pipeline but we are also keen to continue to encourage stronger closer partnerships with the existing diverse groups within the community. Watch this space.
"The fight against hate crime has not gone away and after a 2 year absence it's very important we continue to celebrate and fight against prejudices and seek to help educate, challenge and increase acceptance".
He said that the annual diversity will also be back and Bolton Pride will work closely with a neighbouring organisation.