15 Jul 2016

Pride in Hull – Transformation of a City Street

A free Street Party will feature eighties pop sensation Sinitta live on stage, alongside stars from X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (B.G.T).

This Saturday, Pride in Hull will transform Baker Street in the city, for the annual Pride event celebrating the LGBT community.

A packed event programme will see Danny Beard (B.G.T.), Sean Miley Moore (X Factor), S Club Party, Booty Luv, Union J and Fuel’s very own cabaret act Full Diamanté all live on the main stage on. The local NHS Choir will open on the main stage followed by dance troupes and special guest DJs throughout the day.

Pride in Hull begins with a colourful parade, creating a mobile rainbow flag through the city centre streets, celebrating the unique diversity within the city, with community organisations, groups and individuals taking part, including the welcome return of the LGBT Christian Fellowship.

Pride in Hull is a safe space for the LGBT community to come together with their friends, families and allies, to be themselves and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Street Party.

‘It is about demonstrating acceptance by the wider community, creating a space where LGBT people can come with their friends and enjoy something together” says Tish Lamb – Cornerhouse Chief Executive & Pride in Hull Trustee.

David Boland – Pride in Hull Trustee added: “When you see 4000 people in the space all enjoying themselves, it is just an amazing atmosphere”. 

A second stage will provide an opportunity and platform for local artists and performers to showcase their talent, in a chill-out zone located away from the main stage.

DJ Stephanie Hirst will take the Pride Street Party into the night with a set of full on party anthems. Union J will also be on stage with a short set to preview the Fuel AfterParty, where the hugely popular band are to perform live inside the LGBT-friendly club.

This year special glow-in-the-dark wristbands will be on sale alongside a wide range of Pride merchandise, including flags and t-shirts at the Pride stall.

Hull Central Library will be hosting Rainbow Crafts suitable for younger children, from 12 – 5pm inside the Kids Zone.

Tish Lamb adds “Hull is open to everyone and offers something for everybody: it is a gathering for people who live and work and love in Hull.” 

“A place where you can be yourself, with who you want to be with, no matter your sexuality, gender, creed, colour or background. Everyone should feel included in the community” said David.

Organisers of Pride in Hull are keen to stress that this is a community pride event, rather than a commercial one, with all funds raised going to support future Pride in Hull events.

Pride in Hull 2016

They would like to extend a big thank you to all their sponsors and supporters including Hull City Council and a special mention to all the volunteers including those from 2017 pioneer programme – without this vital support none of this would be possible.

The meeting point for the Pride In Hull Parade is the William Wilberforce Statue (outside Hull College) those wishing to participate are asked to meet from midday to be allocated a rainbow t-shirt.

The parade will begin at 1pm travelling through the city centre down Bond Street arriving at the Street Party on Baker Street at 2pm for the main event.

Admission is free and we hope to see everyone in Baker Street. There’s also a Pride In Hull After Party at Fuel Nightclub 10pm till late.

For more information about tomorrow’s Pride in Hull event including parade details visit prideinhull.co.uk

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